A couple of weeks ago we posted about the datafication of everything, with a few examples of what can be quantified, and what we can do with that quantified data. And while the advent of Google Glass has made it so that we can absorb gobs more data, there are so many other products that we haven’t heard about that can give us measurable metrics on any and all facets of our lives. Couple that with Big Data technologies employed by healthcare providers, as well as the predictive analysis capabilities of technologies like Hadoop, and we should see a convergence of these that will someday contribute to a decrease in preventable illnesses and diseases.
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So I thought I was being original for writing a piece on datafication. But when I searched it, I saw that many before me had written about it, and just like the word "Big Data", so too had datafication become a buzzword, just like buzzword before it had become a buzzword. But like Chumbawumba, I get up again, and this will not keep me down.