Revealed: The 1962 CIA Paper That Predicts the Big Deal With Big Data - Businessweek
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Mmm, plum brandy!
So, big data collection systems are good for "beating the news". Too bad they couldn't have predicted social networking or the fall of the soviet union...
I'm going to ignore the photo of Mitt Romney and go out on a limb here.
The CIA predicted Big Data 50 years ago but they did not predict The Internet or The Web.