Those who fear that we are losing our individualism couldn't be more wrong: Americans have never been more free to create and recreate themselves.
The ability to collect, analyze, triangulate and visualize vast amounts of data in real time is something the human race has never had before. This new set of tools, often referred by the lofty term 'Big Data', has begun to emerge as a new approach to addressing some of the biggest challenges facing our planet.
Every time there's a new tool, whether it's Internet or cell phones or anything else, all these things can be used for good or evil. Technology is neutral; it depends on how it's used.