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Our lives in data

Big data’s invisible revolution has begun. What are the benefits? What about privacy?

Our Lives in Data explores how ‘big data’ is changing the way we live.

From mobile phone records and social media posts to commuting to work and CCTV feeds, you are always transmitting data. In fact, over 90% of all available human data has been recorded in the last two years, and it is already being used to transform the world around us.

As the amount of data collected grows so does the debate around data ownership. Our Lives in Data looks to the future and asks how we can balance these benefits and concerns.

Our Lives in Data uncovers some of the diverse ways our data is being collected, analysed and used. Innovations include toys that understand a child’s personality, smarter public transport planning and new genomic technology that is helping uncover the causes of rare diseases and cancer.

Even though Our Lives in Data is on display in London until September 2017, you can still bring this fascinating world into your venue now in the form of a Blueprint pack.

Download the Our Lives in Data brochure

Tour venues

14 July 2016 – 24 September 2017
Science Museum, London