“Whether we like it or not, digital information systems are reconfiguring many areas of life. But exactly how they will do so is still very much up for grabs. It remains to be seen whether the data revolution will become an instrument to accelerate marketisation, managerialism, austerity and the “neoliberal” reconfiguration of the public sector, or whether it might afford opportunities for progressive interventions to civilise and recompose systems which are currently wreaking havoc on the planet and human life. Either way, the data revolution is something that we cannot afford to ignore.”
Vast data collection must be reshaped to suit progressive ends.