At XYO, we often use the words "Dataism" and "Dataist". But what does it mean? XYO is building the world’s first truly "Dataistic" Network. We're focused on building a network that can collect different kinds of data-- temperature, location, speed, humidity, and more-- and then allow us to not only profit off the data we provide, but also find better ways to utilize and benefit from all that data!
Jenn described Dataism in an XYO Article like this:
Data drives who we are as a species. As humans, we no longer shrink in fear of darkness or predators of the wild. We’ve created computers and astonishing weapons and built soaring cities and cured diseases that have decimated populations for hundreds of years.
As it stands, human beings produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day.
And yet, we’ve barely even tapped into the data available to us.
Here’s the kicker, though. Right now, four colossal companies are already taking your data. Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon (GAFA). They have grown into bloated, modern-day sovereignties that are so powerful, they control more wealth than many large, well-populated American states.
But instead of freeing up your data, they’re culling it, and then trapping it in data prisons (servers). And then they’re selling it to a select, elite set of companies that have the money to pay for it.
This is not how it should be.
This was not the plan of Tim Berners-Lee, when he created the World Wide Web.
Data should be free. It should be shared.
When Princeton’s visionary economics professor, Sir. Angus Deaton, said that “High quality, open, transparent, and uncensored data are needed to support democracy”, he understood how critical data is to us as a society. But we’re thinking bigger.
The premise of freeing data and sharing it is where we are headed next as a species. And this practice, this new way of life, has a name.
You can read the full XYO Article about dataism here: https://medium.com/xyonetwork/xyo-dataism-welcome-to-the-movement-that-will-change-everything-49dea850af19