To understand how we can overcome this problem [too much data to analyse], we need look no further than the common housefly. It was recently discovered that the size and metabolic rate of flies allows them to process nearly seven times more information in a second than humans can, which allows them to see a human hand coming towards them in slow motion[i]. However, it’s interesting how it’s their natural state which gives them the advantage to process so much information so quickly. Likewise, I’d argue that, without even realising it, humans are all naturally masters of data as well. However, unlike the fly, we have lost touch with our natural sensibilities which allow us to process masses of information easily and quickly.
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