Sure you are against the Fed, big government spending, and keep diving into the all-important Orwellian predictions.
However, here's the way I look at it brethren...
While governments will be using big data to pry on you, you've got to find a way out to show the world how this new marvel of technology can benefit small businesses, the public, and the economy in general. Let's face it, every advancement in technology has held something good for the masses. While governments are banning the internet today, it is only because it has created way more freedom than was predicted. And people like us are fighting for every inch of the cyber space under siege.
And remember, if big data is so monstrous, there has to be a way to tame it.
Here's all the things big data does, and you may have overlooked:
Tells a startup business where, when, and how to find customers
Lets a small business retain customers for years
Lets entrepreneurs find who their peers can be
And most importantly, the technology allows you to operate it ethically, and encourage others to do the same
Cloud technology has brought us social networking, unlimited storage space, and with it, unlimited scope of government surveillance. Does it also mean that Cloud has brought us the scope for unlimited lines of code that spell "private security"? Why not?
It all comes back to trusting your community, upholding Libertarian values, and knowing exactly what your ethical limit is - especially when it comes to dealing with other people's information through people you have employed.
Soliciting is a great way to start. We made this progress by introducing double-verification steps in our data collection process. As a result, we've hardly had any trouble - be it the government or private citizens.
Among the internet laws in the United States, some stem from the Constitution. Soliciting is necessary, and without that our lives could turn into hell. If you looked carefully, the laws are not so much about protection against getting cheated, as they are about the protection of your privacy online... or rather your time and freedom!
Ethical management of big data is what makes it "big". The irony is this: With around 7 billion in this world, you can only be interested in a few million if you have a product to sell, and even fewer if you are a startup. What makes big data big is the scope of finding the few million, who actually desire what you can offer! And they have no problem with that as long as you are not fiddling about a plan to infringe upon their private lives.
Treading a thin line, many small business entrepreneurs have accepted big data - not as a necessary vice, but as the ultimate search machine.