Schrodinger’s Cat and Analytics Accessibility
Everyone loves the concept of Schrodinger’s cat, with the possible exception of a few serious PETA members. The metaphor that an entrapped feline can be both poisoned and/or not poisoned until directly observed is a catchy way to understand uncertainty around various possible states and outcomes.
I see a similar problem with big data. Companies are going to great lengths to gather data and sophisticated workflows to analyze it all. The goal, of course, being nothing less than omniscience about the business. Intimately know every project, every product, every customer, every dollar. The problem is sometimes the black box isn’t open yet. Access to the information is limited. Business decisions are still guesses. The promised insight remains elusive. We are no closer to seeing if that poor cat is dead or alive.
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