The expression of data as ones and zeros facilitates its generation, replication, compression, and dissemination (see A Very Short History of Big Data); its analysis (see A Very Short History of Data Science); and its organization (see A Very Short History of the Internet and the Web). It also encourages the replacement or augmentation of the physical with the virtual or online presence (see A Very Short History of the Internet of Things).
from Forbes: Very short history of digital, big data, data science, iOT
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