Explaining the importance of Big Data in the practice of digital forensics is a bit arcane — especially before practitioners had fully embraced it in the spring of 2014.
The vehicle chosen was the CBS TV Show Intelligence, which featured extensive use of the capabilities that big data would afford a fully connected human. Here’s a snip from
Sometimes the dogged work of engineers and the unbridled imagination of Hollywood coincide. That collision is a messy business. It is also a momentary respite for the engineers’ gradualist drudgery.
The CBS series Intelligence debuted in January 2014. It featured a cyborg whose claim to fame – as if being a cyborg was not dramatic enough – is that he can fuse data from multiple sources to create a virtual reality scene which he is able to examine at will. A typical episode shows lead character Gabriel Vaughan using his embedded chipset to draw data from disparate sources in real time. Using these sources at superhuman volume, velocity and variety, Vaughan is able to create imperfect but useful representations of crime scenes. He is a Big Data Integrator. The result is a sort of digital CSI: Crime Scene Intelligence rendered through virtual reality.