Will the accuracy of election predictions push big data into mainstream consciousness?
It was pretty impressive how closely the presidential election results matched the models. Little kids are probably running around with calculators pretending to be Nate Silver, "Look mommy! I'd a data scientist, and I can predict the future."
Do you think the accuracy of the pre-election predictions (the math and data ones, not the talking head pundit ones), and the surprising amount of ink that generated will make big data a household word?