Individual fail 2 

In a way, it’s like the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. 

You might process 1000 people through passport control, and gather lots of big data. You could conclude a bunch of emergent insights. For example, most are men, most have ten fingers, most are American. 

But stop one guy and interview him and you might find he’s a six fingered Mexican. 

As soon as you look at a data “point”, the probability wave collapses onto the sombrero. 

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