I gave a presentation on Big Data - consequences and perspectives wednesday(March 12th) in which I argued
1) that the new empirical sources- digital footprints, ecological momentary assessment and sensor data combined with datavisualisation is a new "Wealth of the Nations".
2) Human science will benefit from the individualised and timestamped data that documents changes over time.
3) The new data will change the structure of human science and enable practitioners to do individualised research.
The slides are available here(in danish).