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Data Overload, Part 1

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This is the first part of a two part series: Data Overload. The next part, “Data Overload: What the next phase and evolution is in sports with all of this data,” is available here as of March 22 2021. Already interested? Click here to sign up for SportsTrace free.

What the next phase and evolution is in technology with all of this data

The amount of data we have in the world today is staggering and unprecedented. But it’s not only far from surprising, it’s expected. Sports is no exception. Dealing with that data, especially video, can be difficult. And, making sense of all that data? Downright confusing. Below is a background and state of the situation. If you want to skip that information and you are just interested in how SportsTrace can help with data overload, just click here.


In 1965, Fairchild Semiconductor CEO and Intel co-founder Gordon Moore posited that the speed and capability of computers can be expected to double every two years. The evolution of technology accelerates with each generation and information and data is just going to keep growing and growing with each passing year, as first pointed out by Moore’s Law.

Where we are

We now have the Internet and incredible cameras in our pockets every day, with information and connectivity better and more easily available than ever before. According to the World Economic Forum, by 2025 an estimated 463 exabytes of data will be created every day around the world, the equivalent of nearly 213 million DVDs.

To many, the amount of data generated around the world can be an overwhelming overload to the point where it can actually stand in the way of new discoveries and innovations in some ways. Whereas proponents of Big Data are so sure that efficiency and productivity will soar as more information is available to the masses, others think that the process of combing through and analyzing all this data will take time and hurt efficiency, which could stall economic growth that is increasingly tied to the mastery of the information overload.

Where we’re going

So what is the next phase and evolution with all this data?

Like everything in life, it will be what we make of it. How we decide to utilize all this data and technology will shape future generations in this ever-changing world. Will all this data continue to be generally free and democratized or will it be controlled and regulated to prevent danger and lawlessness as we try to keep up with people who may have bad intentions to misuse and abuse all this data?

As the speed and capacity of computers continues to grow like Moore predicted 56 years ago (in Moore’s Law), the Internet is going to be an even larger part of global life, with faster speeds and more accessibility required in every part of the world.

Will a more connected world make us too overloaded with data, or will continued technological and scientific advances make life easier and free us from the mundane and repetitive tasks in life with AI advancements? How will the overload in data impact the growing economic inequality we’ve seen proliferate in modern times?

The amount of questions posed by the unrelenting growth in data is almost as much as exabytes we all create each and every day. How this data and technology is harnessed, employed and made use of will be one of the biggest factors, if not the biggest, in how society grows, develops and changes, for better or worse, in the coming years and decades.

How SportsTrace helps

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There are several ways we can help with data overload:

  • Automation: as long as you keep taking video and clicking upload, we can automatically process and organize that video
  • Management: That video will show up across all of your devices
  • Analysis: Not sure where to look or how to even get data out of video? SportsTrace generates insights and analysis to help smarter training
  • Recommendations: We don’t leave those insights and analysis up for interpretation. We give back recommended drills, exercise, information, and products to help you improve with your specific sport.
  • Comparisons: It’s easy. Just select two videos and see all of this side-by-side

In short, SportsTrace is doing things FOR you, not making you do them. Click here to sign up and start using SportsTrace for free.