From Summit announcement:
"This year, data has taken center stage in the networked economy. We live in a world clothed in data, and as we interact with it, we create more—data is not only the Web's core resource, it is at once both renewable and infinite. No longer tethered to the PC, each of us bathes in a continuous stream of data, in real time, nearly everywhere we go.
In the decade since search redefined how we consume information, we have learned to make the world a game and the game our world, to ask and answer "what’s happening," "what’s on your mind," and "where are you?" Each purchase, search, status update, and check-in layers our world with data. Billions of times each day, we pattern a world collectively created by Twitter, Zynga, Facebook, Tencent, Foursquare, Google, Tumblr, Baidu, and thousands of other services. The Database of Intentions is scaling to nearly incomprehensible size and power."