Moving to a push rather than a pull mentality simply means that we now have the technology to tag, manage, and interpret information automatically and near instantly—automatically pushing the right information to the right person (or application) at the right time.
Machine translation continues to make strides forward. Facial recognition, on the other hand, has entered the twilight zone.
As with all tools, data has uses because of complex contexts that include other objects, physics, social norms, social institutions, and human intentions.
With the push to move more functions online, disruptive technologies such as robotic process automation are rendering old skill sets obsolete, while at the same time creating the need for new ones.