In 1998, Neil Postman wrote critically about the Age of Information.
If there are children starving in the world—and there are—it is not because of insufficient information. […] If there is violence on our streets, it is not because we have insufficient information. If women are abused, if divorce and pornography and mental illness are increasing, none of it has anything to do with insufficient information.
Replace "information" with "data" and he could be writing in 2023.
Our obsession with data correlation doesn’t allow us to intervene in our system to improve things. Countless graphs watching the world burn.