“In the next two decades, we will be able to predict huge areas of the future with far greater accuracy than ever before in human history, including events long thought to be beyond the realm of human inference,” writes Patrick Tucker in The Naked Future. We’ll benefit from the naked future in ways that we cannot even imagine yet.
Michael Lewis’ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game describes “a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can’t buy: the secret of success in baseball.” The answer? Sabermetrics.
The authors of Privacy in the Age of Big Data aren’t against technology or the innumerable advances and benefits that come along with it. They ask that their readers remain vigilant, ever aware that there’s more to the privacy story than a simple yes or no in a Terms and Conditions form.
In Data, a Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match, Amy Webb shares how her detailed analysis of the ‘data’ of online dating sites and trial and error experimentation with fictional accounts led to her finding the man of her dreams.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, said “the potential that we saw in the early days of the web is what I see now with Open Data.” This is the premise of Open Data Now: The Secret to Hot Startups, Smart Investing, Savvy Marketing, and Fast Innovation, a new book from Joel Gurin, senior advisor at The Governance Lab @ NYU.