Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

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Financial Times Business Book of the Year Finalist

“Illuminating and very timely . . . a fascinating — and sometimes alarming — survey of big data’s growing effect on just about everything: business, government, science and medicine, privacy, and even on the way we think.”
New York Times

It looks as if “big data” is within the information day by day, as we learn the newest examples of how highly effective algorithms are teasing out the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated issues. Whether it’s utilized by the NSA to struggle terrorism or by on-line retailers to foretell clients’ shopping for patterns, huge knowledge is a revolution occurring round us, within the strategy of perpetually altering economics, science, tradition, and the very approach we predict. But it additionally poses new threats, from the tip of privateness as we all know it to the prospect of being penalized for issues we haven’t even finished but, based mostly on huge knowledge’s capacity to foretell our future habits. What we’ve got already seen is simply the tip of the iceberg.

Big Data is the primary main ebook about this earthshaking topic, with two main specialists explaining what huge knowledge is, the way it will change our lives, and what we will do to guard ourselves from its hazards.

“An optimistic and practical look at the Big Data revolution — just the thing to get your head around the big changes already underway and the bigger changes to come.”
—Cory Doctorow,

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