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

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Publisher Comments:

Financial Times Business Book of the Year Finalist

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

—New York Times

It seems like “big data” is in the news every day, as we read the latest examples of how powerful algorithms are teasing out the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated things. Whether it is used by the NSA to fight terrorism or by online retailers to predict customers buying patterns, big data is a revolution occurring around us, in the process of forever changing economics, science, culture, and the very way we think. But it also poses new threats, from the end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we havent even done yet, based on big datas ability to predict our future behavior. What we have already seen is just the tip of the iceberg.

Big Data is the first major book about this earthshaking subject, with two leading experts explaining what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect 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, boingboing.com

Synopsis:

A revelatory exploration of emerging trends in “big data”—our newfound ability to gather and interpret vast amounts of information—and the revolutionary effects these developments are producing in business, science, and society at large.

Synopsis:

National Bestseller

“No other book offers such an accessible and balanced tour of the many benefits and downsides of our continuing infatuation with data.”—Wall Street Journal

“What Im certain about is that Big Data will be the defining text in the discussion for some time to come.”—Forbes.com It seems like “big data” is in the news every day, with new examples of how powerful algorithms are teasing out the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated things. Whether it is used by the NSA to fight terrorism or by online retailers to predict customers buying patterns, big data is a revolution occurring around us, in the process of forever changing economics, science, culture, and the very way we think. But it also poses new threats, from the end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we havent even done yet, based on big datas ability to predict our future behavior.

Big Data is the first big book about this earthshaking subject, with two leading experts explaining what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.

Synopsis:

You've certainly heard the term "big data," but what is it and why does it matter? Big data results from a confluence of new measurement technologies—like GPS—with powerful new algorithms that can tease out the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated things. By collecting all of this information and analyzing it, we are able to draw useful and surprising conclusions. Google, for example, was able to predict the spread of H1N1 by looking at where people were searching flu related terms like "cough" and "fever." And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

In Big Data, Schönberger and Cukier show why the accumulation and analysis of vast amounts of data is the next big thing, a development on par with the creation of the internet itself with the potential to revolutionize economics, science, culture, and the very way we think. It also poses new threats, from the end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we havent even done yet, based on big datas ability to predict our future behavior.

Big Data is the first big book about this earth-shaking subject, two leading experts explaining what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.

About the Author

VIKTOR MAYER-SCHÖNBERGER is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University. The co-author of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We, Live, Work, and Think, he has published over a hundred articles and eight other books, including Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. He is on the advisory boards of corporations and organizations around the world, including Microsoft and the World Economic Forum.

KENNETH CUKIER is the Data Editor of the Economist and co-author of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. His writings on business and economics have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780544227750
Author:
Mayer Schonberger, Viktor
Publisher:
Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Subject:
Information Management
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Internet-Information
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
A Revolution That Wi
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A revelatory exploration of emerging trends in “big data”—our newfound ability to gather and interpret vast amounts of information—and the revolutionary effects these developments are producing in business, science, and society at large.
"Synopsis" by , National Bestseller

“No other book offers such an accessible and balanced tour of the many benefits and downsides of our continuing infatuation with data.”—Wall Street Journal

“What Im certain about is that Big Data will be the defining text in the discussion for some time to come.”—Forbes.com It seems like “big data” is in the news every day, with new examples of how powerful algorithms are teasing out the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated things. Whether it is used by the NSA to fight terrorism or by online retailers to predict customers buying patterns, big data is a revolution occurring around us, in the process of forever changing economics, science, culture, and the very way we think. But it also poses new threats, from the end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we havent even done yet, based on big datas ability to predict our future behavior.

Big Data is the first big book about this earthshaking subject, with two leading experts explaining what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.

"Synopsis" by , You've certainly heard the term "big data," but what is it and why does it matter? Big data results from a confluence of new measurement technologies—like GPS—with powerful new algorithms that can tease out the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated things. By collecting all of this information and analyzing it, we are able to draw useful and surprising conclusions. Google, for example, was able to predict the spread of H1N1 by looking at where people were searching flu related terms like "cough" and "fever." And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

In Big Data, Schönberger and Cukier show why the accumulation and analysis of vast amounts of data is the next big thing, a development on par with the creation of the internet itself with the potential to revolutionize economics, science, culture, and the very way we think. It also poses new threats, from the end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we havent even done yet, based on big datas ability to predict our future behavior.

Big Data is the first big book about this earth-shaking subject, two leading experts explaining what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.

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