November 7

Inventing the Future

Wednesday’s Big Idea

Today's Big Idea: Predicting the Future

For an election that was a nail-biter, data came up huge. Analysts were able to predict the state-by-state outcomes with incredible accuracy. 

This ability to use data to forecast future human behavior has implications well beyond politics. Indeed, Big Think blogger Dominic Basulto says that the ability to track and understand the wealth of user data that is generated on the Internet every day is "the key to unlocking growth for smaller companies throughout the U.S. economy."

  1. 1 The 2012 Election: A Big Win for ...
  2. 2 How to Predict the Unpredictable:...
  3. 3 “Big Data, Better Workforce”
  4. 4 Big Data and the Moneyball Economy
   
  1. The 2012 Election: A Big Win for Big Data

    The 2012 Election: A Big Win for Big Data

    This was indeed a choice election, if you consider the choice between consuming entertainment journalism or data-based journalism. Entertainment is fun, and math is hard. Math won. 

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  2. How to Predict the Unpredictable: Use Data

    How to Predict the Unpredictable: Use Data

    Knowing what empirical data to look for is the key to confirming an idea—especially when that idea is the premonition of a looming global economic crisis.

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  3. “Big Data, Better Workforce”

    “Big Data, Better Workforce”

    Everywhere you look you see organizations tapping big data to make more informed decisions.

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  4. Big Data and the Moneyball Economy

    Big Data and the Moneyball Economy

    Big Data can become the key to unlocking growth for smaller companies throughout the U.S. economy.

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