Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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Everybody Lies

Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Publisher: Dey Street Books (HarperCollins)
ASIN: 0062390856

About This Book

All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are looks at what the vast amounts of information reveal about ourselves and our world. By the end of an average day in the early 21st century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This amount of information—unprecedented in history—can reveal the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make, from the profound to the mundane. 

Everybody Lies serves up data-derived insights into economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school affect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? 

Everybody Lies examines the massive piles of data and its effect on of our lives, pulling back the curtain on how it reveals the hopes, dreams, aspirations and fears of humankind today.




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