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Hi - Yeah.
These remarks we odd too:
"It is intended to be an entirely automated system, a "data eye in the sky"
without human intervention..."
"...for the first time reveal sociological laws of human behavior..."
From: Valdis Krebs [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:50 AM
To: John T. Maloney (jheuristic)
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Subject: Re: [SOCNET] BigData SNA and Predictions
Yes the Big Prediction Promise... first ran into it shortly after 9/11...
this century's alchemy, IMHO.
Based on my experience, I will agree with the late great Steve Jobs...
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them
Barabasi probably has it right in the NYT article, you predict a few
hours/days into the future. So, if you are tracking *known*
terrorists/customers then some success can be expected, but if you are
trying to find *new* terrorists/customers in your BIG data... forget about
On Oct 11, 2011, at 9:29 AM, John T. Maloney (jheuristic) wrote:
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> Hi - Noteworthy. -j
> Government Aims to Build a 'Data Eye in the Sky'
> By JOHN MARKOFF
> Published: October 10, 2011
> "Now social scientists are trying to mine the vast resources of the
> Internet - Web searches and Twitter messages, Facebook and blog posts,
> the digital location trails generated by billions of cellphones - to do
the same thing.
> The most optimistic researchers believe that these storehouses of "big
> will for the first time reveal sociological laws of human behavior -
> enabling them to predict political crises, revolutions and other forms
> of social and economic instability, just as physicists and chemists
> can predict natural phenomena."
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