They've Got Your Number...

They've Got Your Number...: Data, Digits and Destiny - how the Numerati are changing our Lives

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 05/11/2009
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Synopsis

In a world teeming with data, we ourselves become the maths gurus' most prized specimens.

In They've Got Your Number..., Stephen Baker takes us on a guided tour (no maths required) through an unprecedented new era. Much in the same way as neuroscientists are mapping our brains, mathematicians are mapping our behaviour - what we do, who we are, how we work, chat, play and shop - everything that makes us individuals. In doing so, they will change every aspect of our lives.

They've Got Your Number... examines one of the great undertakings of the twenty-first century - the mathematical modelling of humanity. It's a world that otherwise might seem remote or disconnected, but one which is absolutely relevant to our everyday lives.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099507024
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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