Analytics
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Healthcare’s Only Hope: Surveillance

StephenBaker1 - September 20, 2011

Eric Dishman, Intel's health visionary (and the protagonist of my "patient" chapter in the Numerati), delivered this talk at Ted in late '09. His point is that…

Analytics
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Getting Ready for the Post-Season: Numerati Baseball

StephenBaker1 - September 17, 2011

I love baseball, and I defend it stoutly against all those who complain that it's boring. But anyone who can sit through a Yankees-Red Sox game without…

Statistics
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The Statistics of Counter-Terrorism

StephenBaker1 - September 12, 2011

Is it worth more to save a person from a terrorist's bomb than, say, a car crash? John Mueller and Mark Stewart grapple with the spending choices…

Social Data
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You Will Be Monitored, Step by Step

StephenBaker1 - September 9, 2011

I think I should have been more emphatic in The Numerati. From the 2020s on, practically every senior in the industrial world will be monitored by sensors…

Commentary
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Post Steve Jobs: ‘Hard to Imagine’ Game-Changing Technology

StephenBaker1 - August 29, 2011

"It’s hard to imagine that we’ll ever see another 15 years of blockbuster, culture-changing hits like the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad — from Apple or anyone…

Commentary
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The Roots of the Word ‘Numerati’

StephenBaker1 - August 23, 2011

It was long my goal to make "numerati" a common word. Most of us don't get too many chances in life to create a new word, and…

Cloud Computing
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How Life Will Be Different–and the Same–in 2072

StephenBaker1 - August 11, 2011

An exercise for you. Look around wherever you are (and away from this screen) and carry out an inventory. What do you see that people wouldn't have…

Analytics
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Google+ and the Numerati

StephenBaker1 - July 11, 2011

The first circle I filled on Google+ was easy. Family. I dragged and dropped different family members into the circle, and I guess some day I could…

Commentary
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You and Your Avatars

StephenBaker1 - July 7, 2011

If you and I talk on our cell phones, we're actually not speaking with each other, but with each other's avatar. The real you is where your…

Commentary
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Experience vs. Data: Consuming Mark Zuckerberg as Data

StephenBaker1 - June 4, 2011

One day last month, a dazzling sunny day in Paris, I faced a choice: Do I spend my last afternoon in a crowded tent listening to Facebook's…