“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” Popular Mechanics (“Forecasting the Relentless March of Science,” 1949)
As the above quote illustrates, it is pretty easy to go far astray when trying to project the future of technology. In the cases of data mining and predictive analytics, however, the future is becoming reality at such a rapid pace that almost anything that I write will be outdated before the first copy of this book is purchased. Therefore, I will confine my comments to a few areas that I am particularly excited about, even if that “future” represents current reality. In many ways, that is one of the features that make this area of research and practice so exciting.
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