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Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence by John Webster, Chris Stakutis

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Foreword

 

To get anywhere, or even to live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.

 
 --Robert Heinlein

Guess what. Lack of data will no longer be the problem. To the contrary, the challenge will be to use and manage enormous quantities of data effectively. Covering many examples in personal and business life, Inescapable Data details the coming data explosion and how it will be exploited in new and exciting ways. It is about the far-reaching impact on a personal, work, and cultural level when diverse technologies evolve and are brought together in life-altering ways. Most importantly, it is about how it will impact you and those around you.

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