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Reality mining : using big data to engineer a better world

Author: Nathan Eagle; Kate Greene
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Big Data is made up of lots of little data: numbers entered into cell phones, addresses entered into GPS devices, visits to websites, online purchases, ATM transactions, and any other activity that leaves a digital trail. Although the abuse of Big Data-surveillance, spying, hacking-has made headlines, it shouldn't overshadow the abundant positive applications of Big Data. In Reality Mining, Nathan Eagle  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Eagle; Kate Greene
ISBN: 9780262027687 0262027682 0262529831 9780262529839
OCLC Number: 869880206
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2014 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Computing & Information Science, presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers 2014
Description: vi, 199 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1: Individual (One Person): --
Mobile phones, sensors, and lifelogging: collecting data from individuals while considering privacy --
Using personal data in a privacy-sensitive way to make a person's life easier and healthier --
Part 2: Neighborhood And The Organization (10 to 1,000 People): --
Gathering data from small heterogeneous groups --
Engineering and policy: building more efficient businesses, enabling hyperlocal politics, life queries, and opportunity searches --
Part 3: City (1,000 to 1,000,000 people): --
Traffic data, crime stats, and closed-circuit cameras: accumulating urban analytics --
Engineering and policy: optimizing resource allocation --
Part 4: Nation (1 Million to 100 Million People) --
Taking the pulse of a nation: census, mobile phones, and internet giants --
Engineering and policy: addressing national sentiment, economic deficits, and disasters --
Part 5: Reality Mining The World's Data (100 Million to 7 Billion People): --
Gathering the world's data: global census, international travel and commerce, and planetary-scale communication: --
Engineering a safer and healthier world --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: by Nathan Eagle and Kate Greene.

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