The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

3.51 avg rating
( 178 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781591847700: The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

“A thorough yet thoroughly digestible book on the ubiquity of data gathering and the unraveling of personal privacy.” —Daniel Pink, author of Drive

Thanks to recent advances in technology, prediction models for individual behavior grow more sophisticated by the day. Whether you’ll marry, commit a crime or fall victim to one, or contract a disease are becoming easily accessible facts. The naked future is upon us, and the implications are staggering.

Patrick Tucker draws on fascinating stories from health care to urban planning to online dating. He shows how scientists can predict your behavior based on your friends’ Twitter updates, anticipate the weather a year from now, figure out the time of day you’re most likely to slip back into a bad habit, and guess how well you’ll do on a test before you take it.

Tucker knows that the rise of Big Data is not always a good thing. But he also shows how we’ve gained tremendous benefits that we have yet to fully realize.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, March 2014: In the film Minority Report (based on a Philip K. Dick novel), Tom Cruise works in a police unit that predicts murder, stopping killers before they're able to bring harm against their victims. But one of the overlooked features of the movie is its environment, a near-future full of ads personalized to each person. According to Patrick Tucker's The Naked Future: What Happens in a World that Anticipates Your Every Move?, that scenario has already arrived. Decisions made by governments, companies, and individuals are already based on learnings from predictive analytics. Big data can help curb climate change, isolate epidemics, prevent crime, and allocate resources during natural disasters. On the personal level, we can use data to understand our own health, our friends and family, and even the people we may fall in love with one day. If there's a central lesson to take from Tucker, a deputy editor of The Futurist magazine, it's not that we should resist the data points being collected about our lives, but simply to be mindful of them. "We want our apps to know us, to present customized answers to our problems and questions, but we don't care how they arrive at those solutions until there's a problem." To Tucker, the use and abuse of big data is inevitable, but we can take steps to understand exactly where it's going and how it affects us. The Naked Future is accessible (sometimes a little hokey, even), but Tucker has penned a big data book that can be understood by both technophiles and luddites alike. --Kevin Nguyen

About the Author:

Patrick Tucker is the technology editor of Defense One and the former deputy editor of The Futurist magazine. His writing has also appeared in Slate, Technology Review, The Wilson Quarterly, and The Utne Reader, among other outlets. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tucker, Patrick
Published by Penguin Group USA (2015)
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Group USA, 2015. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VP-9781591847700

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 8.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Patrick Tucker
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1591847702

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 9.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tucker, Patrick
Published by Current Biology Ltd 2015-02-24 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Current Biology Ltd 2015-02-24, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Seller Inventory # 9781591847700B

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 7.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Tucker, Patrick
Published by Penguin Group USA (2015)
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Group USA, 2015. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781591847700

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 9.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Tucker, Patrick
Published by Current
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Current. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591847702 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132185346

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 11.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Patrick Tucker
Published by Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A thorough yet thoroughly digestible book on the ubiquity of data gathering and the unraveling of personal privacy. Daniel Pink, author of Drive Thanks to recent advances in technology, prediction models for individual behavior grow more sophisticated by the day. Whether you ll marry, commit a crime or fall victim to one, or contract a disease are becoming easily accessible facts. The naked future is upon us, and the implications are staggering. Patrick Tucker draws on fascinating stories from health care to urban planning to online dating. He shows how scientists can predict your behavior based on your friends Twitter updates, anticipate the weather a year from now, figure out the time of day you re most likely to slip back into a bad habit, and guess how well you ll do on a test before you take it. Tucker knows that the rise of Big Data is not always a good thing. But he also shows how we ve gained tremendous benefits that we have yet to fully realize. Seller Inventory # AAS9781591847700

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 15.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Tucker, Patrick
Published by Current
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Current. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591847702. Seller Inventory # Z1591847702ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 16.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Tucker, Patrick
Published by Current
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Current. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591847702. Seller Inventory # Z1591847702ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 16.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Tucker, Patrick
Published by Current
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Current. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1591847702. Seller Inventory # Z1591847702ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 16.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Patrick Tucker
Published by Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1591847702 ISBN 13: 9781591847700
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A thorough yet thoroughly digestible book on the ubiquity of data gathering and the unraveling of personal privacy. Daniel Pink, author of Drive Thanks to recent advances in technology, prediction models for individual behavior grow more sophisticated by the day. Whether you ll marry, commit a crime or fall victim to one, or contract a disease are becoming easily accessible facts. The naked future is upon us, and the implications are staggering. Patrick Tucker draws on fascinating stories from health care to urban planning to online dating. He shows how scientists can predict your behavior based on your friends Twitter updates, anticipate the weather a year from now, figure out the time of day you re most likely to slip back into a bad habit, and guess how well you ll do on a test before you take it. Tucker knows that the rise of Big Data is not always a good thing. But he also shows how we ve gained tremendous benefits that we have yet to fully realize. Seller Inventory # AAS9781591847700

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 16.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book