Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Are We More Than Digital Breadcrumbs?

Data-Driven Societies:
A snippet in the NYT about an M.I.T. Media Lab Conference on the Data-Driven Society introduced me to Alex Pentland and his thoughts on how we can now capture the difference between our beliefs and our actual behavior. These "micro-patterns" have profound implications when we try to apply them. A great thought piece for those thinking about systems change through structures such as social impact bonds and fields like microfinance.  http://www.edge.org/conversation/reinventing-society-in-the-wake-of-big-data