The Numerati by Stephen Baker

As a nerd (MIT grads are nerds by default), I’m deeply interested in reading Stephen Baker‘s The Numerati.

This book explores how mathematicians are quantifying and analyzing our lives. Thanks to the use of credit/debit cards and the electronic gadgets we use (cell phones, TiVo, laptops, GPS, etc), our lives are becoming increasingly digital and increasingly transparent lives.

So many things that we do create digital data points that allow our behavior to be analyzed.

It’s definitely a book of the times; the Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Portfolio, San Francisco Chronicle, Business Week, and many other well-respected news sources have reviewed this book favorably.

Click here to listen to Baker speak about The Numerati on NPR’s Fresh Air; an excerpt is also available on that site. Click here to view the table of contents.


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