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Big Data Audiobook

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Oxford professor and author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger joins Economist data editor and commentator Kenneth Cukier to deliver insight into the hottest trend in technology. "Big data" makes it possible to instantly analyze and draw conclusions from vast stores of information, enabling revolutionary breakthroughs in business, health, politics, and education. But big data also raises troubling social and privacy concerns sure to be a major talking point in the years ahead.
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Oxford professor and author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger joins Economist data editor and commentator Kenneth Cukier to deliver insight into the hottest trend in technology. "Big data" makes it possible to instantly analyze and draw conclusions from vast stores of information, enabling revolutionary breakthroughs in business, health, politics, and education. But big data also raises troubling social and privacy concerns sure to be a major talking point in the years ahead.

©2013 Viktor Mayer-Schöberger and Kenneth Cukier (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    I spaced it out over a long time. the idea presented is what I would suggest to be foolish to ignore but not easily digested. small amounts over time help me to absorb the concept and not be overwhelmed and lose it all. I will most likely relisten. Thank you for your work.

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    S. Ghosh California, USA 06-24-15
    S. Ghosh California, USA 06-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very enlightening"

    Learned a lot from the on possibilities both positive and negative. Some are exciting and some are scary.

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    Guillermo Guberman 06-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I was expecting something more technical"

    But is a nice, general book
    I appreciate it because some ideas presented can be business applications

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    Edgardo J. Ranta 06-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Introduction to Big Data"

    I thought this was a good introduction to Big Data. If you want something with more technical context this probably isn't the best book for that...overall I would totally recommend this book to anyone who wants to get there feet wet in this topic.

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    Elena G 05-27-15
    Elena G 05-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great overview of big data"

    This book provides good overview and examples of how big data works and transforms our life. It won't teach you big data but provide an understanding why it is important and eventually will become even more important. I enjoyed this book. I give 4 just because the chapter about justice based on big data is too long and repeating same idea over and over again.

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    Douglas Bailey Sydney, Australia 05-10-15
    Douglas Bailey Sydney, Australia 05-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic intro to Big Data"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to living in a world where Big Data is stepping up in a big way to help shape our world. The warnings were particularly helpful.

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    Carmen 04-25-15
    Carmen 04-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book and the reader was pleasant"

    it was a very interesting eye opening book. the audio was great, I walk my dog listening to it everyday, I'm going to miss it now it's finished.

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    Angus Mayville, ND, United States 03-09-15
    Angus Mayville, ND, United States 03-09-15 Member Since 2015

    Occasional Reader that listens to audiobooks during my daily commute. Thanks Audible.

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    "Outstanding information"

    I bought this book on a whim to understand and it has me thinking of applicability in ways I cannot fathom. Thank you

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    ANDREAS 03-08-15
    ANDREAS 03-08-15
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    "Great book"

    This book inspired me to thik in new terms. Something which helped me to take advantage of existing technology to get new and deeper insights by scaling up and applying more data.

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    David Colon 01-14-15
    David Colon 01-14-15
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    "High Level View of Uses"

    It was interesting and provided broad scope of view. It was basically an eye opener / show and tell of how amazing big data analysis is. It didn't into technical details beside naming a few software tools.

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