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Christakis on predictions through social networks

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On the “collective existence of emotions” and other collective states of mind.

Via TED Talks:

“After mapping humans’ intricate social networks, Nicholas Christakis and colleague James Fowler began investigating how this information could better our lives. Now, he reveals his hot-off-the-press findings: These networks can be used to detect epidemics earlier than ever, from the spread of innovative ideas to risky behaviors to viruses (like H1N1).”

You might also want to check out his earlier TED appearance.

Watch the video here or below:


Written by emergentbrain

20/09/2010 at 14:40

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