|Humans make errors. We make errors of fact and errors of judgment. We have blind spots in our field of vision and gaps in our stream of attention. Sometimes we can’t even answer the simplest questions. Where was I last week at this time? How long have I had this pain in my knee? How much money do I typically spend in a day? These weaknesses put us at a disadvantage. We make decisions with partial information. We are forced to steer by guesswork. We go with our gut ..Gary Wolf writes about science and social issues for Wired, here he reflects in the New York Times Magazine on what happens when technology can analyze “every quotidian thing that happened to you today.”
The data-driven life
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