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If Then

How One Data Company Invented the Future - 250 - 16944633

Taschenbuch von Jill Lepore

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Artikel-Nr.:
92945117
Im Sortiment seit:
05.09.2020
Erscheinungsdatum:
17.09.2020
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Lepore, Jill
Verlag:
Hodder And Stoughton Ltd.
Imprint:
John Murray Press
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Informatik
Seiten:
415
Gewicht:
525 gr
Beschreibung
Shortlisted for the 2020 Financial Times / McKinsey Business Book of the Year

Longlisted for the National Book Award

'The story of the original data science hucksters of the 1960s is hilarious, scathing and sobering - what you might get if you crossed Mad Men with Theranos' David Runciman

The Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, mined data, targeted voters, accelerated news, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered knowledge--decades before f*c*b**k, Google, am*z**, and Cambridge Analytica. Silicon Valley likes to imagine it has no past but the scientists of Simulmatics are the long-dead grandfathers of Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk.

Borrowing from psychological warfare, they used computers to predict and direct human behavior, deploying their "People Machine" from New York, Cambridge, and Saigon for clients that included John Kennedy's presidential campaign, the New York Times , Young & Rubicam, and, during the Vietnam War, the Department of Defence.

In If Then , distinguished Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore, unearths from the archives the almost unbelievable story of this long-vanished corporation, and of the women hidden behind it. In the 1950s and 1960s, Lepore argues, Simulmatics invented the future by building the machine in which the world now finds itself trapped and tormented, algorithm by algorithm.

'A person can't help but feel inspired by the riveting intelligence and joyful curiosity of Jill Lepore. Knowing that there is a mind like hers in the world is a hope-inducing thing' George Saunders, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo

'An authoritative account of the origins of data science, a compelling political narrative of America in the Sixties, a poignant collective biography of a generation of flawed men' David Kynaston

'If Then is simultaneously gripping and absolutely terrifying' Amanda Foreman
Information zum Autor
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her many books include The Secret History of Wonder Woman, a national bestseller, and Book of Ages, a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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