I continue to use the clickable image below, though it dates from a time when I naively ignored the dangers of Social Technology.
- Data Science and Terminology
- Data Science
- Recursive Exhaustion Wipes Out Privacy
- What’s a Gigabyte Good For?
- Please Do Whatever You Can to Publicize This Website
- Good vs. Evil, really!
- Using Anonymous Data
- What’s Wrong With The Brooklyn Bridge Example
- Internal Recursive Exhaustion Example
- New Tool can Make Society Work or Destroy It
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The summary: it is possible to collect very large amounts of social data without anyone’s knowledge or permission. What Cambridge Analytica did was trivial, a drop in a large bucket. See RecursiveExhaustion.com for more information. The easy explanation: start with … Continue reading
This is cross-posted from my new site intended for notes about my unfinished novel, along with some excerpts. This is the first excerpt, which explains Recursive Exhaustion in a single short paragraph, then says just how much could be done … Continue reading
The prospect of Very Large Scale Social Data Collection is very disturbing. I’m certain that the ability to collect vast amounts information on everyone, including children, without anyone’s knowledge or permission will change society in ways none of us can … Continue reading
Good vs. Evil — the oldest plot line in history. This post is about available data — do we try to keep it out of the hands of the bad guys or let us defend ourselves with it? There is … Continue reading
Enormous Value and Use of Anonymously Collected Social Data I don’t want to give the game away, but I have too many technical details on a (hopefully) imaginary conspiracy in the techno-thriller novel I’ve been writing to actually fit within … Continue reading
This is a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge example image in the Internal Recursive Exhaustion post. It is remotely possible that in my lazy slapdash way I constructed a poor example. If you read the full page, you will see … Continue reading
This image shows not only the Brooklyn bridge but it’s history. Here is a fictional account of recursive exhaustion over the time domain, from an unfinished novel. In it a brilliant young woman mathematician explains internal recursive exhaustion. In it, … Continue reading
For more than half of my life I have had faith in the potential of social technology to change the world for the better — making all of us happier, ending worldwide conflicts, eliminating poverty and funding medical research. But … Continue reading
The most interesting part of Recursive Exhaustion is the recursive step of multiplying the number of data fields. My genealogical example shows how a sequence of five numbers serving as a descriptor for a person can be expanded first to … Continue reading
This website explore a remarkable new method for social data collection which makes the notorious acts of Cambridge Analytica look trivial.