Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Future has already arrived ...

it's just not evenly distributed. So says William Gibson. One attempt to re-distribute the future more fairly is the wonderful collection of 'prediction tools' gathered together on one web site by Ian Ayers, author of the book 'Supercrunchers: Why Thinking by Numbers is the New Way to be Smart'.

There you will find predictive tools for everything from predicting your baby's due date (if you find yourself in that particular predicament); to predicting your future income to predicting the success of a book just by the title alone (apparently 'Turbulence Ahead' would have a 22% chance of being a best seller!).


PS: you can listen to a recent interview with Ayers as part of the always excellent EconTalk podcast series.

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