Using the Internet to Predict the Future


An analysis of the Nasrallah person network over 30 days with the curve at the top showing a spike in online momentum.

There’s no doubt that most people would like to know the future. It’s a desire that has kept palm readers, astrologists and tealeaf readers in business for hundreds of years. Now there’s a company called Recorded Future that says it can use information scoured from tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to predict the future. And before you laugh, it’s got some heavyweight backers including Google and the CIA. (Video)


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