how predictable are we?
using statistics and probability theory, humans' actions can be predicted to an extent, for instance, a recent twitter analysis by a university correctly predicted with 90% accuracy when a bunch of people in new york became ill, up to 9 days in advance.
it's this kind of high accuracy rate that has me thinking the famous "what if" question, of, what if accuracy improves to the point that our every action can be pre-determined with high accuracy rates, up to weeks in advance?
i've attempted to explain this question years ago, but nobody bit the lure.
accuracy can and only will get better, as better algorithms are discovered and adopted, and even learnt by a computer program.
ironically, it would be cybernetics that has the possibility of reducing our predictability.
as always i'm interested to read your thoughts!
so, what if?