How to predict everything : the formula transforming what we know about life and the universe

How to predict everything : the formula transforming what we know about life and the universe
Poundstone, William
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  • Published: 2019
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Originally devised by British clergyman Thomas Bayes, the theorem languished in obscurity for two hundred years before being resurrected as the lynchpin of the digital economy. With brief detours into archaeology, philology, and overdue library books, William Poundstone explains how we can use it to predict pretty much anything. What is the chance that there are multiple universes? How long will Hamilton run? Will the US stock market continue to perform as well this century as it has for the last hundred years? And are we really all doomed?

Related Subjects

Prediction (Psychology).
Prediction (Logic).
Forecasting.
Prediction theory.

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ISBN:

9781786075710 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Poundstone, William,

Title:

How to predict everything : the formula transforming what we know about life and the universe / William Poundstone.

Publication Info:

London : Oneworld Publications, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

x, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Prediction (Psychology).

Subject term:

Prediction (Logic).

Subject term:

Forecasting.

Subject term:

Prediction theory.

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