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Everybody lies

By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Everybody lies

Foreword Steven Pinker Blending the informed analysis of The Signal the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves our worldprovided we ask the right questions. By the end of on average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigates of data. This staggering amount of informationunprecedented in historycan tell us a great deal about who we arethe fears, desires, behaviors that drive us, the conscious unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understourselves our lives better. Drawing on studies experiments on how we really live think, he demonstrates in fascinating often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum its deeper potentialrevealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our healthboth emotional physical. All of us are touched big data everyday, its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it the world

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Foreword Steven Pinker Blending the informed analysis of The Signal the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves our worldprovided we ask the right questions. By the end of on average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigates of data. This staggering amount of informationunprecedented in historycan tell us a great deal about who we arethe fears, desires, behaviors that drive us, the conscious unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understourselves our lives better. Drawing on studies experiments on how we really live think, he demonstrates in fascinating often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum its deeper potentialrevealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our healthboth emotional physical. All of us are touched big data everyday, its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it the world

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