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Your Smart Phone May Be Even Smarter Than You Think

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Prancer, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Prancer

    Prancer Strong and stable Staff Member

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    The data can reveal subtle symptoms of mental illness, foretell movements in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and chart the spread of political ideas as they move through a community much like a contagious virus, research shows. In Belgium, researchers say, cellphone data exposed a cultural split that is driving a historic political crisis there.

    And back at MIT, scientists who tracked student cellphones during the latest presidential election were able to deduce that two people were talking about politics, even though the researchers didn't know the content of the conversation. By analyzing changes in movement and communication patterns, researchers could also detect flu symptoms before the students themselves realized they were getting sick.


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704547604576263261679848814.html

    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  2. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    That's taking Big Brother to a whole new level. Cree-pee.
     
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