Our information-heavy modern world makes us more likely to follow the herd than find an expert opinion and make the right decision, argues a new book
WHAT if you could map all kinds of human decision-making and use it to chart society’s evolution?
This is what academics Michael O’Brien, Alexander Bentley and William Brock try to do in The Importance of Small Decisions. It is an attempt to expand on a 2014 paper, “Mapping collective behavior in the big-data era”, that they wrote in Behavioral and Brain Sciences . While contriving to be somehow both too short and rambling, it bites off more than it can chew, nearly chokes to death on the ins and outs of group …
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