“Contemplating the future—the very, very near future—of Big Data is by turns terrifying and exhilarating. Patrick Tucker captures both extremes and everything in between in this thorough yet thoroughly digestible book on the ubiquity of data gathering and the unraveling of personal privacy. This is a book powered by big ideas and enriched by expert storytelling.”
—DANIEL PINK, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

“Any American who doesn’t understand what big data has to do with everyday existence should read this book today. What’s at stake in The Naked Future is nothing short of free will itself.”
—DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF, author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

“The Naked Future unveils a plausible future that is at once thought-provoking and rather unsettling. It seems inescapable.”
—VINT CERF, Internet pioneer

“Patrick Tucker’s thought-provoking, eye-opening, and highly entertaining book The Naked Future skillfully illustrates how the intelligent analysis of big data is allowing us to see into the future with ever-increasing precision.”
—RAY KURZWEIL, author of How to Create a Mind

“A fantastic romp through the data-drenched world that is just around the corner. Patrick Tucker spots the trends shaping society and business, and tells the stories with verve and insight. The Naked Future exposes what we need to know about tomorrow’s world—to not be caught with our pants down!”
—KENNETH CUKIER, coauthor of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think


About the Author

PATRICK TUCKER is the author of “The Naked Future: What Happens in A World That Anticipates Your Every Move?” (Current 2014). He’s also a science and technology editor with Defense One. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Quartz, National Journal, Slate, MIT Technology Review, Salon, BBC Magazine, The Wilson Quarterly, Johns Hopkins Magazine, The Utne Reader, as well as various other outlets. He’s a frequent contributor to television shows, international news coverage, and radio broadcasts, and has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, BBC, Voice of America, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NPR’s Morning Edition, as well as dozens of other broadcasts and outlets. Previously, he served as the deputy editor of The Futurist magazine and director of communications for the World Future Society. He holds a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins and lives in Washington, D.C.


Buy this book









No Comments

Be the first to start the conversation!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s