Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future by Sam Gilbert

Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future by Sam Gilbert will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about data and technology.

We are currently living in a moment of extreme pessimism about data. This book will change your mind.’

Almost everything we do generates data.

Digital technology is now so pervasive that it’s very hard to escape its influence, and with that growth comes fear. But whatever the news has told you about data and technology, think again.

Data expert and tech insider Sam Gilbert shows that, actually, this data revolution could be the best thing that ever happened to us.

Good Data examines the incredible new ways this information explosion is already helping us – whether that’s combating inequality, creating jobs, advancing the frontiers of knowledge or protecting us from coronavirus – and explains why the best is yet to come.

Data touches everything, from our biggest hates (online advertising) to our greatest loves (our pets), and in this fascinating new book, Gilbert explores how, if we can embrace the revolution (even the ads), we could all live vastly improved lives.

We are standing on the edge of greatness, we just need to know how to get there.

Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future is a book that will make you think. Reading it feels like you are sat with friends or work colleagues discussing the issues it addresses over lunch. It’s extremely easy to follow and is something that anyone regardless of their level of knowledge on data and big tech companies can follow. The book has some extremely interesting insights into Facebook, where the author found a tour of the company’s Dublin office to be disappointing and lacking in any of the magic you may think happens.

Good Data makes insightful obversions about how we as consumers use and view data and how we can improve how we use it so we get more from it.

Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future is the book to read if you want to know more about data.

Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future by Sam Gilbert is published 1st April 2021, published by Welbeck, price £14.99 in hardback. You can get a copy here.

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