#31. A Summary of ‘Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think’ by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

Table of Contents: i. Introduction/Synopsis PART I: BIG DATA BACKGROUND: HISTORY AND HOW IT WORKS 1. An Historical Prelude to Big Data a. The Beginnings of Quantification b. Arabic Numerals and Mathematics c. The Rise of Quantification d. The Discovery … Continue reading

#30. A Summary of ‘Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived’ by Chip Walter

Table of Contents i. Introduction/Synopsis PART I: FROM THE RAIN FOREST TO THE SAVANNA: UPRIGHT WALKING, BIG BRAINS AND COOPERATION 1. Out of the Rain Forest and onto the Savanna: The Emergence of Upright Walking 2. Growing Brains a. The … Continue reading