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Psychohistory & Football Is Moneyball Now - DailyFinance

Psychohistory & Football Is Moneyball Now - DailyFinance | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Football Is Closer to Becoming Moneyball Than You May Think DailyFinance Seven years after the Oakland A's use of unconventional wisdom swept baseball by storm, the 2009 New Orleans Saints began to mesh analytics with game planning and personnel...
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I think once the money gets large enough, the stats deep enough and the computers strong enough all things become "MoneyBall". Our evolving mathematical world always makes me think of Asimov's "psychohistory".

Isaac Asimov wrote science fiction about robots long before it was cool. One of his concepts was the future was predictable and knowable in the aggregate. The math, in his Foundation series, was so large the future was known.

Or known for the society because the math was large enough. The future remained unknown for the individual. Sure there is a contradiction here, but go with it its science fiction.

This post about how football is becoming moneyball too should not surprise anyone who has been paying the smallest amount of attention.


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The Olympics in technology stats

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Computer Weekly takes a look at how we experienced “the most connected Games ever” with our round-up of key technology stats.
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Olympics are a precursor of...well of everything. Everything is going to be MORE connected not less and that connectivity is going to transform the thing itself into a new kind of consumption that borders on participation (lol).

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