Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think - by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier
"Big data" refers to our ability to crunch vast amounts of information, analyze it instantly, draw conclusions from that analysis, and take action; Big Data
examines the impact of big data, the concerns surrounding its use, and how it will change our lives for the better (or worse). This is a popular topic these days, so if you're interested in learning more, you can also try Uncharted
, by Erez Aiden, which looks at how a web-based tool called the Ngram Viewer uses big data to identify cultural trends.