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A book on the Big Data Revolution could hardly be timelier. Whether you are a NSA researcher, a student googling for homework answers, or a warehouse manager trying to make sense of traffic patterns, searching for connections in an ocean of data is what we do. Data scientist Alex Pentland notes that we humans now display ourselves more revealingly by our online behavior than by the squibs we leave on Facebook. His Social Physics shows how we can use this information in ways that benefit us all in dealing with situations ranging from creating social incentives to coping with the problems associated with climate change. Bright ideas from M.I.T.'s "Big Data guy."