TEDTalks Nicholas Christakis - How Social Networks Predict Epidemics /

After mapping humans' intricate social networks, Nicholas Christakis and colleague James Fowler began investigating how this information could better our lives. Now, he reveals his hot-off-the-press findings: these networks can be used to detect epidemics earlier than ever - from the spread of...

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Summary: After mapping humans' intricate social networks, Nicholas Christakis and colleague James Fowler began investigating how this information could better our lives. Now, he reveals his hot-off-the-press findings: these networks can be used to detect epidemics earlier than ever - from the spread of innovative ideas, to risky behaviors, to viruses (like H1N1).
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 07, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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