Friday, 23 February 2018

Trump-ets of the apocalypse

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 11 November 16

CM Research takes a considered view of the telco and tech policies that could emerge once the dust settles on the shock U.S. election result.

Like eating an entire wheel of cheese in one sitting, news of this week's U.S. election result has caused considerable discomfort, left a pungent smell in the air, and will take quite a while to digest. How a character like Donald Trump, who ran a campaign that played upon the worst human qualities, and one that seemed a dead cert to fail – much to the relief of everyone so tired of his invective – managed to win, is a question that people will turn over in their minds for a long time. Anyone working for a polling company can probably kiss this year's Christmas bonus goodbye. Some commentators have gone so far as to question the value of big data in the aftermath of Trump's surprise victory. "If big data is not that useful for predicting an election, then how much should we be relying on it for predicting civil uprisings in countries where we have an interest or predicting future terror attacks?&quot…

Like eating an entire wheel of cheese in one sitting, news of this week's U.S. election result has caused considerable discomfort, left a pungent smell in the air, and will take quite a while to digest. How a character like Donald Trump, who ran a campaign that played upon the worst human qualities, and one that seemed a dead cert to fail – much to the relief of everyone so tired of his invective – managed to win, is a question that people will turn over in their minds for a long time. Anyone working for a polling company can probably kiss this year's Christmas bonus goodbye. Some commentators have gone so far as to question the value of big data in the aftermath of Trump's surprise victory. "If big data is not that useful for predicting an election, then how much should we be relying on it for predicting civil uprisings in countries where we have an interest or predicting future terror attacks?&quot…

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