posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 08:57 AM
At first I wasn`t sure if I should post this here or on the "Predictions & Prophecies" board, but this is definetly a scientific study.
University of Rochester computer scientist Adam Sadilek has developed a system that can, under certain conditions, predict the location of an
individual years in advance. The breakthrough is possible, in part, because of the wide and growing adoption of GPS-enabled smartphones. Almost 50% of
the U.S. population now carries a GPS device of some sort, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Sadilek evaluated a large dataset consisting of 703 subjects (carrying GPS devices) over a variety of different time periods and collected more than
30,000 daily samples.
"While your location in the distant future is in general highly independent of your recent location, as we will see, it is likely to be a good
predictor of your location exactly one week from now. Therefore, we view long-term prediction as a process that identifies strong motifs and
regularities in subjects’ historical data, models their evolution over time, and estimates future locations by projecting the patterns into the
future," Sadilek writes.
The system, called Far Out, could be used to map future traffic congestion, disease spread, and electricity demand. Sadilek will present his paper at
the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2012 conference in July.
Read the study HERE
edit on 11-7-2012 by AQ6666 because: (no reason given)