Scott worked in the computer and software industry, creating analytical models for commercial clients like AT&T. He is interested in operations research and decision sciences approaches for policy making. In particular he is interested in statistical analytics of social exchange. Now he uses these analytics to predict the future.
According to Scott, we live in a world that is filled with networks. Those networks have a lot of information we could use to predict the future. We need to gain the wisdom of the crowds and monitor the networks to find the patterns and use those patterns to find new information.
The current networks (like Google) are just reinforcing existing patterns. By leaving out the existing patterns we’ll find new idea to investigate what’s happening with AJAX, green buildings and electric vehicles.