Nicholas Christakis: How Social Networks Predict Epidemics| 18mins
Director: TED | Producer: TED
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
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).
Nicholas Christakis: How Social Networks Predict Epidemics | 18mins
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