The Doomsday Equation by Matt Richtel is a modern techno-thriller where one man has only three days to prevent the outbreak of World War III (available February 24, 2015).
Jeremy Stillwater is smarter than you.
He’s smarter than you in the annoying way Alan Turing was, unwilling—or unable—to hide his belief that not only is he smarter than you, he’s smarter than pretty much anyone else on the planet.
Naturally, there are some smart people who resent his belief, especially because it’s true.
Jeremy wasn’t the first person to use “Big Data” as a predictive model for determining when and where and how events will occur, but he is the first person to create an algorithm that ties it all together, that makes it all make sense.
And naturally, there are some people who want him to share that algorithm.
It’s kind of like what happened with Facebook, if you’ve seen The Social Network.