Jonathan Metzl

Big Think Interview With Jonathan Metzl
Big Think
Apr 23, 2012

A Look At The Narrow Point Of Intersection Between Mental Health And Gun Violence
February 28, 2018
https://www.npr.org/2018/02/28/589600339/a-look-at-the-narrow-point-of-intersection-between-mental-health-and-gun-violenc

psychiatric diagnosis is itself not a predictive science. In other words, there’s nothing in psychiatric diagnosis that’s going to tell you how somebody is going to act in one week or one year.

1 million years into the future

EPA Expected to Issue Million-Year-Long Regulation
November 24, 2006
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6525491

In the coming weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to issue a regulation that will extend 1 million years into the future.

The timescale of the regulation, which deals with the disposal of power plant nuclear waste, is unprecedented territory for the EPA.

Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside

Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs
October 5, 2014
http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2014/10/05/351851015/fortune-tellers-step-aside-big-data-looks-for-future-entrepreneurs

one firm is taking things one step further (or, actually, backward) by using an algorithm to try to find entrepreneurs before they even start a company.

Roy Bahat leads the venture capital firm Bloomberg Beta, which launched in June of last year.

we’ll see an even greater use of predictive analytics soon. “I am a believer that the things that we see in science fiction will eventually come to pass,” he says — think Minority Report and Gattaca.