We've got two words for you: Predictive analytics, a science that employs a wide variety of statistical techniques to predict--you guessed it--the future.
Analysts use algorithms, predictive modeling and data mining to extract information from data to predict trends and probable future scenarios.
For example, academics from the Gulf University for Science and Technology accurately predicted the price of oil using complex computer algorithms.
The price of crude oil plays an important role in global economics affecting the price of almost everything else. Soon they expect to be able to accurately predict the price of other commodities, a major breakthrough when it comes to financial planning. Imagine how helpful it would be to know in advance how much you'll need for basic living expenses--especially for retirement planning.
While predictive analytics isn't 100% accurate, (it can't predict wild card events, like say, the exact timing of a destructive earthquake), it can come close.
For now the accuracy rate is about 70%, but The Office of Naval Research believes it will eventually come closer to 99% and expand to include the ability to predict wars, protests, revolutions, and most human behavior in advance.
What predictive analytics does today is give us a reasonable probability and an educated guess of future events we wouldn't otherwise have.
What it could do in the future, in the wrong hands--who knows? Revelation 13 describes a worldwide monetary and surveillance system that will require sophisticated technologies and the ability to track every person on the planet. No generation before ours could have realistically fulfilled those prophecies.
So what do analysts predict in regards to the U.S. Presidential election?
Too early to say, claim most. One (and only one, so far) believes the data points to the first woman president.
"..and he was given authority to rule over every tribe and people and language and nation." Revelation 13:7A wise man once said: "The more I study science the more I believe in God." --Albert Einstein
- The Hill: Clinton would easily beat Trump by double-digits in general election, according to poll released Wednesday.
- USA Today: Pentagon admits it has deployed military spy drones over the U.S. for non-military missions, according to report made public by the Freedom of Information Act.
- The New York Times: ISIS detainee tells U.S. of miliatants' plan to use mustard gas in Iraq and Syria.