Limits of predictability in human mobility.

  title={Limits of predictability in human mobility.},
  author={Chaoming Song and Zehui Qu and Nicholas Blumm and Albert-L{\'a}szl{\'o} Barab{\'a}si},
  volume={327 5968},
A range of applications, from predicting the spread of human and electronic viruses to city planning and resource management in mobile communications, depend on our ability to foresee the whereabouts and mobility of individuals, raising a fundamental question: To what degree is human behavior predictable? Here we explore the limits of predictability in human dynamics by studying the mobility patterns of anonymized mobile phone users. By measuring the entropy of each individual's trajectory, we… CONTINUE READING
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