Spoil Sports

An astrophysicist by the name of Matt Ginsberg believes he will revolutionize the way we will watch sports. He is patenting technology that will predict and display the results of a basketball shot the instant it leaves the shooter’s hand by calculating the trajectory of the ball in real time. Jeff and Anthony discuss the merits of data against the notion of knowing too much.

An astrophysicist by the name of Matt Ginsberg believes he will revolutionize the way we will watch sports. He is patenting technology that will predict and display the results of a basketball shot the instant it leaves the shooter’s hand by calculating the trajectory of the ball in real time. Jeff and Anthony discuss the merits of data against the notion of knowing too much.

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