Galton’s Legacy: The Origins of Mass Human Data Collection

Sir Francis Galton left a controversial legacy as one of the forefathers of eugenics, while his works continue to influence to this day through institutes, journals and disciples.

However, beneath the systematic racism and prejudice witnessed in the advancement of this emerging science, we find an eerie character who used his mathematical prowess to influence just how human beings would monitored, tracked and recorded forever.

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Sir Francis Galton left a controversial legacy as one of the forefathers of eugenics, while his works continue to influence to this day through institutes, journals and disciples.

However, beneath the systematic racism and prejudice witnessed in the advancement of this emerging science, we find an eerie character who used his mathematical prowess to influence just how human beings would monitored, tracked and recorded forever.

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