BostInno reported The Echo Nest recently raised $17.3 million. BostInno described, "Basically, The Echo Nest can use your musical preferences to predict other things you'd like".
The Echo Nest attempted to correlate music taste with political taste. See the research and results of their findings here, How well does music predict your politics?
While you may not find the results surprising, the ability to collect such data from the mass population has certainly opened a new realm.
What do you think?
Will seemingly unrelated and "unimportant" personal profile data be correlated and factored into insurance premiums?
What "predictive analytics" will insurance companies of the future use?
Who's working on this now?