Presidential Speech: The Systems Sciences in the Year 3000

  • Peter A. Corning


The title of my talk, “The Systems Sciences in the Year 3000,” is hyperbole, of course — an exaggeration for effect. Who knows what the world will be like even 100 years from now, much less in 1,000 years? For instance, who can predict the ultimate limit to human population growth, worldwide? Certainly not the demographers, who regularly adjust their forecasts and never seem to agree among themselves.


Wind Farm Water Desalinization Human Population Growth Consensus Forecast Chess Game 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Corning
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  1. 1.Institute for the Study of Complex SystemsPalo AltoUSA

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