Advertisement

Presidential Speech: The Systems Sciences in the Year 3000

  • Peter A. Corning

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Wind Farm Water Desalinization Human Population Growth Consensus Forecast Chess Game 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Club of Rome, 1972,The Limits to Growth: Report for the Club of Rome’s Project on the Predicament of Mankind, D,H, Meadows et al., eds., Pan, LondonGoogle Scholar
  2. Ehrlich, P., 1971,Population Bomb, L. Ballantine for the Friends of the EarthGoogle Scholar
  3. Holland, J.H., 2000,Emergence: From Chaos to Order, Oxford University Press, OxfordGoogle Scholar
  4. Hardin, G., 1968, The tragedy of the commons,Science, 162:1243–1248CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Lumsden, C.J., and Wilson, E.O., 1981,Genes, Mind and Culture: The Coevolutionary Process, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar
  6. Wright, R., 2000,Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Little, Brown and Company, UKGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations