Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Real Hari Seldon
The real-life Hari Seldon is Peter Turchin, a man who aims to find the patterns in history. One of the requirements for Seldon's psychohistory was that the populations under observation didn't know of the predictions; in the same vein, can we apply patterns from the pre-industrial age to the modern world, or are all bets now off? Full article here at my socioeconomic blog The Late Enlightenment.