"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Uncertainty about Uncertainty

and uncertainty about uncertainty about uncertainty...

There's a Godel-Escher-Bach strange loop flavor to trying to think rationally about decisionmaking in uncertain circumstances. Wherever recursion appears, life gets interesting.

Anyway, the conversation on the topic on the globalchange list is worth a look, especially for the more mathematically inclined.

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