Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
#future #computers #OlofJohannesson
The End of Man?
Just sorta an aside. Weather reporting is not a self-referential problem, that is, weather does not depend in any significant way on what it's predicted to be. In human sociology, and especially relevant today, in economics, behavior depends on forecasts, and this kind of self-reference is prone to break logical models.
In the sociological, I see two reasonable modes for prediction:
a) in a static society, you can expect
the past to repeat.
b) in a society of tight control,
you can predict the future is
what you force it to be.
Anything else is ???