Foundation Series: Data Science, Psychohistory, and the Future of Humanityby@nikolao
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Foundation Series: Data Science, Psychohistory, and the Future of Humanity

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Psychohistory is an interdisciplinary science that combines sociology and mathematics with the goal to predict future events in large societies. The theory is inspired by the emergence of gas from billions of atoms, and similar amounts are considered when the first axiom talks about sufficiently large populations. The real world would face challenges related to three main areas - scale, limits of current knowledge, and ethics. We can't describe mechanisms underlying changes in societies mathematically with the required level of precision. We just don't understand them well enough. Yet.

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Combines ideas from data science, humanities and social sciences. Enjoys thinking, science fiction and design.


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