Seeing Into The Future: A Short History Of Prediction

September 7, 2020|
Seeing Into The Future: A Short History Of Prediction by Martin van Creveld
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The ability to predict the future is essential to modern life. Planning for population growth or changes in weather patterns or forecasting demand for products and managing inventories would be impossible without it. But how have people through the ages gone about making predictions? What were their underlying assumptions, and what methods did they use? Have increased computer power and the newest algorithms improved our success in anticipating the future, or are we still only as good (or as bad) as our ancestors bent over their auguries? From the ancients watching the flight of birds to the murky activities of Google and Facebook today, Seeing into the Future provides vital insight into the past, present, and—of course—future of prediction.
Martin van Creveld is professor emeritus at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and the author of many books including Conscience: A Biography, also published by Reaktion Books, as well as Wargames: From Gladiators to Gigabytes and The Privileged Sex.
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Title:Seeing Into The Future: A Short History Of Prediction
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.98 in
Published:September 7, 2020
Publisher:Reaktion Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781789142297

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