It is misleading in a crucial way to view information as something that can be poured into an empty vessel, like a fluid or even energy.
Centralization of society's vital services in giant computer centers, reservoirs, nuclear power plants, air- traffic control centers, 100-story skyscrapers, and government compounds increases its vulnerability. ... choosing his targets, today's saboteur could pollute a city's water supply, dynamite power transmission towers, cripple an airport control center, destroy a corporate or government computer center.
It is the shortcomings of game theory (as originally formulated) which force the consideration of the role of ethics, of the dynamics of social structure, and of social structure and of individual psychology in situations of conflict.
A theorem is a proposition which is a strict logical consequence of certain definitions and other propositions.
The outcome of a non-constant-sum game may be dictated by the individual rationality of the respective players without satisfying a criterion of collective rationality.
Do you know that all great spurts in...progress came just after some unorthodox ideas or exotic impressions had penetrated into a closed system?
The moral development of a civilization is measured by the breadth of its sense of community.
A thorough understanding of game theory, should dim these greedy hopes. Knowledge of game theory does not make one a better card player, businessman or military strategist.
To gain knowledge, we must learn to ask the right questions; and to get answers, we must act, not wait for answers to occur to us.
Whether sociology can ever become a full-fledged "science" (a description of a class of events predictable on the basis of deductions from a constant rationale) depends on whether the terms which sociologists employ to describe events can be analyzed into quantifiable observables.
Last Update: 28 September 2022
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