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Vertical Progress
The New Science of Human Civilization
by K. Oxovuieu

Overview


This is not the first time when methods of information science are used to analyze natural or cultural phenomena. However, this is the first time when a computer model leads to the emergence of a rigorous scientific theory that explains the fascinating design of human society. It reveals secrets of both phenomenal success and disastrous failures of our civilization in the last few thousands of years. The book offers a fresh and unusual perspective to understand the nature of human society and what we can expect from it in the near future.
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Description


Today people more than ever are overwhelmed by worry about current events. Why are some people devoured by hatred and bigotry? Can we avoid the next economic crisis? Can we prevent the next global war? Will computers take over our civilization any time soon? Even though Vertical Progress does not have all answers, it provides readers with plenty of new ideas to open the debate. Vertical Progress offers a hypothesis and rationale that provides not only a different look at past events but also explains much of what is happening now. The book sees the human society as a well-designed, complex information system that has a single purpose—to build a collective knowledge. Using results of the computer simulations author demonstrating that as just a heard of collaborative individuals, the society would not be able to make any substantial progress. The book logically connects the latest achievements of science with the findings of the computer simulation experiment to lead readers to the inevitable conclusion—the social information system would not make any progress unless it operates with more than one type of nodes. Hence, the author suggests that our civilization consists of more than one human kind. Read more on the book website: verticalprogress.info

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About the author


A computer scientist and entrepreneur with more than twenty-five years of experience in information technologies, software engineering, and management consulting. Background also includes theoretical physics, genetic, and bioinformatics. K. Oxovuieu is a pen name that was conjured by famous science fiction writers in 1985. 

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Book details

Genre:SOCIAL SCIENCE

Subgenre:Sociology / General

Language:English

Pages:280

Format:Hardcover

Hardcover ISBN:9781543915785


Overview


This is not the first time when methods of information science are used to analyze natural or cultural phenomena. However, this is the first time when a computer model leads to the emergence of a rigorous scientific theory that explains the fascinating design of human society. It reveals secrets of both phenomenal success and disastrous failures of our civilization in the last few thousands of years. The book offers a fresh and unusual perspective to understand the nature of human society and what we can expect from it in the near future.

Read more

Description


Today people more than ever are overwhelmed by worry about current events. Why are some people devoured by hatred and bigotry? Can we avoid the next economic crisis? Can we prevent the next global war? Will computers take over our civilization any time soon? Even though Vertical Progress does not have all answers, it provides readers with plenty of new ideas to open the debate. Vertical Progress offers a hypothesis and rationale that provides not only a different look at past events but also explains much of what is happening now. The book sees the human society as a well-designed, complex information system that has a single purpose—to build a collective knowledge. Using results of the computer simulations author demonstrating that as just a heard of collaborative individuals, the society would not be able to make any substantial progress. The book logically connects the latest achievements of science with the findings of the computer simulation experiment to lead readers to the inevitable conclusion—the social information system would not make any progress unless it operates with more than one type of nodes. Hence, the author suggests that our civilization consists of more than one human kind. Read more on the book website: verticalprogress.info

Read more

About the author


A computer scientist and entrepreneur with more than twenty-five years of experience in information technologies, software engineering, and management consulting. Background also includes theoretical physics, genetic, and bioinformatics. K. Oxovuieu is a pen name that was conjured by famous science fiction writers in 1985. 

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