The Science And Art Of Artificial Societies

Creating artificial societies requires a lot of math and high-powered computing, but yields some interesting results.

The new science of artificial societies suggests that real ones are both more predictable and more surprising than we thought. Growing long-vanished civilizations and modern-day genocides on computers will probably never enable us to foresee the future in detail—but we might learn to anticipate the kinds of events that lie ahead, and where to look for interventions that might work."

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