## Tools for Thought: How to Understand and Apply the Latest Scientific Techniques of Problem SolvingDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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That is to 2A say, that at the end of the fifteen years, 50 per

information will have been discovered during that period itself. There is another,

perhaps less flattering, way of looking at this situation, which is very relevant to ...

That is to 2A say, that at the end of the fifteen years, 50 per

**cent**of the availableinformation will have been discovered during that period itself. There is another,

perhaps less flattering, way of looking at this situation, which is very relevant to ...

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Even people who graduated in 1955 (the last year in which there was anything

like sufficient factual evidence) would be about 30 per

years after graduation, and nearly 60 per

...

Even people who graduated in 1955 (the last year in which there was anything

like sufficient factual evidence) would be about 30 per

**cent**obsolescent fiveyears after graduation, and nearly 60 per

**cent**after f1fteen. If one extrapolates the...

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A reasonably accurate formula for what will eventually happen is the 'Seventy

Law'. If the rate of interest is X per

doubled in 70/X years. At 1 o per

A reasonably accurate formula for what will eventually happen is the 'Seventy

Law'. If the rate of interest is X per

**cent**, the sum you have invested will havedoubled in 70/X years. At 1 o per

**cent**it will have doubled in seven years; at 6 per**cent**...### What people are saying - Write a review

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