Predicting the Future

But a vast amount of successful prediction is nonetheless possible, especially in the context of applied sciences such as medicine, meteorology, and engineering. This book examines our prospects for finding out about the future in advance.

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Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791435539

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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The future obviously matters to us. It is, after all, where we'll be spending the rest of our lives. We need some degree of foresight if we are to make effective plans for managing our affairs. Much that we would like to know in advance cannot be predicted. But a vast amount of successful prediction is nonetheless possible, especially in the context of applied sciences such as medicine, meteorology, and engineering. This book examines our prospects for finding out about the future in advance. It addresses questions such as why prediction is possible in some areas and not others; what sorts of methods and resources make successful prediction possible; and what obstacles limit the predictive venture. Nicholas Rescher develops a general theory of prediction that encompasses its fundamental principles, methodology, and practice and gives an overview of its promises and problems. Predicting the Future considers the anthropological and historical background of the predictive enterprise. It also examines the conceptual, epistemic, and ontological principles that set the stage for predictive efforts. In short, Rescher explores the basic features of the predictive situation and considers their broader implications in science, in philosophy, and in the management of our daily affairs.

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future examines humankind's obsessive urge to look beyond the present in the hope of controlling events in the days to come.

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Author: Leo Howe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521413230

Category: Science

Page: 195

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Predicting the Future examines humankind's obsessive urge to look beyond the present in the hope of controlling events in the days to come.

Predicting the Future in Science Economics and Politics

It is a puzzle that while academic research has increased in specialization, the important and complex problems facing humans urgently require a synthesis of understanding.

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Author: Frank Whelon Wayman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783471874

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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It is a puzzle that while academic research has increased in specialization, the important and complex problems facing humans urgently require a synthesis of understanding. This unique collaboration attempts to address such a problem by bringing togeth

Predicting the Future

This Special Issue entitled "Predicting the Future-Big Data and Machine Learning" is focused on applications of machine learning methodologies in the field of energy.

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Author: Fernando Sánchez Lasheras

Publisher: Mdpi AG

ISBN: 303936619X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 148

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Due to the increased capabilities of microprocessors and the advent of graphics processing units (GPUs) in recent decades, the use of machine learning methodologies has become popular in many fields of science and technology. This fact, together with the availability of large amounts of information, has meant that machine learning and Big Data have an important presence in the field of Energy. This Special Issue entitled "Predicting the Future-Big Data and Machine Learning" is focused on applications of machine learning methodologies in the field of energy. Topics include but are not limited to the following: big data architectures of power supply systems, energy-saving and efficiency models, environmental effects of energy consumption, prediction of occupational health and safety outcomes in the energy industry, price forecast prediction of raw materials, and energy management of smart buildings.

Predicting the Future

These include the I-Ching, using signs on the face and body, coffee grounds, dice and dominoes, pendulums, fire, water, and many more. This book presents the principles of the well-known and lesser-known methods of predicting the future.

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Author: Sarah Zehavi

Publisher: Astrolog

ISBN: 9654940930

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Predicting the future is a traditional art which was practiced in ancient times and developed in the course of human cultural development. Everyone has heard of the methods of predicting the future according to dreams, Tarot cards, numerology, or astrology, but there arc main additional methods and principles. These include the I-Ching, using signs on the face and body, coffee grounds, dice and dominoes, pendulums, fire, water, and many more. This book presents the principles of the well-known and lesser-known methods of predicting the future.

Predicting the Future

This book will be useful for students and practitioners of physics, neuroscience, regulatory networks, meteorology and climate science, network dynamics, fluid dynamics, and other systematic investigations of complex systems.

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Author: Henry Abarbanel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781461472186

Category: Science

Page: 238

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Through the development of an exact path integral for use in transferring information from observations to a model of the observed system, the author provides a general framework for the discussion of model building and evaluation across disciplines. Through many illustrative examples drawn from models in neuroscience, geosciences, and nonlinear electrical circuits, the concepts are exemplified in detail. Practical numerical methods for approximate evaluations of the path integral are explored, and their use in designing experiments and determining a model’s consistency with observations is explored.

Predicting the Future

This book tells the stories behind scores of predictions made over the past 140 years.

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Author: John Williams Malone

Publisher: M Evans & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015040574835

Category: Reference

Page: 194

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The moving sidewalk never materialized...but we did get to the moon.

Predicting the Future with Dominoes

Dominoes are often thought of as a fun game and activity, but they can also be used for predicting the future. The activities in this book teach and explain ways that dominoes can be used as an instrument of prediction.

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Author: Sara Zed

Publisher:

ISBN: 9654941295

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Dominoes are often thought of as a fun game and activity, but they can also be used for predicting the future. The activities in this book teach and explain ways that dominoes can be used as an instrument of prediction. Popular worldwide, particularly in Italy and Tibet, dominoes come in many varieties, and this book explains how to interpret the dots to gain insight into the future.

Predicting the Future Can We Do It And If Not Why Not

But despite our best efforts, everything doesn't always go according to plan. The question is why? In Predicting the Future: Can We Do It? And If Not, Why Not?, author Dr. Gerard G. Nahum offers a comprehensive answer to this question.

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Author: Gerard G. Nahum, MD

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480811065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

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"We all try to predict what ill occur in our lives. We routinely orchestrate events in the present in an attempt to influence what we'd like to see happen in the future. But despite our best efforts, everything doesn't always go according to plan. The question is why? In Predicting the Future: Can We Do It? And If Not, Why Not?, author Dr. Gerard G. Nahum offers a comprehensive answer to this question. He provides a framework of explanations as to why we find ourselves in the situations we do concerning our ability (or inability) to predict and influence the future. Nahum illustrates why the predicaments we encounter often have much more to do with the fundamental physical constraints of the universe that we live in rather than anything man-made."--Page [4] of cover.

Geopolitical Alpha

This is a 'must read' for those interested in global investing and American leadership." —Mark Brzezinski, United States Ambassador (retd.) "Geopolitical Alpha is quite literally a bookend for a new paradigm in global markets.

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Author: Marko Papic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119740216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Forecast geopolitics and markets with this clear and insightful resource Geopolitical Alpha – An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future provides readers with an original and compelling approach to forecasting the future and beating the markets while doing so. Persuasively written by author, investment strategist, and geopolitical analyst Marko Papic, the book applies a novel framework for making sense of the cacophony of geopolitical risks with the eye towards generating investment-relevant insights. Geopolitical Alpha posits that investors should ignore the media-hyped narratives, insights from "smoke-filled rooms," and most of their political consultants and, instead, focus exclusively on the measurable, material constraints facing policymakers. In the tug-of-war between policymaker preferences and their constraints, the latter always win out in the end. Papic uses a wealth of examples from the past decade to illustrate how one can use his constraint-framework to generate Geopolitical Alpha. In the process, the book discusses: What paradigm shifts will drive investment returns over the next decade Why investment and corporate professionals can no longer treat geopolitics as an exogenous risk How to ignore the media and focus on what drives market narratives that generate returns Perfect for investors, C-suite executives, and investment professionals, Geopolitical Alpha belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the intersection of geopolitics, economics, and finance.

Prediction

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita can predict the future. From international terrorism to corporate fraud, from climate change to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been predicting the future for decades.

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Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446444368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita can predict the future. From international terrorism to corporate fraud, from climate change to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been predicting the future for decades. Using Game Theory (a theory based on the rationale that everyone acts in their own self-interest) he can foretell and even engineer events. His forecasts, for everyone from the CIA to major international companies, have an extraordinary 90% success rate. In this fascinating and immensely readable book he explains how you can use Game Theory to your own advantage - to win a legal dispute, advance your career and even get the best possible price for your car. Prediction will change your understanding of the world - both now and in the future.

Prediction

Based upon ten case studies, Prediction explores how science-based predictions guide policy making and what this means in terms of global warming, biogenetically modifying organisms and polluting the environment with chemicals.

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Author: Daniel Sarewitz

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559637765

Category: Political Science

Page: 405

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Based upon ten case studies, Prediction explores how science-based predictions guide policy making and what this means in terms of global warming, biogenetically modifying organisms and polluting the environment with chemicals.

Predicting the Unpredictable

Predicting the Unpredictable explains why, exploring the fact and fiction behind the science—and pseudoscience—of earthquake prediction.

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Author: Susan Elizabeth Hough

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400883547

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Why seismologists still can't predict earthquakes An earthquake can strike without warning and wreak horrific destruction and death, whether it's the catastrophic 2010 quake that took a devastating toll on the island nation of Haiti or a future great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in California, which scientists know is inevitable. Yet despite rapid advances in earthquake science, seismologists still can’t predict when the Big One will hit. Predicting the Unpredictable explains why, exploring the fact and fiction behind the science—and pseudoscience—of earthquake prediction. Susan Hough traces the continuing quest by seismologists to forecast the time, location, and magnitude of future quakes. She brings readers into the laboratory and out into the field—describing attempts that have raised hopes only to collapse under scrutiny, as well as approaches that seem to hold future promise. She also ventures to the fringes of pseudoscience to consider ideas outside the scientific mainstream. An entertaining and accessible foray into the world of earthquake prediction, Predicting the Unpredictable illuminates the unique challenges of predicting earthquakes.

Probing the Future

The book consists of two parts.

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Author: David Delphenich

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 162141843X

Category: Science

Page: 420

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The book consists of two parts. The first is a historical survey of some of mankind's attempts to predict the future since antiquity, including the visions of philosophers, scientists, inventors, writers, and filmmakers, as well as some famously bad predictions by distinguished people. The second part consists of a casual (non-mathematical) discussion of the modeling of dynamical systems and the issues that relate to predicting the future states of such systems.

Predicting Your Future through Astrology

If you want to know your future then this is the book for you.

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Author: Singh Sita Ram

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120792692

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page:

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Everybody wants to know his future and to know it correctly here is a book for you! After elucidating the fundamental principles of Astrology the treatise has discussed the horoscopes of well known personalities: •Mahatma Gandhi •Rabindra Nath Tagore •Jawahar Lal Nehru •S Radhakrishnan •Indira Gandhi •Shirdi Sai Baba •Swami Vivekananda • Ratan Tata • Kumar Mangalam Birla • Bill Gates •B.V. Raman •Count Louis Hamon (Cheiro) and many more. If you want to know your future then this is the book for you.

Time Series Prediction

The book is a summary of a time series forecasting competition that was held a number of years ago.

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Author: Andreas S. Weigend

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429961199

Category: Social Science

Page: 663

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The book is a summary of a time series forecasting competition that was held a number of years ago. It aims to provide a snapshot of the range of new techniques that are used to study time series, both as a reference for experts and as a guide for novices.