Re: Good reading material - books on global history

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 06:39:48 MDT

Have anybody read J.A. Tainter's _The Collapse of Complex Societies_?

I don't know if it is good or not, but I read a paper in Futures by
him there he had an interesting argument about complexity costs as a
limiting factor (and reason for collapse) of civilisations that
reminded me a bit about Vinge's ideas about late software societies in
_A Deepness in the Sky_.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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