Complex systems will become more studied and predictable



The Futurist Magazine :
The science of tipping points will show strange similarities between the functioning of the stock market, the Arctic, and the brain. Many complex systems including market exchanges, animal populations, and ecosystems exhibit identifiable “early warning” behaviors prior to big disruptive shifts like crashes, according to a 2009 paper published in the journal Nature. The authors contend that the study of corollary warning signals across systems would benefit from more reliable statistical tools.


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