I love Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. The concept of psychohistory, or applying laws of statistics to large enough groups of people in order to predict a general flow of future events, which he got from Kinetic Theory, is fascinating. In terms of his opinion as a scientist of our future, I particularly like this thought: “Humanity cannot afford to waste its financial and emotional resources on endless, meaningless quarrels between each group and all others. There must be a sense of globalism in which the world unites to solve the real problems that face all groups alike.”

Asimov

Advertisements