1864. Example of math and society

A new Ted talk.My view, very intersting, but facile. Gives the illusion that because cities grow, and we understand the math, that all is determined. But it doesn’t give us any capacity to talk about why our experience of a good painting and a good poem are not quite the same. The tendency is to incrase the reach of math itno social undersanding, and the market for big data is right there. This shift from a literary humanistic undersanding of society to a mechanistic quantifiable one iS fateful.

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