Quantum Geopolitics

Jul 28, 2015 | 08:00 GMT

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in the Old City of Istanbul. Quantum theory can help us understand history to better predict future world events.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in the Old City of Istanbul, Turkey.

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The world of quantum physics can provide useful guidance in the forecasting of global events. Forecasting the shape the world will take in several years or decades is an audacious undertaking. There are no images to observe or precise data points to anchor us. We can only create a picture, and a fuzzy one at best. This is, after all, our basic human empirical instinct: to draw effortlessly from the vivid imagery of our present world and past experiences while we squint and hesitate before faint, blobby images of the future....

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