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Read online Eventi X (La cultura).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Eventi X (La cultura) Un esplosione nucleare un epidemia globale un blackout delle reti elettriche o un collasso dei mercati finanziari Il mondo ci dimostra che il futuro non cos prevedibile e non tutti i rischi sono controllabili Abbiamo una sola certezza la civilt contemporanea poggia su pilastri precari come un fragile castello di carte John Casti teorico dei sistemi complessi richiama la nostra attenzione sui fatti davanti ai quali voltiamo la testa e ci allerta sulle vulnerabilit a quegli eventi causati dall uomo possibili e nello stesso tempo rari e sorprendenti che mettono a repentaglio la nostra vita quotidiana Con Eventi X Casti esplora i sistemi vitali per la specie umana sottolinea i pericoli che ci attendono segnalando le spie di allarme per tenere a bada gli eventi anomali e fornendo consigli per ridurre la complessit dei sistemi umani e adattarsi a ci che crediamo non possa mai capitarci Tra gli eventi x presi in considerazione ci sono la possibile messa fuori uso su vasta scala di internet o di tutti i dispositivi elettronici a causa di un impulso elettromagnetico il crollo delle filiere alimentari un sistema di produzione e commercio globale altamente instabile rischi energetici come il verificarsi di altri disastri nucleari e l estinzione definitiva del petrolio estraibile Casti infine esplora le probabilit di pandemie di robot che si rivoltano contro i propri inventori di collassi finanziari che porterebbero a una deflazione globale e soprattutto le minacce che potrebbero impedire a tutti di avere accesso all acqua potabile Un saggio di concetti e di idee fondamentale per affrontare le incognite del XXI secolo con razionalit decisione e speranza by John L. Casti, S. Ferraresi

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