Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

But a vast amount of successful prediction is nonetheless possible, especially in the context of applied sciences such as medicine, meteorology, and engineering. This book examines our prospects for finding out about the future in advance.

Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791435539

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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The future obviously matters to us. It is, after all, where we'll be spending the rest of our lives. We need some degree of foresight if we are to make effective plans for managing our affairs. Much that we would like to know in advance cannot be predicted. But a vast amount of successful prediction is nonetheless possible, especially in the context of applied sciences such as medicine, meteorology, and engineering. This book examines our prospects for finding out about the future in advance. It addresses questions such as why prediction is possible in some areas and not others; what sorts of methods and resources make successful prediction possible; and what obstacles limit the predictive venture. Nicholas Rescher develops a general theory of prediction that encompasses its fundamental principles, methodology, and practice and gives an overview of its promises and problems. Predicting the Future considers the anthropological and historical background of the predictive enterprise. It also examines the conceptual, epistemic, and ontological principles that set the stage for predictive efforts. In short, Rescher explores the basic features of the predictive situation and considers their broader implications in science, in philosophy, and in the management of our daily affairs.
Categories: Social Science

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

4 Predicting the economy FRANK HAHN How effectively in the 1990s can we
predict the future course of a country's economy ? In analysing this key issue in
the chapter that follows , my aims are essentially threefold . First , I will consider
the ...

Author: Leo Howe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521413230

Category: Science

Page: 195

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Predicting the Future examines humankind's obsessive urge to look beyond the present in the hope of controlling events in the days to come.
Categories: Science

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

This Special Issue entitled "Predicting the Future-Big Data and Machine Learning" is focused on applications of machine learning methodologies in the field of energy.

Author: Fernando Sánchez Lasheras

Publisher: Mdpi AG

ISBN: 303936619X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 148

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Due to the increased capabilities of microprocessors and the advent of graphics processing units (GPUs) in recent decades, the use of machine learning methodologies has become popular in many fields of science and technology. This fact, together with the availability of large amounts of information, has meant that machine learning and Big Data have an important presence in the field of Energy. This Special Issue entitled "Predicting the Future-Big Data and Machine Learning" is focused on applications of machine learning methodologies in the field of energy. Topics include but are not limited to the following: big data architectures of power supply systems, energy-saving and efficiency models, environmental effects of energy consumption, prediction of occupational health and safety outcomes in the energy industry, price forecast prediction of raw materials, and energy management of smart buildings.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

These include the I-Ching, using signs on the face and body, coffee grounds, dice and dominoes, pendulums, fire, water, and many more. This book presents the principles of the well-known and lesser-known methods of predicting the future.

Author: Sarah Zehavi

Publisher: Astrolog

ISBN: 9654940930

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Predicting the future is a traditional art which was practiced in ancient times and developed in the course of human cultural development. Everyone has heard of the methods of predicting the future according to dreams, Tarot cards, numerology, or astrology, but there arc main additional methods and principles. These include the I-Ching, using signs on the face and body, coffee grounds, dice and dominoes, pendulums, fire, water, and many more. This book presents the principles of the well-known and lesser-known methods of predicting the future.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Predicting the Future with Dominoes

Predicting the Future with Dominoes

Dominoes are often thought of as a fun game and activity, but they can also be used for predicting the future. The activities in this book teach and explain ways that dominoes can be used as an instrument of prediction.

Author: Sara Zed

Publisher:

ISBN: 9654941295

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Dominoes are often thought of as a fun game and activity, but they can also be used for predicting the future. The activities in this book teach and explain ways that dominoes can be used as an instrument of prediction. Popular worldwide, particularly in Italy and Tibet, dominoes come in many varieties, and this book explains how to interpret the dots to gain insight into the future.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Prediction

Prediction

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita can predict the future. From international terrorism to corporate fraud, from climate change to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been predicting the future for decades.

Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446444368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita can predict the future. From international terrorism to corporate fraud, from climate change to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been predicting the future for decades. Using Game Theory (a theory based on the rationale that everyone acts in their own self-interest) he can foretell and even engineer events. His forecasts, for everyone from the CIA to major international companies, have an extraordinary 90% success rate. In this fascinating and immensely readable book he explains how you can use Game Theory to your own advantage - to win a legal dispute, advance your career and even get the best possible price for your car. Prediction will change your understanding of the world - both now and in the future.
Categories: Business & Economics

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

It pervades contemporary scientific literature from regulating genetic networks to
weather prediction and from hydrology to ... Qualitative features of each, present
state and predicted future state, while useful, remain insufficient, but necessary ...

Author: Henry Abarbanel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781461472186

Category: Science

Page: 238

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Through the development of an exact path integral for use in transferring information from observations to a model of the observed system, the author provides a general framework for the discussion of model building and evaluation across disciplines. Through many illustrative examples drawn from models in neuroscience, geosciences, and nonlinear electrical circuits, the concepts are exemplified in detail. Practical numerical methods for approximate evaluations of the path integral are explored, and their use in designing experiments and determining a model’s consistency with observations is explored.
Categories: Science

Predicting the Future in Science Economics and Politics

Predicting the Future in Science  Economics  and Politics

The urge to predict has occupied a prominent place in history since the dawn of
humanity. Whether gazing at the stars, untangling sheep entrails, or praying to
the gods, the human story entails trying to anticipate the future and maybe even ...

Author: Frank Whelon Wayman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783471874

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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It is a puzzle that while academic research has increased in specialization, the important and complex problems facing humans urgently require a synthesis of understanding. This unique collaboration attempts to address such a problem by bringing togeth
Categories: Social Science

Prediction

Prediction

Based upon ten case studies, Prediction explores how science-based predictions guide policy making and what this means in terms of global warming, biogenetically modifying organisms and polluting the environment with chemicals.

Author: Daniel Sarewitz

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559637765

Category: Political Science

Page: 405

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Based upon ten case studies, Prediction explores how science-based predictions guide policy making and what this means in terms of global warming, biogenetically modifying organisms and polluting the environment with chemicals.
Categories: Political Science

Predicting the Future Can We Do It And If Not Why Not

Predicting the Future  Can We Do It  And If Not  Why Not

Because of quantum mechanics' consistent accuracy in predicting the results of
experiments involving physical interactions of submicroscopic particles, most
modern physicists interpret the experimental results that violate Bell's inequality
as ...

Author: Gerard G. Nahum, MD

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480811065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

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"We all try to predict what ill occur in our lives. We routinely orchestrate events in the present in an attempt to influence what we'd like to see happen in the future. But despite our best efforts, everything doesn't always go according to plan. The question is why? In Predicting the Future: Can We Do It? And If Not, Why Not?, author Dr. Gerard G. Nahum offers a comprehensive answer to this question. He provides a framework of explanations as to why we find ourselves in the situations we do concerning our ability (or inability) to predict and influence the future. Nahum illustrates why the predicaments we encounter often have much more to do with the fundamental physical constraints of the universe that we live in rather than anything man-made."--Page [4] of cover.
Categories: Philosophy

Predicting the Unpredictable

Predicting the Unpredictable

Predicting the Unpredictable explains why, exploring the fact and fiction behind the science—and pseudoscience—of earthquake prediction.

Author: Susan Elizabeth Hough

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400883547

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Why seismologists still can't predict earthquakes An earthquake can strike without warning and wreak horrific destruction and death, whether it's the catastrophic 2010 quake that took a devastating toll on the island nation of Haiti or a future great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in California, which scientists know is inevitable. Yet despite rapid advances in earthquake science, seismologists still can’t predict when the Big One will hit. Predicting the Unpredictable explains why, exploring the fact and fiction behind the science—and pseudoscience—of earthquake prediction. Susan Hough traces the continuing quest by seismologists to forecast the time, location, and magnitude of future quakes. She brings readers into the laboratory and out into the field—describing attempts that have raised hopes only to collapse under scrutiny, as well as approaches that seem to hold future promise. She also ventures to the fringes of pseudoscience to consider ideas outside the scientific mainstream. An entertaining and accessible foray into the world of earthquake prediction, Predicting the Unpredictable illuminates the unique challenges of predicting earthquakes.
Categories: Science

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

Author: Joachim B. Kieferle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0954118367

Category: Architectural design

Page: 962

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Categories: Architectural design

Predicting the Future with Dice

Predicting the Future with Dice

This book teaches and explains how with three simple dice, anybody can learn to predict their own future.

Author: Sara Zed

Publisher:

ISBN: 9654941309

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

View: 514

Dice are the ultimate tool for random choice and are used in a range of activities, from children’s games to gambling, but they can also be used as a method for predicting the future. This book teaches and explains how with three simple dice, anybody can learn to predict their own future.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Geopolitical Alpha

Geopolitical Alpha

This is a 'must read' for those interested in global investing and American leadership." —Mark Brzezinski, United States Ambassador (retd.) "Geopolitical Alpha is quite literally a bookend for a new paradigm in global markets.

Author: Marko Papic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119740216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 117

Forecast geopolitics and markets with this clear and insightful resource Geopolitical Alpha – An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future provides readers with an original and compelling approach to forecasting the future and beating the markets while doing so. Persuasively written by author, investment strategist, and geopolitical analyst Marko Papic, the book applies a novel framework for making sense of the cacophony of geopolitical risks with the eye towards generating investment-relevant insights. Geopolitical Alpha posits that investors should ignore the media-hyped narratives, insights from "smoke-filled rooms," and most of their political consultants and, instead, focus exclusively on the measurable, material constraints facing policymakers. In the tug-of-war between policymaker preferences and their constraints, the latter always win out in the end. Papic uses a wealth of examples from the past decade to illustrate how one can use his constraint-framework to generate Geopolitical Alpha. In the process, the book discusses: What paradigm shifts will drive investment returns over the next decade Why investment and corporate professionals can no longer treat geopolitics as an exogenous risk How to ignore the media and focus on what drives market narratives that generate returns Perfect for investors, C-suite executives, and investment professionals, Geopolitical Alpha belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the intersection of geopolitics, economics, and finance.
Categories: Business & Economics

Predicting Your Future

Predicting Your Future

Author: Diagram Group

Publisher:

ISBN: 034530716X

Category: Fortune-telling

Page: 127

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Categories: Fortune-telling

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

In this book, we present the way we can see through sleep, events that belong to future time, or that have not yet occurred.

Author: Carlos L Partidas

Publisher:

ISBN: 1686323115

Category:

Page: 38

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In this book, we present the way we can see through sleep, events that belong to future time, or that have not yet occurred. Of course, we say future with respect to the body, because as spirits, we can move faster than light, and so we can reach an event, whose information is being carried by an ordinary ray of light. So, we can clearly describe what has already happened to the spirit, but it is information that has not yet reached the brain of an incarnate person.
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Shakespeare Oracle

Shakespeare Oracle

It is a truly one-of-a-kind product. Shakespeare's work is full of predictions, and the book delves into his wisdom as a prophet as well as the archetypes that populate his work (e.g. Puck as magician, Romeo and Juliet as lovers).

Author: A. Bronwyn Llewellyn

Publisher: Fair Winds

ISBN: 1592330169

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Predicting Future Locations and Arrival Times of Individuals

Predicting Future Locations and Arrival Times of Individuals

This work has two objectives: a) to predict people's future locations, and b) to predict when they will be at given locations.

Author: Ingrid E. Burbey

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:724306873

Category:

Page:

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This work has two objectives: a) to predict people's future locations, and b) to predict when they will be at given locations. Current location-based applications react to the user's current location. The progression from location-awareness to location-prediction can enable the next generation of proactive, context-predicting applications. Existing location-prediction algorithms predict someone's next location. In contrast, this dissertation predicts someone's future locations. Existing algorithms use a sequence of locations and predict the next location in the sequence. This dissertation incorporates temporal information as timestamps in order to predict someone's location at any time in the future. Sequence predictors based on Markov models have been shown to be effective predictors of someone's next location. This dissertation applies a Markov model to two-dimensional, timestamped location information to predict future locations. This dissertation also predicts when someone will be at a given location. These predictions can support presence or understanding co-workers' routines. Predicting the times that someone is going to be at a given location is a very different and more difficult problem than predicting where someone will be at a given time. A location-prediction application may predict one or two key locations for a given time, while there could be hundreds of correct predictions for times of the day that someone will be in a given location. The approach used in this dissertation, a heuristic model loosely based on Market Basket Analysis, is the first to predict when someone will arrive at any given location. The models are applied to sparse, WiFi mobility data collected on PDAs given to 275 college freshmen. The location-prediction model predicts future locations with 78-91% accuracy. The temporal-prediction model achieves 33-39% accuracy. If a tolerance of plus/minus twenty minutes is allowed, the prediction rates rise to 77%-91%. This dissertation shows the characteristics of the timestamped, location data which lead to the highest number of correct predictions. The best data cover large portions of the day, with less than three locations for any given timestamp.
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