Mathematical historian predicts collapse of civilization in 2020s

Mathematical historian predicts collapse of civilization in 2020s

By Josh King, Buzz60

The fall of civilization has been talked about for years, but now a mathematical historian says it could happen much sooner than we think.

Peter Turchin, a professor of ecology and mathematics at the University of Connecticut, used the cross-disciplinary subject of Cliodynamics to treat Earth's history as a science.

Based on his most recent model, Turchin predicts that "...social instability and...

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