Over where I keep my notes I've just posted a lengthy paraphrase of a London Review of Books review of two futures-relevant books: Profiles, Probabilities and Stereotypes by Frederick Schauer (general rules often work better than individual discretion) and The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few by James Surowiecki (a group's average decisions are often better than an individual's).
A couple of interesting books
- Population growth and a sense of perspective16 Dec 2002
- Flu as a wild card14 Oct 2002
- Ideas from the edge25 Aug 2002
- WorldView 2002: Storytelling and the Singularity21 Jul 2002
- What’s been learned from teaching future studies25 Jun 2002
- Making the best of your future12 Feb 2000