World3, the video

Still more on World3 and The Limits to Growth. Two weeks ago I gave a talk at Harvard on all this, and the video is now online. Look for the Brian Hayes–March 30 link near the bottom of the page.

The slides are here.

And, by the way, the slides were done with deck.js, a JavaScript-and-HTML framework I had never tried. Both preparing the slides and presenting them went very smoothly. Running the talk from within a browser has obvious advantages when you’re talking about Internet things; you don’t have to break out of Powerpoint or Keynote to go to a web page. Using Mathjax for TeX stuff is effortless. So is posting your slides on the web. On the other hand, navigation may not be obvious at a glance. Use the arrow keys. The M and G keys also do helpful things.

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3 Responses to World3, the video

  1. I can’t seem to get to the slides. Do I need to download something?

  2. brian says:

    @Brie Finegold: The link works for me. What happens (or doesn’t happen) when you click it? What browser are you using?

  3. Bill Paseman says:

    First, I have been a fan of your work for some time, and was excited to read your “Limits to Growth” columns. I actually took a course from Jay Forrester in 1979 where he discussed his work.
    I’d appreciate input on the following idea: Linking Politician’s policy prescriptions into the model. The goal would -not- be to predict the -exact- policy outcome, rather to clarify the exact prescriptions being made and make clear to the electorate the implications of certain policies. Perhaps it could be tied into the National Budget Office’s model. So, after seeing saw your Harvard Video, I believe I understand a few of the problems you would see with the approach, but wondered if it was done at the appropriate level of generality, whether it might provide some value in your opinion. -Thanks-