In 1972, the club of Rome which has about 100 members now, commisioned the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, using artificial intelligence techniques to plot what the world would look like in the future.
The result was the birth of an economic theory, in the self titled book THE LIMITS OF GROWTH. The book was dismissed and laughed ,at though it eventually sold more than 8 million copies.
The Limits of Growth
What fascinated me about the book was the call on
global population flattening around 2020, against the current norm that such a leveling would take place at around 2050.
Also, that by 2040, the global population's living standards will drop back to the standards of the 1990's.
On July 15 this year, the Club of Rome sent out a tweet, the LIMITS OF GROWTH was not only right literally, but theoretically too the 1972 module used, now has basis to stand tall on its own.
If you are too lazy to read the book itself, here are a few links over the years as well as a link on the only Malaysian found to be worthy by David Rockefeller's Club of Rome to call its own. No it is not Tengku Zafrul, Tony Pua or Khairy Jamaluddin.
It is a man, 99 per cent of Malaysians have never heard off, but one who is held in the highest esteem in Beijing and Singapore. READ :
2.MIT Predicted in 1972 That Society Will Collapse This Century. New Research Shows We’re on Schedule.