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1973 Computer Predicts the End of Civilisation

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posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 01:10 PM
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I found this pretty interesting and thought perhaps others may as well.

This was aired on ABC November 9th 1973. It talked about Australia's largest computer Predicts trends such as pollution, population, availability of natural resources and the quality of life on earth. Ironically enough this computer generated report showed on the interview goes up to 2060 but this reporter stops at 2020 while explaining the graph. The program, called World One, says the earth can not sustain presents population for more than a few decades. The graph starts at 1900 through the year 2060 (although most of the readings are read up until 2020 only. Three men from the Club of Rome, is interviewed regarding population control.

I hope you find it as interesting as I did. There are lots of little nuggets in here. On lunch break so not enough time to drop them all here.


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posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: summer5

This suggests that our problems, as seen from this point of 1973, cannot be dealt with by individual nations but only by a concerted global effort.

This leads us to question exactly who this people are who are suggesting this. Are they concerned scientists who wished to provide information to the world on how to extend the life of our species past these hour glass road blocks or are they elitists who were even then planning to develop one world as their own personal toy.

There were any number of warnings along these lines fifty and sixty years ago. Suggestions were made on how humanity needed to redirect it's ways in order to make it past these problems. However, most of those suggestions were lampooned as doom porn and not realized enough to make any sort of difference beyond maybe a decade or so of longevity.



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 01:43 PM
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There were all kinds of predictions like this in the 70s and beyond. Some of them said we only had 10 years or less.

There's a LONG list of these sorts of predictions being wrong. The computer only know what it is programmed with, which is usually incomplete data from biased scientists.



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: summer5

Good video from 1973. It seems we didn't take heed.

I saw something online yesterday about how water is starting to cause problems in some parts of the World and disputes have begun over water usage and water ways, this type of thing and I can see because of movement of people from Africa, Asia and ME, Europes populations are growing and the same thing will happen in Europe!



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 01:59 PM
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So what this suggests is literally massive change in my life time

Born 1982 it’s now 2021 nearly 2022

Nope not seen any massive change at all in climate or weather behavioural patterns, in fact I think our summers we’re definitely better in the 80s 90s, the only massive change I’ve witnessed is in demographics, however one of the scientists did predict the cultural changes in the video so… shrugs

But it’s also very unlikely this model factored in china’s massive expansion

But what it probably DID help promote was offloading heavy industries and manufacturing to China because of the massive deaths predicted due to pollution

Well considering we don’t see those deaths in the decades long massive illegal level of pollution occurring in China I guess that’s another failed prediction

The IPCC & the club of Rome /GretaLord are predicting a catastrophic 1/2c rise in global temps, yet it was just only just 12,000 years ago the climate actual swung 18c in just a few short years,
And that was actually catastrophic and potentially reset civilisation

I’m personally not worried about the man made climate change is personally welcome another 2c warmth just
Not a world government to manage it



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: CrazeeWorld777

That was one of the anticipated outbreaks of global conflict, the water resources between China and India. I could see that occurring before even a strike on Taiwan as the situation is getting a bit dire.



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: CrazeeWorld777

That was one of the anticipated outbreaks of global conflict, the water resources between China and India. I could see that occurring before even a strike on Taiwan as the situation is getting a bit dire.


It’s not a water shortage though

They’re just building dams everywhere and conserving it for themselves

Like, the planet is 70% water



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 02:16 PM
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The beginning of the propaganda climate change red herring !!!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: TritonTaranis

originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: CrazeeWorld777

That was one of the anticipated outbreaks of global conflict, the water resources between China and India. I could see that occurring before even a strike on Taiwan as the situation is getting a bit dire.


It’s not a water shortage though

They’re just building dams everywhere and conserving it for themselves

Like, the planet is 70% water


And before anyone brings it up, California does not have a water shortage either. California has wet years and dry years. California had an ample supply of water saved up from their wet years. Unfortunately, they chose to release a large percentage of it back to the ocean instead of saving it for dry years like anyone with a brain would have.

Honestly I don't think they did it because they're stupid. I think they did it because they wanted the "water shortage" narrative. The bastards in charge aren't ever gonna have to ration, it's only the peasants that they order to.
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posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 02:28 PM
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Population models were really out of whack back then and before. They were estimating the human race would hit like 20 million and we could only feed like 5 billion or less, so that drove much of the hype.

We know today based on economics that the human race will hit about 11 billion and level out by 2100. We also know today we could most likely feed 20 million....



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 02:44 PM
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Javascript dashboard that allows the user to try out different parameterisations of the World3 model and plot the results.
bit-player.org...



“The original World3 model ran on mainframe hardware — IBM 360 and 370 machines.”




source: towardsdatascience.com...



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: TritonTaranis

originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: CrazeeWorld777

That was one of the anticipated outbreaks of global conflict, the water resources between China and India. I could see that occurring before even a strike on Taiwan as the situation is getting a bit dire.


It’s not a water shortage though

They’re just building dams everywhere and conserving it for themselves

Like, the planet is 70% water


We're talking drinking water though, not Sea salt water



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: imitator

Models such as that are usually programmed in the most simplistic ways. They're more or less useless. And the science is always changing. Assumptions made or not made in order to make it work may have been disproven or proven by now.

They also can't take into account the invention of future technology that can completely change a variable. For example the invention of fracking completely upended calculations about the world's oil reserves.

I love science but we need to take it off this pedestal where we think just because these scientists have degrees they can predict the future. Their predictions are always seriously flawed, usually by bias or just the limit of the human imagination. They simply can't account for every factor, that's why their models and projections are always wrong.



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: CrazeeWorld777

originally posted by: TritonTaranis

originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: CrazeeWorld777

That was one of the anticipated outbreaks of global conflict, the water resources between China and India. I could see that occurring before even a strike on Taiwan as the situation is getting a bit dire.


It’s not a water shortage though

They’re just building dams everywhere and conserving it for themselves

Like, the planet is 70% water


We're talking drinking water though, not Sea salt water


There's such a thing as desalination. Sea water isn't useless. It just costs more to get drinking water from the sea than it does to get it from fresh water sources.

Of course if governments wouldn't waste so much money on nonsense, the cost wouldn't be an issue.



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 03:07 PM
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LOL, my refrigerator has more processing power than this computer from the 70's did.

back then they didn't know about the miracle of gmo corn~!



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: face23785

Right on, I believe the program was torn apart by those who knew DYNAMO language, plus the bias that was written into the code. When inviro scientists write their own scripts on apocalyptic events you get all kinds of fancy charts to play with.

I think it's cool that the code was transferred to JavaScript.

I would take it with a grain of salt... add it to my end of the world notes. : )



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posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: summer5

Mid-1970s doom porn. That's around the time I started in college and we were saturated with it.

I recall some of the conclusions that were pushed on us, and of course it was all junk science. They made the serious mistake of not factoring in how adaptable we are. We adapt to the environment and we also adapt the environment to our needs. That and they were just plain old wrong, wrong, wrong.

Some examples I recall...
All trees north of the Canadian border dead by 2000 from global cooling.
All petroleum reserves completely drained by 2004.
Arable land exhausted and mass starvation starting around 2000.
New Ice Age ensues.



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

I was gonna mention the Ice Age...

Good thing that massive global pandemic wiped out large swaths of the population in 2019-2020. We would all be goners now with it almost 2022 and all.



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: Blaine91555

I was gonna mention the Ice Age...

Good thing that massive global pandemic wiped out large swaths of the population in 2019-2020. We would all be goners now with it almost 2022 and all.



And it was mostly Boomers, whom progressives absolutely despise.



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 04:41 PM
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