1946/2016: Wake-up call

This is how we got around in traffic (in France) in 1946


And this is how we carried out our calculations in 1946

usa eniac COMPUTER year.

Fair enough but . . .


This is how we organize traffic (in France) in 2016

france paris peripherique traffic jam


This is how we carry out our calculations in 2016

Apple iphone 7

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How are we doing?

If we think of an enormous traffic jam in 2016, how is this going to look in a generation as an example of how we carry out our mobility?  What about using all the tools at our disposal (which we definitely are not in 99 cases out of one hundred)?


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Eric Britton
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France

Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | http://bit.ly/2Ti8LsX | #fekbritton | https://twitter.com/ericbritton | and | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbritton/ Contact: climate@newmobility.org) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)

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2 thoughts on “1946/2016: Wake-up call

  1. If we all used decentralized, artificial agent assistance for what we called the assignment problem, there are two implications:

    1. Without coordination, assignment approaches the El Farol Bar problem of social use of a capacitated resource.
    2. Norms of behavior to manage the common pool resource could emerge.


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