1946/2016: Wake-up call

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

france-traffic-1950s

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)?

Duh!

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. Currently working on an open collaborative project, “BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transportation to Smaller Asian Cities” . More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7 * This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 licence.

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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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