This is an eight part college lecture on YouTube that I highly recommend to watch. It opened my eyes to view the world mathematically. The video looks old and boring, but give it a chance!
13 % yoy increase in Chinese industrial production gives double industrial production in 5,38 years... (70/13=5,38...) I use it all the time its a revelation love it:))
This is a great lecture I have in my youtube folder. Thanks for posting it.
It shows the power and problems of exponential growth.
You know I thought about posting this earlier, but thought it might be a bit soon. Hat tip to you!
I would recommend watching part3, the bacteria in the bottle part, if you don't wish to watch the full documentary. It is pretty eye-opening.
I wish I was educated enough to do that math myself. You can just see the writing on the wall watching that...
Take the hour or so to watch the whole thing. The guy's a genius for the simplicity with which he presents enormous concepts.
BTW - the gentleman is Prof. Albert Bartlett (retired now) of the University of Colorado. He gave that lecture continuously for decades, trying to educate several generations.
Here's the playlist version that will play all 8 segments in sequence:
WOW!!! I just took the time to watch the whole series. That was very eye opening and I can't wait to share that video. Thank you for enlightenment sir. Big hat tip
I love the videos. So now that every time I read "we have 300 years of oil/coil/ky-jelly", I always think "doubling time bitches!".
just finished watching the lecture! fantastic! EVERYONE should watch it, it should become a mandatory thing to do!
Just watched it myself, very logical and eye opening.
makes you want to run out and buy that 200 acres of land now, it may not be available in 10 years!
You never believe this, but Prof. Bartlett was my Physics professor when I went to school there. I had the privilege of hearing this lecture live. It was one of my first eye opening experiences to the concept of limited resources and the consequences of living in a system that requires constant growth in order to function. I actually have his original lecture paper around my files somewhere.... it was that important to me that I've kept it over the years. Thanks for reposting this great info.
Great video. I make all my red pill prospects watch this. If you're reading this thread and haven't watched it yet then I hope you'll watch it now...and give Dynamis another hat tip to keep this in the top 5 so everyone will watch it! :)
I, too, had the privilege of having, who we affectionately called A (squared) Bartlett, as a Physics Professor when I was an Applied Mathematics student at CU. To me, one of his most amazing talents , was his ability to begin a one hour lecture in the upper left hand corner of a four foot by twenty foot white board, fill the space with proofs and formulas, and finish the lecture 59 minutes later in the lower right hand corner with a wall of knowledge on display, three days per week. I was not the only student that remained in the lecture hall to try to capture what had been presented.
Once, when I had the opportunity to meet with him, he entertained my idea that you could present all the laws of physics by rebuilding a car engine over the course of a semester and explain why each component and process was necessary due to the laws of Newtonian physics. (I'm a hand's on kinda guy.) I was rebuilding Volkswagon engine at the time, and was particularly biased. His dismissal of my idea, the University and the EPA would probably object, was lost on me until I had aged.
In any event, Professor Bartlett is a gift. Listen to what he has to say. And, yes, he always wore a bolo tie.
Brill video, saw it several years ago, have used the formulae ever since and made sure my children know the 70 rule. Best way to teach someone how to control their borrowing/debts ever created, pity sheeple don't seem to get it!
Caught this thread on the side of the main page - hat tipped great video
The prof is very entertaining in his approach. This is a must see video set that will open your eyes to the reality of mathematics.
Wow, astonishing number of comments about the video, will definitely watch the eight parts, starting right now!!
When Einstein was asked what the most powerful force in the universe was, he is reputed to have answered "compound interest"
Finished watching yesternight, amazing. Precisely last week I was reading about Peak oil and King Hubbert, these videos were a great addition to it-