Industrial Society's Natural Future

Thomas Martinetz, Hans G. Danielmeyer


Unisex life expectancy: life insurer’s disaster-corrected national averages after birth. Industrial evolution: long-term envelope above all disasters of the leading nation’s gross domestic products (GDPs), the real (inflation-corrected) value of goods and services produced per capita p.a. National recoveries: optimal paths with asymptotic convergence into the industrial Evolution.
Human capacity: individual combination of inherited and educated capacities; its average per capita value follows from equilibrium between all main variables
Annual working time: the official paid working time as part of the natural flow of time; a similar part is used for unpaid homework including reproduction; both yield with Sundays and 8 hours of sleep per day the inevitable annual part of spare time required for enjoying affluence far above biologic needs
Systems engineering: optimizes annual working time for the GDP in line with technical progress.
Physical capital: real per capita value of technical infrastructure; different for production and housing
Synergetics: Understanding complex systems by deriving constructive relations between their subsystems; this chapter unites four academic disciplines with a unique family of six analytic solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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