Book Author :: Isaac Asimov


Asimov’s Foundation

Posted: February 16, 2011 by Vanessa in Elitist Classics Meta: Isaac Asimov, Science Fiction, Elitist University
Asimov’s Foundation

Isaac Asimov was an author of ideas. In the case of his Foundation series, it’s about the possibility of using science to predict the fall of a Galactic Empire far in the future. Hari Seldon is the brainchild behind mathematical sociology, aka psychohistory: predicting the future based on the actions of a large population. Unfortunately, the future is bleak, with a thirty-thousand-year dark age on the horizon. But Hari also predicts that it’s possible to close that gap to only a thousand years by safe-keeping human knowledge using his Foundations.
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