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Simulations and the Global Dimension

Simulations are ways of recreating the world, an event, situation or process.

Simulations allow us to model what might happen and to prepare and learn about events without the event actually taking place, or before it takes place.

This is a major part of science, to create predictive models that generate outcomes that we can compare to what is or has happened.

It is also vital for being a human being, in our social interactions, to understand what we mean when we speak or act, to avoid conflict, to guess what the other person feels or is about to do.

To understand the nature of being human, our own identities, it is important to think about the mental models in our heads of the world and the people within it. How do we stereotype people? How can we humanise the way we see each other?

Click here to download the first draft of the introductory booklet on Simulations and the Global Dimension.