The Mathematics of War

The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conferences started out as a small forum to exchange cutting edge ideas about -as the name implies- science and technology. That was in 1984. Today, appropriately enough, the internet has helped the TED lecture series explode into a groundbreaking dissemination of cutting edge ideas that effect every facet of the human condition -- including, well... modern warfare.In the clip below, physicist Sean Gourley breaks anthropology's grip on irregular warfare's strategic evolution and introduces the mathematical contribution to winning -and preventing- 21st century conflicts. It's absolutely fascinating stuff.

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