Sean Gourley on the mathmatics of war

Interesting TED clip on modeling war and insurgency.  Using a sample distribution and public data, his team statistically identified a signal pattern from Number of Attacks x Number Killed. A mathematical distribution with  alpha = organizational structure.

They found this change in state in conflicts around the world as a constant: in Peru, Iraq, Afganhistan, Indonesia, etc.

Quite fascinating to think the Army can either dilute the opposition into fragments or drive the opposition together so they can sit them down at a table for negotiations? Hmmm?

3 responses to “Sean Gourley on the mathmatics of war

  1. Hello Jason !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I don´t know if you remember me. Your friend from Argentina !!!! we been together at Merrill in La Jolla.
    Looks that you been doing great

  2. Dear Jason,
    My name is Philipp von Plato and I would like to get in touch with you regarding your blog. Is there any e-mail address I could contact you at? I would be grateful for an e-mail at:
    Best Regards,

  3. jasonschaeffer

    Hey Gordo..hope you are well. been a few years!

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