Some Quantitative Analysis of MEI-Systems Theory -- WANG Huan-Chen, August 3, 2002

46th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Shanghai, P.R. China, August 2-6, 2002.

Saturday, August 3, 2002, 2:10 p.m.

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Wang, Huan Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Note: This talk was conducted with simultaneous translation by two interpreters (to varying degrees of success!)

Will focus on metasystems.

What is the purpose of this topic?

Economic perspective:

Three economic stages in per-capita GDP.

Stage 1 --> Stage 2 is driven by ...

Stage 2 --> Stage 3 must be driven by investment and innovation.

Fourth stage is currently undefined.

Five features:

Global economy has changed the world over the last 15 years.

Society (on chart, red circle)

If we approach this from a supply perspective as well as demand, will come up with a three-dimensional matrix.

In human activities, must have 2 inputs:

Then can separate wealth from efficiency.

From this theoretical detection, there are two sources of human wealth

Can come to two conclusions:

Quantitative analysis, including a wealth diagram for the main systems.

[referred to a number of tables]

The only possible way to increase human wealth is to focus on the W2 domain.

The WR domain is feasible, and sustainable.

The limitations of economic surplus rates.

[referred to more complicated diagrams]

In the long term, can have an unlimited growth in human wealth.


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