Abstract for: World Dynamics Revisited

Imagine an industrial society, in a vast yet finite world, with static population, accumulating capital in the search for prosperity. Starting with this 'scenario thought-experiment' the workshop leads participants through the structure, simulations and selected formulations of Jay Forrester's original World Dynamics model. There is a facilitated discussion of the full World Dynamics 'framework', including a hands-on mapping exercise for participants. These preparations set the stage for simulation experiments with the full World Dynamics model and the challenge of coordinating global industrial growth.