What will count as mathematics in 2100?

November 7, 2008 in filtered based on organisation


Long-term thinking does not have to be about new technologies or major challenges that threaten civilisation, it can be about knowledge. This text, “What will count as mathematics in 2100?” by Keith Devlin is a brilliant example of how a long-term perspective can result in very interesting outcomes.

The paper can be found on a number of places including here

It was also included in “Proof and Other Dilemmas: Mathematics and Philosophy” edited by Bonnie Gold & Roger A. Simons, with the beautiful cover below.



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