Computer Simulations of Space Societies

  • William Sims Bainbridge

Part of the Space and Society book series (SPSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book


At the intersection of astronautics, computer science, and social science, this book introduces the challenges and insights associated with computer simulation of human society in outer space, and of the dynamics of terrestrial enthusiasm for space exploration. Never before have so many dynamic representations of space-related social systems existed, some deeply analyzing the logical implications of social-scientific theories, and others open for experience by the general public as computer-generated virtual worlds. Fascinating software ranges from multi-agent artificial intelligence models of civilization, to space-oriented massively multiplayer online games, to educational programs suitable for schools or even for the world's space exploration agencies. At the present time, physical spaceflight endures a problematic intermission, when computer simulations of space societies are an excellent way to prepare for a renaissance of exploration beyond the bounds of Earth.


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Authors and affiliations

  • William Sims Bainbridge
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  1. 1.ArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90559-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90560-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-3882
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-3890
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