Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is the author of several international bestsellers, including "The Tao of Physics" (1975) and "The Web of Life" (1996). He is coauthor, with Pier Luigi Luisi, of the multidisciplinary textbook, "The Systems View of Life". Capra’s online course ( is based on his textbook.

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"When the coronavirus struck in 2020," the authors write, "the human responses were at first chaotic and insufficient, but soon became increasingly coherent and even dramatically different." (Image: iStock/sv_sunny) Views
Thursday, March 19, 2020
A Pandemic in Retrospect—Looking Back on the Coronavirus From 2050
Imagine, it is the year 2050 and we are looking back to the origin and evolution of the coronavirus pandemic over the last three decades. Extrapolating from recent events, we offer the following scenario for such a view from the future. As we move into the second half of our 21st century, we can...
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