The recent years have been characterized by stormy social protests throughout the world. These protests have some commonalities, but at the same time, their sociopolitical, psychological, and economic contexts differ essentially. An important class of such protests is known as color revolutions. The analysis of these events in social and political literature is characterized by huge diversity of opinions. We remark that the sociopolitical perturbations under consideration are characterized by the cascade dynamics leading to the exponential amplification of coherent social actions. In quantum physics, such exponential and coherent amplification is the basic feature of laser’s functioning. (“Laser” is acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation). In this book we explore the theory of laser to model aforementioned waves of social protests, from color revolutions to Brexit and Trump’s election. We call such social processes Stimulated Amplification of Social Actions (SASA), but to keep closer to the analogy with physics we merely operate with the term “social laser.”
Table of Contents
1. Introductory 2. Social Laser Model for Stimulated Amplification of Social Actions 3. Basics of Physical Lasing 4. Basics of Social Lasing 5. Information Thermodynamics 6. Thermodynamical Approach to Modeling Population Inversion for Social Laser 7. Laser Resonator 8. Correspondence between Notions and Parameters of the Theories of Physical and Social Lasers 9. Freudian Approach to Psychic Energy 10. Introduction to Quantum Theory 11. QBism: Subjective Probabilistic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics 12. Decision Making: Quantum-like Model of Lottery Selection
Andrei Khrennikov is Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics at Linnaeus University. Andrei is also director of the research group International Center for Mathematical Modeling (ICMM) and organizer of some 20 conferences in the field of quantum theory at Linnaeus University.