The application of the techniques of the physical sciences to the social sciences, coupled with the increasing capability and refinement of the computer, is presented as a possible method of solving socio-political problems in the future. The increasingly symbiotic relationship between man and machine as well as the refinement of interdisciplinary, operations-analytical techniques in the social sciences, particularly the Delphi technique and game theory, will produce breakthroughs and new forms of procedure in the scientific establishment.
Helmer-Hirschberg, Olaf, The Future of Science. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1967. https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P3607.html. Also available in print form.
Helmer-Hirschberg, Olaf, The Future of Science, RAND Corporation, P-3607, 1967. As of February 1, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P3607.html