Complexity science isn’t a fad. I will offer a brief survey of some core concepts and ideas, and I will make a strong case that . . . they can help us develop new strategies for generating solutions and prospering in this world.
Globe and Mail, November 15, 2014 by Thomas Homer-Dixon Amid reports of sex scandals, lone-wolf terrorists and Middle East beheadings, it’s easy to miss small events. But they sometimes carry messages far larger than those [...]
Complexity science isn’t a fad. I will offer a brief survey of some core concepts and ideas, and I will make a strong case that the tools and ideas of complex systems theory can give us significant purchase on the new and strange world we’re living in today.
In the last century, our population on this planet has quadrupled, and most of us now live in cities. At the same time, new technologies – from antibiotics to jet planes to the internet – have vastly extended our power as individuals, groups, and societies.