In ten short years, the introduction of iPhone/smartphone technology has sparked what is arguably the fastest and most pervasive social transformation in the history of the human race. I call it the Age of Connectivism.
Dominance is the ability of one entity to cause change in another. Flow and channel are in constant tension over which will dominate. This is a key feature of the Constructal Law, which defines the characteristics of all information systems.
Deep in the mountainous rainforest, the natives looking on in amusement, we began our journey by pushing our humble dugout canoe…
I’m looking at my gold wedding band.
Its gold was created in a supernova explosion billions of years ago.
How did it get to my finger?
Although the designs of nature might seem random, they are not.
Rarely are scientists capable of translating esoteric concepts in such broad strokes without losing coherence, but Bejan’s persistent focus on the details brings the constructal law to life via the everyday. In the end, his blend of science and the philosophy of design (among other disciplines) is convincing and may just shift your perspective of self.
Reposted from Farnham Street blog Charlie Munger once said: “We have a passion for keeping things simple.” Einstein says, “I…