Environmentalists are becoming increasingly aware that efforts to increase efficiency actually cause overall energy use to rise, a phenomenon known as Jevon’s Paradox. However, the paradox can be understood as the healthy behavior of energy-using products. For information products – cell phones, smart phones and the Internet, abundant, inexpensive supplies of energy are essential to raise our global wealth and enable people everywhere to create their own wealth.
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…
How could a professor of engineering from Duke University and a cartoonist independently predict the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election correctly, without knowledge of political strategy, access to pundits, supercomputers or funding – while all the so-called experts got it wrong?
The question for constructal infonomics is to identify the flows of information-energy that characterize blockchains and develop predictive capability to understand and potentially direct the technology development into practical and useful businesses.
The very first successful video game, Pong, pointed the way to the use and value of interactive information – to infonomics