Hello Connectivism, Goodby Consumerism Do you feel like a slave to your possessions? Are we all being consumed by consumption?…
A tropical sunrise on Isla Perdita, my lost island, nine degrees north of the equator. I loved writing in the morning sunshine, my mind clear as the azure sky, ideas swirling on cool breezes. Half above the horizon, the electric-red sun skimmed low across the glassy surface of the black Pacific, a shimmering highway beckoning me to embark on a journey to past and future alike. A hundred meters out, dolphins jumped, playing at catching their breakfast. Their splashing mingled with the cawing of gulls circling above and the soft lapping of the waves around my feet.
Intelligent machines are gaining control of large energy sources. What is the physics connection between intelligence and energy? How do we rationalize their values and actions with those of people who might be affected?
My Constructal Theory of Information, presented on May 17 at the Constructal Law Conference at the Romanian Academy of Sciences, proves the intimate causal connection between information and the knowledge expression that animates the thermodynamic activity of life.
An interesting post on LinkedIn about the Constructal Law and wealth inequality. Physics of blood & money: why nature promotes…
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…
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?
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?
From Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Even though he doesn’t identify himself as such, John Hagel is one of the most…
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.
The very first successful video game, Pong, pointed the way to the use and value of interactive information – to infonomics