"Phase transitions" are

very important, and very difficult to explain. But they can be shown, with graphs … and those graphs speak loud and clear.

West graphs some biological factors that show how we, as animals, and as human beings, are "sustainable" i.e. we grow as individuals and develope as a species and all the other good things. And other animals likewise. And plants too, for that matter.
And then he graphs some socio-economic factors that show a different component … a beta … that shows … well … that our cities and our economies and our societies are headed for a crash landing.

Reshared post from +Bernard ben Tremblay

#Buddhist #economics anyone? Maximizing for benefit = #sustainability. Maximizing for profit = "time singularity" i.e. our economy and our society crashes.
see > http://bit.ly/vWqwU2 < (YouTube, cured up.)


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