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Nautilus
14 mins | May 13, 2020

The damage we’re not attending to

The world is experiencing the first complexity crisis in history — and these scientists may have some solutions. "As scientists who study complex systems, we conceive of a complexity crisis as a twofold event. First, it is the failure of multiple coupled systems — our physical bodies, cities, societies, economies, and ecosystems. Second, it involves solutions, such as social distancing, that involve unavoidable tradeoffs, some of which amplify the primary failures. In other words, the way we respond to failing systems can accelerate their decline." Complex Systems professors David Krakauer and Geoffrey West explore in Nautilus.

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