11 Oct '11, 11am

Read - and shudder: "Our daily lives depend on trillions of interactions between things, businesses, and individuals"

Read - and shudder: "Our daily lives depend on trillions of interactions between things, businesses, and individuals"

Our daily lives are dependent upon the coherence of thousands of direct interactions, which are themselves dependent upon trillions more interactions between things, businesses, institutions and individuals across the world. Following just one track; each morning I have coffee near where I work. The woman who serves me need not know who picked the berries, who moulded the polymer for the coffee maker, how the municipal system delivered the water to the café, how the beans made their journey or who designed the mug. The captain of the ship that transported the beans would have had no knowledge of who provided the export credit insurance for the shipment, who made the steel for the hull, or the steps in the complex processes that allow him the use of satellite navigation. And the steel-maker need not have known who built the pumps for the iron-ore mine, or how the oxygen for...

Full article: http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-10-10/cusp-col...

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