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Oct 16, 2015 | Seán Cleary. Executive Vice Chair, FutureWorld Foundation

Human society is a complex system, incapable of directive control, embedded in the planetary bio-geosphere, and comprising with it, a complex adaptive system. In this presentation to the Global Economic Symposium 2015, Sean Cleary suggests that the profound, multivariate asymmetry between the scale and depth of global economy, the absence of a commensurate, inclusive global community, and the defective state of our global polity, may have promoted the equivalent of a spontaneous symmetry break, in which the workings of a complex system transition from a symmetric, but ill-defined state, to a more clearly-defined state in which the underlying laws are unchanged, although the system has changed from a symmetrical to an asymmetrical condition.

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