Book of Extremes: Why the 21st Century Isn’t Like the 20th by Ted G. Lewis

By Ted G. Lewis

What makes the twenty first century varied from the twentieth century? This century is the century of extremes -- political, financial, social, and worldwide black-swan occasions occurring with expanding frequency and severity. booklet of Extremes is a journey of the present truth as visible throughout the lens of complexity conception – the single conception able to explaining why the Arab Spring occurred and why it's going to occur back; why social networks within the digital global behave like flashmobs within the actual global; why monetary bubbles blow up in our faces and should develop and burst back; why the wealthy get richer and may proceed to get richer despite governmental guidelines; why the way forward for financial wealth and nationwide energy lies in comparative virtue and international exchange; why common failures will proceed to get larger and occur extra usually; and why the web – invented by means of the U.S. -- is headed for an international monopoly managed by way of a non-US company. it's also in regards to the severe ideas and heroic innovators but to be came across and well-known over the subsequent a hundred years.Complexity thought combines the predictable with the unpredictable. It assumes a nonlinear global of long-tailed distributions rather than the classical linear international of ordinary distributions. within the complicated twenty first century, nearly not anything is linear or common. as a substitute, the realm is very hooked up, conditional, nonlinear, fractal, and punctuated. existence within the twenty first century is a long-tailed random stroll – Levy walks -- via severe occasions of remarkable impression. it truly is an exhilarating time to be alive.

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