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The Power of Networks: Fractals of Complexity

In this new video from RSA Animate, Microsoft’s Manuel Lima talks about our human desire for order, simplification and organization. How does this desire fit into our modern, hugely complex world? 

The tree will no longer do as a model. THe animation has some neat ideas on what could take its place.

After you watch that, check out the rest of this Big Think article, where they offer the idea that certain fractals could be a sort of “universal pattern” for organization. But maybe that’s just what our brains are wired to think.

As our knowledge increases, so does the difficulty of connecting it all in a comprehensible way. This is a great visualization of how we need to train ourselves to think of the connectivity of ideas and concepts if we are to continue progressing in any field.