Basins of attraction, of self organization, show up as well in our complex social environment, in human organizations. Here again, while we cannot predict the result of any given input, we can say that it will likely fall within one of several areas.
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It's generally much easier to kill an organization than to change it substantially.
This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn't mean we can get there from here.
Many of us have this neo-Amish pattern in our use of technology, and it's our own way to exert some sort of power over it. These gadgets are supposed to be serving us, but we have so many of them that we feel like we're enslaved to our servants. So we create restrictions to show who's boss. Like, I may be a slave to e-mail, but I don't text-message, therefore I really have the upper hand.
Houmas House , 40136 La. 942, Darrow, east bank Once the largest sugar plantation in the South, Houmas House is one of the most spectacular antebellum homes on River Road. New Orleans businessman Kevin Kelly acquired the property in 2003 and restored it to the golden era the early 1800s. Many people seem to think everything east of Baton Rouge is gone, ... We need to let the world know we are still here. We need to let New Orleans people know we have a great restaurant, Latil's Landing. Our wine cellar has a 500-label collection. Water cisterns were converted to wine cellars. We placed dining tables in them and people can now have romantic dining there.
We had no rising water in our warehouse areas, and don't expect food inspectors to look at our buildings. There's no need for it.
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