The world is one big network problem. Some even affirm that we can only survive the future through connections. One thing is sure, Network theory is becoming more and more profoundly important to understand the world.
In a compelling RSA talk, the economist and author Paul Ormerod makes the case of how “we have to see the world through the lense of networks in order to be able to design and think about better policies to achieving our ends whether in politics or the corporate sphere”. Through examples of network systems that range from popular culture to modern economy, Ormerod presents how observing network properties such as resilience or fragility can help explain some aspects of today’s world, including the economic crisis.