In the News (from Technology Review): “If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet, say complexity theorists…
“Marco Lagi and buddies at the New England Complex Systems Institute in Cambridge say they’ve found a single factor that seems to trigger riots around the world.
“This single factor is the price of food. Lagi and co say that when it rises above a certain threshold, social unrest sweeps the planet.
“This clearly seems to show that when the food price index rises above a certain threshold, the result is trouble around the world.
“In other words, high food prices lead to a kind of tipping point when almost anything can trigger a riot, like a lighted match in a dry forest.”
My Comment: Of course, these phenomena are undesirable, but perhaps necessary for people to start listening to the only correct solution: to create the system of global integral education and upbringing.