The posts on this blog were mostly considered emails written to people interested in a particular approach to addressing the problems facing humanity and our relationship to the planet. If you are interested in what you read - please leave a comment...

September 04, 2006

To: Dave Pollard

Dear Dave

I've just come across your blog, via a link while looking into online tools to support a new 'sustainable communities' initiative I am planning here in London.

I am excited and interested to come across someone who is particularly interested in general approaches to ways for humans to address complexity intelligently.

It is clear to me, as it is to you, that this is urgently necessary, as we have reached a point where tools developed on the basis of radically simplified approaches to reality (using the rational method of addressing only very limited subsets of questions, and rigourously excluding consideration of wider implications ) have become so powerful and widely used, that the inevitable 'unintended consequences' (which occur whenever interventions are made into a truly complex system) threaten to swamp us.