I can imagine Harrison has been compared with many things but OFKEN! -Owen, Francis, Keynes, Einstein, Networks
are we not here to study human spirit and open system designs - in which case I feel reasonably safe today if any child of mine started with Owen and Francis
-and how about Einstein 1950 I believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time we should strive to do things in his spirit not to use violence in fighting for our cause but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil
i graduated in maths and postgraduated in statistics Corpus Christi Cambrdige so I would be happy to start with Einstein and von neumann
And my Norman Macrae father who as a teenager survived war navigating air planes over modern day Bangladesh and Myanmar was among last students at CCC to be mentored by keynes (and for some reason he was always happier with peaceful Asia rising and innovating the spaces that he felt Europe's war torn borders had messed up and USA got pulled into as it spun around a military complex). Dad also married daughter of a Scottish Judge who spent 25 years mediating the life of Gandhi and the End of Empire in India. In :retirement dad authored the biography of Von Neumann
SYSTEM NAVIGATION and NMPAST
ST- Owen is also about studying System Transformation - Right
PA- Pattern Architectures three I roughly recall from Einstein:
1 when man''s science has run out of innovation space he means he needs to study dynamics at nano (smaller) level) than previous rules spun round
2 I believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time we should strive to do things in his spirit not to use violence in fighting for our cause but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil
3 Humans most risk transformation will occur at the tipping point of technology make all beings more connected than separated. At that times rules will need to be transformed beyond those that professions dictate over peoples.
NM - Networks, Markets - what bothers me about networks is these are "systems of systems" and if we havent understood eg whether nature and man made systems are wholly aligned then squaring that misunderstanding puts our children at huge risks, Perhaps worst of all for those Keynsians who saw economics as the system design quest to end poverty- Post-Keynsian Macroeconomiists hired mainly by big governments no longer value community at the epicentre of free markets as embodied in Adam Smiths 1748 entrepreneurial treatise The Theory of Moral Sentiments.