Spot on Joe, this is very much where the Asyntopia paradigm is coming from too, based on the Asynsis principle-Constructal law (how Form Follows Flow in society as in nature; how analogical geometries allow optimal energy and resource behaviours).
More here and as I’ve shared on TED — we have a law of nature on our side: to best preserve our civilisation within a viable biosphere, we need to better map nature’s complex dynamical systems:
http://www.scoop.it/t/asynsis-principle-constructal-law
https://medium.com/@ASYNSIS
https://asynsis.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/asynsistedx-wanchai-aug-23-2014-4/
http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Form-follows-flow-%7C-Nigel-Readi
https://www.facebook.com/Asyntopia/?ref=bookmarks

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