Tuesday 17 April 2012

Arithmetic, Population and Energy, by Albert A Bartlett

Albert A Bartlett provides a really powerful explanation of the power of the Exponential function.

In fact, on his "Arithmetic, Population and Energy" presentation (see video below) he states: "The greatest shortcoming of the Human Race is our Inability to Understand The Exponential Function" 

I actually think that exponential growth (until it reaches saturation) is one of the more effective, pragmatic, democratic and healthy types of growth.

The examples provided are amazing, and really makes us think about how to measure success and what are the real signs of adoption.

I will really look differently at 2% or 5% growth from now on :)

The presentation is an an eight part video, and here is the first one:

And here are all 8 of them