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Stardust to Gold – Constructal evolution and my wedding ring – Constructal Infonomics

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The Constructal Law shows us the evolutionary flow pathways from the edge of chaos to ordered hierarchies of matter and life itself
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Constructal Blog and KIRKUS Reviews / THE PHYSICS OF LIFE

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The Physics of Life, The Evolution of Everything, is Prof. Adrian Bejan last book, and will be released May, the 24th.



(...)"While it may take a careful rereading of certain chapters to truly grasp the author’s novel unifying theory, it is worth the effort, as his book-length proof is at once riveting and poetic. Rarely are scientists capable of translating esoteric concepts in such broad strokes without losing coherence, but Bejan’s persistent focus on the details brings the constructal law to life via the everyday. In the end, his blend of science and the philosophy of design (among other disciplines) is convincing and may just shift your perspective of self."(...)

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Marcelo Errera's curator insight, April 3, 2016 11:08 AM
Yes, why not "look at the world with fresh eyes. ”
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Energy, Wealth Inequality and the Constructal Law – Institute for Constructal Infonomics

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Bejan and Errera have established the connection between physics, the Constructal Law and wealth inequality. In this article, I extend their principle to show how the growth of energy demand is normal and essential for evolution and how restrictive policies enhance inequality.
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Channel vs flow dominance – the physical basis for a constructal theory of information

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This article lays the foundation for a a series in which I will explore the manifestations and operation of the Constructal Law in all information systems, from biology to neural networks to Facebook and technical life forms. 

I describe  "the universal constructal refinery" that shapes and defines the evolution of the living universe and makes information as we know it, possible. 
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My intuition is that the key to understanding the emergence of biological life may be found in the "constructal refineries" that create and preserve records of their flows - records that are the essential information storage necessary for life. Can we find the key that unlocked replication?
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Infonomics, Thermodynamics and Trump – Constructal Infonomics

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How could a professor of engineering from Duke University and a famous cartoonist independently predict the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election correctly, without knowledge of political strategy, access to pundits, supercomputers or funding – while all the so-called experts got it wrong?
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As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income | Constructal Infonomics | Scoop.it
How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.
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Will people be motivated to do anything at all? Or will it usher in a golden age of learning, art and creativity? People who work at menial jobs 10 hours a day generally don't do art. Art requires leisure. Monumental constructions like cathedrals or Angkor Wat, require hundreds of thousands of surplus workers. Or they could all just be sent off to war. 
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How the blockchain is changing money and business

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What is the blockchain? If you don't know, you should; if you do, chances are you still need some clarification on how it actually works.
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An excellent introduction to blockchain and its possibilities. Just like the Internet, it opens up vast new opportunities for information to flow efficiently. How can the Contructal Law map and predict its vascularization? 
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On a day of praise for disruptive technologies, a word of caution

On a day of praise for disruptive technologies, a word of caution | Constructal Infonomics | Scoop.it
A former Google engineer schooled an audience of aspiring technology disruptors on what really matters when developing IT for human consumption.
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It seems strange that after more than 40 years innovators are still making this mistake. The original definition of infonomics, which I taught to multimedia developers  in the early 90s, was like ergonomics - the physical relationship of people and machines. Infonomics is the relationship between people and information systems.. 

It is the job of technology to work for people - not the other way around. Steve Jobs was the only major technology executive to internalize that concept. 
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How the iPhone triggered the fastest, most pervasive social revolution in human history — The Age…

How the iPhone triggered the fastest, most pervasive social revolution in human history — The Age… | Constructal Infonomics | Scoop.it
2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the Apple iPhone and the beginning of what I call the Age of Connectivism — already the fastest and most pervasive social evolution in human history. Connectivism…
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Physics Can Predict Wealth Inequality | American Institute of Physics - the press release

Physics Can Predict Wealth Inequality | American Institute of Physics - the press release | Constructal Infonomics | Scoop.it
Unifying physics with economics via the Constructal Law, the most recent fundamental law of physics, reveals that wealth distribution is closely tied to the evolutionary movement of all “streams” of society.
Inequality is a negative term, and perhaps isn’t the best word to describe the distribution of wealth. “Nonuniform distribution of flow or movement is the correct physics term, which happens to be synonymous with the nonuniform distribution of wealth among the population,” Bejan said. “But the nonuniformity of flow is really a descriptor of the hierarchical character of the tree flow architecture -- which is natural and occurs on its own every day.”


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Bejan and Errera establish a benchmark on the Constructal Law from which to survey the new field of physics-based economics

Marcelo Errera's curator insight, March 29, 2017 9:19 AM
Great piece by the AIP News staff. It brought out the importance of our paper in the context of the academy and the society. Thanks. 
Bejan's statement “Nonuniform distribution of flow or movement is the correct physics term, which happens to be synonymous with the nonuniform distribution of wealth among the population”, instead of inequality gives a new perspective.
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Stardust to Gold – Constructal evolution and my wedding ring – Constructal Infonomics

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The Constructal Law shows us the evolutionary flow pathways from the edge of chaos to ordered hierarchies of matter and life itself
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Flows, Fragility and Friction – Constructal Infonomics

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John Hagel understands both information and the Constructal Law
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Public blockchain investments heat up: $5 million in 5 minutes

Public blockchain investments heat up: $5 million in 5 minutes | Constructal Infonomics | Scoop.it
In early 2016 it started becoming obvious that Bitcoin hadn’t just given rise to a full new asset class of blockchain related projects but that these entities were reinventing how early stage fundraising is done.
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Direct investment in blockchain startups is growing rapidly. Is it a bubble? There is very little regulation or control to protect investors, making it a casino market. 
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A Physicist Turns the City Into an Equation

A Physicist Turns the City Into an Equation | Constructal Infonomics | Scoop.it
What makes a city grow and thrive? What causes it to stagnate and fall? Geoffrey West thinks the tools of physics can give us the answers.
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Jonah's deconstruction of cities is a great start and would benefit greatly from the application of constructal analytics
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Global optimization, local adaptation and the role of growth in distribution networks

Highly-optimized complex transport networks serve crucial functions in many man-made and natural systems such as power grids and plant or animal vasculature. Often, the relevant optimization functional is non-convex and characterized by many local extrema. In general, finding the global, or nearly global optimum is difficult. In biological systems, it is believed that natural selection slowly guides the network towards an optimized state. However, general coarse grained models for flow networks with local positive feedback rules for the vessel conductivity typically get trapped in low efficiency, local minima. In this work we show how the growth of the underlying tissue, coupled to the dynamical equations for network development, can drive the system to a dramatically improved optimal state. This general model provides a surprisingly simple explanation for the appearance of highly optimized transport networks in biology such as leaf and animal vasculature.

Henrik Ronellenfitsch, Eleni Katifori (Submitted on 1 Jun 2016)

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Another application for the Constructal Law. 
Marcelo Errera's curator insight, June 2, 2016 11:09 PM
Local or global optimization will depend if the distribution network evolves with memory or not. If not, constructal law states the global optimization will promptly prevail. Furthermore CL predicts that the distribution network will continue to facilitate de flow endlessly.