Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Seneca effect visually shown


Here is a perfect example of the phenomenon that I called the "Seneca Effect" and which is at the origin of many types of collapse.

"It would be some consolation for the feebleness of our selves and our works if all things should perish as slowly as they come into being; but as it is, increases are of sluggish growth, but the way to ruin is rapid."  Lucius Annaeus Seneca 4 AD – 65 AD


h/t Grinzo See also "The Frog that Jumped out"

9 comments:

  1. nice visual Ugo. At least it had good music along with it. (that woman pretty talented I must say)

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  2. A perfect metaphor of many things around us......

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  3. Hi Ugo,
    Very interesting.

    Here is another video which I thought provided a pretty dramatic visual example of the "Seneca effect":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz95_VvTxZM

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    1. Wow...! Very nice, but not as graceful!

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  4. Interesting revelation there.

    University of Nigeria
    http://unn.edu.ng

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  5. Besides the stunning comparison and the stunning performance, one of the most graceful humans ever seen around.
    Pace. Peace. Friede.

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  6. Actually, if you look closely, she facilitates the collapse of the complex structure through a shove from her hand. The analogy still holds in that collapse may be induced by forceful intent or ignorance as well.

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    1. Yes, I had been looking for this effect, too. It is very minor and, correctly, it changes nothing to the whole idea

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  7. Ugo
    Splendid! One of the best I have seen.

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Who

Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome and the author of "Extracted: how the quest for mineral resources is plundering the Planet" (Chelsea Green 2014)