Complex systems and current affairs

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I wrote a brief piece on the cost of Egypt going dark during the recent unrest that affected the Mubarak regime for policy blog Left Foot Forward. As part of my research I came across an academic paper by James Crutchfield at The Complexity Sciences Center, University of California at Davis. I felt that his paper The hidden fragility of complex systems – consequences of change, changing consequences was worth sharing because of its analysis of our modern world.