The Dangers of Systems Illiteracy

This recent article makes a good point that we need to be reminded that our global activity and the related science and technology is all connected.

In the early days of deep thinking, most thinkers were simply called “philosophers” or some variation of the term. Today, complex thought has been broken upon into countless disciplines (mathematics, physics, medicine, psychology, etc.) and subdisciplines, but we need to step back and remember that all of these disciplines are connected and solving globe-level problems will likely require recombining or, at least, integrating multiple disciplines back together to find new, better solutions.

[By the way, this reintegration is just one of the five Systematic Inventive Thinking processes that is the source for much of the history of innovation and creativity.]