It seemed appropriate to launch this thread today, as if you go to google you'll see its Sir Arthur Conan Doyle day
I want to do a "detective survey" of the shareholders of The Economist asking them why in 1984 after 30 years of deputy editing The Economist my father forecast that networks would be the biggest revolution that one generation of humanity ever faced, and this decade 2005-2015 would be the one when we would need a mother of all revolutions to economics
My question to you is: what should I ask them to maximise responses -however diverse they may be - on ways that economics needs to change if our species' compound futures are to be mutually sustainable?
I do have some ideas of how to frame this question, but first do you? Or should I leave the question open as in the second paragraph but footnote 12 lines of one of his 1984 articles which makes it clear that the communicatuions and transport revolutions of network need more new maps than any communications revolution ever did (be it the printing press, telecoms etc) or any transport revolution (be it the 1500s understanding that the globe needed an atlas integrating sea-captains' logs or the revolution to industry that followed the invention of the engine in early 1800s)