The "What is Money?" Show

Social Network Geometry | The Geoffrey West Series | Episode 4 (WiM147)

Episode Notes

Theoretical Physicist Geoffrey West joins me for a multi-episode series exploring his excellent book "Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies."

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 Language as a Technology and the Discovery of the Future
00:07:22 The Human Imagination as Our Most Powerful Tool
00:10:36 Innovating “Imagined Orders” and the Industrial Revolution
00:15:15 The City as a Scaled Representation of the Human Brain?
00:20:42 Where Does the Geometric Structure of Social Networks Come From?
00:24:22 The Speculation Supporting Dunbar’s Number…
00:29:02 Niche Construction and the Psychological Impact of Corrupt Money
00:32:52 Principles of Physics Underlying the Geometry of Social Networks?
00:38:03 Dynamic Network Tension Between Physical Possibility and Information Throughput
00:40:36 NYDIG
00:41:44 Impact of The Digital Age on Social Network Geometry
00:44:10 Historical Telecommunication Revolutions
00:47:54 A Historical Look at the Physical Possibility and Information Throughput of Money…
00:51:03 Geoffrey’s Trouble Conceptualizing Money…
00:54:42 Energy Expenditure is the Mechanism which Secured Gold’s Money Supply
00:58:37 Free Exchange, Positive Feedback Loops, and Emergent Properties
01:03:33 Social Networks are Bound by the Free Exchange of Information
01:06:44 Emergent Properties as the “Whines and Squeals” of Amplified Positive Feedback Loops
01:10:10 Positive Feedback Loops and the Amplification of Ideas

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