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[ba-unrev-talk] Macroscope! An essential OHS module?

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This is about social network theory.    (02)

"Genes spread through gene pools as biological agents spread through 
populations, as messages propagate over the internet, as ideas spread 
through communities, as tunes spread through popular consciousness, as 
ideologies spread through societies. Patterns of propagation, ramification, 
and repetition are the warp and woof of life, mind, and culture. These 
patterns are usually invisible. A "macroscope" could make them visible. [i]
The profound importance of branching and interconnecting proliferative 
patterns has been established and celebrated by Malthus, Darwin, Mendel, 
Watson/Crick, William James, Richard Dawkins, Tim Berners-Lee, and many 
others[ii], but the problem remains under-appreciated and under-studied. 
The intra- and inter-disciplinary importance of this topic is increasingly 
clear to evolutionary theorists and graph theorists, to applied scientists 
such as epidemiologists and social network analysts, to educators, and even 
to those who must worry that distributed terrorist networks conspire over 
global networks of communication to release genetically-engineered 
bio-weapons into unprotected populations. "    (03)