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Lattice Energy LLC- Quote from Prof Brian Arthur re Slowness of Technical Paradigm Shifts-April 21 2013
 

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Notable quote from Prof. W. Brian Arthur appears on pp. 139 in his very insightful book, “The Nature of Technology - What it is and how it evolves,” Free Press (2009) ...

Notable quote from Prof. W. Brian Arthur appears on pp. 139 in his very insightful book, “The Nature of Technology - What it is and how it evolves,” Free Press (2009)

Image from Fig. 2 in article by G. Volpe, “The Smallest Laser Ever” published in “Optics & Photonics – Focus” v. 7 Story #5 (2009) is that of a SPASER device’s electric fields: surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; for free copy of paper see http://opfocus.org/content/v7/s5/opfocus_v7_s5.pdf

Also see: M. Noginov et al., “Demonstration of a SPASER-based nanolaser,” Nature 460 pp. 1110 - 1112 (2009)

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    Lattice Energy LLC- Quote from Prof Brian Arthur re Slowness of Technical Paradigm Shifts-April 21 2013 Lattice Energy LLC- Quote from Prof Brian Arthur re Slowness of Technical Paradigm Shifts-April 21 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • Lattice Energy LLC Lattice Energy LLC April 21, 2013 Copyright 2012 Lattice Energy LLC All Rights Reserved 1 “There is a … reason the old [dominant conceptual paradigm] … persists beyond its time, an economic one. Even if a novel principle is developed and does perform better than the old, adopting it may mean changing surrounding [economic, academic, and governmental] structures and organizations. This is expensive and for that reason may not happen … another reason is psychological. The old principle lives on because practitioners are not comfortable with the vision – and promise – of the new. Origination is not just a new way of doing things, but a new way of seeing things … And the new threatens … to make the old expertise obsolete. Often in fact, some version of the new principle [paradigm] has been already touted or already exists and has been dismissed by standard practitioners, not necessarily because of a lack of imagination. But because it creates a cognitive dissonance, an emotional mismatch, between the potential of the new and the security [and serenity] of the old.” W. Brian Arthur, pp. 139 in “The Nature of Technology – What it is and how it evolves” Free Press (2009) LENRS: powering the world to a green future SPASER (surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) device’s local electric fields (2009): http://opfocus.org/content/v7/s5/opfocus_v7_s5.pdf