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The Price of Fish: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions by Ian Harris, Michael Mainelli

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13 SUSTAINABLE HOPES:A REAL COMMERCIAL BREAK

Consilience, the “jumping together” of ideas, emerges in many areas where people struggle to move forward. More complimentary terms for the same concept include “multi-discipline” or “unifying.”1 There are numerous examples of consilience helping matters advance. Uniting biologists with chemists, engineers, and materials scientists has led to biomimetics, where designers try to mimic natural designs. Biomimetics has led to buildings with cooling systems based on termite mounds, adhesive tools based on lizard feet, and self-cleaning surfaces based on lotus plants. Cellphone technology has transformed many fields, from scientists acquiring soil imagery samples to the geolocation of buying opportunities. ...

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