This paper targets those with an interest in sustainability (a) who wish to communicate more effectively and knowledgably about how change is being driven and (b) to alert them as to why there are indications of an emerging chaos.
For there to be sustainable prosperity and wellbeing, there must be enlightened leaders who are able to communicate effectively with dissimilar audiences about the foreseeable future. With this in mind, the goal of this paper is:
To present a conceptual model that provides an understanding of the nature of macro-level change using intuitive concepts and a vocabulary that promotes effective communication among those with different backgrounds, experiences and expertise.
The name of this new conceptual model is Latesvology (pronounced “lots-vol-ogy”). Latesvology is an acronym of sorts for the study of (“ology”) the Linkages Among Technology, Economics and Societal Values.
Latesvology forms the basis of a 3-hr graduate course and numerous state, national and international workshops, one of which was the 2010 Science in Society Conference in Madrid, Spain. This paper presents only that portion of the Spain workshop that focused on the description of Latesvology.
|Keywords:||Sustainability, Sustainable Prosperity, Wellbeing, Leadership, Society, Communication, Effective Communication, Linkages, Premises, Technology, Economics, Societal Values, Values, Modeling, Conceptual Framework, Feedback Loops, Chaos, Latesvology|
Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA