Re-wiring the rules of social systems

Dhobi Ghat — Mumbai’s open air laundromat

Most of the technologies we have designed –and continue to design– are efficiency maximizers. They allow us to do more in less time, to go faster, to reach higher, to build bigger. However, the underlying processes remain unaffected. One benefit of such innovations is known as economies of scale, but economies of scale tend to hide negative externalities.

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Systems design, social innovation, collaboration and the elusive liminality. Director of Engineering at http://instedd.org. Founder at https://manas.tech

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