James Burke's TV series Connections made a significant impression on me when I was a teenager and has continued into my adulthood. My worldview of our past, present, and future situations is premised on it being brought about by a very long line of related and, and this is really important, seemingly unrelated changes. This is obvious to historians but not so to a 15 year old and, unfortunately, not so for far too many of my contemporaries -- especially here in the USA. This week I was happy to come across a recent interview with Burke at You are not so smart podcast. In the interview Burke discusses his current project of envisioning the transition of a world designed to mitigate scarcity to one of controlling abundance. Well worth a listen.