In Chapter 5, The Curse and Cost of Complexity, Stephen Leeb book, "Game Over" begins with (I didn't print it here, many copies of it can be found on the Web)
Pythagorean theorem: 24 words
The Lord’s Prayer: 66 words
Archimedes’ Principle: 67 words
The 10 Commandments: 179 words
The Gettysburg Address: 286 words
The Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words
U.S. Government regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26911 words
The point: Well the chapter title says it all; our world has become too complex.
Recently Straits Times interviewed Alvin and Heidi Toffler. They complained of the same.
Perversely people are going about their lives blithely ignoring the complexity. Americans want their sound bites, not knowing this is doing them nothing good. We need something like NaviMap and also get comfortable with it like we hae with the alphabet and numerals; failing which, we are going to serially do dumb things.