"Sustainability" by Illustrating the Concept Using
(instead of by merely describing it).
obstacle for achieving a sustainable future for humanity is that
the term "sustainability"/"sustainable" is being understood
differently by different people. Without understanding what
"sustainability" should be about, how can we ever become
"sustainable"? There would be less confusion in this if, instead of
defining the term by describing it, the definition would be
clearly illustrated by modeling any instances of anything
"sustainable" in models.
Proving whether anything would or wouldn't be sustainable could be
done by "evolving" in models the whatever supposedly sustainable
situation from a simple, clearly sustainable one to the desired
level, step by step, making sure at each step that the whichever
situation depicted would remain strictly sustainable and so be able
to demonstrate the sustainability of any supposedly sustainable
system in question.
There is a difference between the actual (Darwinian) evolution and
the evolution as presented in this kind of modeling:
The actual humankind evolution is being driven, for the most part,
by circumstances, not by rational thought.
In modeling a more complex sustainable situation by "evolving" it
from a simpler one, the driving force is generated by the situation
that is being desired .