Mark Burgess @ devops REX 2016 The world, our society, depends on a collaboration of parts --- on a shift from self-sufficiency to co-dependency. The repercussions are enormous. But, like any system, what works at one scale may not work at another. As the density and speed of our world increases, how does society and its multiple systems scale? Is the application of technology to create smart appliances, smart homes, and smart cities, the answer to retaining our existing way of life, or transforming into a new one? What will this mean for the future shapes of our lives?