The Theory Effect

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On September 25th 2018, Cristian Mitreanu participated in the regional competition Falling Walls Lab at Stanford (more precisely, the event was hosted by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in cooperation with Stanford University and is supported by X, the moonshot factory). His presentation “Breaking the Walls of Short-Termism” (PDF) briefly put forth an idea or notion that, on its own, is important. THE THEORY EFFECT is the notion that theories act as a tool that brings complex phenomena or patterns to the masses.


While the idea of a generalized effect or role that theories play in the society is probably not new, the framing is…

This essay will be finalized shortly… Thank you for your understanding.

Cristian Mitreanu