The Butterfly Effect is an idea that has been thought about and studied since the 1800’s by both scientists and science fiction writers. The Butterfly Effect describes a very small effect, such as a butterfly flapping its wings in one place, which in later developments causes a hurricane half way around the world.
People who study highway traffic patterns observe similar events. A car far ahead hits his brakes which radiates back though the column of cars behind him. What was once a fast-moving column of cars turns into a long line of red lights. What seems like a small thing has far-reaching consequences. Continue reading The Butterfly Effect