When thinking about how things happen in the world, it is interesting to relate how events are related. Many times it is difficult to predict how an event in one part of the world can have catastrophic (or wonderful) consequences in another part of the world that is really far away. And this all happens thru causality that manifests itself in many ways. It is always intriguing to think how your actions at one place may affect others that you may not even know exist.
This thought was triggered by a story in WSJ about how nomadic herders in Mongolia are being seriously affected by the erosion in demand of Cashmere in Western countries due to the global downturn believed to be triggered by housing bubble in United States.
Developing technology to create EventWeb may help us simulate many complex phenomea and run what-if experiments.