“They call it a phase transition,” Courtney contributed.
“A phase transition. They got the word from physics. Complexity theory. Microbiology, too. A lot of different fields. It's about how change happens in complex dynamic systems. A phase transition is like a complete transformation. So great that the new state would have seemed impossible in the prior state.” Jenny made eye contact with Sheila, smiled.
“But in fact, it has happened,” Courtney interjected. “Like when life began on this planet.”
“And now it's humanity making the changes we've all been wishing for, but considered impossible.”
“Yeah, realizing ideals like democracy, freedom, compassion.”
“Come, see for yourself.”