Jan 17 2012
Reflection Post-feedback loops
I am still a little confused about feedback loops. I know that you shouldn’t associate positive with good and negative with bad and I understand the different things that cause the feedback loops. For example, jobs and sanitation lead to positive feedback loops and crime and pollution lead to negative feed back loops. So does that mean that in a positive feedback loop those good things are brought to the city causing more people to move in? And that then the city is accelerating too quickly which can be a bad thing? And in a negative feedback loop those bad things take place in the city which causes people to move out but it could be a good thing because then it is able to self correct itself? This is kind of confusing but I just want to make sure that I am understanding this right so if some one could clarify that would be great.