“The Road to Chaos” depicts the mathematical progression described above as a route to the chaotic behavior of our own time, and beyond. In structure it is a sort of rapid fire technological history of the world, re-presenting on its own terms the evolution from bone, skin and wood instruments and tools to bronze, iron and steel ones. The industrial revolution is clearly marked at about the middle point of the piece, since in world historical terms it emerged so quickly as to be practically instantaneous. Beyond this we enter into our own era - the internal combustion engine, air travel, the broadcast media and the microchip. The symmetry of the piece seems to promise a recovery of our lost primal unity in the future technological nirvana or engineer's Eden, in the manner of HG Wells and Timothy Leary. BD
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