A four point argument:
1. We have to focus more on proximities, such as contexts, environments and the myriad elements surrounding and connected to our tough challenges.
2. Our existing social structure (markets, governments, democracy) doesn’t support that very well.
3. Networks are part of the answer, in terms of physical structure.
4. The ProxThink framework provides a new conceptual structure, to complement networks.
Expansion of Point 1
The following issues and areas point towards a greater need for paying attention to, relating to, and even taking care of, proximities: globalization, the environment, climate change, pollution, energy transitions, economic turmoil, externalities, species extinction, population growth, health degradation, etc.