Minority Rules: Scientists Discover it Only Takes 10% of the Population to Change the Beliefs of Society
In this visualization, we see the tipping point where minority opinion (shown in red) quickly becomes majority opinion. Over time, the minority opinion grows. Once the minority opinion reached 10 percent of the population, the network quickly changes as the minority opinion takes over the original majority opinion (shown in green).
Image credit: SCNARC/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
This is why we all must keep spreading the word about foreclosuregate. We are at a tipping point in this country and if we keep pushing we may be able to completely change the viewpoints nationwide…
You must tell everyone you know about what you know about foreclosuregate. They will look at you like you are crazy, they will ridicule you at first, they may even disassociate themselves with you, but you must keep pressing on.
I am sure you once thought that “deadbeats” were actually “deadbeats” until you were forced into “the system.”
Remember just less than a year ago, things were not as well known as they are now. Yes, there has been little done with most being swept under the rug by the authorities, but once the masses realize what has happened they will awaken.
Although the study was conducted by the Social Cognitive Network Academic Research Center (SCNARC) which has been created and funded as a part of the US Army Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance to “spread propaganda” and “control the masses,” it also can be applied to grassroots movements such as fighting foreclosure fraud.
To read more about SCNARC and their “projects” click here…
From the study…
Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals.
“When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10 percent, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas. It would literally take the amount of time comparable to the age of the universe for this size group to reach the majority,” said SCNARC Director Boleslaw Szymanski, the Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor at Rensselaer. “Once that number grows above 10 percent, the idea spreads like flame.”
As an example, the ongoing events in Tunisia and Egypt appear to exhibit a similar process, according to Szymanski. “In those countries, dictators who were in power for decades were suddenly overthrown in just a few weeks.”
The findings were published in the July 22, 2011, early online edition of the journal Physical Review E in an article titled “Social consensus through the influence of committed minorities.”
An important aspect of the finding is that the percent of committed opinion holders required to shift majority opinion does not change significantly regardless of the type of network in which the opinion holders are working. In other words, the percentage of committed opinion holders required to influence a society remains at approximately 10 percent, regardless of how or where that opinion starts and spreads in the society.
You can read more about the findings here…