An odd article to publish as headline news. I believe this is what they call 'pre-programming.'
I read and downloaded the actual study.
An Analysis of the Potential for the Formation of ‘Nodes of Persisting Complexity’
by Nick King and Aled Jones
Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University
Please read it. I do not believe Sky News published this out of coincidence.
Guess what they hint is the solution - technology - of course!
Read it. It's very interesting.