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Over de Magie van de Anti-Kwetsbaarheid (in Dutch)

Deze blog is het gevolg van een  presentatie over Anti-Fragility die ik op 7-9-2016 heb gegeven voor de sofware-architecten van de KNVI (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging van Informatieprofessionals). De presentatie in 2016 begon met een verhaal over mijn Smart City-project in Den Haag (“Smart Urban Space”). Dit stuk van de presentatie is hier weggelaten op de conclusie na over de Anti-Fragiele Stad. Die conclusie staat in Hfdst. 15. Het verhaal over de Zelfontplooiende Stad staat hier. 0. Over Anti-Kwetsbaarheid Nassim Taleb beweert dat er geen woord in het Engels bestaat voor het omgekeerde van Fragility (kwetsbaarheid). Daarom heeft hij het zelf gemaakt … Continue reading Over de Magie van de Anti-Kwetsbaarheid (in Dutch)

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About Alchemy and Logic

This blog is about Logic, Alchemy and the relationship between Logic and Alchemy. Classic Logic is based on the Square of Opposition of Aristotle. This square was discussed for more than 2000 years. Recently scientists detected that the Square is really a Cube. It misses an extra dimension. The Square describes  the six oppositions (“dual combinations”) of possibility (“some”, Particular Affirmative), necessity (“all”, Universal Affirmative), not-possibility (“not some”, Particular Negative) and not-necessity (“not all”, Universal Negative). Geometric Logic is a part of Modal Logic which is a part of Logic. In Geometric Logic the Linguistic Representations of Logic are mapped to … Continue reading About Alchemy and Logic

Spelen met tussenschotten, lagen en stromen (in Dutch)

Dit is een door mij geschreven hoofdstuk uit het boek De onvermijdelijke culturele revolutie /  |red. H. Konstapel, E. Vreedenburgh, G.J.P. Rijntjes, SMO 1998. Dit artikel trekt lering uit de ervaringen die ik heb opgedaan met het besturen van softwarecomplexen. Onder besturen versta ík dat er iemand is, die weloverwogen, op basis van kennis van zaken, sturing geeft aan een proces van ontwikkeling. Onder een softwarecomplex versta ik een grote hoeveelheid geautomatiseerde code die zeer complex is opgebouwd. In het algemeen is dit het geval als software ouder wordt. Er is dan niemand meer, die bij het origineel betrokken is geweest en … Continue reading Spelen met tussenschotten, lagen en stromen (in Dutch)

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About Autarky

The amount of local cooperative energy-companies in the Netherlands (in 2012) is increasing. It all has to do with the decrease of the price of solar-sells but there is more at stake. Local energy-companies are part of a movement aimed at Autarky. Autarky is the quality of being self-sufficient. The word Autarky comes from Greek αὐτάρκεια (autárkeia), itself from αὐτός (autós) = self and ἀρκέω (arkéo) which in its passive form means be satisfied, content or “Out of my own Power“. The need to become self-sufficient has certainly to do with the current economic-, ecological- and energy crisis. People are afraid that the supply of vital energy and food … Continue reading About Autarky

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About Intelligent Design

Thermodynamics, the Science of Heat, became an important science in the 19th century when physicists started to improve the Steam-Machine. This blog is about a recently discovered law of Thermodynamics called the Constructal Law. The Constructal Law describes How Intelligent Systems emerge out of the Laws of Thermodynamics. According to Thermodynamics the evolution of the universe has been characterized by an on-going transformation from a simple, restricted, highly condensed, homogeneous state (the Big Bang) to an increasingly complex, widely dispersed, dynamic, multipotent, granular diversity. Energy always moves from High to Low Temperature. This is the main reason why most of … Continue reading About Intelligent Design

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About Perspective

Introduction When we Look with our Eyes and not with our Mind we can See that Space looks very different from what we Think it is. In Our Space Parallel Lines meet at Infinity. Around 1400 during the Renaissance Painters started to look at Space with their own Eyes and discovered the Rules of Perspective Drawing. Between 1600-1800 Perspective Theory changed from a Theory of Art to a Theory of Mathematics called Projective Geometry. It took 400 Years before a few Mathematicians realized that Projective Geometry was the Foundation of Mathematics and it took another 100 years before Projective Geometry started to … Continue reading About Perspective

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About Number and Magnitude

We have lost the relationship between Number and Form or Number and Magnitude as the Ancient Greeks called their Forms. A few years ago a Revolution in Mathematics and Physics has started. This revolution is caused by Geometric Algebra. In Geometric Algebra the Ancient Theories of Euclid and Pythagoras are reevaluated. Numbers are Scalar (Quantum) Movements of Geometric Patterns and not Static Symbols of Abstractions that have nothing to do with our Reality. Movements and not Forces are the Essence of Physics. The basic rule Movement = Space/Time (v=s/t) shows that  Time and Space are two Reciprocal 3D-Spaces. Our Senses … Continue reading About Number and Magnitude

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About Mystical Number Theory and Pascal’s Triangle

The first part of this Blog is about the Triangular numbers, related to the Number 3, the Holy Trinity. The second part shows that Pascal’s Triangle (called Meru’s Mountain in Mystics), the Binomial Expansion,  contains every Possible Mystical Number Pattern (including the Triangular Numbers) you can Imagine. Pascal Triangle also shows that our Universe is a combinatorial miracle. It explores every possibility, is always in balance, expands and moves back to the beginning which is and was the Void, the Empty Set, the merge of Every Paradox, that is Possible. About Mystical Number-Patterns The Sēpher Yəṣîrâh (Book of Formation or Book … Continue reading About Mystical Number Theory and Pascal’s Triangle

About Saturn, the Son of the Sun

Early astronomical traditions identify the “Primeval Sun” as the planet Saturn. Saturn was id]]><![CDATA[entified with Osiris in Egypt and Shiva in India.  The Babylonians, the founders of Astronomy, called Saturn the "Light of Heaven, the Sun-God Shamash (or Šamaš). Tacitus records the Jews as worshipping the planet Saturn, Shabbatai,  as their god. In Plato’s Timaeus, the word for the planet Saturn is Helios, the “Sun” god. Popular Greek traditions identified Saturn as Kronos (Father Time). At that time Saturn ruled “over the Pole“. The Pole was seen as the Entrance to the Other World. The Shaman using his Light Body had … Continue reading About Saturn, the Son of the Sun

About the Sum of Things

The Lo Shu is a Chinese Model for Time and was used to design Cities, Temples, Cycles and Calendars. The Lo Shu is a 3×3 Magic Square created by Fu Xi, the Founder of Chinese Civilization. Fu Xi lived around the time of the Great Flood. The Magic Square was carried by a Turtle. The Turtle is the symbol of the Constellation Orion. Many Ancient Cultures claim that our Ancestors came from this constellation. The Square of Lo Shu is also referred to as the Magic Square of Saturn or Chronos (Time). According to Chinese Creation Myth  the world started with 無極 … Continue reading About the Sum of Things