Summary of the Summary: Everything that goes Wrong makes things work and every New Theory we Detect is a the result of an Observation at the Wrong Scale.
Summary of the Summary of The Summuray : Nature and Humans Experiment. (Just like Engineers do).
What looks like a Body at one Scale of Perception is Billions of Cells and Trillions of Molecules on Another Scale.
Life is an Autopoietic Machine which is a Machine organized as a Network of Processes of production of components which realize the network of processes that produce them.
We experience our ‘Selves’ as Both a current Set of EMERGING Feelings, Sensations, and Thoughts, as well as a Boundaryless Ocean of Memories and Imagination.
Our Universe is a Conscious Experience which expresses itself in novel ways for the purpose of Enriching Experience.
Big engineering projects almost always fail (and are therefore highly Innovative).
This blog is written to improve Engineering or to create a new Type of engineering that is in tune with the Spirits of Nature. and founded on the most robust foundation of Science which is mathematics.
Thanks to Kent Palmer this blog will also bring systems-theory in line with the State of the Art in philosophy.
He started my quest to Fuse the many Architects (music (composer), painting, Writer, poet, movie (director, script writer) landscape, house, software, politician, strategist (Tzun Tsu)). General, etc ) there are.
In this blog I will show you what they all have Creativity in common and tat Creativity is related to what is called the Holy Spirit (or te Void).
I have changed the name of this blog from the Future of engineering to the Art of engineering because I believe that the most important Talent of an Engineer is her or his Imagination.
This a highly dynamic blog .Everyday I will add new parts so when you want to follow my progress come back as often as you like.
Currently I am learning to use a new version of the editor of WordPress called Gutenberg.
It proves to me that a New Version is often Not the Best Version. The laerning process takes a lot of time.
Part 0: When you read the thousands of pages of documents of Kent Palmer I use you will see that he is trying to recreateSsystems-theory from the Bottom.
This Bottom is very old and lies in China, India and Egypt.
Imagining nothing is something but nothing (“the void”) could contain the source of creation we always use when we make something out of nothing. (this is the essence of the Diamond Sutra).
List of Chapters:
Part 1 about Managing Complex Engineering Projects using COLLIN.
Part 2 about Change management and Paths of Change.(PoC) .
in Part 3 I introduce you to the work of Kent Palmer. He defined Schema Theory as a theoretical framework for system Design.
Part 4 Why Meta-Systems, are a Schap (Scape).
Part 5 is about Phenomenology
Part 6 About Ancient Science of Egypt .
Part 7 About the Role of consciousness in Design.
Part 8 About wHoles and Holons.Part 9; How the Future influences the Past.
Part 10. about Cycles Technology– Cycles, and Why Synchronization is the cause of Hypes.
Part 11. about Industries Meta-Industries, why a City is an Organism and why engineers have to become Ecology-managers.
Part 12: About Creativity and Innovation (TRIZ & ASIT).
Part 13:: About the Philosophy of Technology.
Part 14: About Cybernetics.
Part 15: About Art and Meta-Art.
PArt 16 About Webs.
Part 17 About Mathematics.(In development).
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After a few lines my English Text Starts->De inspiratie om te gaan schrijven ontstond toen ik door Harm Rozie in contact werd gebracht met ingenieurs die bezig waren met het verbeteren van hun vakgebied onder de noemer (First Time Right).
De reden is dat de meeste technologieprojecten die vaak meer dan een miljard kosten mislukken en dat het er op lijkt dat de aannemers erg veel baat hebben van dit mislukken omdat dan alles nog een keer of meer moet.
-> Part 1: Collin.Managing Complex Projects
Blog START->The amount of failing complex technology-projects is increasing.I got in contact with a group of people who were trying to solve this poblem.
One of them is Theo Lohman.
He developed a method called Collin (Collective Intelligence).
Leo Ruijven, wrote a dissertation about Collin (and more) called : A unified framework improving interoperability and symbiosis in the field of Systems Engineering.
Kent Palmer has been busy in the US to solve the same problems in a completely different way.
Kent is building a new engineering theory he calls Schema Theory.
Theo and others have developed Relatics . Relatics is a tool to support the making of project-documentation.
You can link documents to a common project-datamodel. The idea behind Relatics is that big projects fail because the participants loose oversight.
This can be prohibited by making standardized documentation.Relatics is a manual tool.
You have to make the projectmodel and the links to the content/documentation by hand.
We (Alchemist BV) have developed a tool that makes a semantic-network out of the content of a project using text-mining.
This tool can also be used to make a semantic network out of of any software-code.THis tool is a result of a Big project (called Resolver) I started at ABN AMRO around 1991 to solve our big software integration problems caused by a merger under pressure.
After a long time of search and research all over the world we ended up at the CWI (Center for Mathematics and Informatics) close to our headquarters in Amsterdam where Paul Klint was developing a meta-parser. .
Alchemist is the result of research by Wim Goes to solve the problem that the rules of the parsers (“translators) of software-languages are changing all the time with every new language. or new version of the language.
To become future-proof we needed a general tool.
This tool was developed on top of advanced text-mining-tools proving that a progam-language is nothing but a specialized human language with the same problems (“dialects”, etc) as human languages have.
Alchemist not only generates a semantic-network but it also detects patterns behind the many pieces of software and contextual textual content a company (or a network of companies) produces.
It shows the implicit progress of the activity of many people who look at the same context with a different view.
Part 2. Paths of Change (PoC)
I found out that Collin has a lot to do with Paths of Change (Poc) of Will Mcwhinney.
The main reason is that PoC contains a wideley applicable general framework that has been used for many ages in many cultures.
PoC is a Meta-Theory (or better a Meta-Praxis) that explains many theories (and philosophies).
PoC uses the concept of Worldview, a Sensory definition of a unique perspective at the world you live in. “
look/view” is not the right word because one of the worldviews is called Sensory.
Poc has a lot in common with the Archetypes of Jung (Sensing, Thinking (Unity, Models, Rules), Feeling (Social, Emotions) and Intuiting (Mythic, Imagination).The worldviews of PoC are orthogonal which means that the views are independent.
They are a 2×2 combination of Expansion (red) and Contraction (blue) often called the cosmic breath.
PoC is a fractal framework which means that Poc can be applied to Itself.
Poc is also a clyclic framework which means that the views of the Paths of Change are connected in a cycle (and a meta-cycle (etc.) that moves With (Introvert) and Against the cClock (Extravert) .
Poc also contains a center. (the cross) that can be seen as a Projection of Consciousness seen as the Observer.Below a view on a Chinese model called the Five Elements Map.
The four corners of PoC and the center of the Cross add up to Five Perspectives.
The Four + one center Elements come back in many Cultures and in Old and Recent Science.
As you can see the two directions of the movement are called destructive (Against the Clock, Consuming) and generative/ Productive.
The two movements connect and create a Moebius Ring (the number 8).
Garl Jung called the framework behind his Archetypes a Quaternion, a 4×4-square that contains complementary (“dual”) concepts (Senses/Facts vs Imagination), (Object/Unity) vs/Subject (Social).
The Quaternion has a lot in common with the Chinese Lo Shu Magic square which is the “generator” of the ancient Chinese Cyclic Models..
The Turtle is a synbol of Orion a constellation that played an important role in many ancient cultures.
The pyramids of Egypt were oriented at Orion and Sirius (the Dog Star). The Dogon in Africa who knew a lot about ancient Egypt tell in their creation story about the extraterestials (the Nommos) that came from Sirius B to create life on Earth. They were the first engineers on earth.
Jung got a lot of his ideas out of a very long discussion about the dreams of Wolfgang Pauli, one of the creators of Quantum Mechanics.
A Quaternion is a square. A square can be divided by a line into two Triangels. The mathematical Triangle has a lot to do with the Spiritual triangel, the trinity . The Triangel is also a basic building block in Geometry.
The work of Kent Palmer is called Schema Theory.
Schema Theory uses Mathematics as a foundation and shows that the history of mathematics follows the history of Engineering. Both make use of the same ideas/concepts.
To me this is fine because I am a trained mathematician.
The nice thing with mathematics is that most mathematicians are also philosopher because both need the same concepts to explain what they are looking for or have found.
Kent Palmer uses the concept of the Schema as a central frame to explain what is or was happening in Engineering . A Schema is a 2-dimensional frame.
Part 3: Kent Palmer About Naming SYstems
My Father was born in the center of the Netherlands called “de Veluwe”. His family spoke a different dialect as my mothers family.
Later I met other people with different dialects. I even found out that Science and Banking use their own dialect.A Dialect is a unique way in which people speak a language that is often highly related to a shared language.There are many ways to group dialects (Location, Social Class, Profession,.History, culture ..). Dialects can be highly confusing that’s why standardizing terminology is needed when you want to make enduring relationships.
Bahktin, a Russian Philosopher spent his whole life researching literature. Bahktin developed the concept of the Chronotope : “the intrinsic connectedness of temporal and spatial relationships that are artistically expressed in literature”.
Bahktin found many cycles (the Wheel of Life) that are explained by Paths of Change.Bahktin wrote a lot about Systemscapes called a Context. He believed that structuring (Coding) kills a context by destroying its potential:
“A context is potentially unfinalized; a code must be finalized. A code is only a technical means of transmitting information; it does not have cognitive, creative significance. Code is deliberately killed context“.
In 176 At ABN (a big bank) I was asked to take care of the Data and the Terminology of the bank (Data-Management). We used a special database called a Dictionary to store all the definitions of the data and their technical implementations in database, software and manual processes. The model of the Dictonary was called a Meta-Model.
After some time we found out that the meta-model was a self-reference (a fractal) and it all came back to my favorite subject I found when I was trained as a programmer.
To teach us we were given highly difficult problems we had to solve in a very short time using a highly limited computer (1969 CRI Leiden). I found out that the best solutions were always fractal.
Later the specifications of the software and the coding were stored in the same dictionary now called a repository.
Later I got into contact with many scientists that were highly interested in data and the meaning (semantics) of data.
In my fathers dialect a Plank was called a schap. In English Schap is called scape .
A plank is a horizontal frame that is used to carry objects.
A LandScape is A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
A Horizontal Frame can be seen from a Stake. A stake (“paal”) is a pointed foundation hit in the ground.
When you climb the Stake you can see the Horizon.
When you climb you use a scale.The Horizon is a Horizon-tal Line.Perspective (looking thhrough a hole) was invented by Painters in the Renaissance and was transformed into Projective Geometry that was transformed into the Model of Curved Space/Time that was used by Einstein when he developed Special Relativity Theory.
Parallel lines cross at infinity which is the Horizon.
Vriendschap is called Friendship in English. A Ship is a Scape. a horizontal frame floating on Water.
A Scape, a view or picture of a scene, has various synonyms: context, situation, environment, ecosystem, medium, milieu,or Gestalt.
In the linked document called Naming Systems Kent Palmer writes bout Meta-Systems, Meta-Systems float above normal Systems.
Meta means about the thing itself. It’s seeing the thing from a higher perspective.
When you want to get oversight you have to go UP until you see the Horizon. UP is called Abstracting.
An Abstracted System is always simpler than the System itself. This means that Abstracting is leaving “things out”.
When the process of leaving things out is chaotic you will leave the relation between the Meta-System and the System it is about.
If this is the case the total development-process is in a mess.
To save the project or sometimes even the company you have to find all the content produced and reconstruct the genesis of the project to pick up the pieces.
When ABN and AMRO (another big Bank) were fused I was made responsible for this process.
To fuse the two banks we needed new technology (called everse-engineering) to get the meaning out of all the stored content in many sometimes very old libraries called archives.
We even needed tools to extract the meaning out of operational software without source and object in in the state of a load module.
To save the bank we even had to look worldwide for solutions and got into contact with institutions (NASA) that finally pointed back to Scientists in the Netherlands.
This started an ongoing research-relationship until today in which we develop new tools to handle the new content (pictures, movies, ,,) available and try to reach a higher level of understanding.
An important point to note is that software-engineers especially in highly complex businesses have perhaps solved more problems than the engineers that started the field of system-engineering. I am sure that Kent Palmer is aware of this point.
Part 4: Kent Palmer About Meta-Systems
Kent Palmer wrote a document: The Advance of the Systems Engineering Discipline through an understanding of Meta-systems theory.
To write This part I have copied ltext out of the document but have also added pieces of my own thinking/out of my own practice.
Paths of Change (PoC) contains connected Steps that are defined by a World-View. A World is a long period of time. The steps always end at the same step. That is why PoC is called a Cycle.
A world-view is about looking in a special way or at a special direction at a scape.
As we already saw we are looking Up into the sky when we are abstracting. When we have abstracted (made things simpler) we have developed a theory.
When we apply/use the theory we are practising. Practice is about going Down until we are standing with our feed on the ground (earth).
We can also look backwards (the Beginning, Creation, History) or forwards (Future, Horizon).
Systems Engineering can be viewed as a practical discipline and Systems Theory as an academic pursuit.
A dual is a mirror of paired concepts. Theory and practice are duals.Their mirror is the reverse of a process we call abstracting.
A Mata-System is a dual of a System but it is not necessary that the reverse-process is a mirror.
A System has an environment or ecosystem (” or a Scape) that surrounds it and which it is embedded in. This use of “meta” means beyond (or part of or connected to ) rather than above.
In this case systems can even live (or interact) in their-Scape.
Systems (in terms of theories) can even be tested in their Meta System without going from theory to practice.Perhaps practice does not need theory or practice is ahead of theory.
The only thing we have to detect is the stake we have climbed to see the horizon of the system or what is behind its horizon.
Systems Theory should learn from Systems Engineering. But there are equally many places where the reverse is true.
Systems Theory has no practical side that allows it to generate problems for the academics to solve. But on the other hand Systems Engineering lacks the theoretical foundation that will allow it to ground its practice.
It can appropriate Systems Theory but really it needs not just a Systems Theory but also the inverse of that, a Meta-systems Theory. It will take both of these to ground a robust Systems Engineering practice.
Part 5: Kent Palmer: Emergent Design: Explorations in Systems Phenomenology in Relation to Ontology, Hermeneutics and the Meta-Dialectics of Design
This is a highly complex document with a lot of discussion about subjects most engineers don’t know about. I have taken out of this document what I can use to make a point. I understand that a part of the language is too difficult.Text between “is a citation “
“Systems Engineering is focused on creating systems as artifacts that are used and operated, which, in turn, change the environment for newer systems that will take their place in the future“.
“These systems are created by a lengthy and involved development process that includes: Requirements Development, Architectural and Sub-system Design, Implementation, Verification, Validation, Integration, and Operation”.
“Schemas are templates of pre-understanding of spacetime envelopes that we project onto our experience in order to differentiate objects of different scales in terms of their dimensionality”.
Kent Palmer is desperately trying to find a level of abstraction (a place high in Sky) to make a distinction between all the ways objects (humans but also animals or perhaps machines) that look or are aware have an understanding of the environment they exist in.
He believes that we live in space/time which is the result of a very long process of thinking about perspective in painting which is looking through a very small hole at a scape.
In the scape we look at objects he calls envelopes (something filled with something else). In spacetime objects have a location that possibly moves in space and a form that also moves and changes in time. humans make pictures/movies/content of the movement share/ communicate about the content and remember/imagine and make models of the content.
Space/time is a highly dynamic environment.What we make or have made is sometimes stable for some time but the process of making (“engineering”) disappears and is sometimes reconstructed (archeology“) with a lot of imagination involved.
A schema looks like a method but he calls it a template of pre-understanding.
“The richness of nature comes from the variety of schematic organizations (“a ants nest”) that are being projected by different species, while the artificial creation of our human centered environments tends to blot them out and replace them with our own schematizations exclusively, which leads to a lessening of the variety of schematizations that can be realized in the overall natural environment“.
It looks like organisms that are very different from the human and that don’t use language are able to ceate artifacts that are highly comparable to what human engineers are making. Until now we don’t know how they are doing this.
I believe their creation is guiding them to make a new creation. They live in their own design which forces them to maintain and create old and new designs.
This concept was created by Edmund Hussler around 1936.
“The ‘lifeworld is a grand theatre of objects variously arranged in space and time relative to perceiving subjects”.
A “ifeworld means a person’s subjective construction of reality, which he or she forms under the condition of his or her life circumstances“.
Part 6: About the Age of Reason and the Power of the Imagination.
Kent Palmer writes about the many strange coincidences that happened when he was looking for patterns that could help him to extend General Systems theory.The same happened to me. It all happened when I got into an unexpected Jump Of my Kundalini.
This happens when (the 7th)and the down chakra (called Trumpets in the Bible) fuse.This started a strange process of synchronicity that brought me a lot of information about the theory behind ancient knowledge.
THis ancient knowledge returned to the West (Italy) at the Renaissance when the archives of the center of knowledge of the ancient world in Heliopolis (Egypt)(later Alexandria) were found in Byzantium.
Heliopolis was a Scientific center of the World a long time ago and attracted “scientists” sometimes called Magicians (see Magi) that advised the Rulers of the World that wanted to prevent the world for a new disaster comparable to the Great Flood.
Observe that we now are living in the Age of the Waterbearer. We are now already flooded by images and texts that TAKE all our TIME.
The most important knowledge to protect was the control of the Power of the Mind by the Imagination.
To block this power a counter-movement was organized out of Venice, the financial center of the world. The managers of this movement started to promote Reason as a powerful force.
They decided to use Newton as as an Example of a briljant Scientist and started to block the thinking of Leibniz that had a lot to do with Alchemy, the Science of Ancient Egypt.
This al started the Age of Reason, The Enlightment, in which the Imagination was transformed into the confusing Fantasy and the warm Emotions of the Heart became a blockage for Cold scientific thinking.
Part 7: About Consciousness
What is Shinto? Shinto is the Religion of Japan. In Shinto “gods” are called kami. Kami is, in essence, one of those spiritual concepts that can be found everywhere and in everything. It is a mystical property established because there is no direct difference between the material world and spiritual existence. In shinto even machines have a spirit.
In almost every ancient religion Spirits were related to special places or special people (“saints”).
When you visit such a place many people feel the power of the place.Ancient Religious Places like the Cathedrals of the Middle Ages reused the power of the ancient places.
A good example is Chartres which was a holy place of the Druids.
The Black Virgin of Chartres Cathedral.
After Hitler came to power in 1933, Charlotte Beradt, a Berlin-based journalist, began to awaken night after night bathed in perspiration, teeth clenched in terror.
On one of these nights, after dreaming of being hunted “from pillar to post” by storm troopers, a new thought arrived: what if she wasn’t the only one?
What if the things that appeared in her nightmares were also being visited upon other people?
This startling thought set in motion the seeds of a research project. Beradt quietly began to query people about their dream-life.
She found out that many people dreamed the same dreams and dreamed the concentration camps of the NAZIS long before they were invented.
When people are brought under hypnosis they can be brought back to the past (into their past lifes) and into the Future. The experiments of Helen Wambach showed that people are able to predict a shared future with a high accuracy.
The best explanation for the fusion of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory is the so called Wheeler Feynman Aborber Theory. This theory shows that it is possible to influence history in the future.
John Wheeler believes that the Universe is a Self-Observing system. Wheeler suggested that reality is created by observers and that: “no phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon.” .
When I was a young child I found out that I was able to Read people.
When you read people you are able to see what is in their mind.
When I was much older I met highly experienced Advisors that took a training in reading.
We experimented with collective reading and proved that we could read an organization.
Will McWhinney organized workshops in New Mexico near Taos. We were introduced to many “new” techniques that were developed.
They were called Organizational Dreaming (OD) and Organizational Sculptures (OC).In OD people agreed to solve a problem by sharing their dreams.
In OS one person used other people to build a balanced structure (“a sculpture”) that represented his problems/ questions.
After a signal of the sculptor everybody makes a next step en tells the “scluptor” what came up in his or her mind.
This gave remarkable results.
Much later OC came back in the Netherlands as Opstellingen (Constellations).
The concept Paranormal indicates that science does not believe what abnormal people are capable of.
Is the design of a system known before it was made?Is it possible to ask the domus of a city if it wants engineers to develop a new part or let designers destroy an old part?
Do you believe we did this with the City of Athens?
IPart 8: Is it possible to make a Whole with only Holes? Are holes also Wholes (or Holons)?.
Our complete body and mind is reproduced by millions of cooperating parts that contain millions of cooperating parts every moment we live.
Wilber has created his own version of Paths of Change in which he defined four types of holes/holons. TOne of them is the Social Hole a hiding place.
Amother is the Independent self reliant Hole (Unity) which is an Identity of its own.
Sensory Holes look like the Iris of the Eye that project the outside world onto the inside world.
The Mythic Hole is a picture of a Hole: O.
The Aboriginal Dreamtime is about the Beginning of Time.
Creation is believed to be the work of Ancestors who travelled across a formless land, creating sacred sites and significant places of interest in their travels. In this way, “songlines” travelling trails of the Spirit Beings were established all over Australia that are comparable to the ley-lines in the West.
Stephen found the parts of an old Egyptian Pyramid including Hieroglyphs that describes an expedition send to Australia.
I believe there was a lot of contact between the Ancient Cultures which shows itself in many shared concepts.
What is nothing?Nothing in terms of A-A = 0 comes from the Arabian word zfir meaning empty.
Parmenides.made a difference between space (“potential emptyness”) and the void,
In Physics the void is called a singularity.
In Indian Philosophy the void was called a Bindu (a point).
. When we imagine Emptiness it becomes something.
Forms are Empty, Emptiness is Form: Heart Sutra).
In Dutch (vshowing (tonen) is called weergeven (Giving “weer”). The oppsite of imagining (Sensing) is called waar-nemen *Taking “weer”. When we sense we take something. When we look we give something (our attention).
A formula that contains variables contains holes to fill.
A Tunnel is a (worm)-Hole to Connect.
If Emptness is empty and enpty is O and =>O = 0 (zero) than a lot of emptyness is still 0.
If a system contains only holes the sum of the parts is the same as the system.
When the holes are conncted the sum of the system is the same as the sum of the connections.
A system that is the sum of its connections is a network.
A network that contains holes that connect is a flow-system.
Does emptyness contain matter?.Emptyness (the vacuum) is a fluctuating production of mattter.
The vacuum looks a lot like the mind producing thoughts when the observer is observing which is called meditation in ancient Indian science.
The Empty Set is a set with zero members. If we are able to remove members out of a set we will get sets with negative numbers of members. These are sets that are missing something (“longing” sets”).
The mathematician John Conway defined a process (a machine) that produces all the numbers there are called a Conway Game and even numbers we did no know about before he defined his process called Surreal Numbers.
Until today the Istitute researches and predicts every well known Cycle and has found the Cycle-Times of many Economic and related Cycles.
They found that the cycle-times are related to Harmonics in Music.
The Tattvas are the five modifications of the Great Breath a harmonic wave called the Svara..
Part 9: ABout the Future of Engineering.
Part 10: About Cycles
When you want to predict the future you can make use of cycles.
Every cycle has a unique cycle-time and contains (or is part of) other cycles.
There are cycles related to the price of oil but there are also cycles that are related to a country or a Cultural Identity (“western europe”).
There are very short cycles (“clock-cyle of your PC) or cycles we are unable to measure.
The longest cycle of Humanity is the Cycle of the Precession of the Equinox.
This cycle was known a very long time ago and could be deduced by observing the recurring of the Pole Star.
Shaman believe that the Hole in the Sky is an entrance to another World (our Parallel Universe). They called this hole Jacobs ladder.
Jacobs ladder was implemented in a Zigurat (a Step-Tower containing 7 steps)) called the Tower of Babel.
The Magi’s of Heliopolis knew about the precession-cycle and made sure that the state of Egypt was aligned to the right Star.
This star was also connected to the (secret) Horus)Name of the Pharao.
The system of measurement of space was at that time related to the measurement of time. Every piece of the pyramid represented a step in time.
Daily Time measurement was related to the Sun Cycle. The unit of measurement (foot) was all over the world the same and related to the duration of the Precession Cycle.
The Standard of Measurement of Distance was changed after the French Revolution when the unit became the metre.
The standard of Time became decimal (based on 10 hours in a day) and was measured by a mechanical device, a clock .
The major steps in the Precession Cycle were the movements of the constellations of the Zodiac.
They predicted major changes and the major changes were also implemented in society by rhe Priests.
A major detailed analysis can be done with the Economic Kondratiev Cycle.
This cycle with a cycle time of 52 years is divided in “seasons” where the UP is called Summer and the Down Winter. Kondratiev Winter started at the year 2000.
When I researched the Kondratiev Cycle I discovered that there is a fifth season often called Indian Summer. or Womens Summer, Gypsy Summer, Poor mans summer or Summer of the Geese.
It is the season of the Center with the “color” white where Winter (Blue) and Summer (Red) are in equilibrium.
The 2nd picture below shows the Bahktin Cycle of (Western) culture with a cycle-time 5x the Kondratiev Cycle Time (= 5×52 = 260).
Cycles always move through the same five steps. The steps carry different names but all have the same focus, tattva (Thatness), worldview, perspective or season.
In the picture below you see how cycles modulate on other cycles. What you also see is different names for the same perspectives of POC and how a Pentacle outside creates a Pentacle inside when the connectors are connected.
in the Picture upside you see how Islam is triggering the US by being extremely social to the people who are part of the same tribe and much more important why China is the (new or old) center of the World.
The new center China was predicted a long time ago in the Dreams of Wolfgang Pauli (the creator of Quantum Physics QF) who were analyzed by Gustav Jung.
Pauli explained JUng that the concepts of QF where given to him by Robert Fludd an old English Alchemist who created the Theater the Globe, which was a model of the Harmonic Universe for the plays of William Shakespeare who probably was Francis Bacon who was the initiator of the Enlightment.
The central set of “harmonies” was the musica universalis or “music of the spheres,” which had been studied by Pythagoras, Ptolemy and many others before Kepler; in fact, soon after publishing Harmonices Mundi, Kepler was embroiled in dispute with Robert Fludd, who had recently published his own harmonic theory.
Part 10.1: About Technology Cycles.
In this part two pictures out of a Powerpoint Presentation are added that are also part of my PDF-document about The history of the Cycles. They proved to me how powerful the theory of the cycles is.
When you know about the cycles the only thing you have to do is fill in the blanks which means mapping the classification to a terminolology/dialect people of your audience understand.
The theory becomes much more interesting when you understand that it is also possible to generate software out of the cycles.
Part 10.2 About-very-long-cycles/
Part 10.3. 2000 My first Reflection We are controlled by our Own Creation.
Around 2000 I was asked to write a part of a book that was created to celebrate the anniverary of SMO (Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming), a Think Tank of the Dutch employers.
My part became a reflection of my education (mathematics) and my job (IT-manager at a big bank).
At the end I concluded that Global IT was moving into a new autonomous state.
We are not programming new systems but the systems are programming us.
Just as Frankenstein, the Old Jewish story of the golem, we are fighting our own creation of an artificial human (the Robot).
Part 10.4 About Type Theory and CLEAN:.Software is a Mathematical Function.
In 1985 I met the creators of a new Programmming Language called Clean .
Type theory tries to solve Russels Paradox a philosophical problem that is created when you use something that contains itself. This causes infinity regress.
Type Theory uses Lambda Calculus.
Russels Paradox also happens when you define that systems contain systems, a problem Kent Palmer tries to solve by defining a Meta-System or a Scape.
I decided to introduce CLEAN at ABN AMRO but the introduction failed for the simple reason that most of the IT-people were not mathematicians but trained in Business Administration (Bedrijfskunde).
This was a problem that the famous Dutch Computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra already forsaw in 1969.
The problem shows itself currently in the very low quality of software.
The software-body-immune-system does not work.
It becomes sick when it is attacked by software-viruses.
Clean is not called clean for nothing. It is highly reliable and immune to external attacks.
That is also the reason why FP is successful currently.
Srep 10.5 : About Not-Destructable (Anti-Fragile) Ecologies
I used Paths of Change (PoC) as an intermediairy connecting theory.
In the end I found a well known pattern the Moebius Ring again.
Please read this blog when you want to read a comprehensive (i hope) story.
In the picture below you see three connected moebius rings (called a Panarchy-cycle) in which a PoC-cycle (Yellow-creative), (Blue, Order, (Red, Action), (green, Emotions, Value) takes place.
In every “jump” the cycle-time speeds up or slows down.
. All systems exist and function at multiple scales of space, time and social organization, and the interactions across scales are fundamentally important in determining the dynamics of the system.
The panarchy framework connects adaptive cycles in a nested hierarchy.
There are potentially multiple connections between phases of the adaptive cycle at one level and phases at another level.
Two significant connections are labeled ‘revolt‘ and ‘remember‘.
The smaller, faster, nested levels invent, experiment and test, while the larger, slower levels stabilize and conserve accumulated memory of system dynamics.
In this way, the slower and larger levels set the conditions within which faster and smaller ones function.
Every level is organized in a four phase cycle of birth, growth and maturation, death and renewal. That cycle is the engine that periodically generates the variability and novelty upon which experimentation depends.
As a consequence of the periodic, but transient phases of destruction and reorganization the structure and processes can be reorganized.
This reshuffling allows for the establishment of new system configurations and opportunities for the incorporation of exotic and entirely novel entrants into the system.
The adaptive cycle explicitly introduces mutations and rearrangements as a periodic process within each hierarchical level in a way that partially isolates the resulting experiments, reducing the risk to the integrity of the whole structure.
The theory of Panarchy is a result of long during intensive research by Holling and Gunderson.
Panarchy is based on researching the practice of a natural ecology but because we, humans, are also part of nature (which we often forget)the theory is also applicable to us.
What you see is that we (humans) often revolt (for instance by starting a big fire) and dont believe that the total ecology (including us) moves to a very dangerous state and becomes highly unstable.
What we also dont see is that many ecologies are resilient and move back (“remember“) to an old state (nature restores itself) we dont like because we want to build a lot of stone houses and roads all connecting the houses creating a big city which acts like a big organism.
What we don’t understand is that we are often saved by the bell by the forces of nature.
What we also dont see is that we want to fight nature because we believe that we (engineers) are able to create our own nature.
The big problem is that most engineers don’t take the time to understand nature and that we could accomplish a lot by copying her (is nature a female?).
If you want to be in tune with nature entrain with nature.
To understand what entrain means move to the next step of this part.
The interesting part of the Theory of Fiske is that its model looks like Paths of Change and mathematicians have found a relationship between this model and the mathematical theory of scales (“a staircase”) we use to measure our outside world.
Fiske detected that we measure (“feel“, with our emotions) our social relations with the same tools we measure our outside world we “see” with our senses.
Each of the elementary models resembles one of the classic scale types from measurement theory.
Communal Sharing resembles a nominal scale. A nominal scale is classifying things into categories.
Authority Ranking resembles an ordinal scale in which items are ranked.
Equality Matching resembles an interval scale insofar as one can measure the degree of inequality in a social relationship using equal intervals so as to judge how to correct the imbalance.
It is by use of such a scale that people in an Equality Matching interaction can specify how much one person owes another.
However, an interval scale cannot be used to express a ratio because it has no absolute zero point.
For example, the zero point on the Celsius scale is not absolute so one cannot say that 20 degrees is twice as warm as 10 degrees while on a Kelvin scale because the zero point is absolute one can express ratios.
Given that Market Pricing is the application of ratios to social interactions, it resembles a ratio scale such as the Kelvin scale.
One cannot, for example, meaningfully speak of the maximization of utility without presupposing some sort of ratio scale for measuring utility. Maximization would correspond to 100 percent.
Part 10.6 About Black Swans and Dragon Kings.
Below you see what happens when a major event (‘A Black Swan“) hits a community (or an Eccology).
When the event is not too big the ecology resists the event and stays the same.
An example could be a Dike to resist a flood.
When the ecology is resilient it returns to its old state.
It is also possible that the parts of the ecology (mostly organisms) make a new combination and perform the same process in a different order.
In the last case a completely new combination appears that gives us (the humans) the impression that the ecommubity has innovated.
Part 10.7 About Synchronization
During my research I detected the work of Didier SOnnete .
Dragon Kings are a result of ynchronization.
Synchronization happens between humans (and animals) when they are focused on the same event.
When people syschronize they copy their behavior, become the same, and create a hype.
Will McWhinney used the theory of sychronisation he called coupling to write a new book after Paths of Change he called Grammars of Engagement.
Synchronization explains Human Rituals.
When humans take part of rituals they accumulate energy and produce a special sound Randall Collins calls the hum of solidarity.
Interesting point is that this energy stays for seven days (a week) when the ritual starts at the day of Saturn .
Saturn is a center that is surrounded by a ring containing many similar parts.
Have a look below and observe that the Kaaba also called the Cube of Space circulated by many synchronized humans looks like Saturn.
Part 11: Why Industries are Meta-Systems.
The paper in the link contains the argument that the building construction industry acts as a meta-industry., an ‘industry of industries,’ .
In this part you will see that this meta-industry is really a part of nature that is consuming a lot of nature we call an eology..
The building industry needs a lot of nature, “space” and natural resources to create arficial holes with boundaries (“caves”) to live in.
Houses protect the body but are also a body.
A city is a system that contains connected houses (bodies that are holes connected to holes) that are connected by roads (Transport tubes, lungs). A city looks like an organism. It is a super organism or even better a meta organism.
Is an engineer like the Ant in part 4?
A city is a flow system. Our Lungs are a Flow System.
A River Delta is a Flow System.
Cities grow like organisms. Organisms consume other organisms,
Are engineers who are participating in the building industry participating in the growth of the system or are they in control?.
Remember that I stated the same theory when I wrote about the Software Industry (and hardware is software) in Chapter 10.
Are we in control of Ahriman?
The energy consumption of organism and the super-organisms including the cities follow the law of kleiber.
By 2030, over 60% of the world’s population – nearly five billion people – will be living in an urban area.
between the year 2000 and 2030 new construction (infrastructure as well as building) will double all existing construction.
IPCC predicts that $20T will be spent in energy infrastructure from 2006 to 2030.
This new construction is fueling an unprecedented increase of infrastructure especially in energy generation to support and maintain the new growth.
This additional capacity to generate energy is adding to emissions directly through construction and indirectly through an increase in transportation, and most importantly in affluence with its unbounded consumption patterns.
Furthermore, substantial construction will be needed in order to replace what is destroyed or abandoned due to the consequences of world climate change.
Part 12.0 About Innovation and Creativity.
This is a thesis by Roni Horowitz called Creative Problem Solving in Engineering.
Roni created an inovation of TRIZ called ASIT.
ASIT is about transforming the Box people use when they want to think Out of the Box.
ASIT generates the right tension to push the mind to fuse the contradiction a problem represents.
TRIZ was created by the Russian researcher Genrich Altshuller in 1946. He researched patents and found that every innovation solves a specific Contradiction.
TRIZ makes it possible to reuse an innovative solution in a different problem.
TRIZ Connects Contradictions which is a contradiction by itself.
The Thesis of Roni Horowitz contains a lot of historical material about the science of Creativity and Engineering.
It shows that the best way to innovate is Stepwise Improvement until the process completely fails.
When you fail you are open to the story of people who succeeded after a failure.
I found Roger when I was asked by the Dutch Ministry of Education to search for a new approach.
I came back with a plan to produce educatiobal games and found the people who were able to make these games. .
At that time Roger was the founder of the Institute for the Learning Sciences in Chicago. I introduced him to people in the Netherlands. We got funding to build an educaional game based on life stories connected to Addiction.
The science of creativity started when the ex nihilo problem (creating (something out of nothing) was replaced by a proces of tranformation from something into something.
Creative ideas do not come into being out of nothing, but involve the restructuring of known elements.
creativity first seen as a rule-breaker that could not be part of a rule-making practice called science became a process of divine Inspiration that appeared when the scientist was Dreaming (or in Trance) the result of an unknown-part that was already known called the consciousness being an activity of the observer.
The Evolution Theory of Darwin made scientists recognize that complex, highly esthetic and efficient creations can result from relatively Simple Rule-Governed Mechanisms.
This helped freeing researchers from the need to resort to God as a necessary condition for the Act of Creation.
Creation happens when the two parts of a contradiction (called a Bisociation by Koestler) Fuse and produce Positive energy (enthusiasm, enjoyment, originally used as “possesed by a God, probably the Holy Ghost, Spirit, Inspired) .
The disjunct parts are conneced by an Analogy (something looks like something else) or a Metaphor(mapping, function).
George Lakoff detected that most of the Culture-Independent metaphors are embodied.
They are felt by the felt-sense an Inner Bodily Awareness discovered by Eugene Gendlin that can be used to detect the change that is needed by the Human.Body to keep its state of Autopoiesis (Self-Reproduction)
Paradigms change suddenly (a Shift) mostly because of an Event(a Catastrophe).
This shift can be predicted by the Cycles (see Chapter 10). and the theory of Self-organized-criticallity. which uses the mtaphor of the sandpile.
Ideas/Concepts jump over like a virus from Person to Person. The jump occors when people are copying others.Copying occurs when people synchronize.
Innovation is always the result of a new combination of old ideas.
Part 13:00 About the Philosophy of Technology.
The Link with the Title Cybernetics for the 21st Century.lcontains an interview with the Hong Kong Philosopher Yuk Hui who is trying to solve the same puzzle Kent Palmer is trying to solve.
Yuk Huy researches recursivity (“fracrals, see pictures below) and is trying to find a new place for Chinese Philosophy.
Yuk Huy is like Kent Palmer interested in Heidegger the creator of Phenomenology, (see chapter 5).
Heidegger believed that technology changes the Greek way of ‘helping something to come into being’ to‘forcing something into being’.
Technology is comparable to child-birth and therefore starts with the conception of an idea (concept) which is a fusion of a fe-male egg and a male seed bing a contradiction.
Technology reveals the world as raw material with the danger that , humans will also interpret themselves as raw materials (“human resources”) and become enslaved to their own tools.
Borgmann shows that technology replaces experiences such as milking of a cow, the search for and burning of wood by a device, a heating machine controlled by a service interface that makes it possible to control an invisible mechanistic infrastructure that has replaced an “organistic” world.
The expirience of building a fireplace filled with wood that is collected in the wood transforms in a thermometer that controls a heater that is connected to a tube that produces gas that is connected to a gasfield that is made by drilling in the ground etc etc.
Killing a human is done by a soldier who believes he/she is playing a computer game but is in reality is operating a drone.
According to Borgmann Our Current Technology is transforming Reality into Virtual Reality.
Part 14:0 About Cybernetics, the science of feedback,
Heidegger called Cybernetics the successor of philosophy.
Cybernetics, the Art of Steering is about having a Goal (Unity in PoC) and taking Action (Sensory) to achieve that goal. Knowing (Sensing) whether you have reached your goal (Evaluate/Social)requires “feedback”
Teedback can be divided in positive (amplifies change) and negative feedback (reduces change)..
Cybernetics was started by a group of scientists that were interested in intelligent control systems like the brain (Ashby), the body (Biology Bertalanfy)_ Machines (Wiener) and. economic systems (Forrester, System Dynamics, World Simulations).
Cybernetics, the Art of Steering, moved from its first order (machines, circular causal processes) to the second order (living systems, observer, self reproducing (autopoietic) ) to the thirth order (social systems). and even a fourth order. in which “thinking(cognitive) -machines” (Artificial Intelligence) are introduced.
Every step in cybernetic order increases the complexity (amount of parts (wholes) relations and types of connections) of the system and makes the system less understandable although the system appears (emergence) as a whole.
A Viable System is a Recursive Cybernetic System that copies the Human Being.
Chapter 15.0 About ART. and Meta-ART.
Symbolic Forms can be seen in Myths Metaphor and (Abstract (Science & Mathematics) ) Symbols and Concepts and are a part of Art and Science. Ernst Cassirer shares his theories with Joseph Campbell (the Monomyth) and Carl Jung.(Archetypes).
Art is a representation of “reality”. To make the right impression on the right senses (ye, ear, skin, ..) all kinds of techniques (for instance colored points to generate a picture) are used rhat changed in time.
At the End of Art the artists believed that the only aesthetic Artwork is created by Nature itself or by Coincedence ).
Meta-Art generates possibilities (sometimes made by an algorithm) and makes it possible for the spectator to choose or to guide the process of design to another stage of a needed evolution.
Meta Art was introduced to me by Remco Scha, a friend of Eric Vreedenburgh.
Remco developed an Art Generator that was able to generate all kinds of Styles.
The generator was connected to a configurator that was able to generate possible building-designs.
I used Meta-Art to develop a new Strategy for ABN AMRO.
In this process we used the metaphor of the Medieval City to create a new Architecture based on the idea that every New system is a potential Legacy System.
What we found out is that the Context of the surrounding old systems determines the architecture of the new systems.
The many different architectures in an old city force an architect to create, to copy or to fuse.
The focus on the View of the Observer was the cause of Relativity-theory.
Propositions, can be related to the Objects to which they Refer, the Subjects who Utter them, or to Other Propositions. The Theory of the Proposition is Caught in a Circle of Connections. Propositions Make Sense of an Event called a Fact that are a Sense-Act of an Individual translated in a Speech-ACt. Sense is Produced out of Elements that do not, have a Sense.Is Life a Joke?
Erving Goffman was the Perfect Observer who found out Why and How People are Framed and How we Deceive Our Selves .
The Speed of the Moving View of the Observer being the Speed of Light became the Limit of Speed just as the Limit of Temperature (0 degree Kelin) became the limit of movement being the door to the Nothing now called the vacuum.
The vacuum contains the potential of the combination of all the potentials that are able to connect using the available network of connections.
At the Royal Acedemy I was asked to participate in a project aimed at recreating Synestetic (multi-sensory) Art. Many artists at the Turn of the Century (Edvard Munch, Piet Mondriaan, Paul Klee, René Magritte, Vincent van Gogh), participated in the experiments.
|16:0 About Webs.|
DNA contains the code for a configurator of orgamisms. The Human DNA has a lot in common with the DNA of Trees.
Research shows that trees communicate with other trees and humans (using pheromones) using a network called a Rhizome.
Trees are a symbol of a hierarchic structure moving UP connected to a Network (Web) going Down.
In a Thousand Plateaus of Deleuze and Guatari the rhizome is a metaphor for a body being an assemblage of machines producing desire that organize themselves in non-hierarchical communication and transport network in which each connection leads to another connection.
Te World-Wide-Web sarted as a telecomunication-Network of computers is a result of a Technological Solution to prevent a fallout of the world-wide-communication-network by a big catastrophe (Nuclear-Bomb). Every message is able to reach its destination. The Citation-list connected to a Scientific Document was mapped by Tim Berners Lee to this Network and became a Semantic network that slowly grows into a Gobal Brain.
Fritjof Capra The Web of Life: To create a theory of living Systems one has to fuse the organic the inorganic, the living the nonliving, mind and matter.
Life is a Connected Patterned process. Life is a Flow of Energy From High (Sun) to Low (organism).
When you Eliminate everything that is impossible the truth remains.
Two moving Observers are communicating while one of them moves into a Blackhole and moves to fast for Communication to take place but Information is never destroyed in our Universe. Where is the communication stored? in the 2 Dimensional Boundary We Live in. Physics is a Tought Experiment in which Boundaries are Crossed.
Part 17:0: About Mathematics
Norman Wildberger A Briljant Teacher of Mathematics:
When I finished High School in 1969 I started with a new Combination (named S4) of a Master in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in combination with an intensive laboratory training. At that time I did not know that S4 was created to select scientists for Shell Labs in Amsterdam.
To me Chemistry was a CookBook and Mathematic was an Experience of Beauty and an Act of Pure Imagination (Seeing).
I decided to go on with Mathematics (and Informatics) and followed every Course I could and had to follow including Philosophy, Signal Theory (in Delft) Numerical Mathematics, Combinatorics, and Psychology (to become a teacher). I became fascinated by Topology. and Language Theory (Chomsky, Compilers).
His idea was that If it was was Impossible to Imagine Mathematics it would lead to a Paradox.
At this moment Brouwer is seen as a highly Infuential mathematician. Many new developments in Science including the meta-lanuage theory of George Lakoff share the same insight.
ABout Ratio and Magnitude,Good Vibrations
About The Indian Science of the Tatvas
About the Precession Cycle
Kent Palmer : About the EUropean Dreamtime of Technology
The end: The Book-keeping of this post.
In version 2.4 I have moved all the book-keeping of this post to the end of this post.
.In version 2.3 I have finished Part 12.0, 13.0 en 14.0.
In version 2.2.. I have added Part 12.0 about Innovation and Creativity. Today (20-9-2019) I have opened Part 13.0 About the Philosophy of Technology, Part 14.0 About Cybernetics and Part 15:0 About Meta(-Art.) .
Until part Part 1 this blog contains information that shows you the history of this blog. The blog starts at START BLOG.
I have started version 2.0 by completing a major part which is a comprehensive (with many links ) summary of a blog about anti-fragility. This part I called step 10.2.
In this part you learn about a very important theory about ecologies called Panarchy. I combine this stheory with the work of Alan Fiske about Human Ecologies. The most interesting part is the link of the theory of Alan Fiske with measurement theory.
We measure our relationships with our feelings and our relationships are ordered with the same model Paths of Change (PoC) uses.
PoC is a theory that is thousands of years old.
Out of the Blog about Anti-Fragility also called Resilient, /Robust or even Undestructable I have used a part about entrainment which gives an explanation why processes and humans start to act the same (sychronize) ,
When Humans entrain they cause Hypes or bigger problems like a Depression. Currently a lot of people entrain on becoming rich.
Being rich is an addiction.
Entrainment was detected by an old Dutch Scientist Christiaan Huygens.
Today (14-9-2019), starting with version 2.0 I will spend time to complete Part 11: Why Industries are Meta-Systems.In this part I reuse the blog Why are Cities Organisms which is an application of the Law of Kleiber What I will prove is that Meta-Industries are the cause of the destruction of Earth and that Engineers have to become Ecology-Managers.