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Over de Magie van de OnKwetsbaarheid (in Dutch About Anti-fragility

This is the same blog in English. 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 … Continue reading Over de Magie van de OnKwetsbaarheid (in Dutch About Anti-fragility

About Heliopolis and the Ben Ben Stone

Heliopolis (Greek, “City of the Sun“), On in Coptic and Lunu (“Pillar“) in the Old Egyptian Language, was the Capital of the 13th Lower Egyptian Nome (a Province). The City was the most important Center of Science in Antiquity. Heliopolis is now part of Cairo and completely destroyed. The only thing that is left is a lonely Obelisk, the Carrier of the famous Bnbn Stone, the Stone of Destiny. The city was a Center of Astronomy, Geometry, Medicine, History, Mythology and Philosophy as reflected in the title of its High Priest, “Chief of Observers” or “Greatest of Seers“. The Priests … Continue reading About Heliopolis and the Ben Ben Stone

About the Old Egyption Concept of Justice, Ma’at

Ma’at was one of the Egyptian Neteru (a Goddess). She represented the concept of Justice. Just like Lady Justice she carries a scale in her hands. Ma’at was also the keeper of the Afterworld. The dead person’s heart was placed on a scale, balanced by the Feather of Ma’at. If the deceased had been found not to have followed the concept of Ma’at during his life (if he had lied or cheated or killed) his heart was devoured by a demon and he died the final death and was reincarnated. If the heart weighed the same as Ma’at, the deceased … Continue reading About the Old Egyption Concept of Justice, Ma’at

About the Chinese Domino Game and the Magic Square of Lo Shu

Old Games always contain a Mystical meaning. They contain a Code. Over and over again the same Code is implemented in many games.  This blog is about the Chinese Domino Game. The Old Chinese Masters made a distinction between the Square and the Circle. The Square was related to Human Creativity (Playing the Infinite Game of Life). The Circle was related to the Cycle and the Spiraling Spiral, the Fundamental Laws of the Universe. The meeting of the Square, The Game,  and the Circle, Fate, generates Luck, Coincidence or Synchronicity. The Chinese Domino Game Set is created by a throw … Continue reading About the Chinese Domino Game and the Magic Square of Lo Shu