Treating time as an everywhere local process…

Treating time as an everywhere local process is one of the clear links between Mark van der Erve’s “physics of auto-emergence” and my “physics of happening”

On 8/12 Steve replied: “Very clear..among your best.” regarding my reply to Nick:
For related concepts see the notes for Aleks Jakulin’s presentation on my work at the June 2011 Foo Camp “System archetypes & anarchetypes

Nick, Ok, but by saying systems are a “standing wave” is to say they’re mechanically repetitive rather than recurrently creative.   The systems of direct concern to people are most often repetitively creative, not mechancal.  They’re not representable by equations at all, but are observably physical systems, locally evolving.

If what you understood by the way I described “local exploratory development” seems covered by “digital time” and entropy, then I’m explaining it badly.

It applies more to the growth phase of what you’d call “a gradient tunneling” processes.   Continue reading Treating time as an everywhere local process…

When taking the load off you; multiplies it on others… what to do

Efficiency & productivity relieve strain on you, multiply it for the earth. At the limits of the earth they multiply it on others.

on 8/17 Mark had replied: “It never really occurred to me that reducing the dependency of one thing tends to lead to growth in another area, increasing total impact.  The same holding true for businesses.  It occurred to me that over the years I have been a part of companies the expectation was that as my work efficiency increased so did productivity.  [But that adds up to doing] More work at half the time. I am interested in hearing your thoughts on how to know where the end of these circular effects are and, if possible, to be successful economically without having negative impacts.

You seem to get the exact point, and the new moral dilemma that a whole systems view exposes. If we each increase our productivity, it takes US less resources to increase our use of OTHER resources. So it looks like we’ve been understanding the effect of our having to do less to get more from our environment backwards, as if the effect on us was the same as the effect on our world. Continue reading When taking the load off you; multiplies it on others… what to do