What’s there to look for? – useful principles of change

Discussion of systems thinking principles. See Bump on a curve notepad” for others

what if you were in the first generation of humans to realize that we now need to steer

Make believe that you are in a vehicle, born there, and didn’t realize it needed to be steered or even could be.   Somehow you realize if it guided itself before, you not need to start steering it around various hazards ahead, and find yourself part of the first generation of humans to realize that.

With there being no established method for doing it, no one else can tell you how. What would you do?

The first thing is to familiarize yourself with all the parts you had just taken for granted before, like all the amazingly common complex things that take care of themselves and never needed tending before. We need to look at them with fresh eyes, as if we were new born and dropped unexpectedly into a new environment. Continue reading What’s there to look for? – useful principles of change

How to build a “multiverse”, the general case

Responding to a somewhat ‘edgy’ physics blog post, How to build a Multiverse, about the “creation of adjacent spaces with their own laws of physics”. here’s my “general case” posted as #comment-219799


It’s actually a lot less ‘hokey’ than it sounds, that one might discover small worlds with their own original “laws of nature”.  It not hokey because it’s also not in the least bit uncommon. It might even be said to be the most commonly unrecognized thing in the world.

“universal laws” may often be “local laws”, of the system from which an observer is part of

Unique explanatory models would ALWAYS be are needed where natural systems emerge with their own original interior sets of relationships.  That’s the real problem of emergence, and local originality which we observe in all sorts of both expected and unexpected places.   What such “local laws of nature” might include or discard relative to what conventional theory says is instructive, and a bit disturbing.

It appears much of what people have come to think of as “universal laws” are not at all, but actually “local laws” of the system which an observer is part of.   So it seems it’s our own self-serving questions that lead us to seeing them as universal. Continue reading How to build a “multiverse”, the general case