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Integral... GA_PRBSCEganWheel.gif (Image GIF, 1120x1108 pixels) - Redimensionnée (70%) Gaia hypothesis. The study of planetary habitability is partly based upon extrapolation from knowledge of the Earth's conditions, as the Earth is the only planet currently known to harbour life The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.

Gaia hypothesis

The personal blog of Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Global System Architects – Tomorrow’s New Power Brokers. Global System Architects – Emerging New Power Brokers I often describe the future with human-like characteristics.

The personal blog of Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Global System Architects – Tomorrow’s New Power Brokers

By doing so, it helps me think through our relationship with the future in novel ways. CHE. Whole Systems. This area is devoted to the study of whole systems.

Whole Systems

Nature is a whole system. But also an economy, a family, a company, a community, or many other things, can be looked at as whole systems. A whole system view would include all the factors involved and examine how they relate to each other and how they work as a whole. To deal with a whole system we can't leave anything out as irrelevant. Intuition is as important as rationality, we must address both scientific and artistic approaches, both material and spritual needs, the small as well as the big, what we feel as well as what we think, what we perceive as well as what we imagine.

Whole systems are dynamic, they change they move, they develop. There is no one authority in the field of whole systems. 8- Global Brain. Colleen Stevenson's Photostream. Design-Cognition.jpg. Ecological+systems+theory. The Cybernetics Society: Links. Encountering Cybernetics.

The Cybernetics Society: Links

Dr. Bernard Scott reflects on second order cybernetics as a cognitive methodology and how he came to know it. Memetics and memetics publications. Memes are the basic building blocks of our minds and culture, in the same way that genes are the basic building blocks of biological life. Our late member Gordon Pask generalised this in his Interactions of Actors (IA) Theory that held concepts that transferred meaningful information used forces, were subject to dynamic mutation and existed in all kinds of matter. Quantum Consciousness is Cybernetic Gordon Globus of University of California Irvine Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior discusses (from PSYCHE 2(12) 1995) World Changing: Models, Tools, and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future Psycoloquy is a refereed international, interdisciplinary electronic journal.

Global information system. Definition[edit]

Global information system

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Spirale Dynamique. Spiral Dynamics. In spiral dynamics, the term vmeme refers to a core value system, acting as an organizing principle, which expresses itself through memes (self-propagating ideas, habits, or cultural practices).

Spiral Dynamics

The superscript letter v indicates these are not basic memes but value systems which include them. The colors act as reminders for the life conditions and mind capacities of each system and alternate between cool and warm colors as a part of the model.[2] Within the model, individuals and cultures do not fall clearly in any single category (color). Each person/culture embodies a mixture of the value patterns, with varying degrees of intensity in each. Spiral Dynamics claims not to be a linear or hierarchical model. Uni Sphère. Spiral Dynamics Integral (SDi) Integral City.

Globalization

Multiverse. Schema_global.jpg (Image JPEG, 768x554 pixels) Géopolitique. Simplexity. Simplexity is an emerging theory that proposes a possible complementary relationship between complexity and simplicity.

Simplexity

The term draws from General Systems Theory, Dialectics (philosophy) and Design. Jeffrey Kluger wrote a book about this phenomenon that describes how house plants can be more complicated than industrial plants, how a truck driver's job can be as difficult as a CEO's and why 90% of the money donated to help cure diseases are given only to the research of 10% of them (and vice versa). The term has been adopted in advertising, marketing and the manufacture of left-handed screwdrivers.

Design aspects[edit] Complexity tends to rise as system elements specialize and diversify to solve specific challenges.Simple interfaces tend to improve the usability of complex systems. History of the term[edit] Like most terms, it has been shaped through dialogues and discussions, in much the same way that a camel is a horse designed by committee. Education[edit] In science[edit] References[edit] Change:Epist-cause:Rational:Social science. Social science.

Change:Epist-cause:Rational:Social science

The social sciences present yet another problem about the nature of the causal connections involved in scientific explanations. By “social sciences,” I mean the various branches of science that attempt to understand human society, from anthropology and sociology, which both claim to be the most basic social science, to economics, political science and even history, though the latter has reservations about calling itself a science at all. The main issue about the nature of causation in these fields has to do with whether explanations of social phenomena are reducible to explanations of the individuals involved in social phenomena.

Simplification Centre. Carte conceptuelle : la simplexité. Alain Berthoz - La Simplexité - 2009 - une vidéo High-tech et Science.