Chaos Quotes One man's idea of perfect order is another man's chaos. DEAN KOONTZ, Dark Rivers of the Heart War is the most readily available form of chaos. FRANK HERBERT, God Emperor of Dune Chaos is God's body. JOHN UPDIKE, Rabbit Redux Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the religious, the educational authorities — who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing — forming in our minds — their view of reality. TIMOTHY LEARY, How to Operate Your Brain Order generally was a product of human activity. FRANK HERBERT, Chapterhouse: Dune In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance. JEANETTE WINTERSON, The World and Other Places There are men who bloom in chaos. GUILLERMO DEL TORO & CHUCK HOGAN, The Fall They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm. DOROTHY PARKER, New York World, Jan. 20, 1928
Self organisation - how networks bring order out of chaos | Dollywagon My last ‘Network Analytics’ post discussed the power of complexity and tried to prove that stuff like brains and social media are not that different when seen from the perspective of complex network science. I’m going to develop this thought a little further by looking at ‘self organising networks’, a phenomena sometimes described as ‘the Hand of God’. In my last post I said that the human brain *used* to be the most complex entity known to modern science. But recently something else has stolen the crown of being the universe’s number 1 complex network. This new King of Complexity was created just 20 years ago by an Englishman working in Switzerland. In just two short decades it has grown from literally nothing to approximately 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) pages of richly interconnected data, text, images and sound. The new king of complexity is of course the World Wide Web. There are many things about the Web that one could choose to be amazed by. How can such miracles happen?
Order out of Chaos Where you place your emphasis determines in large measure the quality and impact of your life. Consider this for a moment. Every situation that comes your way will contain a mixture of orderly and chaotic elements. Fear or react to the chaos and you will tend to perpetuate the chaos, if not add to it. Human beings are generally driven to bring order out of chaos. Rather than worry, complain about or dwell on the chaotic elements in your life, choose instead to apply your mental, emotional and physical energies in a way that eventually brings order out of the chaos. Those who excel at bringing order out of chaos are those who understand what to emphasize and what to downplay. Tagged as: bringing order out of chaos, emphasis, greg hake, gregg hake, gregory hake, living, quality of life
The Four Chaos Attractors - Fractal Wisdom The Science of Chaos has discovered four basic Cosmos Attractors: Point Attractor | Cycle Attractor | Torus Attractor | Strange Attractor Although known as the four "chaos attractors," they are really the opposite - they are Cosmos Attractors that balance chaos. The four "Attractors" bring order out of Chaos. They are part of a basic law of four - a "fractal of four." Everywhere we see a hidden order and similarity over scales, such as is that shown geometrically by the Mandelbrot and Julia sets. The four attractors act on all levels of reality to form Cosmos out of Chaos. In the computer the electric current automatically creates the iteration.
The Spirit of the Internet - Chapter 4 Technological Singularity "The universe may not only be stranger than we suppose; it may be stranger than we can suppose." J.B.S. Haldane In mathematics and science, a singularity is a point at which a function takes an infinite value and thus loses meaning in normal terms. In 1993, mathematics professor and award-winning writer Vernor Vinge presented a paper titled "Technological Singularity" at the VISION-21 Symposium sponsored by NASA's Lewis Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute. Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. A few sentences later, he continued: I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. It is interesting to note that Vinge uses the phrase "creation by technology." Vinge went on to propose several alternative ways in which such a technological singularity could come about, which is another reason for having confidence that the event will occur: "STOP!"
John Holland - Emergence: From Chaos to Order Reviewed byTony Curzon Price, W3, ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution, University College London. Here is one of my favourite illustrations of emergence: ... consider one particular copper atom at the tip of the nose of the statue of Sir Winston Churchill that stands in Parliament Square in London. Let me try to explain why that copper atom is there. It is because Churchill served as Prime Minister in the House of Commons nearby; and because his ideas and leadership contributed to the Allied victory in the Second World War; and because it is customary to honour such people by putting up statues of them; and because bronze is the traditional material for such statues, and so on. Thus we explain a low-level physical observation - the presence of a copper atom at a particular location - through extremely high level theories about emergent phenomena such as ideas, leadership, war and tradition. Holland studies phenomena (types) under the hypothesis that they are emergent.
John Holland, Emergence The Bactra Review: Occasional and eclectic book reviews by Cosma Shalizi From Chaos to Order John Holland Addison-Wesley, 1997 Game Rules, or, Emergence according to Holland, or, Confessions of a Creative Reductionist John Holland was one of the world's first Ph.D.s in computer science, and even before that one of the first workers in machine learning. One of the things Holland has been thinking about for a long time is the puzzle of building blocks, of re-usable categorical parts. The problem of emergence is, roughly speaking --- and half the trouble with it is that everything we say about it is only rough --- the flip side of the problem of building blocks. Like almost all working scientists, Holland assumes that a valid explanation of (any one of) these puzzles is a reductionist one, one that explains the behavior or properties of the larger entity from those of its components and their interactions. Emergence is not so broad or ambitious as its title and publicity may suggest.
Chaotic Logic: Language, Thought, and Reality from the Perspective of ... - Ben Goertzel - Google Books The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads - Ervin Laszlo - Google Books Théorie du chaos Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chaos. La théorie du chaos traite des systèmes dynamiques rigoureusement déterministes, mais qui présentent un phénomène fondamental d'instabilité appelé « sensibilité aux conditions initiales » qui, modulo une propriété supplémentaire de récurrence, les rend non prédictibles en pratique à « long » terme. Introduction[modifier | modifier le code] Définition heuristique d'un système chaotique[modifier | modifier le code] Un système dynamique est dit chaotique si une portion « significative » de son espace des phases présente simultanément les deux caractéristiques suivantes : La présence de ces deux propriétés entraîne un comportement extrêmement désordonné qualifié à juste titre de « chaotique ». Qu'est-ce que la « théorie du chaos » ? La théorie du chaos est-elle née dans les années 1970 ? Attracteur étrange de Lorenz (1963) La réponse à cette question est : oui et non. un et un seul état final . . , où Observation :