Changing Landscapes…

Some evolving thoughts on the tectonic shifts underway

This post represents an ongoing attempt to make sense of some of the meta shifts underway.

“I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain … In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar”…

- Richard Feynman

“Since we cannot change Reality, let us change the eyes which we see Reality” …

- Nikos Kazantzakis

8 profound Copernicus 2.0 shifts

One: The rise and rise of Computational Coding & Computation as emergent Semantic Tools for Human Sensemaking

Two: Increasing Semantic Dimensionality to our Reality – Mental World & Material World

Three: Our perception of the Material World is moving from Digital to Analog

Four: A shift to an Integral form of Reasoning beginning with Abduction – Induction – Deduction : Combining our Material World with our Mental World – Beyond Abstraction to Integration

Five: A shift beyond Cartesian Dualism – Materialism – or – Idealism – to an integrated form of consciousness – Combining our Mental World – with – Material World – and – Reflexivity – & – Friction

Six: New Forms of Collective Intelligence & Collective Sensemaking

Seven: A slow awakening to the limits of a form of Abstract Reductive Reason, Algorithms and to the scale of the Sea of Ignorance. This drives a revival in a search for Meaning and revisiting an updated form of Aristotelian ( existing) & Peirce ( updated) Term Logic for a Quantum Age .

Eight: A shift from a Classical Binary World to a Quantum World of Entanglement – We are Interdependent & Interconnected – From Reductionism & Abstraction to Complexity & Integration

One: The rise and rise of Computational Coding & Computation as emergent Semantic Tools for Human Sensemaking

Two: Increasing Semantic Dimensionality to our Reality – Mental World & Material World

The emergence of the Internet resulted in the birth of a Third World – a Digital World – and has seen Sensemaking becoming the core skill of the 21st Century.

To make sense of Reality we must now navigate an even higher dimensional emergent Semantic Graph of relationships and interdependencies.

The triangulation of 3 Worlds to make sense of Reality – a Material World – a Mental World – and – a Digital World.

Context can collapse and Cartesian Dualism – the Mind Body Problem – can be amplified if we simply retreat to a Digital World and Mental World.

Knowledge work requires the integration of all 3 of these Worlds.

Three: Our perception of the Material World is moving from Digital to Analog

Four: A shift to an Integral form of Reasoning beginning with Abduction – Induction – Deduction : Combining our Material World with our Mental World – Beyond Abstraction to Integration

“Abduction is the process of forming an explanatory hypothesis. It is the only logical operation which introduces any new idea; for induction does nothing but determine a value and deduction merely evolves the necessary consequences of a pure hypothesis”…

- Charles Sanders Pierce

“The elements of every concept enter into logical thought at the gate of perception and make their exit at the gate of purposive action; and whatever cannot show its passports at both those two gates is to be arrested as unauthorized by reason.”…

- Charles Sanders Pierce

Five: A shift beyond Cartesian Dualism – Materialism – or – Idealism – to an integrated form of consciousness – Combining our Mental World – with – Material World – and – Reflexivity

Six: New Forms of Collective Intelligence & Collective Sensemaking

Seven: A slow awakening to the limits of a form of Abstract Reductive Reason, Algorithms and to the scale of the Sea of Ignorance. This drives a revival in a search for Meaning and revisiting an updated form of Aristotelian ( existing) & Peirce (updated) Term Logic for a Quantum Age .

Eight: A shift from a Classical Binary World to a Quantum World of Entanglement – We are Interdependent & Interconnected – From Reductionism & Abstraction to Complexity & Integration

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