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XI International Unicist Conference – Nov. 21, 2020

The 4th Industrial Revolution and the COVID-19 are the two forces that require entering a new stage in the world that deals with adaptiveness and customer orientation.  In this scenario, the basics of the unicist ontological research method that allows managing adaptive environments will be presented in the XI International Conference. 

Unicist Conference

This conference also presents the innovative technologies that have been developed to manage adaptive processes, that became necessary due to the 4th Industrial Revolution and the crisis generated by the COVID-19. The use of the discovered binary actions, that materialize maximal and minimum strategies, simplifies the development of counter-cycles in the crisis generated by the coronavirus. 

The conference includes the presentation of the future scenarios that define the trends of the next stage and the short-term future to manage the conjuncture. This year, it includes aspects that deal with virtual collaboration in the business world that became a need due to the COVID-19.

The conference also honors developments of companies that are based on objects that implicitly emulate the organization of nature.

The purpose of the unicist conferences is to give access to information on the new scientific developments, in the field of complexity sciences, of The Unicist Research Institute for the community and to new technologies that were developed to make possible things that were not possible before. They provide new solutions that satisfy latent needs in plain language. They are homologous to medical conferences. 

The access to this new development happens in plain language to make it accessible to the participants. The objective is that the participants are able to access a new solution and profit from it.

The basic trend that sustains the conferences is fostering the approach to natural organization in business, to foster growth and optimize processes, which implies emulating the intelligence, organization and evolution of nature.
https://www.unicist-school.org/unicist-conferences/

Martin Alvaro
Organization Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.

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Research: The Unicist Theory integrates the Macrocosmos and the Microcosmos

An international research consortium is being organized to confirm the hypothesis that the unicist theory is the integrator of the macrocosmos and the microcosmos. The purpose of this theory is to provide a framework to forecast the evolution of adaptive entities considering their restricted and wide contexts.

The Unicist Theory explains the evolution and dynamics of complex adaptive entities, whether they are natural entities or artificial entities. This theory is based on the discovery of the triadic structure of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, which drove to a universal application. Access a synthesis of the theory: https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/unicist-theory/

This theory describes the universal structure of the unified field in nature that is applicable to all complex adaptive entities, whatever their kind. It needs to be considered that the unified field has a triadic structure that is homologous to the structure of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature. Unicist concept was the name given to this triadic structure.

The Macrocosmos

The structure of unicist concepts allows defining the structure of the evolution of nature (living beings), of the universe and of any complex adaptive system or environment. It emulates the functionality, dynamics and evolution of any adaptive environment, whatever its quality. Access the Unicist Library: https://www.unicist.com/flexpaper/flex-files/collection-unicist-r-and-d/unicist_ontology_evolution_en5_b/

The structures of the concepts define the positive potential energy that is implicit in the objects that integrate these concepts, which define the energy of the double dialectical actions that can be seen in the expansion of the universe and the gravitational force that sustains this expansion.

These two functions are homologous with the active and entropic function and the energy conservation function of the unicist evolutionary approach.

The Microcosmos

The credibility or functionality zone behaves like a “micro-cosmos”. Its functionality is compatible and homologous to what is known as quantum mechanics.
Access the Unicist Library: https://www.unicist.com/flexpaper/flex-files/general/wp_unicist_mechanics_en/

While the active function works as “waves”, the energy conservation function works as “particles”.

  1. A particle is an object which is sub-atomic and has a definite mass and charge.
  2. A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space and time, usually with transference of energy.

This implies that a given reality works as “waves and particles”.

Synthesis

The format of this research project fully depends on the participants of the research project. Until the end of this year, The Unicist Research Institute expects to find associates to integrate a physicist, a biologist, a mathematician and an epistemologist that have an extreme level of abstraction capacity and are active in this field or a homologous field. There will also be a group of volunteers participating in the destructive testing processes.
Access the Unicist Root Cause Library: https://www.unicist.com/

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The Basics of Double Dialectical Actions (DDA)

Double Dialectical Behavior is natural and “automatic” in any complex adaptive system. The discovery of the structure of the concepts that underlies these systems allowed understanding how these double dialectical actions drive the evolution of these systems.

Examples:

  1. The actions of living beings deal with growth – survival
  2. The actions of human actions deal with efficacy – efficiency
  3. The actions of the evolution of the universe deal with expansion – gravitational force
  4. The actions of leadership deal with participation – power exertion
  5. The actions of aesthetics deal with desirability – harmony

These actions deal with the double dialectical logic that allows emulating the functionality, dynamics and evolution of adaptive systems or environments.

Its application to influence human behavior drove to the modeling of double dialectical actions which allow designing influential strategies to expand while developing the necessary actions to ensure survival.

DDAs are the necessary synchronic double dialectical actions that ensure results when dealing with adaptive systems. They are based on the management of the root causes of their functionality.

The Unicist Research Institute

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept

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The Unicist Approach to Cosmology: The Evolution of the Universe

The structure of unicist concepts allows defining the structure of the evolution of nature (living beings), of the universe and of any complex adaptive system or environment. It emulates the functionality, dynamics and evolution of any adaptive environment whatever its quality.

The structures of the concepts define the positive potential energy that is implicit in the objects that integrate these concepts, which define the energy of the double dialectical actions that can be seen in the expansion of the universe and the gravitational force that sustains this expansion.

These two functions are homologous with the active and entropic function and the energy conservation function of the unicist evolutionary approach.

Concepts work as “dark matter/energy”, they cannot be seen, they can be inferred and measured based on their “consequences/effects”.

Someday, what underlies dark matter/energy will be known as the structures of concepts of “things” could be found and described using unicist ontological reverse engineering.

This confirmation is nothing new. It just clarifies the universality of the unicist conceptual approach. The management of the Unicist Standard Language gives you access to the management of the functionality, dynamics and evolution of adaptive environments.

The Unicist Research Institute does not enter the field of cosmology beyond the clarification of the laws of evolution, because we do not have the “capacity” to define or give opinions on the origin of the universe and are exclusively focused on influencing the evolution of adaptive environments and systems.

The consistency with the evolution of the universe is just “a proof” of the functionality of the unicist model that describes and defines the unified field of evolution.

This research was led by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute as part of the development of the Unicist Constructivist Framework that is applied to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.
Learn more: https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy

The Unicist Research Institute

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept

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Discovery of the Fallacies of Ethical Intelligence

Introduction

Multiple researches have been completed this year at The Unicist Research Institute after several years of application.

Complexity Science Research
The Unicist Research Institute has changed the paradigms of complexity science research.

It has to be considered that the unicist research in complex adaptive environments requires real application with parallel research processes that allow developing the destructive tests needed to confirm the functionality of knowledge. That is why these researches demand several years to be completed.

The most significant researches that were completed were the unicist ontological structure of: ethical fallacies, the ontogenesis of fallacies, functional knowledge, lies, pseudo-change and evolutionary constructivism.

Although these researches are for private use, those that contribute to the solution of universal problems are opened to the market. There is a backlog of 106 ongoing researches.

The Fallacies of Ethical Intelligence

The research on human fallacies has been completed. The discovery of the ethical intelligence fallacies and the ontogenesis of fallacies has been completed after 33 years of research. It began in 1986.

The perception fallacies, strategic intelligence fallacies, logical thinking fallacies and conceptual fallacies had been confirmed 15 years ago, but the ethical intelligence fallacies required more time to confirm the functionality until the behavior became fully predictable.

The level of ethics that is necessary to develop an activity needs to be matched with the level of ethics an individual has. When the level of ethics of an individual is below the required level of ethics, the individual loses her/his groundings, and fears dominate her/his actions.

The first natural response is to lie and the second is to generate the necessary fallacies to avoid the discomfort zone produced by fear.

The purpose of ethical fallacies is to establish a parallel reality that sustains an individual’s comfort zone and avoids guilt and fears. An example of this can be observed in the behavior of addicts.

This research confirmed the need to develop destructive testing as the solution to avoid fallacious actions in complex adaptive environments, and the “management of fears” as the solution to deal with complex problems.

In the social and business world, this simply requires ensuring that the participants in a decision process have the necessary knowledge and ethics to approach a specific problem.

This research will be presented in the XI International Unicist Conference in March 2020 as a contribution to manage the fallacies fostered by the uncertainty introduced by the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Executive Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept

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Functional Knowledge: Integrating Philosophy, Science and Action

The unicist evolutionary approach erased the barriers between philosophy, science and action to deal with reality as a unified field using the Unicist Logic (double dialectical logic).

It integrates

  1. The know-why of things, that cannot be contradictory with philosophy.
  2. The scientific approach to complex systems with open boundaries, that cannot be contradictory with empirical sciences.
  3. The know-how of things, that cannot be contradictory with operational cause-effect thinking.

This is a new “species” that was named “Complexity Sciences” which is based on a pragmatic, structuralist and functionalist framework that differs from the philosophical and empirical approaches to “things”.

It is based on the integration of Eastern and Western philosophies that requires using a superior abstraction and building a superior concretion.

It emulates the functionality of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature. It required integrating philosophy, sciences and actions in a unified field creating a new “species” of knowledge.

The resulting knowledge was named: Functional Knowledge. It is necessary to forecast and influence the evolution of adaptive environments which have, by definition, open boundaries. This approach allowed making possible what was not possible before (in terms of value generation in adaptive environments).

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept

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The Intrinsic Social and Business Catalyzing Process

One of the characteristics of value generation in complex adaptive systems, like cultures and businesses, is that only biunivocal processes can be catalyzed. Catalysis is needed to ensure the necessary energy threshold and functional synchronicity of the objects that integrate a complex adaptive system or environment.

Complex Adaptive Systems Functionality

Univocal social and business processes cannot be catalyzed. Univocity can be an intrinsic aspect of a process or the consequence of an extreme individualistic environment where the processes are “owned” by individuals instead of being part of a system.

The catalyst provides an energy saving function for these processes, which allows ensuring the generation of value within the necessary timing. This implies that the results are produced within the synchronicity that is needed to ensure the functionality of the adaptive system.

The system degrades when the actions within the adaptive system are focused on the processes instead of beginning with the action of the catalyst.

It has to be considered that the functionality of a complex adaptive system includes a gravitational force established by the wide context and a catalyst established by the restricted context which are redundant. This means that the catalyst replicates the aspects established in the wide context.

The integration of the process with the catalyst is what ensures the functionality of a complex adaptive system.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept

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Thought Experiments in Complexity Science Research

People can manage those problems whose solutions they are able to emulate in mind. Different functional intelligences allow emulating different types of solutions. This process was named “Thought Experiment” and has be come a popular domain through Albert Einstein’s work.

Thought Experiment – Gedankenexperiment: Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing revolutionary concepts that shook our understanding of the physical world. One of Einstein’s most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments,which is German for thought experiments. (Ali Sundermier) – Nikola Tesla’s researches and developments are also paradigmatic examples of this approach to science and problem solving.

The unicist approach was developed to build structural solutions in adaptive environments. This requires emulating reality in mind.

Unicist Solution Thinking

This emulation is materialized in the building of a model that has to be homologous to the real world. This model must allow envisioning a specific functional reality and also experiencing it.

The unicist approach to the emulation of reality is homologous to the thought experimental approach.

The unicist approach implies an action-reflection-action process that requires finding the root causes of facts and emulating in mind the solutions that upgrade the previous stage.

Unicist reflection requires the use of destructive tests to define the limits of the validity of knowledge or solutions. The unicist destructive tests are based on self-criticism, which fosters personal improvement, and includes a spontaneous amending attitude and the capacity of laughing at oneself.

The unicist reflection process is a sort of thought experiment, that basically deals with finding or managing the root causes of real problems and the root drivers of real solutions. This reflection process is a destructive and non-destructive tests driven process.

The unicist approach, that is homologous to the processes used by Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla, integrates the development of destructive and non-destructive tests with the unicist reverse engineering method and the unicist reflection methodology to develop solutions.

This needs to be sustained by a solution thinking focus that uses an ontological approach to apprehend the concepts involved.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept

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Unicist Artificial Intelligence

Unicist artificial intelligence was developed to manage adaptive systems and environments. It is a core tool when dealing with the concept of “Industry 4.0” applied to businesses.

It allows monitoring adaptive solutions by using the unicist logic that emulates the intelligence that underlies nature. It provides a tool for root cause management, unicist business strategy building and conceptual management.

When dealing with big data it is complemented with neural networks to develop reliable big data analytics.

The unicist artificial intelligence allows developing monitors to manage business intelligence, business strategy, marketing and designing business functions and business objects. It allows emulating and supporting the development of solutions in the mind of deciders.

The unicist artificial intelligence allows building monitors to emulate and develop adaptive systems in social, economic and business environments.

Executive Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept.
https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/turi.pdf

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Subjectivism: the anti-concept of adaptiveness

The research on what destroys adaptiveness was triggered by the problems that are generated when innovations are being introduced at a social or institutional level. This research was led by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute.

The research showed that innovations themselves generate a subjectivist response in the environment, since people try to avoid being left aside by the innovation and look for a place without having the necessary knowledge of the new aspects introduced by the innovation.  On the other hand, in those environments that inhibit learning, for doctrine or any other reason, innovations are destroyed by subjectivism.

The field of research expanded and led to the research of subjectivism as the anti-concept of adaptive behavior, in order to find ways to hinder subjectivism in social and institutional environments.

Introduction

Subjectivism is the anti-concept of adaptive behavior that destroys the possibility of dealing with adaptive environments.  That is why subjectivism is a functional behavior in authoritarian and anarchic environments where it provides an over-adaptive participation that mitigates the perception of authoritarianism and individualism.

Its driver is the justification of the unfulfilled goals that generates a parallel reality where the environment is responsible for the dysfunctional actions that produce the unfulfillment of the goals that were established. These justifications are sustained by the use of fallacious myths and the establishment of dysfunctional utopias.

The social fallacious myths that sustain social subjectivism are those that question the roles of authoritative leaders and those that allow “buying time” to avoid responsibilities. The guilt avoidance actions are sustained by the use of dysfunctional utopias that avoid the discussion of the functional aspects of a given reality.

Once installed, it destroys any possibility for adaptive behavior and generates internal power conflicts and annulment conflicts that hinder functional actions.

The context of subjectivism

Social subjectivism is sustained by the lack of reliable knowledge in a field of adaptive actions and is catalyzed by the need of participating. These two aspects ensure the creation of subjectivism as an anti-concept.

The lack of knowledge is produced when people do not have the fundamental and technical knowledge to develop solutions in a specific field. The need of participation is given when people need to find a place in an environment where they have no added value.

Learning while working is the natural proposal of subjectivists in order to “earn” a place while they say that they are learning. As people learn from mistakes and work has to be flawless, they do not learn and cannot do.

The participation of subjectivists is necessarily over-adaptive and utopia driven. It is over-adaptive because it avoids assuming responsibilities and it is dysfunctional utopias driven because through the utopias they “simulate” an active participation while they hinder functional actions. “Opinators” are paradigmatic examples of subjectivists.

Subjectivism as an anti-strategy

Subjective strategies are driven by justified actions and the exertion of power in order to avoid assuming the responsibility for strategy building.

At a personal level, individuals who cannot envision the future of the activity they are doing cannot assume the responsibility for having a conscious approach to it. They need to install subjective strategies in order to feel no guilt for their lack of responsibility.

The Subjective Strategy Segments

The maximal strategy of subjective strategies is driven by the avoidance of species/social responsibility and is based on justified actions developing a monopolistic behavior to maximize the benefits of the individual or organization.

The minimum strategy is driven by the avoidance of personal responsibility, which is based on exerting power by attacking competitors and annulling all aspects that avoid entering the parallel reality that is sought for.

There are four levels of subjective strategies:

  1. Independence Strategies
  2. Dependent Strategies
  3. Intuitive Strategies
  4. Subjectivist Strategies

1) Independence Strategies

These strategies are based on developing a business based on the “as is” of its leaders. It implies developing businesses based on beliefs seeking for independence as the core value.  They are based on attacking competitors in order to feel superior. They include a sense of superiority where every action is justified. On the surface they appear to be survivor strategies.

2) Dependent Strategies

They include the preceding level. They are based on developing an asymmetric complementation with a positive slope and annulling all the aspects of reality that bother and on a sense of inferiority, which requires exerting power in order to avoid this feeling. On the surface they appear to be defensive strategies.

3) Intuitive Strategies

They include the preceding level. Intuitive strategies are based on developing relationships using common sense. They are based on the use of smartness maximizing the benefits from the environment and on the abuse of complementary relationships exerting the necessary power to do so. On the surface they appear to be dominant strategies.

4) Subjectivist Strategies

They include the preceding level. Subjective strategies are sustained by the establishment of subjective relationships that include a minimum level of functional complementation. They are based on establishing the rules that allow the development of a monopolistic behavior and on the confrontation with the establishment. Individuals developing these strategies use any justification to confirm that they are right. On the surface they appear to be influential strategies.

Conclusion

It has to be considered that people only assume a subjectivist role when they do not have the necessary functional knowledge to develop solutions and need to find a place in the environment that fulfills their emotional needs.

By including in a project or work only people who have the necessary knowledge there is no risk of becoming destroyed by subjectivists. The problem is solved by the use of two unicist approaches:

  1. The use of Unicist Client Centered Management hinders the generation of subjectivists because it demands the measurable delivery of concrete value.
  2. The application of the Teamwork Agreement based on the Ethic of Foundations eliminates the possibilities of subjectivists. That is why it should be used in all those meetings where there is a need for developing solutions in adaptive environments.

Unicist Teamwork Agreement
Ethics of Foundations

All members of a group agree to:

  1. Explain the foundations of what is stated in an understandable, reasonable and provable way for the rest of the group.
  2. Count on the “paperwork” supporting their proposals, and explain it clearly to the rest of the group.
  3. Invite to participate in working groups only those individuals that have the capacity to understand the groundings of a problem.
  4. Whenever the problem is complex give members the necessary time to be prepared to deal with such problem, and to understand the groundings of the rest of the group.
  5. Have the necessary knowledge, beyond common sense, for solving the problems they are dealing with.
  6. Explain the groundings when analyzing problems.
  7. When evaluating actions, explain the synthesis but not the foundations that underlay them. However, upon request of the rest of the group, provide them with the groundings of the synthesis.
  8. Take others’ groundings into consideration, and integrate them into yours, disregarding whom they come from.
  9. Do not give an opinion when there is a lack of knowledge.
  10. When working in uncertain environments, approach the problem explicitly starting with a “groundless opinion”, but be responsible for obtaining the necessary knowledge to achieve a grounded one.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm. https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/turi.pdf

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