Monthly Archives: April 2010


Ambiguous language makes human evolution possible

Ambiguity implies having two possible operational meanings within a sole concept. This is implicit in the etymology of the word ambiguity.

These two meanings imply on one hand a meaning that is functional to human internal freedom and on the other hand another meaning that is functional to the need of internal security.

But there is another ambivalence in an ambiguity which is based on its functionality towards expansion or contraction.

This description is an example of ambiguity. Only an ambiguous model can grasp an ambiguous reality.

An ambiguous language is essential when a communication between two individuals is based on mutual responsibility. Ambiguous communication requires biunivocity. Inter-communication is necessary to deal with ambiguity in order to agree on a common operational meaning.

Responsibility avoidance deals with operational language

An operational communication is univocal. Therefore the transmitter is responsible for the functionality of the communication. The responsibility of the receiver is to decode the message, without needing to interpret possible meanings.

Reality is ambiguous when we are dealing with complex problems because the cause-effect relations are biunivocal. In this case ambiguous language is necessary to deal with them in order to assume the responsibility for results. But it has to be considered that efficiency is based on the use of straightforward operational language.

The fallacious myths in communication

Dealing with ambiguity requires knowledge, awareness and responsibility. Managing the nature of businesses implies dealing with their ambiguity.

An enormous stupefying effort to minimize human responsibility has been made by:

a)  Honoring common sense although, at least since Plato, it is known that it is based on rigid experience-based thoughts that might or not be valid for a different reality.

b)  Disqualifying ambiguous communication by projecting multiple meanings on its interpretation to avoid the responsibility of managing complex problems.

That is why it is necessary to have the technical analytical knowledge, a high level of consciousness and having assumed the responsibility to produce a predefined result.

The path towards managing ambiguity is long but interesting.

Learning to deal with ambiguity

Ambiguity management can be learned if an individual knows and accepts her/his level of internal freedom.

A football champ once said:

“The more I train the luckier I am”

Solving riddles is a simple way to approach ambiguity. Riddles have many solutions. In the Far East, riddles are used to develop internal freedom and responsibility.

If you want to expand your capacity to manage ambiguity we recommend entering:
http://www.unicist.net/partners-news/unicist-riddles-honoring-bricks/

Autocracy and anarchy deal with universal and individual
operational truths using operational language
.
Democracy requires ambiguity…..

You decide…..

Survivors cannot accept ambiguity because they need
to hold on “their” truths,  sorry, I meant lifeboats.

You decide…..

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Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity science applied to individual, institutional and social evolution. The applicative researches are based on the discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature and the consequent Unicist Theory of Evolution.

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George Washington and Che Guevara, two antonymic heroes 2

A hero is an individual that drives a society to go a step further. In the case of the evolution of archetypes there is no possibility to evolve without the existence of heroes. These individuals are members of the society that are willing to assume the responsibility of making the next step.

People project on heroes the values they need. This projection is what makes heroes change agents, because they are able to influence the environment that recognizes them as such.

After the change has been achieved, heroes are no more necessary. In this case there are two alternatives:

1)  Heroes return to their former role and the heroic action is part of their history.
2)  Heroes try to profit from their actions intending to occupy a leading role in the society based on their deeds.

In the first case heroic actions and heroes are part of the past and a monument is built after their death. George Washington is an example of this case.

In the second case heroes enter into a conflict with the establishment of the society and are usually eliminated because they threaten the power. Che Guevara is an example of this second case.

Heroes drive society to go a step further. Their goal is transcendence and they have necessarily a human side and a supernatural side. The active function is human; therefore they are permanently in danger to succumb in the deeds they are doing.

Their energy conservation function is “supernatural” which in this case means that they have an extreme superior energy and power to develop the tasks they are doing.

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Peter Belohlavek

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Unicist Future Research: The Archetype of Germany

We invite you to apprehend the nature of German’s archetype. But consider that it is necessary to avoid comparisons with other cultures.

“The reach of one’s globalization is defined
by the limit of the pronoun WE.”

If you are interested in understanding the German archetype we recommend watching the following videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aDJpE_GAgA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npNnme68nKI

Access the information on the unicist ontology of economic behavior at: https://www.unicist-school.org/future-research/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ontology_economy_en.pdf

Only if the culture is within the limits of your “WE” you will be able to perceive aspects of the German archetype.

Next week you will have access to the essential aspects of the German culture on this blog.

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Peter Belohlavek

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The Power of Nations is defined by their Unicist Archetypes

Country archetypes emulate the functionality of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature and evolve following the rules of the unicist theory of evolution.

Cultural archetypes define the power of a culture and the ethics and gravitational forces the culture uses to sustain that power. Power is defined in physics as the amount of work done or energy converted per unit of time. Cultural power is the capacity a country has to make things happen. Power implies a measure of speed.

The purpose of a unicista country archetype is to sustain and build power to influence the environment its active function is the ethics of the culture and its energy conservation function is the gravitational force the culture uses to ensure the minimum strategies.

This explains the different influences of countries and the difference in the development of countries. We have defined 4 different functional levels of archetypes that produce different amount of power for their countries.

  1. Surviving
  2. Subsistent
  3. Expansive
  4. Influential

The Unicist Archetypes are used to understand cultures in order to deal with them.

See a synthetic description of some Unicist Archetypes:

Japan: http://www.theoryofevolution.net/blog/the-unicist-archetype-of-japan/

USA: http://www.theoryofevolution.net/blog/unicist-future-research-the-archetype-of-the-usa/

China: http://www.theoryofevolution.net/blog/understanding-cultures-the-archetype-of-china

Soon there will be published a book named: The Power of Nations that allows categorizing the different structural segments in order to deal with them properly. This knowledge is necessary to work within the limits of Sustainable Globalization.

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Peter Belohlavek

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Alliances for Country Future Scenario Planning

The Unicist Research Institute has started the development of alliances with local Future Research Organizations in order to provide this technology to the Planning Ministries of different countries.

The Unicist Theory of Evolution allows developing Country Archetypes respecting the rules of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature that are implicit in any human organization.

It is the basic approach to deal with the fundamentals of countries making a reliable long term planning possible. There have to be some basic conditions to make this possible. If you are interested, we recommend watching the video on “The Nature of Democracy”, live recorded lecture by Peter Belohlavek:  http://www.unicist.org/oucu_democracy.php

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Understanding Cultures: The Archetype of China

The archetype of China is a unique case of a culture that has the capacity to grow based on the internal consistency of its model, a model that became complementary to the globalization process.

We strongly recommend watching the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mRlgQKWlnQ

China’s Structure

China is a culture based on the consistency of the social and individual efforts and the capacity of accepting trade-offs to achieve the goals of the country.

The Chinese model has to be understood in itself without comparing it with other countries. It has multiple economic models working simultaneously. It is neither a communist nor a capitalist model. It uses multiple unique solutions which imply permanent trade-offs between the different models to achieve its growth.

The Communist Party can be considered as homologous to the ancient nobility in Europe but representing the interests of China as a country and the needs of its population.

Entering the Communist Party needs to be earned because within the party there has to be an ideological consistency to allow a democratic behavior. The Communist Party is the “Establishment” of China.

Confucius’ Concept

Confucianism is a functional philosophy for a culture that needs to grow in a context of an extremely large country with a large population. Order is necessary to sustain consistency.

Minorities in China have to behave within the limits of the explicit and implicit Chinese model. Censorship and self-censorship are a need to avoid that the culture loses its consistency. But although censorship becomes necessary in this context, it is also the implicit weakness of the Chinese archetype.

Cultures evolve based on their implicit weaknesses. Therefore, a generational change can be expected in this field depending on the new trade-offs the culture will make.

A Shielded Culture

China has been, is and will be a shielded archetype, protecting its culture and beliefs in order to ensure its consistency and allowing making the necessary trade-offs to grow.

This shield was represented by the Chinese Wall in the past, and now it is represented by the multiple regulations that establish the framework of the country.

Maximal Strategy

The maximal strategy of China is driven by the working capacity of the culture and the catalyst for the minimum strategy is their cultural shield that ensures the consistency of its actions. The cultural shield works as a protection from foreign influence and internal distortions.

Minimum Strategy

The minimum strategy is driven by the individual working capacity of its population. The entropy inhibitor, to ensure the achievement of growth, is the ideological shield that ensures the focus of the efforts on the objectives that are being achieved.

The personal capacity of making trade-offs is installed in the population and makes individuals extremely focused achievers.

To apprehend the Chinese archetype it is necessary to understand Doers, avoiding ideological, religious or social comparisons. China was, is and will be unique. China doesn’t base its expansion on exporting culture, but on exporting products.

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Peter Belohlavek

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