Institutional Evolution

Discovery of the Unicist Technology for Trend Building

Trend building is perhaps the most complex process in the business world. It is a paradigmatic example of complexity.

Trend BuildingThe first trend building process developed by our organization occurred in 1981. Since then multiple trends were installed having more or less influential power in the social, political, technological and business fields. The final trend building technology could be confirmed in 2013.

Trend building is a “must” when innovations need to be introduced in a market. Basically, there are two different types of trends:

1)  Natural trends produced in a context

2)  Artificial trends stimulated by human actions

Trends need to have a level of energy to allow using them “as a wave” in order to “surf” on them. Natural waves have a higher level of energy than artificial trends.

There are multiple types of trends:

  1. Produced by new technologies
  2. Produced by the satisfaction of needs
  3. Produced by changes in the gravitational force
  4. Produced by changes in the catalysts
  5. Produced by restrictions of the environment
  6. Produced by the disequilibrium of the functionality of concepts that underlie a given reality
  7. Produced by mutations of conceptual structures
  8. Produced by the influence of changes in homologous fields
  9. Produced by changes in he sub-concepts of a field
  10. Produced by extreme conflicts

Artificial trends are built by installing expectancies based on an authoritative context that provides “gravitational legitimacy” and having the necessary influence to accelerate the process.

The success of a trend building process depends on the capacity of installing the necessary propagation speed that makes this process commercially feasible.

This technology requires using semiotic and semantic objects in order to achieve the necessary propagation speed. Full success will have been achieved when the artificial trend becomes a natural trend.

Peter Belohlavek

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.


Unicist Anthropology: functionality of taboos in societies


Unicist anthropology is the description of human social behavior and evolution based on the implicit rules of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature that rule human social action.

Unicist anthropology describes the unicist ontology of human social behavior. Social behavior establishes the context of individual behavior. Therefore it limits it, catalyzes and inhibits actions and works as a dominant gravitational force in social behavior.

About Taboos

Social TabooThe purpose of a taboo is to avoid destruction. Those who do not respect the taboos of a culture endanger the cultural survival, growth or identity. Therefore disregarding the taboos produces self-destruction and/or destruction.

Functionally, taboos provide a secure social environment to allow and foster actions and a secure individual environment to avoid uncertainty.

The paradox is that evolving cultures respect the taboos that are usually implicit in their protocols or rituals to prepare actions while involving cultures do not respect them.

Action requires preexisting protocols that are strictly respected in evolving cultures.

Involving cultures, on the other hand, lack protocols or generate protocols that produce fallacious myths. This means that the protocols disregard the taboos and foster non acceptable actions that degrade the culture.

At an essential operational level, the functionality of taboos requires the integration of the structuring of a secure social and individual environment based on extremely strict rules with a punishment system that includes both social and self-inflicted punishment.

Operationally, the four structural segments of taboos can be described as follows.

Surviving taboos

Surviving taboos are the ones that ensure the survival of a culture. The survival of a culture requires that all members share the fallacious myths that are installed.

Fallacious myths are apparently dysfunctional myths based on fallacies and unreachable utopias that cover the weaknesses a culture cannot deal with.

Surviving taboos avoid that cultures discuss the functionality of their extreme weaknesses. An example of surviving taboos is a culture where people usually express half of the truth.

The other half of the truth is not said generating a polemic on truth that fulfills the self-esteem of the participants. The whole truth is unbearable and those who express it are eliminated.

Conservative taboos

Conservative taboos are the explicit and implicit prohibition of dealing with aspects that might change the status quo. Conservative taboos are implicit in cultures that cannot deal with change.

Dependant cultures need to be conservative because they cannot change due to the fact that they depend on being dependant.

When a culture is dependant it has to be rigid and conservative in order to be reliable to the one it depends on.

In aligned cultures the need for conservation is installed and establishes rules that follow after the dependence has been broken. Conservative taboos imply dependence.

Cohabitation taboos

Every culture has its cohabitation taboos. There are cultures where sex, races, politics and religions cannot be discussed in social meetings.

On the other hand, there are cultures where the discussion of politics is part of their social rituals. This implies that every culture establishes the cohabitation taboos that are functional to its archetypes.

The archetype of a culture requires that some aspects, those who cover unbearable facts, cannot be discussed. This has to be strictly respected because it is part of the culture’s success.

Evolution taboos

Evolution implies paying prices in the social field. These prices necessarily affect people. Evolution taboos imply the avoidance of clarifying the prices a culture is paying for its evolution.

The few, the ones who guide the evolution, know what is happening. But the mass of the society needs to avoid facing the prices and establishes implicit taboos on those aspects that cannot be dealt with.

An evolution taboo implies the “denial” of the fact that evolution necessarily implies that somebody is being left behind. Without these taboos societies could not evolve.


Unicist anthropology approaches human behavior based on its essential drivers which are the taboos of a society that “hide” the expansion and contraction of cultures, the myths that provide the security framework and the utopias that provide the drivers for actions and, therefore, for evolution.

Peter Belohlavek

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.


The unicist explanation of Darwin: How evolution takes place

The question answered by The Unicist Theory of Evolution is how evolution is produced and how it can be anticipated to influence as far as it is possible.

Darwin's finchesWhen talking about evolution, we always refer to the evolution of a reality that is regulated by the multiple concepts organizing its “unified field”.

Charles Darwin demonstrated the adaptation process of species that, having the same structural constitution, develop adaptive changes to live in a certain environment. It is necessary to comprehend that the evolution of species has a materialistic origin.

Habit is hereditary with plants, as in the period of flowering, in the amount of rain requisite for seeds to germinate, in the time of sleep, &c., and this leads me to say a few words on acclimatisation. As it is extremely common for species of the same genus to inhabit very hot and very cold countries, and as I believe that all the species of the same genus have descended from a single parent, if this view be correct, acclimatisation must be readily effected during long-continued descent. It is notorious that each species is adapted to the climate of its own home: species from an arctic or even from a temperate region cannot endure a tropical climate, or conversely. (Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species)

Evolution always occurs by the “verbal function effect”. Adaptation to the environment is lost when the action where the adverbial function is materialized stops being functional to the existence of a concept in its current state.

In this case, there are two possibilities: either the adverbial function compensates the dysfunctionality or it does not.

In order to adjust this, the adverbial function starts up the verbal function it has as sub-concept of the original concept. This compensation may be reached or not.

If reached, there is an adjustment effect which is functional to the balance at a given time and let repairing or self-repairing mechanisms adjust the dysfunctionality.

When there are no chances of repair, the balance of the credibility area must have changed in the case of an extrinsic concept, or there must have been a change in the functionality area when dealing with an intrinsic concept.

It may also happen that the adverbial function (homeostasis) cannot compensate the unbalance situation produced by the dysfunctionality of the verbal function. Should that be the case, there is a modification of the substantive function.

In this case, a mutation must have taken place. When purposes change mutation occur.

Mutations may be qualitative or structural. By qualitative mutations we mean those that modify the quality of the same structural purpose.

Structural mutations are those where the purpose changes completely. Structural mutations frequently occur when, in chaotic situations, there appears an external gravitating force which intends to “absorb” a unified field.

It is very difficult to know exactly when the mutation will take place and what it will result in.

What it is possible indeed is to build alternative scenarios which allow a better adaptation to the environment.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using a logical approach to deal with evolution and became a private global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.


Unicist Approach: How and why do social catalysts work?

Social catalysts are unicist objects that accelerate human driven action processes. As catalysts, they are not part of the system, they are external entities to influence it.

The influence that catalysts exert is not based on an authoritarian impulse but on the adding of an energetic stimulus that accelerates a human action process. The use of drums to accelerate walking is a simple example of a social catalyst.

Social Catalysts work when the fundamentals of their ontogenetic map overcame the threshold that is needed to influence a specific human action process.

A social catalysts needs to fulfill a latent need that satisfies a basic human need.

The stimuli of catalysts need to be perceived as having a superior ethics, measured in terms of the value they add, which build up their authoritative and influential role.

But the influence of the social catalysts needs to be subliminal, meaning that it cannot be rationalized. If it is not subliminal, it produces a paradoxical effect.

Another example of social catalysts is the flag of a country. Depending on the functional context, the flag of a country works as a gravitational object, as a catalyst or as an entropy inhibitor.

Consider how flags are used in Olympic Games or Schools and you will be able to identify the different functionalities of the same flag.

Social catalyst building requires dealing with a superior ethics to influence the environment, but the use of social catalysts only requires understanding their functionality.

It has to be considered that catalysts are necessary to expand the boundaries of an activity and that if their energy does not suffice, they work as inhibitors.

Social and economic growth and maximal strategies in general, require the use of catalysts.

Peter Belohlavek

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.


The European recovery is based on a cultural consolidation

Understanding cultures is an essential matter for anyone who deals with global activities. The research on the unicist ontology of archetypes has just been finished at The Unicist Research Institute and is being used to diagnose the situation of the European Union where different cultures are being integrated.

Country’s CultureThe purpose of a culture can be found in the archetype of a country. This archetype defines the cohabitation and survival taboos that need to be respected to be accepted as a member of the community. This defines the genotype of a country considering it as an entity with artificial life.

The genotype is put in action by the lifestyle of a culture that defines its phenotype. The lifestyle is defined by the cohabitation and survival myths that need to be followed to be considered as a full member of a society. People who do not follow the myths of a culture are considered outsiders.

The energy conservation function is defined by the scenarios of a country which are defined by the social, economic and political scenarios. When this energy conservation function becomes dysfunctional, the system enters into a more or less chaotic state that can be suppressed or palliated for some time but needs to be solved to avoid a cultural change.

Cultural change is triggered by the demands of the lifestyle of a culture, but it only succeeds if the functionality of the social, economic and political scenarios cannot sustain the preexisting archetypes. This is what is happening in Europe; a new utopia with a functional ethic is necessary to recover the European expansion.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.


About cultural stagnation and over-adaptation

Over-adaptation is the less energy consuming attitude of an individual, institution or culture in the environment. It is based on the existence of a comfort zone that is considered safe, on existing abundance or poverty. Comfort stagnates, scarcity fosters evolution.

Over-adapting implies following the explicit and implicit rules of an environment. The submission to the culture and its leaders is the final purpose to be achieved.

As this purpose is basically not ego-fulfilling it needs to be integrated with a dominant and oppositional behavior.

In Over-adaptive cultures dominated-dominant behaviors towards the authoritative or authoritarian roles and the dominant-dominated behaviors towards those who are dependant are considered adequate.

This generates an implicit conflict that becomes extremely dysfunctional and drives the situation towards chaos unless there is an equilibrant that mitigates it.

This homeostatic function, working as the energy conservation function, is given by an oppositional behavior that is developed towards those who are “different”.

Stagnated (over-adaptive) cultures cannot bear people who are different because they implicitly question the roles of over-adaptation.

The book “1984” by George Orwell is an artistic description of over-adaptive, stagnated, cultures.

Access a synthesis on the “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Institutional and Cultural Stagnation” that is available at the Scientific Dissemination Program. You will find there other syntheses that might be of your interest:

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.


Launching of Free book: Unicist Theory of Evolution for All

On April 13, 2010 the e-book “Unicist Theory of Evolution for all” by Peter Belohlavek will be presented with its applicative researches worldwide.

Peter Belohlavek was asked repeatedly in the last 30 years to publish a simple book that allowed the general public to take advantage of the unicist object driven strategies that resulted from the application of his theory in order to simplify their personal life.

Finally, at the beginning of this year, he accepted.

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