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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.
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The Unicist Ontology of Complex Systems

The Unicist Ontology of Complex Systems was researched and developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute based on the experiences and applications in medicine, human behavior, social behavior, businesses and future research. The apprehension of complex systems requires a significant abstraction and integration effort in order to be able to emulate these systems in mind.

Complex SystemsThis unicist ontology provides an answer that ends the open discussion of what complex systems are. It allowed defining the functionality of complex systems and how to influence such systems and build them.

A Complex system is an entity that works as a composite unicist object, integrated by a conjunction of objects, that has open boundaries with the environment.

All complex systems are organized by objects, which allow managing complexity. This is self-evident in a human body where each organ is an interdependent object to sustain the life of the human being. Another example in social life can help to clarify this characteristic of the complex systems: the roles people assume work as objects in society.

At an operational level, the core characteristics of a complex system are:

  1. All the elements of the complex system are integrated by conjunctions without the possibility of the existence of disjunctions.
  2. The openness of the boundaries of the objects that integrate the complex system and the openness of the system as an object itself.

A unicist object is defined as an adaptive system that has a concept to fulfill, has a value adding function and a quality assurance process to sustain the purpose of the system. The concept is defined by having a purpose, an active function to put the purpose in action and an energy conservation function to sustain the achievement of the purpose.

The complexity of a system is intrinsic, which means that it does not depend on the perception of an individual. But in order to apprehend a complex system it is necessary that the person emulates the system in mind, which fully depends on the individual.

This requires that the individual needs to be able to go beyond a dualistic thinking process in order to be able to apprehend the conjunctions implicit in the system and needs to have the concept of the environment in order to be able to deal with the open boundaries of the system.

There are fields that are generally accepted as being complex such as: Life-sciences, social sciences, anthropology, political sciences, economic sciences, behavioral sciences, medicine, psychology, education, businesses, ecology, meteorology.

The Ontological Algorithm of a Complex System

The driver of a complex system is the concept that regulates its unified field to generate results. This driver is what generates the emergence (results) of the complex system.

Ontological Algorithm of a Complex SystemThe system needs to add value in order to influence the environment to sustain the openness of its boundaries. The fulfillment of the purpose of the concept is sustained by a quality assurance process that needs to manage the influence of the environment.

The maximal strategy is based on managing the conjunction of the objects that integrate the complex system. It requires identifying the objects that integrate the system and how they are integrated.

The integration of the objects is given by their conjunction including them following the rules of the double dialectical logic. This logic defines that each object is integrated with another object assuming a complementary or supplementary role and their integration builds an object of superior order of complexity.

Since these interdependent objects that have biunivocal relationships are integrated, it is necessary to apprehend them as a unified field using the unicist logic, which emulates the ontogenetic intelligence of nature.

The functionality of the biunivocal influence works as the catalyst of the functionality of the complex system.

The minimum strategy that sustains the functionality of the complex system is built upon the management of the open boundaries based on the adaptive behavior of its elements. Such adaptive behavior implies that adaptiveness is sustained by the influence that is exerted by the system while the influence that is exerted by the environment on the system is managed.

The influence exerted on the environment is based on the complementation of the complex system with the environment. This complementation requires covering two different aspects:

  • An asymmetric complementation with negative slope in order to have an influential role.
  • A symmetric complementation to establish a participative relationship with the environment.

The influence exerted by the environment is based on a competitive relationship, which implies the existence of supplementary roles between the system and the environment. This requires paying the prices of sustaining the objective of the system within the boundaries established by the influence of the environment.

Adaptiveness is the final goal of the minimum strategy and requires managing the biunivocal influence between the system and the environment.

Levels of Complexity Management

Unicist Ontology of Complex SystemsThe complexity of a system is defined intrinsically by the characteristics of the system. The more objects that integrate a complex system, the higher the level of complexity of such system.

Five levels of complex systems have been defined:

  • Level of Complexity 0 – Over-adaptive Complex System
  • Level of Complexity 1 – Influential Complex System
  • Level of Complexity 2 – Reactive Complex System
  • Level of Complexity 3 – Proactive Complex System
  • Level of Complexity 4 – Adaptive Complex System

Level of Complexity 0 – Over-adaptive Complex Systems

These are entities that have adjacent roles to the environment which makes them work as “hygienic” entities.

They have no internal complexity because they follow the environment which implies that they establish an asymmetric complementation with positive slope. Over-adaptive systems are not complex.

Level of Complexity 1 – Influential Complex Systems

These are the complex systems that participate in isolated niches of the environment having the capacity of influencing the environment by providing elements that are perceived as necessary by the environment.

They are integrated by few interdependent objects and the open boundaries deal with a restricted isolated environment. Their level of complexity is given by the need to build complementary roles.

Level of Complexity 2 – Reactive Complex Systems

This level includes the complexity implicit in the previous level. These are complex systems that are organized to manage the influence of the environment without over-adapting.

These system are extremely efficient in their peripheral structure, which allows them to respond to the influence of the environment without losing their purpose and functionality. Their level of complexity if given by the need to manage the influence exerted by the environment.

Level of Complexity 3 – Proactive Complex Systems

This level includes the complexity implicit in the previous level. These are complex systems that exert an active influence on the environment in order to expand.

They are expansive entities that have developed a superior capacity to manage processes in a competitive environment that is basically defined by the biunivocal relationships they need to manage. Their level of complexity is given by the need to manage biunivocal relationships with the environment.

Level of Complexity 4 – Adaptive Complex Systems

This level includes the complexity implicit in the previous level. These are complex systems that adapt to the environment that are driven by their capacity of building bridges between apparently incompatible needs.

They manage the capacity to build complementation at a superior level when the lower level fails. They are innovative entities that manage the conflicts with the environment by generating additional added value. Their level of complexity is given by the need to manage the future of the environment, the possibilities of the system and its complementation in changing environments.

Conclusion

All complex systems are organized by objects, which allow managing complexity. This is self-evident in a human body where each organ is an interdependent object to sustain the life of the human being.

Another example in social life can help to clarify this characteristic of the complex systems: the roles people assume work as objects in society.

This has several consequences:

  1. A complex system is, by definition, constituted by interdependent objects.
  2. When researching a complex system what needs to be researched are the objects of the system.
  3. When a human built complex system has no established objects, it is transformed into an over-adaptive system.
  4. To apprehend complex systems individuals need to be able to emulate their architecture in mind, which requires being able to deal with open boundaries and conjunctions while leaving aside the disjunctions implicit in value judgments.

Unicist Executive 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/theoryofevolution/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/turi.pdf

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Discovery of the Evolution and Involution of Human Intelligence

The research on the possibilities of influencing the evolution of individual intelligence was based on the already demonstrated fact that the ethical intelligence evolves based on the maturity of individuals.

Evolution of IntelligenceThe intelligence used by the stagnant survivor ethics, survival ethics, value earning ethics, value adding ethics and foundation ethics that were discovered, defined different functionalities in the adaptation process. While, just born babies are driven by the ethics of survival, wise people, in their field of wisdom, are driven by conceptual ethics.

Ethical intelligence defines the true intentions of individuals and drives the long-term results of their actions.

While ethical intelligence defines the purpose, the true intentions of an individual, it influences the use of the strategic intelligence – that deals with actions and conflict solving – and of the logical intelligence – that deal with conceptualization, defining the concepts that guide the individual’s actions.

The question posed by this research was: how can the evolution of intelligence be stimulated? This question drove to develop multiple applications since 2003 that confirmed that the strategies individuals use when developing actions are the drivers of the evolution of intelligence.

The following table shows the equivalence of the different levels of intelligence.

(*) Ethical
Intelligence

(*) Logical
Thinking
(*) Strategic
Intelligence
Influence /
Adaptiveness

Stagnant Survivor
Ethics

Analogies /
Preconcepts

Subjective
Strategy

+/-

Survivor
Ethics

Idea of the
Concept

Operational
Strategy

++

Value Earning
Ethics

Operational
Concept

Non-influential
Strategy

+++

Value Adding
Ethics

Functional
Concepts

Specific
Strategy

++++

Foundations
Ethics
Essential
Concepts
Universal
Strategy

+++++

(*) See paper on “The roots of human intelligence”:
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Psychology

The evolution of intelligence has two functionalities in itself:

  1. On the one hand, it upgrades the level of ethical intelligence. The use of a superior strategic intelligence, based on the development of repetitive actions of a comparative superior level that the ones the individual used to perform, fosters the development of a superior level of ethical intelligence.
  2. On the other hand, it the development of intelligence fosters an expansive attitude in everyday actions that drives individuals towards evolutive actions that increase their level of adaptiveness and influence.

Conclusion

The research demonstrated that the evolution of the strategic approach of individuals drives the evolution of their intelligence and can be considered the core of adults’ evolution.

The more influential the strategies are, the higher the level of ethical intelligence that is required. The systematic exercise of performing influential strategies expands the functionality of ethical intelligence.

It is important to clarify that the intelligence of an individual does not evolve based on strategic planning, it evolves driven by the planned actions an individual does. The success and the failure of these actions drive the evolution of intelligence when the individual does the necessary amendments in case of failure.

The stagnation of the level of use of strategic intelligence generates the degradation of ethical intelligence because the individual loses, step by step, her/his adaptation capacity, which drives necessarily towards a survivor ethics in order to avoid being excluded from the environment.

While the evolutionary process requires increasing the level of consciousness of actions, the involution process is fully unconscious, because “involution” is a personal and social taboo that cannot be accepted.

Intelligence evolves based on actions in the real world. The brain requires having a real need in order to expand the functionality of the neural system that guides human actions.

That is why the reading of books empowers the intelligence necessary to improve the reading capacity and not the doing capacity.

Intelligence CatalystsOne of the objectives of the research was to find personal methods that catalyze the expansion of an individual’s intelligence. What was discovered is that catalysts for the development of intelligence only work when the individual has a real need to generate value to influence an environment, s/he has an institutionalized attitude which means a role driven attitude, that implies that this search to add value is not subjective-driven and has the necessary reliable knowledge to generate such value.

In conceptual terms, this can be defined as being complementation building driven, assuming an adaptive leading role and being able to acquire the necessary knowledge to build such complementation.

Complementation Building (Unicist “Q” Method), Institutionalization (adaptive leadership) and Reliable knowledge Building (Unicist 5 Why Method) work as catalysts in the development of intelligence.

In this context, The Unicist Research Institute has decided to give free access to these technologies to the community through the Unicist Goodwill Network to foster equal opportunities for young people.

You can access the Unicist “Q” Method at:
http://www.goodwillnetwork.net/deb-uqm.php

The Unicist “5 Why” Method is available at:
http://www.goodwillnetwork.net/deb-5why.php

The approach to “Adaptive Leadership” can be found at:
http://www.goodwillnetwork.net/deb-leadership.php

Introducing these catalysts requires having the necessary will and discipline to make this process work. It requires installing “evolution” in one’s lifestyle. The comfort zone needs to be displaced towards the satisfaction of generating value.

A Generic Solution to Expand Intelligence

The action-reflection-action process proposed by the unicist logical approach to complex environments is a way to deal with such environments but also a way to expand the intelligence of those who use this approach. This approach implies the use of the before mentioned methods (Unicist Q Method, 5 Why Method and Adaptive Leadership approach).

The final conclusion, in plain language, is that if someone wants to empower her/his intelligence, s/he should not imagine or study. Only actions will drive the evolution of intelligence; and the action-reflection-action process is the most powerful method to influence an environment while developing one’s intelligence. Ethical intelligence does not evolve based on moral thinking but on developing value adding actions.

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.
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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.
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Unicist Research: Closing the gap between macro and micro behavior

The Unicist Research closed the gap between macro and micro behaviour. The unicist complexity research approach implies dealing with applications while researching, which requires that the lapse of research time be very long in order to achieve fully accurate predicted results before validating a hypothesis.

discoveries-unicist-2013-2014As it has been done every year since its foundation, The Unicist Research Institute synthesized this January the researches that had been finished until that time. After 38 years, 2013/2014, can be considered the year in which the integration of macro and micro behavior could be confirmed.

The gap between the macro and the micro cosmos has been and is still a problem that theoretical physicists are closing. The integration of the field of macro and micro behavior, that has been solved by Peter Belohlavek, is homologous. It allows integrating social behavior with individual behavior, making human complex adaptive systems manageable.

The publication of Conceptual Economics, Conceptual Anthropology and Conceptual Psychology are some of the milestones of this process that included the researches developed in 2013-2014 (see image above).

You can access Conceptual Economics and Conceptual Anthropology at:
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Economy

If you want to access the “Drivers of Human Behavior” that explain the structure of human intelligence, please access: www.unicist.org/repo/#Psychology

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. http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist

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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.
http://www.unicist.org

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Unicist Learning Technology: Static vs. Dynamic Equilibrium

The unicist object driven learning process is based on the empowerment of the adaptive capacity of individuals. There are two different attitudes towards the environment:

  1. Dealing with reality based on a static equilibrium
  2. Dealing with reality based on a dynamic equilibrium

1) Static Equilibrium

The use of dualistic logic, based on the confrontation of positions, using the disjunction “or” to deal with reality, drives individuals to a static equilibrium where their opinions prevail.

Dualistic thinking, following the natural behavior of neurons, is the less energy consuming thinking process.

This drives naturally towards an over-adaptive behavior which implies submitting, dominating or opposing to the environment.

Dualistic logic generates naturally aprioristic fallacies to deal with the environment which allows individuals to build a parallel reality that works as a comfort zone where they have no need of adapting. Domination, submission and oppositions are the alternatives they manage to feel safe.

Dualistic dialectic is the justification of the actions of individuals when they need to remain in a static equilibrium.

The positive aspect is that static equilibrium allows managing reality as a systemic model based on cause-effect relationships although complexity cannot be apprehended.

Static equilibrium is necessary to deal with methods and supernatural and religious thinking. That is why the basic educational system is based on teaching static processes in order to allow people to access the world of work.

2) Dynamic Equilibrium

Dynamic equilibrium implies adapting to reality which implies a permanent accommodation process in order to generate the necessary complementation or supplementation with the environment.

It requires using the double dialectical logic to approach reality which is based on the conjunction “and” without the existence of disjunctions. This allows individuals to influence the environment while they are being influenced by it.

It requires having a structural approach in order to be able to apprehend the fundamentals of reality and a functional approach in order to measure them in terms of results. In a dynamic equilibrium environment things are not true or false, but functional or dysfunctional.

Dynamic equilibrium requires dealing with reality as a complex adaptive system. This implies that the structure of the complex adaptive system, defined by a purpose, an active function and an energy conservation function, needs to be apprehended.

This apprehension requires the use of the double dialectical logic which demands using double dialectical thinking.

It allows apprehending the complex adaptive systems in their nature and transforming them into systemic systems making the necessary compromises without leaving aside their essential structure while measuring the results that are being achieved.

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.
http://www.unicist.org

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The Unicist Approach to Corruption and its Antidotes

This is a synthesis of a research, led by Peter Belohlavek, which began in July 1975 and ended in February 2013 when it was proven that the avoidance of corruption depends on individual behavior and not on the conditions of the environment.

Corruption allows individuals to profit from the environment through illegitimate actions while they disintegrate the system they are part of. It is based on a “parasitarian” complementation that uses value judgments to justify the degradation of the environment they do in order to profit from it.

Corruption is an individual and social addiction that is installed in environments where the participants do not have the necessary critical mass to influence the environment.

Corrupt environments need that their dominant ethics is intentions driven, their justice does not cover the needs of equal opportunities and that the private and public actions of individuals are not transparent.

Corruption may occur in any human action field. It can be included in the emotional, economic, social and political aspects of human behavior. The most known aspects deal with economic and power corruption.

The final purpose is to profit from the environment. To obtain this benefit corrupts adopt four types of actions: sabotage, blackmailing, bribing and defrauding. As it is an addiction, corrupts build a parallel reality in which corruption is a natural and accepted behavior.

Psychopathic manipulation and psychopathic leadership are the natural “tools” corrupts use to develop their actions when they deal with non-corrupt participants of an environment.

Corruption is illegal or socially sanctioned in non-corrupt environments. In corrupt environments corruption is a fallacious myth that covers the shared weaknesses of the members. Those who do not accept it are automatically excluded from the groups.

The antidote for corruption, at an individual level, is the critical mass individuals or their actions have to influence the environment.

Social corruption antidotes require the existence of transparency, functional and not intentional ethics and the existence of equality of opportunities for the members.

But the conclusion of the research was that the responsibility for corruption avoidance is a personal decision.

Unicist Press Committee

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.
http://www.unicist.org

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