Reflections on Entropy: there exist more disordered than ordered configurations of components, entities and systems; subsequently, it is more *probable* (even) under procedural, axiomatic or algorithmic systems of governance or ideology that culture, cognition and technology end up in a disordered, dystopian state – but things do not, generally speaking, devolve in this way. There are (or must be) aspirationally utopian options which successfully negotiate and exploit this material informational and energetic bias towards disorder; however, negotiating entropy and it’s unknown information (towards a goal of cultivating self-organisational and exploratory emergence, optimal qualitative and quantitative experience) invokes a requirement for open systems, flattened hierarchies, decentralised control and creative intuition. Does an individual or collective psychological or cultural profile as currently (Globally) exists fundamentally inhibit or energise this as an admissible organisational systems state?

The entropy which incurs dystopian control or disorder is also the entropy which invokes emergent complexity. It is all about probabilities; nudging constitutively open systems towards effective and emergent self-organisation and away from the compound, convergent neuroses of authoritarian control or (a similarly unfortunate) chaotic dystopia. Navigating the extremes towards a plausibly better world is a matter of mature and intuitive, creative engagement with entropy management.

Self-organisation is emergent under sufficient circumstances and in well-tuned resonances. Utopian systems surely also exist in that region of possibility space.

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