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Complexity as Logical Vacuum

In general, people’s thinking is teleological and focused on specific details, rather than the big picture. This is due to the fact that people are distracted by individual instances and fail to see the overarching patterns that tie them together. As the hyper-extended cognition of (a) technology and communications system, language recursively shapes the way we think, which in turn shapes the language that we use. We find ourselves enveloped by the half-mirrored labyrinth of a language and a technologically-mediated world-view that can never provide closure, certainty or unassailable security, even while it aspires (and as a function of enlightened self-interest, claims) in almost every instance to be able to acquire it.

Notice also that the core question(s) of complexity orbit around the enigmas of life, mind, logic and communication that (must?) forever sit just beyond our ability to explain them. This is an important acknowledgement and provides a hint as to what direction we might explore in a general domain and theory of complexity, information, entropy and communication. The absence of unity and closure inadvertently and counter-intuitively asserts precisely what it is and where we might find it. It is a conspicuous (logical) absence.

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