Paradox of Control

There is a paradox of control. The most sophisticated models and methods of shaping regulatory guidance approximate to a complete absence of guidance. Guidance and control is less directed, morec. Taking ecosystems as an example, the distributed self-regulatory function of such a monumentally complex system is an emergent property exhibiting a conspicuous absence of centralised control or singular rules sets. In as much as rules and regulations can exist in such a system, they are a function of underlying patterns and dynamical symmetries in biology, chemistry, physics and – ultimately – of the  mathematics and the logic that underlies them.

If anything might provide insight into potentially unifying insights from nature for the organisational and technological arc and trajectory of sustainable human futures, it is very likely at this level of logic. This is not logic in the sense of the classically conventional or formally defined artefacts and entities of a scholastic tradition, although it is certainly related to them. This is something entirely alternate and it is the rock I have been pushing up a steep mountain face for many years now. It would be nice to have some assistance but I suspect that this is just not the way of these things.

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