8 Universal Principles That Will Revolutionize Civilization
When observing the utterly chaotic and destructive nature of our human civilization, eventually one comes to the realization that those systems are fundamentally flawed and the acceptance that we need a complete overhaul on the way that we organize human society. The problem is, then, how to develop a new civilization system that is more advanced, ordered and beneficial than the current one, which we don’t even have a name for, assuming it actually exists.
There are a few principles that can help us determine how to shape this civilization system, how it will function. We have developed our bodies from quarks over a period of 14 billion years. Within that time, we also developed a system to organize and communicate molecular interactions within cells and between cells, which we call DNA. We can take the principles that organize our organic systems and apply those principles to our civilization in order to organize ourselves in a way that is sustainable and has the evolutionary potential to take us beyond the confines of our home planet. These principles are as follows.
Fundamental Universal Principles
Coherence: the first principle of the universe is coherence. Coherence means that everything that exists has a specific place in the universe that gives meaning to every single thing and to the universe as a whole. Universal coherence is the fundamental requirement of existence. This principle gives rise to what we perceive as space and size.
Consistency: the second principle of the universe is consistency. All objects (systems), in the universe change relative to each other. Consistency insures that the universe that we perceive remains coherent by maintaining its coherence as the meaning of everything in the universe and the universe as a whole changes.
Congruence: the third principle of the universe is congruence. Congruence ensures that all the interactions in the universe, its energy, remains in balance. This is the sort of change that gives rise to consistency. As every object co-exists with each other, they exchange energy. The very act of perception is an example of this interaction, where photons are exchanged between the systems that observe each other. This is the Force, the energy which binds the universe together, and it is a manifestation of its coherence. We often perceive the Force as the natural forces of the universe, including our own movements.
From the fundamental principles, we determine that all objects in the universe are systems of interaction, which together interact in a universal network to form the universe that we perceive around us. Knowledge of these principles, and the universal aspects of existence and principles of interaction, enable us to map the whole universe.
This is, of course, beyond the scope of this brief article. Instead of going into these details, we will talk about a few universal principles of evolution that we can take from the code of the universe to guide us into developing our new civilization system.
Universal Principles of Evolution
Universality: the system needs to be able to function anywhere in the universe, thus, being cohesive. This is a requirement because a system that is not fully cohesive is bound to fall apart as it struggles against the natural forces of the universe. Of course, our first iteration of the system will not be advanced enough to function anywhere in the universe, but it will be engineered to adapt to its environment, thus enabling universal coherence. In this manner, it can use the Force to become increasingly congruent, which once developed consistently will rise to greater coherence. This process of increasing congruence to achieve coherence is what we call “symbiosis”.
Distribution: each subsystem of the system needs to be able to adapt quickly enough and to always function coherently with its external environment. As such, the system will form fractal layers of subsystems, all connected through a distributed network which enables every subsystem within the network of the system to maintain their mutual coherence through their mutual congruence. In other words, the distributed architecture of the system will form fractal layers of a meshed network where every node possesses all the functions of the whole network but only apply the functions that fit with their immediate environment. In other words, each node is independent and yet limited by their mutual independence by the code which maintains coherence. This is how our DNA maintains coherence in our body, our body is a distributed network of cells and organs that share the same code.
Adaptability: the distributed nature of the system enables its adaptability. With each node having the capacity to act independently they can quickly gather information from their surroundings and adapt at a greater rate than a centralized or decentralized network. Feedback from each node will feed information to the whole system, which will enable all nodes to increase in coherence and evolve faster.
Modularity: from feedback gathered by all nodes in the network, existing parts of the systems can be modified in their function in order to function more effectively with their environment. Such modules are also fractal in nature, depending on how many systems they affect (eg. organelles and organs). Sometimes, entire new modules can be created with new functions at a smaller or larger scale, but the functions themselves are always ruled by the fundamental rules of the code. In other words, the functions are all mapped out but they may not manifest as a new module until they are needed at a larger or smaller scale.
Integration: modules must always remain congruent with each other. As such, the system needs to maintain its cohesiveness, adapting by using congruence as a means to attain integration between the functions of all modules. This integration is achieved by the sharing of data in each scale, and their integration at each scale, allowing us to pinpoint the exact interactions that are taking place at each scale. In other words, integration establishes universal causation by locally correlating all interactions.
By following these rules, we can create a resilient civilization system that is capable of evolving over time. In this manner, we will become like our individual organisms and together form a collective organism, manifested, on a larger scale, as an intelligent planetary form of life.
Originally posted at nelsonguedes.com