nemetics

Az LGT-rajongók régóta tudják, hogy Presser Gábor és Adamis Anna csak a B terv volt a beatkorszak előtt tisztelgő magyar musical írójánál: Déry Tibor először az Illést kereste meg az ötlettel ‘71-ben, egy balatonboglári koncert után, Jancsó Miklós közvetítésével. Szörényi és Bródy viszont egy emberként mondott nemet:

“Az a darab egy rockellenes kirohanás a drogmámorban fetrengő amerikai fiatalokról, akik még nácik is.”

Szörényi és Bródy szerint ugyanis a Képzelt riport a beatmozgalom elárulása volt, ezért ők, mint mozgalmárok, nem vállalhattak el.

Az Erős Mondatok Napja.

Intro to Nemetics - The Infintely Dynamic Play

Have you ever wondered that we face challenges, solve problems, design something new and create opportunities every moment in our lives without explicitly realizing that we do so? Yes, we use our own internal power, capabilities and resources to achieve such miraculous feats day in and day out.  

Why then we don’t think of using this normal and probably natural process to better understand the world around us, do our jobs better, face challenges more squarely, solve problems more effectively, design things with simplicity and beauty and also create new opportunities to not only improve the world around us but also improve our personal lives?

A little thought would show us that things like problems, challenges, opportunities are all “emergences” that appear in our lives constantly as things continue to change all around us.

The purpose of using Nemes and Nemetics is coming to grips with ‘emergences’, which I believe is well within the reach of almost everyone on the earth. It helps us better understand events in our lives to take actions that change our future to a more ‘desirable’ one.

Let us start by understanding NEME. It is an acronym that stands for:

N = Notice

E = Engage

M = Mull

E = Exchange

And how do we use this in facing emergences that crop up in our lives?

Whenever we see or feel anything be it an object or an event or a phenomenon we use NEME. Hence any entity of our observation, mental engagement and action is a NEME or more appropriately called a NEMESPHERE (Nemesphere), which we may for the sake of convenience imagine it to be some sort of a spherical body that contains many other things like Nemepoint, Nemestrings, Nemetubes and even other Nemespheres – terms which we shall explain shortly along with their significance.Such Nemespheres move dynamically through space, time and energy fields inviting us to engage in its infinitely dynamic play with entangled nemestrings, nemetubes and other nemespheres - play that never ends and continuously evolving.

We know for certain that any object or an event or a phenomenon does not exist in utter isolation. It always exists as an entity that is not only interconnected to other entities (Nemespheres) but also interdependent on the functioning of other Nemispheres. Therefore, any Nemesphere exists in a holistic fashion in relation to other Nemespheres.

So when we observe a point, seemingly in isolation it can be called a Nemepoint. Note as we zoom in on a Nemepoint it essentially becomes a Nemesphere. Alternatively, many Nemepoints might collapse together to form a Nemesphere, which obviously depends on our degree of abstraction or granularity that we use in our observation. 

Since a Nemepoint or Nemesphere cannot survive independently it must then be connected to at least one more Nemesphere (for sake of simplicity we would treat Nemepoint and Nemesphere as equivalent terms). The connections between two or more Nemespheres are achieved by connected Nemestrings, which might be imagined as strings having certain stiffness and matter.

However, when many Nemestrings are put together or organically bundle together (since Nemestrings are also connected to each other) they form Nemetubes which are nothing but a bundle of Nemestrings from which different characteristics might emerge.

But what we understand about NEME and how it is used?

N = Notice

So when we start Notice (N) a Nemesphere we start paying attention to many issues like:-

a) Its movement in space, time and energy fields

b) The numerous relationships it has with other Nemespheres

c) The Dialectics or continual play of interdependence that goes on between different interconnected Nemespheres. Simply put the ‘struggle’ between opposite characteristics that goes on between two or more connected Nemespheres. The dialectics is experienced in the Nemestring

d) The history of its evolution over time, space and energy fields and the conditions that created the present state of existence.

e) The trends, tendencies, new possibilities, new developments (however weak or small), growth

This act of paying attention is done through the help of our five senses and feelings.

E = Engage

After our ‘noticing’ is complete we automatically move towards engagement or simply we Engage (E) in the following ways:

a) We feel each of the issues involved to find out how things are in reality.

b) We assess the quantities and qualities involved in the interconnections and interdependences through direct or indirect observations, tests, measures, estimates, analysis or through experimentation or doing.

c) We try to determine or trace the evolutionary history of the Nemesphere(s), i.e. what were its previous states and how did it evolve to its present state.

d) We also try to determine what might be the future evolution or development stages of the present Nemesphere since in the future the existing Nemesphere would evolve ito a more complex plane of existence than its present form.

e) What would be the levers or triggers that might help accelerate its movement towards a future state of existence either ‘desired’ or natural.

M = Mull

The next stage is Mull. In this stage we enter into a more complex understanding obtained by placing the Nemesphere in its own sphere and environment of activity (authentic) that would involve the following:

a) Application of our power of discrimination devoid of any emotional coloring of our thoughts.

b) Application of our power of insights obtained through intuition, analysis, synthesis, dialogs etc.

c) Application of our will and intention to do something about creating a preferred desired future, accelerate or decelerate its movement, maintaining or adapting to the present reality or destroying the present reality to release self organizing capabilities of the Nemespheres.

d) Communicating our insights, intentions and vision to others (Nemespheres connected to us).

E = Exchange

Now we come to the final stage of a NEME, i.e Exchange (E). We also term an exchange as Nemex

The final stage involves the following:

a) Design additional value that would help us create the future, accelerate or decelerate the movement, maintain the status quo, adapt to changing realities, destroy the present stage allowing for a self organizing future.

b) Implement the action plan/design to create the value in reality

c) Exchange the value in terms of money/barter, learning, understanding, helping, sharing, creating further opportunities etc.

d) Check back on the effect of the exchange for the next engaging with the next NEME since the dynamic play is continuously evolving.

I have tried to describe the discipline and practice of Nemetics very briefly.

We may use or apply the practice of Nemetics in the following ways (not exclusive):

1) Understand complex issues as much as we might use them to the depths of the essence behind simple issues

2)  Solve problems both simple and ‘wicked’.

3) Innovate to improve existing conditions with the least effort and resources.

4) Make present reality more relevant

5) Design goods, services, experiences, policies and the like.

6) Adapt, Maintain or increase our resilience

7) Use for personal improvement

8) Improve reliability or profitability of a desired future

9) Improve our existing relationships for robustness, productivity and reliability.

10) Create social value to meet ‘unmet’ needs (e.g. jobs, work, entrepreneurship, education, health, women welfare and material well being and comfort).

We may, therefore, use Nemetics in various fields of human endeavor like (not exclusive):

1) Organizational Development & Change

2) Social Engineering and Innovation

3) Engineering Design and Implementation

4) Other Design fields –, architecture, services, experiences, policies & entrepreneurship

5) Education

6) Personal lives

7) Health care

Nemetics as a discipline can be practiced as an individual or collectively by utilizing the internal powers, capabilities and resources that are ubiquitously found in every person around the world for the collective welfare of the human society without suffering from long term damages or consequences initiated by our actions.

Here is a video that tries to depict the movement of a Nemesphere through space, time and energy fields since the whole of reality is movement through relationships.

FORCE.SWF Download this file Movement of the Nemesphere

Acknowledgement:

I acknowledge with thanks @toughloveforx, for introducing his thoughts on Nemetics to me and my other peers on twitter like @ddrrnt @graingered and having @rotkapchen as an interested & perhaps curious observer with whom the discipline and practice is being developed through Action Oriented Research.

References:

1. Emergent Nirvana – The Manifesto of a New Movement: http://dibyendu.posterous.com/emergent-nirvana-the-dialectics-of-living-wit

2. Rapidinnovation – A Case Study on Organizational Development & Change: http://dibyendu.posterous.com/rapidinnovation-a-case-study-in-organizationa

3. In Search of the Elusive Truth: http://discoverwithin.blogspot.com/2011/12/in-search-of-elusive-truth.html

4. Finite & Infinte Games - John Hagel: http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2012/01/finite-and-infi…

Harmonic Distortion, a.k.a. "Clipping"

(Note: Thanks again to DD and MJ for inspiring this line of ambient experimental sound design. I take credit for the sound design work, but not the inspiration).

Here is what the previous experiment looks like on paper. You start with a pure sine wave and you add harmonic distortion until the “tips” of the sine wave are “clipped”. The resultant sound resembles the sound of a pure square wave.

A.G. © 2014

Árpád apánk is illegális gyepűsértőként kezdte, aztán meg szobrot kapott és teret neveztek el róla. Nem is szólva az ágyékából sarjadó házáról, ami egyenesen királyokból állt. (Ez így kicsit tán zavaros, de a miénk!)

Ha átlátsz a “nemzeti konzultáció” ócska szitáján, vagy egyszerűen küldd vissza üresen a Miniszterelnökség válaszborítékát, vagy a párducos Árpád képével mondj határozott nemet  a kormány ármányára.

Ti lányok aztmondjátok a fiúknak nincsenek érzéseik…
Beszélgettetek már olyan fiúval aki nemet mondott az összes lánynak egy bizonyos lány miatt aki nem szerette viszont?
Nemetics, Strings, Fourier Transform

In my previous post I introduced the discipline of Nemetics.

But what is a Neme around which the discipline is evolving?

To be fair, a Neme or more appropriately called a NemeSphere is not any physical object like a ball or a computer or an apple.

It may be aptly described as a bundle of relationships an object or event contains within it and the relationships such events/phenomenon have with other objects and events operating in a shared space at a given time.

That brings us to the first principle of nemetics that helps us view the world and nature in a different way. Simply stated – there are no objects. Or in other words there is no self in anything. So a self is not a self (though it often appears as a form) but only an entangled bundle of relationships.

Isn’t that true? Each one of us is only an entangled bundle of relationships, feelings, perceptions, understandings and our own mental constructs. Likewise every family is a entangled bundle of relationships, perceptions, understanding, unique behaviors and mental constructs. Similarly, every organization is an entangled bundle of relationship of policies, rules, human behavior, quality of performance, perceptions, feelings, mental constructs etc. Though there is a visible form in most cases the real self or rather the non-self remains invisible though constantly at work. This is therefore, the essence of the reality, the non-self full of relationships, in everything that we see or feel around us.

Note for the sake of simplicity we can group together similar relationships and imagine them to be contained within a tube, which we call a NemeTube. For instance Management of any organization takes various actions and frames many policies, rules etc. We can then club all these similar actions of the Management into one tube, which for example might be named as Management NemeTube. Similarly we might have something called Employee NemeTube or Customer NemeTube or Supplier NemeTube. 

In Nemetics, we happen to see such relationships in the form of NemeStrings and NemeTubes existing between lovers, parents and their children, organizations and their employees and customers, government and their subjects. To have a simple physical understanding each relationship within a possible NemeTube is represented as a string or NemeString, though invisible to the naked eye. There can be a number of such similar strings (like we see on a violin or on a guitar) clubbed together within a NemeTube. 

To summarize till this point:

1. There is no self. Whatever exists is Non-self that contains dynamically changing entangled web of relationships continually at play. Not to focus on an object but to focus on relationships is the new world view Nemetics takes. 

2. Nothing exists independently. There must be at least one relationship within and without of a non-self.

3. These relationships are not only interconnected to each other but also interdependent and therefore continually change over time.

4. The relationships are represented as ‘strings’ that connect and give meaning to create understanding.

However, since all interconnected relationships are continually at work in a dynamic and interdependent fashion the relationships do not stay the same over time. They change over time. So what we understand at this point of time might not be the same the next moment. It would become different. How does that happen? It happens because these relationships have energy content in them. We are fortunate since energy content in such relationships might be represented as vibrating strings (NemeStrings) sustained by continual exchange of energy (Nemex) with losses and addition to the energy content over time (the entropy function). 

Since relationships vibrate continually (having different characteristics like resonance, damping etc) the nature of the vibration characteristics change over time, i.e. both frequencies and amplitudes might change in a given space. In other words, though on the whole, vibration in a given space exhibits a pattern at any instant of time the probability that the pattern would change over time is 1 (one), which means it is certain.

That is true in every case. On a personal level my ideas, thinking, perceptions, understanding continually change over time being influenced by various energy exchanges (Nemex) when I am subjected to new experiences, new thoughts, new perceptions, new dialogs, new actions, new mental images, etc.. On an organizational level things are changing too. The relationships with various customers change over time. The demands change over time. The suppliers change over time. The processes change over time…. The same continually happens in nature.

However, for vibrations to happen we need Space and Energy exchange. Obviously, the space would contain many such vibrating strings dancing at different frequencies and amplitudes. But what keeps these vibration (or motion) going? 

Every relationship to remain as a relationship must enjoy the ’struggle’ between opposites a characteristic inherent in every relationship - all of which are continuously in motion to survive. It is a paradox. Without this constant 'struggle’ of opposites there can never be any motion.

Though it appears paradoxical it is relatively simple to understand. Think about our walking, a common experience for most. As we walk, different pairs of opposites immediately come into play. The first is 'friction’ opposing the muscular energy that we spend in moving forward. Next, is the way the muscles release energy – contraction and dilation of the energy flow. We can see that physically through the stretching and folding of our legs. Then the very act of walking involves 'falling down’ and then trying to 'get up’. So we see that reality exists in different planes. It is upto us to discern and discriminate these. Note, that the different sets of opposites exist in every single event or phenomenon. Needless to say that understanding relationships and their own internal struggles immediately triggers off cascades of higher cognitive learning, which I call learning through moving meditation.  

So we may say, every relationship being exposed to the inherent 'struggle’ continuously tries to ’balance’ its position somewhere in between the opposites but never quite in the middle for any point of time. This act of automatically trying to balance between two opposites and changing automatically at the same time so long a motion is sustained through energy exchange (Nemex) is what we understand as self integration and self organization behavior.

This in-built feature in every relationship that enables a relationship to maintain balance in motion brings out another two interesting phenomena, which are ’chaos’ and ’complexity’. How is that?

It is rather interesting that all such 'struggles’ can be physically represented as acts of ’stretching’ and ’folding’, which is the typical generic pair of opposites that gives rise to chaos. In other words, the surprise possibility known as chaos is present in every relationship we come across. Chaos, apparently a disorder, is triggered by a small change in the relationship in its effort to maintain balance and change between two opposing tendencies.

But what happens when many relationships are entangled and play at the same time? It gives rise to complexity out of which something that we know as ’emergence’ appears, seemingly out of thin air. How does that occur?

It is not surprising to find many entangled co-existing and interconnected and interdependent relationships within one phenomenon or event, where each exhibits its own element of chaos. When number of such 'chaos’ possibilities get together or play out together a new phenomenon appears – something we know as 'emergence’. Such ’emergences’ might take different forms. They may exhibit as failures, surprises, problems, opportunities, threats, value, and even our own creativity, which we exchange for something (Nemex).

For example, the economic downturn we experienced from 2008 is a simple case of 'emergence’. Though we might be led to believe that an 'emergence’ might always be a sudden occurrence it is not so. The possible appearance of a growing 'emergence’ can be spotted through a ’trend’ over time before they finally manifest or emerge. A leader’s role would be to spot such a trend over time in order to come to grips with 'emergence’. 

This brings us to the next set of principles involved in Nemetics, which are:

5. The whole of reality is nothing but Space and Motion. 

6. Relationships represented as vibrating strings (NemeStrings) change over time. That is everything around us is 'becoming’ rather than 'being’. Believing something as being fixed is nothing but a mental delusion.

7. In every relationship there is a struggle of opposites where the relationship tries hard to maintain a balance between these sets of opposites and relationships do change automatically.

8. Within each event there is always a explicit possibility of experiencing more than one set of opposites at play.

9. The automatic tendencies of any relationship to balance between two opposites is known as self organizing and self integration.

10. The act of trying to maintain balance creates the 'stretching’ and 'folding’ effect

11. The stretching and folding effect gives rise to the inherent possibility of existence of chaos in every relationship, where even a small change in the relationship triggers chaos. Apparently chaos seems to be an act of disorder but the order is still maintained in a relationship’s struggle to maintain a balance between opposing tendencies. 

12. When there are many interconnected and interdependent relationships entangled to each other & operating at the same time within a given space, the possibilities of chaos inherent in every interdependent relationship interact upon one another to manifest as 'emergence’ in different forms.

Before we get any further it might now be important to consider as to how we learn. After we do that we then briefly touch upon as to how many events and phenomenon playing out in a given space might be represented to make our learning easier.

For this we need to consider as to how we discern and discriminate the various sounds emanating from various types of musical instruments we hear while attending a concert? For example, how do we discriminate between the sounds of a violin and that of drums? Obviously, this is done by our brain by a very clever trick. It does a Fourier Transform of all the sounds that enter through our ears (at the point of entry into our ears all sounds are sort of mixed up – meaning all relationships are mixed and entangled together into an indistinguishable form).

What the brain does next is to split up the mixed up sound their distinct frequency components and the corresponding amplitude against each frequency. This splitting up process helps us to discriminate and distinguish the various chracteristic sounds coming from different instruments be it a violin or drums. What the brain did was to present to us a 2 Dimensional vibration frequency spectrum which is nothing but a plot of frequency vs amplitude that enables us to distinguish different frequencies and discern their corresponding amplitudes.

In fact the brain presents the direction of the sound too that gives us the 3 Dimensional effect of listening to live music.

However, the brain does something more. It also stores the vibration frequency spectrum as an image for future retrieval that might be used for various purposes. 

Same happens when we see something. The different frequencies of the colors we see are again split up into their various frequency components along with the amplitudes of the vibrations (intensity of the light emanating from the various colors in all their shades). The way it is done is exactly the same as described for sound. And the brain very easily stores the vibration frequency pattern/spectrum for our future use.

The same goes for all the other senses too.

So, when we have any new experience the pattern in form of a vibration spectrum is immediately generated and the brain then fetches out the other stored patterns for comparison, discrimination and most importantly connections. Our innate ability to make several connections at the same time and come up with a meaningful understanding is called ’insight’, which I term as ’feelings’ – an important sense in a way – making sense of the complex reality that surrounds and engulfs us.

The point I am driving at is all that we see, sense, stores, compare, create first through our minds and then through our bodies are patterns/spectrums in form of Fourier Transform (a plot of frequency vs amplitude).

If that be so, why the reality we experience every moment around us can’t be represented as Frequency Spectrums (Fourier Transform in terms of plots of frequencies vs amplitudes)?

Fortunately, this can be done, more so since all relationships can be described as vibrating elements, vibrating at different frequencies.

For instance, let us take an organization. Different activities and events (motion) simultaneously go on within an organization under a given space. Management is busy framing rules, guidelines, policies, which we can club under Strategic decisions (a bundle of nemestrings called Management NemeTube). These strategic decisions taken by management from time to time affect human behavior of the employees, customers, suppliers and other stake holders. And these behaviors give rise to other activities like improvement activities that affect the performance, productivity and profitability of the organization on the whole.

Now we effectively have three sets of NemeTubes (each composed of several NemeStrings) – all vibrating at different frequencies each having different energy content in form of amplitudes. While the Management NemeTube (A) has the lowest frequencies (activities over time are not that thick and fast as others) among the three NemeTubes. Human behavior as a result of Management NemeTube (interdependent) would be vibrating at a higher frequency than the Management NemeTube but not higher than the thousands of activities that are set in motion affecting Performance, Productivity and Performance. So while the Human Behavior NemeTube (B) has a frequency higher than Management NemeTube the Performance NemeTube © has the highest frequency (considering the number of activities over a similar period of time).

The relationship as it turns out is A < B < C. Therefore it is easy to have a frequency plot of the various NemeTubes operating in a given space and time. Obviously the amplitudes depending on the energy content in each would differ. But the advantage such a plot might offer is great. It immediately tells us which affects (since interdependent under a complex setting) what and how much and what we might do to improve the situation. Deeper attention would tell us that A, B and C are all fractals of the different events or motions playing in a given space. That makes it even more interesting.

I leave the discussion for now which I hope to continue in my subsequent blog posts.

Elittárs

Vizsgaidőszak van Unatkoztam és mostanában a csapból is ez folyik, így gondoltam írok egy kritikát.

Contra:

  • Nem lehetsz mondjuk hermafrodita vagy transzvesztita. 
  • Csak egy nem iránt érdeklődhetsz.
  • Öt perc alatt összecsapott honlapdesign.
  • Chromeban nem tudod még a regisztrációdat se befejezni, amit természetesen törölni se enged, így át kell menned Internet Explorerbe. ‘:-|
  • Egy giga hosszú “személyiségteszt” elvégzéséig még csak szét se nézhetsz az oldalon, ahol olyan teljesen objektív kérdésekre kell felelned, mint “mennyire vagy alázatos”, biztos senki se hazudik.
  • Tényleg kurva hosszú, nekem 20 percet elvett az életemből. Aki nem mindenhol ugyanazt pipálja, egy-két órával számoljon.
  • Miután kiírta vége, beléptem Chromemal, de kiderült mégsem, így újból be kellett lépnem Explorerrel. :”(
  • “Diplomás álláskeresők és értelmiségiek társkeresője” - végzettsége 8 általános alatt
  • Hoppá, miután ennyit szenvedtél, kiderül hiába ingyenes a feliratkozás, 3.190 Forint alatt nem láthatod kivel beszélsz, napi hét embert nézhetsz meg és a kiválasztottnak is csak egyetlen üzenetet küldhetsz. Aha.

Pro:

  • Bármely nemet kereshetsz.
  • Megkönnyebbülés volt törölni magam.

Érdekes tapasztalat volt. Határozottan megtudtam, nem akarok egy olyan “értelmiségit” se ismerni, aki efféle oldalon ismerkedik.

Mellesleg a leggyakrabban használt böngészők worldmapje: link

amikor a hatter tarsasagrol tart eloadast egy bulgariai fiu

meg a pride marschrol
az egyik nemet oramon
mint az lbgt mozgalom egyik fontos tenyezojerol magyararoszagon
akkor kicsit repdesik a lelkem
es minden nemettudasom hianyaban is megprobalok kommentben kontributalni
persze ugy erzem nem ertettek meg amit mondok
de nem baj

: )))))))))))))))))))))))

Simple to Chaotic Systems - Future Leadership & Role of #Nemetics

For the sake of simplicity we have classified different type of systems, which are the following: -

Simple System -> Wrist Watch: It has many parts but not very diverse, very interdependent and connected but it is very predictable with great accuracy of a few seconds over a year. Nothing funny happens on and off.

Complicated Systems -> Computer: Has many parts that are diverse. They are also interconnected and interdependent. Highly predictable with great accuracy. But since the computer is also connected to the environment (for e.g. the net) it can suddenly get affected, corrupted, spammed and some unpredictable things might happen. But it is mostly under control. Complex Systems –> Chess game. There are diverse pieces. These are interconnected and also interdependent. There are few rules - say about 10 and those rules generate a great variety of responses which can’t be predicted. This appearance of new situations is called ‘emergence’. The situations completely change with every turn. And we are forced to take action (a sort of adaptation) to continue the game till it ends.

Complex Adaptive Systems -> Our human body. Diverse pieces. Interconnected and Interdependent. Few rules produce infinite variety of responses (emergence). And we can adapt by balancing, action and also inaction.

Chaotic Systems -> Our heart. More than a pump it is a vortex that sucks in blood imparts it with some additional energy and drains it out into the system. In this case very small changes trigger massive changes to the system.

Though it is very interesting to classify systems in this manner for academic reasons (helps to formulate theories) it is really very difficult for such definite classes of systems to independently exist in reality. This is because all systems ranging from the simplest ones to the most chaotic exist in interconnected and interdependent ways. In that case one is not more important or less important than another. Everyone plays the game together.

Hence if we take the right view, such classification is only good for our initial understanding of different systems. Theories spun out of such 'abstracted individual systems entities’ are simply meaningless to say the least.

Once different types of systems are interconnected, two basic things happen.

First, they are no longer isolated (equilibrium and predictable conditions) by becoming a part of a larger system that is in a non-equilibrium and therefore highly unpredictable state.

Second, the combined effect of such a networked relationship between different systems is 'non-linearity’. This essentially means the effect can’t be predicted with a high degree of certainty. In such a situation most of our static theories would fail.

When we combine the two conditions what we get is something called 'bifurcation’. In simpler terms it is the source of creativity. Something new emerges from the mix.

a) Knowledge would no longer be static. It would become 'dynamic’, i.e. more fluid and changing where meaning would arise from interconnecting different parts and not lie in the interpretation of any singular part. In such a situation specific attributes of any parts would become insignificant to the behavior of the whole. All parts would enfold within it the whole as much the whole would contain the unfolding of the interactions of the diverse parts and systems. Once we perceive this view the design of our present education system might change. 

b) Such turbulent mixing of various systems generating 'dynamic knowledge’ would help us to live more humane lives away from the prey predator model of the animal world, which we are practicing right to this moment only amplified and sustained through so called national or organizational interests created only in the minds to boost national or organizational supremacy of one nation or organization over the other. 

c) It would help the 7 billion odd people on the earth to reduce the income disparity which the majority suffers from and is being crushed by its cruelty.

d) It would enable free play of imagination and creativity to live more humanely with the hope of living in a liberated state of Non-Fear, where Fear presently shrouds the lives of most.

Herein is the crux of future leadership since 'leadership’ as we know of it today is a stale and sick replay of understanding of parts based on the infamous 'prey-predator’ model of the animal world - a world where the possibility of conscious evolved living is simply non-existent.

#Nemetics is concerned about study and evolution of such Leadership through education and action research.

Nemetics Bit Music 001b
  • Nemetics Bit Music 001b
  • A.G. (c) 2013
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Nemetics Bit Music: Showing The Difference

Here we have taken the same 4 sine waves as before, but added (superimposed) another sine wave at a frequency of 1 Hz if I am not mistaken. Can you hear the difference? What effect did the infrasound have on the other signal we added it to? This is not merely a property of vector addition. This is the actual mechanics of waves.

Nemetics - Some Questions and Answers

My Twitter pal Ms Rachel Pickett asked on Twitter very pertinent questions about Nemetics, which I would like to address in some details in this post.

Question 1:

I am still trying to figure out what nemetics is… Are there anymore slideshows or youtube videos about it?

Answer 1:

The objectives of Nemetics are the following:

a) To provide a Leadership decision framework to resolve ‘wicked paradoxes’ to improve performance.

b) To act as a discovery tool to make sense of reality viewing it in terms of interactions & emergence to help us strategize 

c) To be a design tool to improve any particular situation in life. It might be personal, organizational and technical

d) To act as an enabler to observe one’s own thinking process enabling possible change in individual and collective consciousness.

Note: Care is taken not to define the discipline or its boundaries very rigidly. This is because once it is rigidly defined it also rigidly limits the development of the subject, its evolution and expanse it might cover. In short, any rigid definition would limit the discipline’s adaptability to future changes in human conceptual understanding and knowledge or application in a different domain than what is envisaged right now.

Question 2:

I’ve read some of the posts by @graingered and @thedesignkata. It seems like a systems way of thinking, no?

Answer 2:

In Nemetics we consider insights, knowledge, frameworks and even wisdom as fluid and changing. It is an emergent view.

Nemetics is linked to many subjects & practices like Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, Complexity Theory, Complexity Science, Chaos, Dialectic Materialism, Complex Adaptive Systems, Physics (Newtonian, Quantum and Relativity), Engineering (Vibration and Wave Theory, Thermodynamics etc), System Dynamics, Mathematics and Spirituality as found in authentic works of Yoga, Buddha, Krishnamurti and David Bohm.

The present development of Nemetics is a result of a turbulent entanglement of all these disciplines. Hence what emerges isn’t clearly attributable to any particular subject, discipline or practice since many of the concepts overlap and intermingle from one domain into another. I am sure it would embrace and lean on many other subjects or disciplines in the future as the discipline and practice of Nemetics grows. But this is the present status.

Therefore, Nemetics is not Systems Thinking as we know it today. At some level there are similarities but at deeper levels there are good reasons to be different as we shall discovery shortly.

In Systems Thinking we look at direct causal relationships between elements contained within a hypothetical system boundary. In Nemetics we don’t need the intentional use of boundaries since we are paying attention to the emergences, nor we rely on finding the causal relationships to inform our decision, which would become self evident as we go along in this dialog.

Moreover, in ST we use knowledge which itself must be limited when we apply it to new situations. In Nemetics we become self aware, so to say of our own thought process just the way we become self aware when we physically move our limbs.

In Systems Thinking we focus on problems, multiple goals and the future consequences of action. In Nemetics we focus on 'emergence’ and the best possible decisions we might take in a particular situation. For example, while Nemetics enfolds within it the concept of 'self organization’ it does not eliminate the Newtonian concept of 'command and control’, which is directly based on the concept of 'cause and effect’ relationship, if that is suitable in a particular situation. In short, actions depend on contexts and situations and are not pre-meditated or idealistic in any sense. In other words decisions and strategy depends on the context and situation.

Moreover, in Systems Thinking we take relationships (feedback loops) as causes. In Nemetics we take relationships as emergence or resonance. Hence in Nemetics we term a relationship as nString (or NemeString) a number of which are enfolded into a tube called nTube (or NemeTube). The nTubes so to say contains the history of an emergence. So, the Nemetic view is that causes don’t lie in relationships.  

Now, if we take the relational concept of ST as the 'ground level’ then in Nemetics we drop two levels below this level with a distinct first and second level.

At the first level below ground level it is the same as aimed for in Complexity Theory that is to explain the rules that govern the interactions. This is where Complexity Theory aims to adapt which is not done in Nemetics. We wait to drill down to the next level.

Therefore, the second level below ground level is where Nemetics aims at. At this level we explore the underlying assumptions in our thinking process, the necessary conditions for development, the sate of social consciousness and the paradoxes that create the emergence we deal with at the surface level. At this level we gain new insights to resolve paradoxes to change our consciousness and wisdom to create new designs, strategies, decisions and knowledge for future practice and improvements. Various methods/techniques can be employed to achieve this.

My preferred methods/techniques of going through the second level are Dialog (Bohm’s Dialog and Creativity), Meditation (as in Yoga, Mindfulness), Thinking by Doing (as in Design Thinking), Critical Thinking, Feedback loops, Agency Based Models, Fourier Transforms, Wave Analysis etc…. It might be useful to remember that wise choice and use of techniques and models matter but the quality of attention, self awareness and quality of outcome simply matter more.

That is what is meant by adaptation in Nemetics at the second level. It starts with practice (praxis) and ends up in theory that informs future practice but waits to be revised and changed in the process. It is quite the reverse of what is commonly practiced that is start with a theory and then apply it in practice, where the theory remains more or less constant till it is found wanting beyond a certain domain(s).

It is hoped that this would help us to live more consciously and humanely helping us to live in balance and good health. 

These, in brief, are the similarities in the differences and the differences in the similarities between the various disciplines that entangle in Nemetics both as a practice and a discipline.

Question 3:

How by resolving paradoxes we improve health?

Answer 3:

The underlying concept is simple and straightforward indeed. Our thoughts affect our body and health. Most diseases we suffer from are psychosomatic in nature. This is now a matter of common knowledge that diseases are created by the mind-body connection. Therefore, wrong assumptions within thinking and faulty thinking process affect our bodies and health. So by becoming self aware of our thinking process and adapting as necessary we save ourselves the trouble of suffering from ill health and diseases. Interestingly, paradoxes create diseases. I have used this concept of resolving paradoxes to cure myself of a terminal case of 'pancreatis’,  'overweight’, 'spondylosis’, 'chronic colitis’, 'gall bladder’ and 'diabetes’ without the help of medicines. Sounds strange but true.

 

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Albert Camus - NESPORAZUM

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