Complexity and uncertainty in a world of emergence part 1

Smitsman, Anneloes, Patra, Sudip and Laszlo, Alexander (2024) Complexity and uncertainty in a world of emergence part 1. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 16 (2-4). pp. 354-373. ISSN 1740-2816 | 1740-2824

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This is the first article of a two-part series exploring the complexity of the evolutionary process of life from cosmological and systems science perspectives, and how to apply these understandings to human and societal development. In particular, for addressing the harmful misconceptions of complexity from mechanistic systems and worldviews that have dominated human development for centuries, and are at the root of the contemporary sustainability crisis. We start by exploring the bases of quantum physics and how it has evolved into a more nuanced form through the rise of relational quantum mechanics. To better understand the features of a quantum world, instead of a mechanistic world, we postulate a systems view and offer three essential principles of quantum reality: fundamental uncertainty, contextuality-complementarity, and non-locality. This is followed by an exploration of three evolutionary principles and how to apply them to enable transformative emergence for thrivability

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Quantum physics | Quantum-like modelling | Intertwinglement | VUCA dynamics | Fractal ontology | Living systems | Complexity | Creative emergence | Evolutionary dynamics | Self-simulation hypothesis
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Management of Technology and Innovation
Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2024 16:17
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2024 16:17
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