Manufacturing Waves

So, how many covid-19 waves do you want? The ratio of positive covid-19 subjects to number of tests is around 10%. Out of 100.000 citizens that undergo testing, 10.000 will result positive to covid-19 (or positive to a few of its genes, after it was decided to relax the criteria a bit – just being…

Insanity

Most counries have had at least one lockdown since the covid-19 affair started in early 2020. Many countries have had two and governments are already anticipating more. What this means is that the lockdown experiment has been repeated hundreds of times and all over the World, maybe 300, 400 times or even more. Given that…

How Complex is the World – An Update

From “Governing a Liquid Society”, by J. Marczyk, 2019. It is said that the World is complex and that it is becoming more complex every year. This statement appears to be true, but just how complex is that? Complexity is certainly the hallmark of our time. Systems which grow or evolve tend spontaneously to states…

Complexity and the Importance of Structure

The evolution of man, ever since the first hominids appeared, has been driven and characterized by numerous factors of diverse nature, such as geography, climate, ethnicity, superstitions and, with time, religion, art, science and philosophy, just to name a few.  However, the common thread that may be observed throughout history is the formation of structures…

On Theories, Complexity and Decision Making

In highly complex contexts, or when one runs out of arguments in a debate, it is customary to resort to elaborate conspiratory theories. Theories are constructed based on a set of data points. When many data points are available, one can construct many theories. The problem is that all these theories will agree in the…