Ray Ison and Ed Straw: The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking (2020)

A Systems Library, Vol. 20

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We just don’t know. There’s an awful lot we don’t know as we humans, inextricably tied to our earthly habitat, grope our way forward into murky O-space. Given this uncertainty, how do orient ourselves? What course do we steer?

So, there we have it. This is the operating system that Ison and Straw would plug into the navigational computer of our Earth System probe.

From Ray Ison & Ed Straw, The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking.

Spaceship Earth is not piloted by Artificial Intelligence, but by Human Collaborative Intelligence, supported by an adequately constrained Technosphere at the service of Social Purpose and benign relations with the Biosphere. The whole point is to steer ‘Earth + Humans’ through O-space in such a way that it constantly opens up further choices and possibilities for co-evolutionary adaptation through feedback and, if needed, reframing.

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Facilitator @ shiftN ⎹ Post-disciplinary researcher @ Newrope, ETH Zürich ⎹ How to create spaces were life is able to unfold, and is experienced as life?

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Philippe Vandenbroeck

Facilitator @ shiftN ⎹ Post-disciplinary researcher @ Newrope, ETH Zürich ⎹ How to create spaces were life is able to unfold, and is experienced as life?