The principle of self-organization. Prospects for the development of mankind

principle of self-organization

How, without reshaping people, without selecting the most intelligent, honest and noble ones and without motivating the masses with certain ideologies, using the principle of self-organization, it is possible to create new social structures, and even built on cooperation, honesty and harmonious relations? How to solve the problem of destructiveness and violence in the current states, which increasingly give rise to crises and dead ends?

Over the past years, I have had a lot of discussions on this and related topics. Moreover, with a variety of categories of people: from humanist-dreamers to narrow professionals.

As it turned out, the stumbling block is the principle of unstructured management and self-organization. With each category, you have to find your own way to explain what it is, starting with the simplest examples, such as the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction , and ending with the idea of cellular automata and neural networks.

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I will try to explain why the interaction environment with the given properties is able to provide the desired result, regardless of the presence of such properties in the elements.

I think the simplest example for a non-specialist is an organism. The cells that make up a person and the cells that make up a worm are practically identical in their properties (moreover, each of these cells is a completely independent organism, which, unfortunately, cancer patients know about).

Now let's ask a simple question: how, with the same properties of the elements, it is possible to have systems so different in their characteristics and capabilities, one of which completely depends on rain and circumstances, the other can cause these rains.

So, the difference between human cells and worm cells is that they are in different systems. Simply put, one and the same cell, depending on the properties of the environment in which it is located, acquires a certain function. Moreover, the cells themselves simply consume the environment that they are given and perform their functions in the body simply by virtue of their natural properties.

Now let's move from analogies to society. If the organism, thanks to which the cell performs its functions, was formed historically as a result of evolution, then the society is formed historically in the same way. Moreover, if we move away from the vulgar theory of natural selection (let's leave criticism of the Darwinists for another case), then we will see some archetypal programs according to which all biosystems develop.

In this regard, it is more correct to compare what is happening with civilization with the formation of a child in the womb than with the evolution of a worm into a person (which, by the way, never happens).

So, as soon as the corresponding interaction environment is formed, which has properties that “define” the functionality of the participants (elements), they begin to interact according to these properties (parameters) of the environment and generate new qualities, while remaining on average just “cells”, although more specialized (function forms an organ, and being forms consciousness).

Naturally, people form this very environment by their civilizational activity. In particular, the desire for maximum communication (which has evolved from language and typography to computers and the Internet) and for maximum potential (which, in particular, is understood as scientific and technological progress).

After building an effective interaction environment, it was found that its properties are capable of generating certain functions by themselves with the indirect participation of "elements", on which, in fact, almost all Internet projects are built. By communicating on Facebook, we create its content and capitalization, not at all from the desire to enrich Zuckerberg. This is a clear example of when the properties of the interaction environment determine the properties of the elements.

constructive and destructive

Now it remains to answer the question, what should be the properties of the interaction environment that will support the process of self-organization of people to increase the level of harmony and the potential of civilization.

The answer is rather prosaic. To do this, it is necessary to create such an interaction environment that sums up the potential of self-organization, in the first approximation, the “constructiveness” of individual participants, and does not sum up their destructive potential (the desire to exist at the expense of others).

The interaction environment, which has a destruction protection mechanism, automatically starts generating the structure. This happens insofar as the way of existence due to constructivity (collective creation) is so effective than the way of existence due to destruction (parasitization and robbery), that social structures built on this principle very quickly break out far ahead and become independent of destructors.

Naturally, the question arises: why is it often much easier and more profitable to rob and steal, deceive and parasitize than to create and be honest?

I wrote several articles on this topic, but, in short, the bottom line is that “the attics stick out alone, and the basements are connected by passages,” and in order to engage in constructive activities, the very environment of interaction must be ready. At one of the stages - this is the emergence of articulate speech (and skiff to all the mighty Neanderthals, from Homo sapiens organized into detachments).

At the current stage, this is a new environment for interaction (super communicativeness, the availability of knowledge from previous generations and intellectual amplifiers that give rise to new languages-mechanisms of interaction).

And now we see how small groups of innovators who use these achievements are beginning to overtake powerful states in their potential and effectiveness (which, in order to obtain such results, create teams of many thousands and starve their population).

virtual corporation

How it looks in practice, from the position of the "cell" (which, by the way, as a result, the possibilities of survival and evolution sharply increase).

Through the eyes of an ordinary citizen, this looks very prosaic: certain conditions arise for cooperation and exchanges (transactions), when you can find something or what you lack, cooperate and give in return what you have, get what you want.

Moreover, the system works in such a way that it is almost impossible to deceive (everything is in plain sight), and successful cooperation can be secured simply through the continuation of this activity, without the organization of special firms or a system of hierarchical relations.

Of course, someone will say that everything seems to be happening now, although this is not clear about the impossibility of deceiving and the absence of organizations.

Indeed, until recently, all this could be realized only if the “elements”, that is, people themselves, had some unique qualities, for example, crystal honesty. However, the Internet and blockchain make significant adjustments to this process.

If you want to understand how all this can happen and what a “Virtual Corporation” is, please, I wrote quite a lot on this topic - [ 1 ].


And the last thing that annoys everyone is the organizational destructor. I am being asked the following question: what if someone wants to use all these technologies and interaction environment to enslave others?

At a short distance and for small groups, this is solved quite simply (no one will act to their own detriment).

But what about powerful organized structures that parasitism and control through destruction (apparatus of violence) initially set as their goal?

Now, when the necessary qualities of this interaction environment are only being formed (historically), this issue has quite definite solutions.

Moreover, the analysis shows that either they will be implemented in this environment, or simply nothing will happen; that is, there will be no anthill - just like our civilization. How do you imagine the birth and survival of a child, in which initially all organs work for some kind of pathology? He simply "will not come to life" - which, unfortunately, is not excluded; so many civilizations have already perished.[ 2 ]

Sergey Lachinyan

Sergey Lachinyan

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