Societies of Glass

Societies of Glass

Critical societies, critical gases, critical pressure, critical tension, critical values, critical conditions and critical points are just few of the examples that we use frequently. These all share the word critical. Is there a way to focus our understanding of what we mean by critical so that we may understand our world better?

Systems that are from equilibrium are in a state of tension. When this tension rises quickly we reach a critical state that may force restructuring of the system and eventually to its disruption. Societies, trees, gases and polymers are examples of systems that may experience a state of severe conditions that put them in critical states. How these systems behave? Are there common threads among them? Can we then derive lessons to understand better the extreme tensions our societies are exposed to and to what would happen to them if these tensions are not removed or reduced.

A gas like carbon dioxide may be subject to extreme conditions of temperatures and pressures that place it in critical conditions. If we study the behavior of the gas we see that it has the following diagram- the phase diagram.

                                Source- https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4315735

We notice from the diagram that exposing the gas to high temperatures and pressures it turns supercritical fluid. It is a fluid and not a gas anymore. This fluid has exceptional qualities as finds many novel applications as solvent in pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. The point I wish to highlight here is that being in a far from equilibrium state the gas rearranged to a fluid with some unique qualities. This is the way to respond to critical conditions.

For explanations see the video below.

We can see from the image and video how a polymer may change its properties under critical condition and either fall below its glass transition temperature or above it with very much different behaviors and properties. The phase diagram is like that we noted above for the phase diagram of carbon dioxide.

                                                                     Source- http://slideplayer.com/slide/9715991/

The logistic equation shows similar behavior.

For example, the rate of population increase may be high enough so that the capacity of land to accommodate all population will reach a critical state. This results in population bifurcating into two values, then between four values and eventually to reach a chaotic state because the capacity of land has become very critical to accommodate all occupants.

The conclusion is the same as that we arrived for gases or polymers as discussed above. New structures and behaviors result upon exposure to extreme conditions.

What does have all the previous discussions to do with critical societies?

Well, the societal cycles are usually shown in a circular diagram of four phases. The Ideas phase leading to their exploitation by smart investors and then the accumulation of wealth in few hands. This leads to critical societal conditions that may disrupt societies and to allow for the emergence of new societal structures. It occurred to me that it would be better to arrange these phases in a phase diagram like what we discussed above. Here is what I came up with:

Our societies are rapidly increasing critical states and hopefully not to reach a “societal” Glass” that is fragile and fall upon stress like fractured glass do. I recall here the comment of Namita Sinha on my previous buzz shared on LinkedIn, in which she wrote “through self-awareness and conscious intention, we can train our brain to transform our lives. In the intensity of our current tumultuous times, getting a handle on our thoughts might be the very thing needed to deal with the chaos and boost ideation and creativity”. The image shows how ideation and chaos are inter-linked. This resonates well with what Lisa Morganweck wrote on same link “Our souls were not meant to be “grafted” together like the splicing of two different species of trees. It is a finite balance of togetherness and separation that keeps the human interest in another and individuality of self in synch. Just my random thoughts mind you”. This ties up beautifully with what Edward Lewellen “together alone”.

Critical conditions make the muscles of our minds antifragile, or as fragile as glass. It is up to us to choose.





#42 Thank you for your interesting sharing of the buzz @Harvey Lloyd

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Harvey Lloyd 6/6/2018 · #42

The discussion of critical points within societies seems to forever go on. @Ali Anani attempts to bring order in discussing the critical attributes of nature and society. Join the discussion as we explore the possibilities.

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#40 My dear friend @Vincenzo De Florio- you know very well that your opinion and input count heavily for you are an established authority on antifragility. I am pleased to read your comment.
What is surprising for me is that your comment arrived concurrently with an idea that I am entertaining now in my mind. The critical conditions of financial markets and how they collapse and relating this to criticality. I envisage a stock market with two investors- one with greed approach and the other with fear and risk-avoiding mentality. The greedy investor is the predator while the fearsome investor is the prey. Now, as more investors join we have more predator and preys. The logistic equation applies similar to that of the well-researched prey-predator system and how the system shows repeating patterns. I am still firming my mind on this idea.
Yes, being a critical condition and far from equilibrium the system shall be to reach a yielding point. This is a great point and I thank you immensely for highlighting this . I learn from you my friend.

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Vincenzo De Florio 6/6/2018 · #40

Dear Friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I'm touched by this post of yours. The grace with which you expressed your precious reflections is so beautiful -- as beautiful as the wisdom in your message I daresay. A first thought you evoke in me is related to antifragility vs fragility -- for each system evolving in time there is probably a CRITICAL threshold that leads it/her/him to either a change and a greater robustness or surrender and 'extinction'. Even an antifragile system has a yielding point beyond which, at a certain point in time, it is not possible to properly digest an ongoing disruption. Primo Levi's book "Se Questo E' Un Uomo" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_This_Is_a_Man) provides interesting, albeit terrifying, examples of this fact. Your focusing on societies as a system teaches us that we should carefully consider the evolution of our communities. It is a critical process, whose outcome regards each and every one of us!
Many thanks dear friend for this lovely and crucial post!

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"ADVANCING MENTALLY ON THE CRITICAL STATE" CONTRIBUTIONS N-4

- THE DUTY OF WAITING FOR ITS EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES IS PRECISE, AND ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIOR HAS ENCOURAGED MANY TO BECOME TOOLS THAT GIVE VALUE TO WHAT DOES NOT DESERVE VALUE. SIMPLY THE ROUTE MORE EASY TO ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF A STUDY WITH DEFICIENCIES THAT COULD BE BASED ON SOCIAL STEREOTYPE ON THE SAME THOUGHT THAT IS SUBJECTIVE OF REALITY.

SELF-DETERMINATIONS: METHOD "O.E.V" (ORIGIN-EFFECT-ASSESSMENTS).

-IF YOU HAVE SED TOMAS WATER, IF YOU HAVE HUNGER COMES, IF YOU HAVE DREAM SLEEP? .

-THE SUN NEVER SAID YOU TO THE EARTH ARE YOU IN DEBT WITH MIGO FOR ILLUMINATING YOU DURING ALL OUR EXISTENCE?

"INFINITELY HUMAN REFLECTIONS"

-Little opportunities available to the event that builds the desire to improve everything learned, percentage alludes, deviates, distorts the truth, logic, laws, formulas that discriminate in our beautiful human existence. Absolutely everything is complemented by irrational performances that for the same human being in the interest to compete on their great capacity to destroy. Not only has it evolved from itself to make its great feats feel that as a maximum application they are directed to the verb to compete, they are object of measurements on the phenomenon badly named "power, ego, vanity, selfishness, infinitely numerical attributes for their own destruction" .

Source: University of Life by Oswaldo E. Díaz D & Familia - Tuesday 05-06-2018.

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"ADVANCING MENTALLY ON THE CRITICAL STATE" CONTRIBUTIONS N-3

MOVE ALONG! Specifically, it means that the point that describes being or not agreeing will depend on a scientific study that does not correspond to the scientists. I PUNCTUALIZE AND EXPLAIN! The logical reason in its definition on a specific subject allows (will) with a balanced mental structure to give / give value to what all human beings have, and even some living beings, (RATIONALITY). Therefore, all the mental barriers in their terms and applications conceptualized "Problem, Need" must be remitted to their origins to quote those who apply them.

-LIVE, LIE, LIES, MEASURABLE IN YOUR DEMOGRAPHIC PROPORTION.

A) PRESIDENTS.
B) POLITICS.
C) MILITARY.
D) LEADERS.
E) IDEALISTS.
F) ACTORS OF THE COMPANY LIABLE TO ITS OWN DISCRIMINATION.

Source: University of Life by Oswaldo E. Díaz D & Familia - Tuesday 05-06-2018.

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"ADVANCING MENTALLY ON THE CRITICAL STATE" CONTRIBUTIONS N-2

Little We Are - Little We'll Be?

-It is greatness to add knowledge; It is greatness to increase with fact that for science allow us to advance from theory to practice. It is vital to be an objective reader to mentally consider where the middle point is that creates balance, therefore we will give thanks to give a positive stimulus to large contributions, on them my assessments on various (Topics and / or Articles), what good they subscribe with positive diversity to the exercise of shared learning, today as a common denominator to be a common denominator in being a Generator, Driver and Recipient of the Essence of life to give life.

STRUCTURED LEARNING "EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE OF THOUGHT"

-Our experiences / our beliefs / our objectivity. All together are the basis that sustains the analytical picture of an event. Its characteristics can be conscious and unconscious. The origin of the event can be desired or unwanted, it always has (will have) its own pyramid scheme. It is relative and corresponds to itself, creates and recreates the event, then takes form and place, in fact it is converted or transformed into a method (s) of structured learning. Intuitively the duty to advance positively with and towards the shared teachings.

With the sense of reasoning we must suppress all irrational events.

Source: University of Life by Oswaldo E. Díaz D & Familia - Tuesday 05-06-2018.

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"ADVANCING MENTALLY ON THE CRITICAL STATE" CONTRIBUTION N-1

-I HAVE TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THE ARTICLE "CRITICAL STATE" IS TO MAKE IT UNIQUE AND PRECISE, TIMELY AND CONSTRUCTIVE, ABOUT IT OUR GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS.

- THEY ARE SCIENTIFIC PILLARS THE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED TO THE LOGICAL AND EXPRESSIVE, ARE VALUES THAT BY BEING PROVEN, PROVIDE US WITH SOLIDITY AND MATURITY. "IN MY HUMAN ESSENCE THE CORRELATION OF OUR CONSTRUCTIVE AND OBJECTIVE IMAGINATION GIVES US LIFE"

- Of human character to err, of human character to analyze the error to apply correction; Human behavior is expressed as an evolutionary term grows to refer to mental states, is a formula of the social stereotype of the verb to compete, is a condition that under subjective circumstances grow to define "CRITICAL STATE"

-Compound words; In a visual scheme they describe a phonetic sense, sometimes it is not conjugated expressively to be accepted as a word that in its sentence is not stable connection. The point I want to make is that it takes more form to analyze what has no value than what deserves all our attention with a human character.

Source: University of Life by Oswaldo E. Díaz D & Familia - Tuesday 05-06-2018.

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