The Hidden Power of Synchronicity
In a recent exchange of messages between Harvey Lloyd and myself I felt so curious to the degree of synchronization between us. In one event he was writing to me on a message expressing his thoughts on a topic that we discussed before. Surprisingly, at almost the same time I was responding to a comment on one of my recent buzzes. In my response I mentioned the same thoughts that Harvey expressed in his message. This synchronicity happened repeatedly.
I remembered the synchronizing hanging of swinging between hanging pendulums on a wall. If you observe pendulums on a wall for some time their initial swings shall be chaotic and then somehow, they become self-synchronized without the interference of any external factor. The chaotic movement turns into a self-organized one. This is against entropy that states it is far easier for the an initially organized movement of the swings to become chaotic than the other way around. Do ideas have their pendulums and that when they are close enough they tend to synchronize their movement?
So, we do we have pendulum of ideas so that when the two pendulums are close enough they may synchronize their movement? The synchronization of physical pendulums has been a mystery for scientists for long times. One plausible explanation for their synchronization is explained in this short but must-see video.
The swinging pendulums send waves that when they and their
overlapping affect the swing of the pendulums and make them synchronize. Do the
pendulums of ideas create their own waves that are close enough to overlap and
synchronize? Is the hidden power of synchronization big enough to offset the disorder
motive? My guess is to say yes to this question.
The synchronization isn’t limited to pendulums unless ideas have their own pendulums. Numbers tend to synchronize heir “swing”. I was thinking of the Fibonacci rectangles. If we take Fibonacci numbers, then we may observe the synchronization of the “swing” of numbers. Fibonacci numbers are obtained by the addition of two numbers to get the third. For example, o and 1 give 1 so that the sequence becomes o 1 1. Now, add 1 and 1 and you get 2. The sequence is now 0112. Now, add 1 and 2 and you get 3. The series have the following order 0, 1, 2, 2, 3, 5., 8, 13, 21, 34, 55,89 and goes on for infinity. What is interesting is that if we divide each number by the preceding one we get the following graph:
You may notice from the graph that eventually the numbers “synchronize” their movement to an almost invariant ratio (0.618). This is well-known as the Golden Ratio.
More interestingly here is that if we get the areas of two subsequent numbers on the series of the Fibonacci numbers we get rectangles. If you plot the areas of those rectangles you end up with the following graphs”
I took eight subsequent numbers from the Fibonacci numbers and they gave me the graph above. If you take and eight numbers, you shall exactly get the same shape with one difference in the scale of the sizes of the rectangles. The rectangles are similar- magnify them and you get the same shape of the rectangles. This is self-organization without the interference of any external factor. The pendulums of numbers are synchronizing their movement.
The previous observations lead me to say that team members might be near each other and still their ideas move chaotically and aren’t in synchronicity. The human factor and self-egoism are the forces that repels them from being close-enough to have their ideas in synchronicity. The hidden power of synchronization is absent. They are close physically, but not in reality. To the opposite, two virtual friend who are thousand of miles away from each other may be close enough to cause their pendulums to synchronize.
Do you believe in the hidden power of synchronicity?