As our socio-economic domains have become hyper-connected and much more complex, it becomes clear that they are actually instances of complex dynamic systems (cf meteorology).
Just like natural ecosystems, weather, and our bodies (for example) have become apparent as such, in the last decades. This is stimulating several scientific disciplines to shift their paradigm from a linear/deterministic approach towards a non-linear/non-deterministic approach (e.g. in Big Data/AI, economics, sociology, forecasting).
New disciplines, such as evonomics, econophysics and sociophysics, are carrying this paradigm-shift, and complexity-theory ranges from the holistic scientific complexity-discipline as born in the Santa Fe Institute, to mathematical modeling with chaotic attractors.
As this paradigm-shift becomes more mainstream, the demand for a general theory on trends and aspects within complex dynamic systems, will increase.
This will result in systematic ontologies of structures and diagnostic models, concerning the most elementary and constructive property of complex dynamic systems: entropy.
Therefore we would like to call this discipline: 'entropology'.
For the exegesis and implementation of this 'entropological paradigm', the proposition is to create:
- a research foundation that develops the canonical ontologies and diagnostic models of entropic aspects and trends, and organizes multi-disciplinary conferences and education material, etc
- a commercial entity that provides consultancy: technical and qualitative domain analyses and diagnostics, on specific domains (or aspects/trends)
- a commercial entity that develops IT-solutions for quantative metrics and visualization techniques that support these ontologies and diagnostics (think of the weather-channel) (with the other 2 as obvious launching customers)
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