Bucky Living Through Chemistry and Planetary Synergy
Buckminster Fuller developed a game he called ‘world game’ that gives the players the opportunity to manipulate and ‘play’ with the global ‘planetary’ life-support systems, putting players in the most powerful positions of world power and sharing the agency to change policy and trade and spending within specified territory. Players can experiment with various strategies for creating a healthy co-operative relationship with other players, and with luck a ‘planetary synergy’ of shared, interconnected resources and intelligence.
Flyting: Selected Writings
by Steven James Pratt
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In 1988, on the basis of Shannon’s definition of statistical entropy, Mario Ludovico gave a formal definition of sintropy, as a measurement of the degree of organization internal to any system formed by interacting components. According to that definition, sintropy is a quantity complementary to entropy. The sum of the two quantities defines a constant value, specific of the system of which that constant value identifies the transformation potential. By use of such definitions, the theory develops equations apt to describe/simulate any possible evolution of the system, either toward higher/lower levels of “internal organization” (i.e., sintropy) or toward the system’s collapse.
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