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Everything that we are making, we are making more and more complex. Kevin Kelly#Complex 74
Kevin Kelly#Complex 74
The way that organizations and organisms anticipate the future is by taking signals from the past, most the time. Kevin Kelly#Anticipate 68
Kevin Kelly#Anticipate 68
Changing things from the top down works when things are stable. Kevin Kelly#Changing 67
Kevin Kelly#Changing 67
We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work. Kevin Kelly#Work 67
Kevin Kelly#Work 67
Managers tend to treat organizations as if they are infinitely plastic. They hire and fire, merge, downsize, terminate programs, add capacities. But there are limits to the shifts that organizations can absorb. Kevin Kelly#Absorb 61
Kevin Kelly#Absorb 61
It has become evident that the primary lesson of the study of evolution is that all evolution is coevolution: every organism is evolving in tandem with the organisms around it. Kevin Kelly#Become 61
Kevin Kelly#Become 61
The current understanding was that it was impossible to predict how something would evolve because it was a very turbulent environment full of things interacting with each other. Kevin Kelly#Current 56
Kevin Kelly#Current 56
Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a given design. Kevin Kelly#design 52
Kevin Kelly#design 52
But in fact, when you try to model that on a computer you find that because of the very structure of matter and of the chemical bonds that are the basis of every organism, evolution is not random at all. It will tend to follow certain paths. Kevin Kelly#Basis 51
Kevin Kelly#Basis 51
All imaginable futures are not equally possible. Kevin Kelly#Equality 49
Kevin Kelly#Equality 49
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