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Learning to Build Unicist Binary Actions

The unicist binary actions are a way to go beyond dualism by developing an approach to adaptive environments that emulates the intelligence of nature.

Dualism is natural, because neurons are “on” or “off”. Dualism is evident and can be observed in the fact that any univocal action generates a reaction. But dualism inhibits adaptability, it is only functional to deal with static environments where a superior level of power can be exerted to make things happen.

The discovery of the triadic structure of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, integrated by a purpose, an active and entropic principle and an energy conservation principle, allowed understanding the functionality, dynamics and evolution of nature and adaptive environments.

The approach to adaptive systems, which have open boundaries, requires using a strategic approach to manage their evolution that ends in synchronized binary actions to achieve the objectives that were established as being possible.

Adaptive systems are driven by binary actions, which are synchronized actions that, on the one hand integrate the actions of the active function, and on the other hand, include the actions of the energy conservation function. Both binary actions are focused on the purpose of the adaptive system.

The research developed at The Unicist Research Institute demonstrated that any adaptive system and environment (living being or artificial construction) is driven by binary actions. Some examples will help to grasp the idea:

  1. The active function and the energy conservation function of the intelligence of a tree drive its growth and survival.
  2. Lift and propulsion make airplanes take-off and fly.
  3. The cover and the back-cover define the functionality of the packaging of a book.
  4. The music and the lyrics of a song define its aesthetics.

Universally known examples of binary action are:

  • Efficacy + Efficiency = Effectiveness
  • Empathy + Sympathy = Personal influence
  • Participation + Power = Leadership
  • Marketing + Sales = New customers
  • Productivity + Quality = Value generation

The use of binary actions to manage adaptive environments is a must. This implies profiting from the influence of the context and/or building the necessary binary actions that allow influencing without generating reactions. It requires understanding a specific system, which is described by the unicist ontological structure that defines its functionality.

Apprehending Unicist Binary Actions

The building of binary actions requires accessing the functionality of processes going beyond dualistic empirical approaches. The discovery of the binary actions that are implicit in riddles and metaphors simplifies the management of adaptive systems and environments. It is the first step to learn about unicist binary actions, after the examples of the binary actions have been apprehended:

The unicist functional knowledge provides the structural approach to manage adaptive systems and the unicist functional design simplifies the building of the necessary strategies and binary actions to foster evolution and ensure results.

Building Unicist Binary Actions

The Unicist Functional Designers developed at The Unicist Research Institute, which manage the concepts and fundamentals of business processes, allow defining their functionality and developing binary actions to foster growth and ensure results.

Binary actions are implicit in the functional structure of adaptive systems. Binary actions work at an operational level and their integration is driven by the purpose of the system. The building of binary actions requires experiencing their use and developing the necessary pilot tests and destructive tests to confirm their functionality.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.