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The Unicist Theory of Functionality

This is an introduction to the Unicist Theory of Functionality, developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute, that introduced a simplification in the development of solutions in adaptive environments. It allows making a logical approach to the real world, developing the functional structures of solutions and the operational processes to make them happen.

The following discoveries were the milestones of the development of the theory of functionality: complex systems research method (1980), functionality of human ontointelligence (1984), the ontogenetic intelligence of nature (1998), the unicist ontology of biological systems (2012) and the unicist ontology of wide and restricted contexts (2017).

The Synthesis

The Unicist Theory of Functionality affirms and demonstrates that there is nothing in the universe, which is part of a system, that does not work with a purpose, an active and entropic function, and an energy conservation function. This structure works through unicist binary actions (UBA) that produce the functionality of any entity or process, whatever its kind. The unified field of an entity or process needs to be managed to ensure its functionality.

The following form of the synopsis of the guiding idea of the functionality of an entity provides the idea of how this information is used.

We invite you to participate in a virtual 20-minute lecture on October 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET that will be led by Peter Belohlavek

From Physics to Genomics

The triadic structure of the atom, defined by the proton, the electron, and the neutron, is an example of functionality in physics. In the presentation of the Unicist Theory of Functionality you will also find multiple applications in physics such as the functionality of the plane, the electric motor, etc.

In genomics, you will find its triadic functionality in all its functions. E.g., nucleotides, integrated by sugar, nitrogenous base and phosphate; amino acids integrated by hydrogen and amine and carboxylic acid groups; codons that are a specific sequence of three consecutive nucleotides that is part of the genetic code.

Epigenetic functions work as inhibitors or catalysts that affect the behavior of genes.

Amino-Acids

From Microcosmos to Macrocosmos

The unified field of the macro and the microcosmos is beyond the operational solutions developed in physics and needs to be found at the functional level of the “system”.

The microcosmos is the active function and the macrocosmos is the energy conservation function while the purpose is blurred or subject to speculation or religious beliefs.

The macro and the microcosmos are evident in social and economic systems, where family and society or microeconomics and macroeconomics are, respectively, the active functions and the energy conservation functions of the systems that have evident purposes.

From Univocal Actions to Binary Actions

Univocal actions work in controlled environments where the natural reactions can be inhibited. But it has to be considered that the triadic functionality of any system requires that there are two synchronized actions that, on the one hand, integrate the active function with the purpose, and on the other hand, integrate the energy conservation function with the purpose. Synchronized actions include the reaction as part of the system. This behavior applies to any adaptive environment, including the social, economic and business fields.

In the field of business, binary actions are two synchronized actions that aim at the same purpose. Every business function is defined by a triadic structure that defines its purpose, its active function, and its energy conservation function. The active function, aiming at the purpose, and the energy conservation function, sustaining the same purpose, are the binary actions in businesses.

Here you can find a series of unicist binary actions to generate value that are evident, which are benchmarks you might use:

  1. Increasing productivity (UBAa) + Ensuring quality (UBAb) = Value generation
  2. Influential marketing (UBAa) + Effective selling (UBAb) = Generating revenue
  3. Ensuring efficacy (UBAa) + Ensuring efficiency (UBAb) = Effectiveness
  4. Active participation (UBAa) + Non-exerted power (UBAb) = Leadership
  5. Functional processes (UBAa) + Functional objects (UBAb) = Organization


To generate results, the synchronicity of binary actions requires beginning with UBAa, which are active function actions, and then developing UBAb that are energy conservation actions.

From Human Intelligence to Fundamentals-based AI

Unicist AI

Unicist AI became possible due to the functionalist approach to decision processes. It is a fundamentals-based intelligence that emulates the reasoning process of human intelligence and includes two functions to make this possible: The learning function and the decision function. The subjective bias of data-based AI is solved using this fundamentals-based AI.

Unicist AI allows developing different types of functionalities according to what is needed. 

There are basically 4 types of functions, which are homologous to human decision-making processes, that are being emulated: the descriptive function, the diagnosing function, the predictive function, and the prescriptive function.

From Human Work and Robots to Cobots (Collaborative Robots)

The business application of Cobots is based on the development of the fundamentals-based AI and the binary actions that ensure the generation of results. Cobots use functional rules to build empirical solutions. They are not based on empirical rules.

Cobots became possible due to the IoT that provided the resources to introduce them in work and business processes. They became necessary in organizations that decided to enter the adaptability and customer orientation fostered by the 4th industrial revolution.

From Individual Intelligence to Collective Intelligence

Individual intelligence works with the triadic structure of the intelligence that underlies nature. The adaption process of humans is sustained by the ontointelligence that drives the intentions of individuals, the reactive intelligence that drives the reactions of individuals to the stimuli of the environment, and the active intelligence that drives the functionality of the actions necessary to adapt.

The concepts people have in mind drive their actions. In this context, collective intelligence is the filter of experiences that allows storing concepts in the long-term memory of an individual.

It is the individual intelligence in action that builds a bridge between the archetypes and lifestyles of cultures and the social, institutional, and individual behavior.

Individual intelligence is always enhanced or inhibited by the lifestyle of a culture and the myths of groups, which are driven by the fundamentals of the cultural archetype. Therefore, collective intelligence drives empathy and allows building binary actions.

From Functional Time to the Synchronicity of Actions

Functional time is the space of lifecycle that elapses between facts. A lifecycle defines the distance between the initial stage and the final stage of something, which defines the meaning of time based on the facts that are functional in this space.

The definition of the functionality of time refers to the triadic structure integrated by the acceleration of actions, the speed of events and the synchronicity that needs to be achieved.

Contribution of the Theory of Functionality

This theory introduced a functionalist approach to the real world that allows developing the functional structures of solutions and the operational processes to make them happen.

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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.


Speed defines success in the business world

Speed is the basic condition for the success of artists, professionals or companies. The technological development, among other factors, made speed a central issue in business.

Power, considered from the Physics point of view and regarded as a universal concept, is defined by the quantity of work that is done in a unit of time.

P = Work/Time

If we take a look at the most successful artists, they are the ones that can produce their “work” (art) in a quantity of events that make them fast in relation to the market possibilities.

If we analyze the alliances that are made in the business world, they all include a search for speed beyond their possible complementation or supplementation of their products or services.

In business, speed depends mainly on the knowledge one has of what is being done. The one who better knows what s/he is doing is faster than the rest. And this standard of speed is given by the market, not by the individual.

In this sense, it’s important to bear in mind that the “survivors” in the business world need to stop or slow down the speed, since they do what they can instead of what is needed.

On the other hand, the central actors of a market search for an increase in speed to be ahead of their competitors and see first in the market what others have not yet seen. Speed depends on an attitude.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm. https://www.unicist.org/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/turi.pdf


Psychopaths drive their environments towards involution

Psychopaths in leadership drive cultures, institutions, businesses and their members towards involution in order to prevail.

At an ontological level, a psychopath is a person that is driven by individual instincts achieving a destructive result for the environment to produce a state of pleasure based on materialistic, emotional and/or spiritual personal benefits.

Psychopathic leaders are smart enough to build the necessary fallacies and fallacious myths in order to avoid the perception or their manipulation and benefits.

They stimulate the involution of the cultures for their personal benefits. They cannot lead evolving cultures or transform involving into evolving environments.

As psychopathy is driven by instincts without the possibility of rational scrutiny, the pleasure it generates produces no guilt in spite of the damage the psychopath has caused in the environment.

Psychopathy is also the extreme case of anti-intelligence and anti-intuition because this behavior drives, in the long run, into a social destruction of its protagonist.

The instincts that drive psychopaths depend on their field of action. This case is the activity of psychopaths in the field of leadership.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


The world is built by doers and enjoyed by followers

We invite you to download this free e-book on the “Ethic of Doers” which is sponsored by the Unicist Goodwill Network. Doers are individuals who make things happen. Therefore, more than ever before, it is time for doers in the world. The joy of doers is in the deed itself.

Download the e-book here: https://www.unicist.org/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/doers.pdf

Ethic of DoersDoers are very special individuals. They are basically individuals whose fulfillment is based on doing transcendent things.

They need to achieve what they have decided to do. When things cannot be done the easy way, they find the necessary path to make things happen.

But it can also be said that everyone is a doer in some field.

This role is taken by all those individuals that have the will and the decision to add value through their deeds.

Doing requires having inner freedom. Without inner freedom there are no doers, just slaves. That is why only people who seek for inner freedom can be doers.

…to oppose is easy
…to obey is simple
…to adapt is complex
…to be free is …..

To do things doers have two polar possibilities:

  1. On the one hand, they can approach problems analytically and operationally.
  2. Or on the other hand, they can approach problems based on their nature. And after the nature of a problem has been apprehended they use the analytical and operational approach.

Analysis allows the division of a problem into its parts until the parts can be managed operationally. When a problem is simple, the fulfillment of this analysis means that the problem’s cause-effect relations have been found. This analysis is functional for the solution of simple problems.

But when problems are complex they have open boundaries and their cause-effect relations are bi-univocal (A causes B and B causes A at the same time). In this case they can only be approached apprehending their nature and separating them into operational objects that function based on cause-effect rules.

This e-book is for doers who need to solve complex problems. Unicist technologies provide the tools to deal with the nature of problems.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Maximal and Minimum Strategies of External Freedom

Achieving external freedom requires, besides having the inner freedom to develop it, having a maximal strategy that deals with the process of consciousness and a minimum strategy that deals with the adaptive actions.

Maximal strategies require being conscious about what is happening. This is a universal aspect of maximal strategies.

All maximal strategies in the real world require consciousness of the functionality of the actions that are being planned or developed.

In this case the building of the maximal strategies of external freedom requires being able to discriminate the actions that are being developed, emulate the solution in the mind and have the necessary ontointelligence to deal with them.

The minimum strategies of external freedom are based on developing the necessary, justified and grounded actions to adapt to the environment.

There are different segments when dealing with external freedom:

1)      Benchmark driven

2)      Rationality driven

3)      Ethics driven

4)      Reflection driven

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist


Aesthetics is the main driver towards successful businesses

Aesthetics is the core of any relationship. But when talking about aesthetics, the focus is not on an apparent external beauty, but on the nature of what allows building a bridge with others. Aesthetics is based on completing others’ needs and implies being desirable and building relationships in a harmonic way. What is aesthetic is followed.

AestheticsThe essential ontology of aesthetics is defined by the integration of a completing capacity with an inaccessibility of certain aspects of an object in order to produce expansion.

This can be seen in nature (flowers, birds) and is just a demonstration that aesthetics is a basic function of living beings and their deeds.

Completing implies satisfying someone’s true needs which is the purpose of aesthetics.

Inaccessibility implies that aesthetics of an object/subject includes necessarily some inexpugnable aspects that are extremely difficult to be accessed.

If someone’s aesthetics is shown through its inaccessible aspects it will produce rejection because it is evident they will not be shared. But if the first aspect is to approach people to complete their needs, the inaccessible aspects will be considered as a price.

Inaccessibility is a hygienic attribute which means it has to be there, but, being there, it will only be considered as part of the complete aesthetics of something but not as a differentiated value.

Aesthetics can only be measured based on the reaction of the environment. When something is aesthetic, it is necessarily desired, wanted and followed.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Conceptual Management – A Logical Approach to Businesses

The conceptual approach to business requires that people need to know “why” something is happening. This is unnecessary at an operational level, but is a basic question when dealing with strategic approaches. The “know why” is driven by a logical approach to businesses that allows managing their concepts making them reasonable, understandable and provable.

Unicist Ontology of Conceptual ThinkingWhen the boundaries of a business are being expanded, individuals need to apprehend the concept that is behind its operational aspects in order to influence a new environment. This implies apprehending the ontology (nature) of its concept and its dynamics.

On the one hand, the conceptual approach to business became possible based on the discovery of the structure of concepts, defined by a purpose, an active and entropic function and an energy conservation function, which allowed apprehending the nature of facts and actions (unicist ontology).*

On the other hand, the discovery that the concepts people have in mind work as behavioral objects that drive their behavior made this conceptual approach necessary to deal with strategic approaches.

You can download a free e-book, sponsored by the Unicist Goodwill Network on “Concepts Make you Free” at:
https://www.unicist.org/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/concepts-make-you-free.pdf

The Origin of Conceptual Thinking

The endless “Why?” question posed by children (nearby 3 years old) is what allows establishing the neural network needed by a person to apprehend and manage concepts. This process starts when children begin to look for the origin of those things they are interested in.

This endless “why” questioning has three main benefits:

  1. It sustains the development of the neural network that allows dealing with the origin of things and not only with the operational aspects.
  2. It expands the language of the child driving her/him to deal with an implicit integrative, fuzzy and predicate logic.
  3. It provides the “why” that allows children to approach their games, which develop their systemic thinking approach.

Conceptual diagnoses, conceptual design and conceptual management became possible using the unicist logical approach, which made “concepts” tangible and provided the structural functional approach to develop business diagnoses, strategies and architecture.

*Based on the research on Conceptualization developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute.

The Unicist Research Institute

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist.org/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/turi.pdf


The Unicist Approach to build Start Up Businesses

Entrepreneurial organizations are those in which the activity is driven by personal and individual goals. Their actions are oriented towards earning value and profit while they are committed to individual and group interests.

There are two extremely different entrepreneurial projects: the “solopreneurs” and the start-up businesses.

Solopreneurs are individuals who make businesses as lone runners.

Sometimes they are considered as a self-employment. But in fact these are the entrepreneurs that are either:

  1. Survivors who are trying to make a living
  2. Specialists, artists, scientists, professors who have a high personal value in a market

The start up business is an incipient enterprise that necessarily begins to work with an entrepreneurial attitude until “permanence goals” are possible.

When companies “are born”, they are either entrepreneurs or survivors. Survivors usually tend to disappear when a crisis affects their market and they also have great difficulties in managing generational change.

Entrepreneurs cannot manage without being in power of the situation they are dealing with. That is why they have great difficulties to grow beyond their own boundaries. But they are extremely powerful in making money within their beliefs.

Entrepreneurial businesses need to transform into enterprises to make a real growth in the market. But they do this only if they are led by someone who is interested in building an enterprise considering the entrepreneurial stage as the first step to do so.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist.org/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/turi.pdf


Logical Management Tools: Unicist Quality Assurance Design

The Quality Assurance concept implies that in the activity, which must bring about an added value, there is a Redundant Functionality and a Self-exclusion System within a framework of a Redundant Operational Method.

Quality AssuranceIn order for knowledge to be certain, the basis for the use to produce elements, it is necessary to have been ‘redundant” from different objective perspectives, be clear as to the scope of such knowledge (think and say “I don’t know” is to have a self-exclusion system that promotes certainty of what one knows), and count on a method that permits reaching a certain knowledge as of different points of view.

Quality assurance is of vital importance in the life sciences fields. In those fields in which the lack of quality is not a life or death, success or failure determinant, the possibility of conceiving a Quality Assurance process turns distant.

There is only quality assurance in those cultures and activities in which there is the attitude that things should be functionally right and certain as far as the value they add.

Quality assurance is the difference that makes a person, institution, work group, system, work or product reliable or not.

Without quality assurance there is no reliability in results within reality. The more objective the subject is, the less complex the application of the quality assurance concept becomes. The more abstract, intangible or subjective the result, the more complex this concept management is.

As a final summary of the Quality Assurance process find listed below a synoptic description of elements which includes the Quality Assurance Functional Concept.

The taxonomy is the descriptive one according to order of presentation. However, it implies having a clear understanding of the concept seen as a unit given that the unified field it encompasses may only be apprehended as of this totalizing/integral idea.

Elements included in a Quality Assurance System:

  1. Plan “B”
  2. Redundant Systems
  3. Alarm System
  4. Processes with redundancies
  5. Stop System (stoppage/halt)
  6. Control System
  7. Self repairing/recovery System
  8. Alternative Systems 

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist.org/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/turi.pdf


The solitude for actions, for change and power

Solitude has different functionalities depending on the situation of a context. The leader’s final price to be paid is having an absolute solitude of power.

Leaders can share, listen, discuss or participate in any way but, at the end, those who have full responsibility for results, are alone. They have to make a decision that has to work.

The elements that integrate the maximal strategy when dealing with the solitude of power are:

  1. The need of self-fulfillment of the leaders which allows them to apprehend the final picture of the achievements.
  2. The capacity of dealing in an adapted way with the environment making them be perceived as influential individuals.
  3. The self-criticism which is defined by their capacity of doing things “today better than yesterday”.

These elements allow leaders to face the solitude for actions.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist