Worldviews: 1944, 1994 and 2024: 80 Years of Dramatic Change

Systems science has been a powerful factor in the birth of our modern IT society

Who remembers Alan Turing’s Entscheidungsproblem? It started IT.

I am writing a book on TOE from the perspective of systems science. The book will include a brief description of the development of cybernetics. In 1944, Wiener created a basic work, and I take the Pricipia Cybernetica – project proposal (Leo Aposel et al.) 1994 as the next landmark, and the third is this moment. The world has changed a lot in the last 30 years. How has the period from before the millennium to today changed man, human nature, culture, technology, and how has the “cosmos” changed?

Nowadays, we can analyze and produce information “shockingly” fast. A lot is still missing from us, compared to the most useful, progressive science development paradigm:

  • Presentations do not have a common language, semantics
  • Information is subject to wrong interpretation, “disinformation”
  • Due to information asymmetry, global mega companies make the best progress and increase their lead, the gap with the best universities and the public sector grows absurdly large
  • Research is fragmented and commercial, hidden (mostly useless, not open)
  • WEF has predicted that disinformation will be the biggest threat factor in the future

I am writing this article because, as a PhD of IT and systems science, I want to promote communication, understanding and the vitality of society with the help of cybernetics and multidisciplinarity. I am happy to answer to your questions.

Some great finds from my explorations

  • All organizations, disciplines, approaches and theories and representations can be modeled as compact, isomorphic systems. It creates a common language between them, a cognitive bridge including an easy documentation method for Powerpoint etc.
  • When the main concepts (ontology, paradigm, sociology, analysis…) of science become system models, it gives birth to a new kind of science foundation, Science II, on the meta-level. It changes making science rather visual (similar to software engineering models).
  • Sentences can also be interpreted with the same semantics, regardless of the spoken language. Abstracts of papers can be interpreted in the same way.
  • Everything written has a similar “magical” semantics behind it; learning it will make studying in the future extremely easy and interesting
  • Because theories are models (isomorphic), it is possible to combine them into metatheories and metanarratives to give emergent information about new findings
  • Furthermore, OpenAI’s long answers also fit the same common semantics, so artificial intelligence accelerates this new learning and vice versa.

This and much more can be found in the finished book Kaikenteoria – New Worldview, Newcopernican revolution.

The picture shows a sample of the worldview model with a modernized understanding of the worldview concept based on the Principia Cybernetica project proposal (1994).

Answer from OpenAI: Beginning of Cybernetics

The period from 1944 to 2024 encompasses a remarkable era in human history marked by rapid and profound changes in various aspects of society, including personality, culture, technology, and worldviews. Here’s a broad overview of these changes across these three key milestones: 1944, 1994, and 2024.

1944: The Beginning of Cybernetics

  • Technology: The concept of cybernetics, introduced by Norbert Wiener, marked the early stages of understanding complex systems, feedback, and control in machines and living beings. This period was characterized by early computing, with developments like the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer).
  • Culture & Worldview: The world was amidst the turmoil of World War II. The cultural focus was on nationalism, post-war recovery, and the beginning of the Cold War era. The atomic bomb had a profound impact on global politics and the public’s perception of technology.
  • Human Personality: People were generally shaped by the exigencies of war, leading to a culture of resilience, community spirit, and a sense of urgency in innovation.

1994: A Milestone Year

  • Technology: The rise of the Internet and personal computing marked this era. Technologies like the World Wide Web, mobile phones, and early forms of social media began altering how people interacted and accessed information.
  • Culture & Worldview: The post-Cold War era brought a sense of globalism and the start of the information age. Cultural shifts included greater emphasis on individualism, diversity, and a growing awareness of global environmental and social issues.
  • Human Personality: The increasing connectivity and access to information began to influence personality traits, with greater openness and a shift towards more individualistic values.

2024: The Current Era

  • Technology: Advanced AI, machine learning, widespread Internet of Things (IoT), and quantum computing are at the forefront. Technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, and biotechnology have matured, influencing everyday life.
  • Culture & Worldview: A digitally interconnected world has fostered global culture while also highlighting challenges like privacy concerns, misinformation, and the digital divide. Environmental awareness and sustainability are central themes.
  • Human Personality: The digital age has further individualized personality, with social media influencing self-expression and identity. However, it has also led to issues like shorter attention spans and the need for instant gratification.

General Observations

  • From Local to Global: The shift from localized, physical communities to global, digital ones has dramatically altered social interactions and cultural exchanges.
  • Speed of Change: The pace of technological and cultural change has accelerated, with each decade bringing transformative developments.
  • Complexity and Interconnectedness: Modern problems and solutions are more complex and interconnected, requiring multi-disciplinary approaches.
  • Shift in Challenges and Concerns: Early concerns about nuclear war and industrialization have evolved into issues like climate change, digital privacy, and AI ethics.

In summary, the period from 1944 to 2024 has been marked by exponential growth in technology, significant shifts in culture and personality, and a continuous evolution of worldviews to adapt to new challenges and possibilities. The future likely holds even more rapid and profound changes as technology continues to advance and global challenges become more complex.

Summary and proposals

This article already combines many different perspectives. The same principle is able to connect millions and billions of viewpoints with ethics and viable management, when the system concepts, their semantics are mastered by modeling meritoriously. It is our mission: “Everything is a System“.
The era of the mature information age can only be said to begin when we get free from Gutenberg’s parentheses (garbage in, garbage out).

If you are interested in developing a universal system model for learning everything, please contact: