A term that describes shareable clusters of synergies
The idea of abundance
- 'Abundance' has a profound meaning for human individuals and societies.
- Literally speaking, it refers to something that is of primary (i.e. 'fundamental') value and shared goodness.
The idea of the manifold
- 'Manifold' means, literally speaking, something that is folded into itself, many times.
- Even if a solution derives from a single innovation it would need to enfold many perspectives.
- Complex problems may not seem soluble through discrete innovations.
- This is difficult mainly because we cannot fully understand them
- Innovation is often constrained by conventional categories within language.
- Names and descriptions therefore encourage us to look for a single dimension, value, issue, or perspective.
- In order to transcend this problem we may need to innovate on many levels at once.
- We need to juggle many parallel innovations to make a complex, coherent and benign order of innovation.
- An appropriate metaphor, or figure for this is the miracle (probabilistic, rather than supernatural definition of miracles)
- Theoretically (statistically) miracles occur when many rare coincidences align, auspiciously.
- This idea may encourage the development of solutions that satisfy many criteria simultaneously (see quadratic innovation.
- Quadratic innovation operates when four abductive systems work in a complementary way with one another.
- Quadratic innovation is one of the simplest ways to produce manifold abundance.