Friday, March 05, 2004

Today is the day for chaos.

what is chaos ??
Chaos \Cha"os\ (k[=a]"[o^]s),The confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter
before the creation of distinct and orderly forms.
[1913 Webster]

No it is more than that, and it affects all; the extinct and the surviving.

The chaos theory states that those who are at the edge of chaos will survive the winds of change.
Those who are too calm, wont be ready when change comes, and those who are too chaotic, will fail to evolve and pass away. It also states the inevitable. Change will come. Actually it never ceases.

But what is the relevance to humans. We seem to have control over the inveitable and all the glory associated with science and technology.

The relevance is much greater than it seems.... all the business organizations, the society at large is living, and for it to survive, it needs to be at the edge of chaos (a big organization shd be like a war-ship nimble as a fast boat, as Jack Welch had put it).

It is not just the business, but our whole social structure is chaotic in nature, although all of us would want perfect peace, perfect allignment.

yet the irony is that we are at the edge of perfect chaos.

so what is it with us and perfection. as kids we are taught of the perfect 10, but is anything perfect ??
The entropy(randomness) of the universe is increasing; yet we are aiming at perfect order. Are we not at conflict with the basic nature of the universe?

may be thats what is being at the edge of chaos all about, being torn with conflicts; ready for anything (almost), except for the realization that we are there.

more of this later.