The Interconnected Sciences

The Interconnected Sciences

Back in the eighties I decided that it was about time to shift my interest from doing chemical research to finding ways of connecting science to our social lives. That time very little was known about the interaction of sciences. Today, we know how complexity, which started by computer science along with biology, chemistry and physics, provided disruptive insights on how to relate to social sciences. It is not only the interconnectedness between people; it is also the interconnectedness of sciences that has led to revised paradigms of social sciences, philosophy, psychology and economics, which in turn affected our perceptions of science.

I am attending a workshop in Istanbul right now and the discussions are illuminating. This is the reason behind me writing this buzz. Long are gone the times that we had definite boundaries between sciences as these boundaries are becoming fuzzier every day.

The interconnectedness of sciences has resulted in major shifts in our thinking. For example, the complexity of work today is affecting every chain of the business. Making predictions of what shall happen soon is a gamble. The turbulence of the business climate has led to challenging our perceptions and beliefs. Strategic planning had to be reconsidered. We no more plan for the next twenty years. If we do and set metrics to gauge our plans and deviations we end up in frustration. Deviations are common. Finding the root causes of the deviation falls beyond reason. When we think that we found them and correcting them doesn’t solve the problem we end up in a chaotic state. We become fearful of losing the job, the self-respect and fall preys to increasing stresses. And a great leader is still expected to keep nerves and guide with antifragility. If not, the leader starts looking for preys to blame. Emotional intelligence has grown in importance in search

The survivability of companies became questionable. A new threat from a small firm or even individual might bring the castle of the business down Risk management has risen accordingly to a significant state. Many companies aim for reducing risks before making profits. Lifelong employment has become a mirage because no company guarantees it longevity. Employees are unsettled, and the leader must work with risk-stressed employees and must keep solid characters to keep the moral high and productivity doesn’t suffer. Happiness at work decreased and therefore productivity suffered.

The interconnected sciences have emerged as a new rival for businesses. Foe example, the discovery of a deep marine species with silica cover that can absorb light very efficiently started research on how to emulate this structure and develop structurally-similar products. Should these attempts be successful then the cost of producing electricity from sunlight will drop sharply. This means greater risks to conventional power producers and the possibility of eliminating them.

The interconnectedness of sciences has led to rapidly develop new, more effective and cheaper products. This risk shall grow with the increased realization that understanding how sciences interconnect will lead to breakthroughs and even disruption of many products in the market.

The leaders must have a myriad of attributes to cope so many known and emerging challenges. Yet; these leaders must keep balance, grow with growing wisdom and still keep hope in spite of all the unanticipated failure so that followers may not lose heart. What a burden for the leaders of the day!


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#53
Thank you my friend. I realized that when we are in a good environment we look better. The conference (forum) environment was truly vivid and rich in meaningful discussions.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#52
Thank you dear for commenting and providing a great link to the video. It is such a great video and I feel many ideas bombarding my head. I have been trying for more than 30 years to apply our understanding of science to help us understand less understood topics like social behavior. That you find my efforts useful I am more determined to continue with this endeavor.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
:)))

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#47
appreciated!

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#46
of course ;-) as sharp as it can bee

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#46
if course ;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
You are very kind and thoughtful my friend . Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
I only hope it would be a "sharp" angle dear

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

our scientific angle bee

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

I look forward to what our leaders are able to achieve, the future products are welcome. I believe in your articles, your enriching angles, what a joyful contribution to all of us, thank you Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
Agree an beautifully coined

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
May be the light of reality is too intense for them and they get blurred and fail accordingly. Here, I recall the concept of antifragility and I even would suggest a new definition of it. It is getting stronger with your cores than you were before encountering challenging changes and obstacles. How about this definition my good friend?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
Yes, and a lot of sense my friend. The question becomes on the percentage of people who stay honest to their core values?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
What I understand from your great comments dear Edward Lewellen that if we have core values they act as our anchor in the turbulent waters. No matter how trees anchor to the ground with their roots they may still fall down because the wind or storms attack their weak points first. To what degree can a tree keep its anchor and at what wind speed the anchor might fail. I have seen great men lose their values> They meet attractive women on trips and fail to resist their temptation. This is just one example. Either their values weren't the real core values, or it was that the values have a limited "tolerance level". This is a challenging comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
The "bifurcation" of intention is a topic rarely discussed CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. Data analysis has an intention that may go in the direction of good will or, unfortunately, in the direction of ill-intention and exploitation. With greed prevailing we know where the pendulum of intention swings. Like dynamite, it could be used to extract minerals or, to kill people,. The proportion of killing is overwhelming as evidenced by millions of bombs planted in cities during the current civil war in Yemen. Sadly, we are in this chaotic situation.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Your sens is fantabulous my dear Lisa Vanderburg

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Sometimes dealing with people makes you feel you are standing on a precipice my dear Lisa Vanderburg even though I am standing on a flat floor!!! It is because of the invisible rocks that participants my drop on your way. The rocks vary in their sizes, steepness and face texture. I must say with this group there were almost no rocks and things went so well with no falling on bad behaviors or extra-hard difficulties. Participants are in their "element" as well dear friend. As you see I am steeling time to respond to comments.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Even killing a fly is hateful my friend Debasish Majumder. For me, giving hope, new life, new thinking and new hopes for people are the signs of a truly living person.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Thank you my dear Ned McDonnell. I only hope that my mind looks "dapper" as well.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #24

#19
In this age of massive computing power it seems surprising that fake news is not eviscerated by data analysis, but we have reached a strange time where manipulation of data and raw emotions still carry the day, trumping facts. In this age of "Trumping Facts" computer power is being effectively deployed where it has profit realization value. As I write this, there is a great possibility that the great data vault which cares not for our own personal privacy, is now taking in millions of data points that come from evolving technologies such as semantic technology - and that is purely to increase the profit potential, by improving predictions that herald the observation that this data analytics has the potential to know us better than we know ourselves. it is a strange moment where the actual sophistication of data collection is beyond the reading level of ordinary folk. Data analysts are asked to be more customer-value driven but such an idea remains far more subjective than it is objective simply because it is not a straight-forward ask but is bent by the politics and shenanigans of the day. So it is we turn good science and great innovations into bad science and political parsing. The scientist then remains aloof of the general public and we all are witnesses to this emerging failure. It is indeed strange times that we are all living in today. Ultimately the few that head towards the scientific method are out--numbered by the many for whom facts create stress and fear of looking stupid. If we fear like that, then we deserve the political fracas that has now evolved around us. If it is that adopting a scientific understanding and a more mathematical mind - allows us to beyond what it is we can think, then that is an actual liberation and that is what we should become eager-beavers to look for in our world.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #23

#19
In this age of massive computing power it seems surprising that fake news is not eviscerated by data analysis, but we have reached a strange time where manipulation of data and raw emotions still carry the day, trumping facts. In this age of "Trumping Facts" computer power is being effectively deployed where it has profit realization value. As I write this, there is a great possibility that the great data vault which cares not for our own personal privacy, is not taking in millions of data points that come from evolving technologies such as semantic technology - and that is purely to increase the profit potential, by improving predictions that herald the observation that this data analytics has the potential to know us better than we know ourselves. it is a strange moment where the actual sophistication of data collection is beyond the reading level of ordinary folk. Data analysts are asked to be more customer-value driven but such an idea remains far more subjective than it is objective. So it is we turn good science and great innovations into bad science and political parsing. The scientist then remains aloof of the general public and we all are witnesses to this emerging failure. Ultimately the few that head towards the scientific method are out--numbered by the many for whom facts create stress and fear of looking stupid. If we fear like that, then we deserve the political fracas that has now evolved around us. If it is that adopting a scientific understanding and a more mathematical mind - allows us to beyond what it is we can think, then that is an actual liberation and that is what we should become eager-beavers to look for in our world.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #22

#17
Seconded Jerry Fletcher! As an activist/advocate for neurological disease for some years, ANYTHING that would get R&D, Innovation, Foundations, Scientists etc working together instead of repeating research for some lobbyist's boss' glory would be fantabulous! LOVE the silos too Ian Weinberg

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #21

Fascinating: For some reason the word precipice comes to mind (but not in a bad way)...is that where we are standing now Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee? These forces colliding are necessary, no? I'm sure it's painful though, and not without casualties. Is this us evolving or morphing from individual to colony mentality? We certainly can no longer avoid our destructiveness, so maybe self-sacrifice (thinking ants) for the greater good is promising; I like to think it a GOOD thing to make us work together. You look absolutely in your element, dear man!

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #20

#6
silos, a lovely term you have coined sir Ian Weinberg the name itself suggests for preserving progeny, not bringing catastrophe, which is sheer uncanny!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
absolutely Roberto De la Cruz Utria. It is that there are very mentions of sciences making a complex network and hence leading to new phenomena that we have never heard of.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Your comment in simple terms just drove me to the edge of creativity. I am deeply obliged to you @Joel Anderson. I shall contact you as soon as I go back home.

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

3 years ago #17

Thanks for a great post. The accelerating, decelerating and interconnected journey and a challenge to all to open our eyes so that we may see; our ears so we may hear; our hearts and hands so that we may feel; and our minds so that we may think in new, different and undiscovered ways. Onward to the edge!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I invite dears Ian Weinberg to comment for they have different interests that can enrich the discussions here.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
I totally agree with what you said Jerry Fletcher/ " Dr. Ali, this post makes me wonder what form the legions of science will take in the future". The interactions of sciences may lead to complexity because of feedback effects among them. It is through searching for repeated patterns that may help. Otherwise; it shall be difficult to make predictions. Because of the emergence of new structures and relations it shall be even harder to make predictions because these relations emerge and are not subject to planning. The only way out is by being continuous learners and by enhancing our creativity that we may reveal the interacting root causes that caused the emergence. It is a hard; yet, a sweet battle.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #14

Dr. Ali, this post makes me wonder what form the legions of science will take in the future. The model of laboratories at Universities being presided over by PhDs and controlled by committees intent on maintaining their status quo must be updated. The commercial laboratories seem to draw government fire like Bell labs which was broken up by the Federal disassembly of the telephone company. What is the solution that will allow brilliance to leap from silo to silo? Who do we tear down the silos while maintaining the lifestyles of the searchers. We have know for years that the greatest intuitive growth of intelligence occurs where disciplines rub up against one another. How do we fund that both in terms of money and intellectual capital?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
You do open new venues with your superb comment Cyndi wilkins. As you know the societal cycle has been repeating for ages. In this cycle the ideas of creative people are utilized by sharp investors who reap the fruits of the creative. Wealth builds in few hands and the rich becomes richer so that 20% of the people have 80% of the wealth. This is a power law distribution like that of volcanoes. No wonder what follows in the societal cycle is the eruption of the "societal volcano" and disruption occurs leading to the self-organizing of societies and is wonderfully stated in your sharp comment. I am indebted for you and I am also thankful for sharing the buzz.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #12

The days of the opportunists doing business as a dictatorship are coming to an end...and the 'slave system' of the few who have selfishly monopolized power and money for decades is now being exposed in all areas of business and personal relationships. The state of our decay is by our own design...destroying our own biosphere with irresponsible behavior resulting in a 'man-made' global warming crisis. Open source free-energy technology has existed for decades, but our growth as a global community has been stunted by the enormous greed of 'the few' who keep things under wraps...The leaders of today are beginning to change all that because they are learning very quickly that no one nation will ever stand alone as a world power...and no one man is an island. We all need each other...and no problem was ever solved by the level of consciousness that created it...Einstein said that I believe...and by golly he was right on the money;-) Excellent buzz Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Thank you so much for sharing your insights and wisdom here...What a tangled web we weave!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee- in view of this buzz I shall greatly appreciate understanding the effect of the Profede technology on businesses and how soon you expect these effects to become very visible.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Thank you Ian Weinberg and you are spot on. Science silos no more exist.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Loved your term commercially science Harvey Lloyd. This is very true as the time lad between scientific discoveries and commercializing them are diminishing with its far societal effects. The quantum scientists has a great challenge ahead.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
I broke the eggs Randall Burns. Still, my omelette shall be inferior to yours.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Amazing synchronicity tis is Bill King. Thank you for the compliment

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Much appreciated comment Claudia Valerio Mendoza. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Your understanding and appreciation and spot on comment are amazing dear Debasish Majumder. Thank you

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

3 years ago #4

Indeed Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee it becomes clear that to achieve a more sustainable and authentic outcome we need to collaborate across individual silo's of interest. Without the ensuing integration we will surely miss the wood for the trees.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #3

Your looking sharp out there Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and his comment, some of the quantum theories are drawing macro science through this keyhole and into our very existence. My thoughts are that the Ian Weinberg post and discussion will be where this new science will be closeted. I do agree that commercially science is becoming disruptive, but i also agree that new branches of science are giving the old guard a run for their money. Space-Time is now being discussed in these new fields as "not fundamental" but emerging from quantum fields. This should give the macro science guys heartburn for a while.

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

3 years ago #2

interesting post Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, At the time the "Industrial Revolution" could be considered a very disruptive and challenging time in many ways yet our perspective from today tells us that it had to occur in order to advance to the point that we're at today. It is a "Catch 22" "You can't make an omelette without breaking any eggs"

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #1

this is almost the replication of sir Albert Einstein's comprehension at the fag end of his life, giving social science a grand dynamics! applause to you sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for such Great insights you shared. thank you very much for the buzz sir. enjoyed read and shared.

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