In This Issue
Week of 11/28/2016
Vol. 21 Issue 39
FEATURE: Behind the World’s Patterns: Flow and Interaction
- The Two Test Crucibles
- Chaos and Complexity
- Proving Half the Concept
- The Universal Principle
- The Final Act
Quotes of the Week
- Chaos Mathematics in Nature
- The Lorenz Attractor
- The Next China Fake Product: “Market Economy” Status at the WTO
- Sprint Tests 200MBps Cellular Data
- Google Finally Figures Out Smartphone Branding
- Forget Air Gaps
In my early 20s, I had an Aha! moment, when I realized that one could gain a much deeper understanding of the world by training the brain to look for patterns. So, I did. And for the last 21 years, I’ve used this focus to bring our members the two things they say, in each year’s survey, they are paying for: finding large new strategic aspects of the present world and getting accurate predictions about the future.
During this time, there is no doubt that the question I have been asked most often is: What’s the secret? How do you do it? The good news here, of course, is that our members now accept what no one on the street would believe: one can indeed predict the future, and there is a way of doing it that increases accuracy with practice.
It would take a book to describe this process properly, and I have just finished writing such a book, but that question – “What’s the secret?” – has always struck me as having a deeper dimension. I think people are really asking, “Is there some kind of unifying principle to everything?”
Until recently, my answer would have been: Not that I know of.
But, as of a few months ago, that answer has now changed completely: Yes, there does appear to be a unifying principle behind everything, and all of the patterns that we see are reflections of that principle at work. An even simpler response would be: Yes, there is a single pattern behind the patterns.
I’d like to walk you through the discovery process I took, so that, as you start to see the power of this idea, you will have a chance to share the same mounting sense of excitement and wonder that I’ve had, in what turns out to be several decades of search.