Certainly one of the most important books I’ve ever read. Taleb combines scientific, mathematical, and economic ideas to produce an incredibly cogent, original, and timely discussion of our collective technological and social evolution. Taleb encourages us to build robust, resilient, fractal, and “Antifragile” structures that improve over time, in contrast to the fragile nature of modern, rational systems that fail so easily and often. This books almost seems like an extension of my sociology dissertation I wrote in 1992. Antifragile is not only an entertaining, fascinating read but a highly practical one too that yields specific ideas, every few pages, you can apply to your life. Just brilliant.
Startling new research reported in Science Magazine suggests that the quantum field of the universe has a fractal distribution. Fractals are objects that appear increasingly detailed the closer you look like galaxies, mountains, rivers, and the human cardiovascular system, for example. Measurements of a commonly found semiconductor show that electron waves, under certain circumstance, in this case near the metal-insulator boundary, appear as fractals. It was previously thought that the waves would localize in a uniform, regular way. This new research shows that waves are fractally distributed according to a power-law.
The significance of this finding is that supports the idea that many different types of systems, at various scales, are capable of self-organization. This is because systems with fractal distributions often possess chaotic dynamics which in turn support self-generating evolutionary-processes. As discussed in Opening Minds, and elsewhere on this blog, it is highly likely that chaotic, self-organized processes are found in remote viewing phenomena and also the unexplained effects of crop circles.
This fascinating, “must-see” video by John Michael Mallon presents some amazing information and pictures about the relevance of scalar-wave energy to our lives. More information at The Healing Universe website. (Thanks to Shar for finding this.)