Functional

Systems

Integration

fSI

So, What is fSI?

fSI stands for Functional Systems Integration – a philosophy of my own creation. I think it could be described as a unified philosophy of life, as it contains elements that span across logic, theory, practice, and history.

Logic

fSI is a limitless intelligence that is fundamentally rooted in a hierarchical perspective of complex systems, based on the concept of the holon – something that is a system and part of a system at the same time.

Theory

fSI focuses on three levels of the holon. Starting from the top of the hierarchy, I refer to these levels as:

  • Supersystem
  • System (Center)
  • Subsystem

The Center of focus is on the System. The System is a holon because it is a whole, in and of itself, and it is also a part of the Supersystem. The Subsystem is also a holon because it is also a whole, in and of itself, and it is a also part of the System.

There may be multiple Subsystems on a single level under a System.

Practice

By considering these three levels, we may be able to broaden our perspectives past the single-level, binary views humans tend to exhibit. Of course, there are an infinite number of levels in the universe, and they may certainly be explored in fSI, but we must begin by looking past the first one.

The aim of practicing the fSI philosophy is to be conscious of the integration necessary across Subsystem and Supersystem levels of the System in order to trend toward limitless possibility.

Note

The integrative nature of fSI allows for a limitless perspective of life. Acting functionally across systems does not deny form, but rather integrates form in a function-forward fashion.

[In-Progress] Learn more below about fSI frameworks I have developed that center on the human as the System with the goal of chronobiopsychosocial infinitude.

The Evothrive Matrix

Development currently in-progress (7/23/2022)

Biological

Emotion

Body

Psychological

Cognition

Mind

Social

Interaction

Universe

Probabalistic Superposition

The key aspect of Functional Systems Integration lies in the concept of a limitless oneness.

Work-in-Progress

This is no more than a working theory/model of mine at this time. It may even be more accurate to say that it’s just me trying to arrange all of the random information about human performance that is scribbled on my whiteboard or floating around in my head.

I’m not married to its current form, so if the schema can be improved upon in any way, I’m open to it. If some of the points seem familiar, there are definitely roots in a range of disciplines and concepts I’m influenced by, like:

  • Bayesian Probability
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Chaos Theory
  • Complexity Science
  • Contrastivism
  • Design Thinking
  • Emergence
  • Epistemology
  • Golden Mean
  • Holism
  • Kolmogorov Complexity
  • Learning Transfer
  • Mindfulness
  • Network Neuroscience
  • Positive Psychology
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Relativism
  • Socratic Questioning
  • String Theory
  • The Headless Way
  • Tao
  • Thermodynamics

You cannot truly know something without understanding its opposite.

~ CK Chung

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