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 worldview 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, these levels are referred to as:

  • Super-system
  • System
  • Sub-system

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 Super-system. The Sub-system 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 many different Sub=systems 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 all levels of the System in order to trend toward limitless possibility.

Learn more below about fSI frameworks I have developed that center on the human as the System. (Coming very soon… tap me about this. Ignore the old stuff below.)

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

You cannot truly know something without understanding its opposite.

~ CK Chung

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