Why is a one-world
government doomed to fail in good complexity-governance?
As described by most complexity theory writers as early as in the 1990’s
our complexity threshold was reached around the year 1995. Since then
complexity goes on growing to a point at which even big entities like NATO
understand that they are not able to run complexity governance without a large
and qualified participation of civilians. Only few individuals think they can
force a One World principle upon humanity with force and violence, and as ever,
these individuals are detached from reality. The times in which great emperors
like Alexander had any thing to say are gone. And even Alexander the Great only
managed one target that survived himself and his empire: the only thing that
survived was the rich and constructive complexity
pattern he carried with himself during his conquests. The rich Greek
culture that derived its influence in all cultures visited by Alexander
survived by large the ambition of empire. What counts? The complexity pattern,
the culture is what counts.
The quality of complexity is such that single individuals are not
capacitated to run complexity governance. It is simply too complex. For this
reason, new structures like Complexity-Governance-Grids need to be set. Before
such a grid can come into life a critical mass of citizens on the globe will
need to gather complexity governance skills. The World Grid of Complexity
Observatories has been founded as the root of this move.
Single individuals not only do not stand a chance to run complexity
governance, they are completely overwhelmed when they try to take control.
Their despair is transformed in anger and as long as they have enough power
they’re a danger to humanity, because they can be very violent and destructive.
In order to make the planet a safe place, these powerful individuals (mostly
the owners of capital) need to either give away their power or be dispossessed.
Their wealth needs to be distributed, but in a way that allows for complexity
governance of the overall. This includes a strategy to lower the impact of
trauma on planet earth below 20% average impact in any given society. Further
goals are to be published by complexity architects.
Complexity architects have always existed and have always guided society to a
new form of being. Most of them were not aware of the quality of their doing.
This has changed since thinkers like Yaneer Bar-Yam publish.
Science development has reached maturity regarding the core structure of
life itself by unveiling basic rules for complexity development. This knowledge
cannot be buried deep under the cover of ignorance any more because of the way
knowledge spreads in the Internet.
The rule of force is a grotesque atavism of backwards-ignorant losers
who face their own fate in their own terms. Any use of force is punished with
violence because complexity emergence does not allow for a different outcome. Those
abusing others yesterday pay today their deeds. They seem to ignore the
In the terms of constructive and active peace, violence has been banned
long ago. It’s all a matter of time and critical masses of people understanding
this new and welcome evolution.
 Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity
Profile, Yaneer Bar-Yam
New England Complex Systems Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA a(Dated: December, 1997)