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Sustainability Calling by Patrick Corsi, Pierre Massotte

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4Time and Space Revisited in the Context of Complex Systems

4.1. Time and space revisited in dwindling dance

This chapter is intended to provide an update on issues raised by several project managers (some leading to the Project Management Institute (PMI)). The subject matter is related to information systems which require that our own systems, in a broad sense, be continuously growing, creating more and more information (that is to say that their entropy is always increasing). In order to “simplexify” them (concept different to simplification), is this phenomenon irreversible?

Only part of these assertions is true: it is essential to take some of these concepts, analyze their underlying mechanisms then restore some specific phenomena and adapt their characteristics. The question is how? In nature, as in life or in any information system, some basic mechanisms are universal; we need to observe what is going on in connected sciences and make some transpositions to understand and act in our everyday affairs.

In the following, we will only study some aspects of issues related to information, information systems and decision-making, linking the concepts of time, quantum fluctuations and entropy.

In order to make the text more widely understandable relatively to physics, we will mostly use examples to illustrate some phenomena rather than theoretical demonstrations.

In fact, “time” and “entropy” in information and decision systems need to be studied, keeping in mind the mechanisms ...

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