Food for Thought for the participants of the Launch of the Future Center Smart Systems

By Hans Konstapel April 17th, 2014, under Business, Completed, Computer and Communication Technology, Cycles, Economy, History, Learning

Introduction You have received a confirmation of your participation in the launch of the Future Center Smart Systems, 23-4-2014 in the Hague. If you have not received a confirmation and are convinced you have replied to our invitation, please send an email to hans.konstapel@gmail.com. To prepare for the interactive part of the meeting we ask [...]

Launch Future Center Smart Systems

By Hans Konstapel February 27th, 2014, under Completed

Wednesday the 23th of April 2014 13:00 – 17:00 we want to launch the Future Center Smart Systems. The meeting will take place in the Living Lab of the The Hague Centre for Innovation, 2nd floor Campus Den Haag, Schouwburgstraat 2, 2511 VA Den Haag. The Future Center is an initiative of LIACS, Leiden Institute [...]

About Smart Systems

By Hans Konstapel June 16th, 2010, under Biology, Completed, Computer and Communication Technology

When a Search Engine crawls the web and indexes information so that you can access it quickly, the search engine is doing Proactive Computation. Servers don’t wait for you to execute a search query to start crawling the web; they are being proactive because it takes Too Much Time to find and index what you [...]

About Autarky

By Hans Konstapel October 11th, 2012, under Biology, Business, Completed, Cycles, Ecology, Economy, History, Learning, Philosophy, Psychology

The amount of local cooperative energy-companies in the Netherlands is increasing. It all has to do with the decrease of the price of solar-sells but there is more at stake. Local energy-companies are part of a movement aimed at Autarky. Autarky is the quality of being self-sufficient. The word Autarky comes from Greek αὐτάρκεια (autárkeia), itself from αὐτός (autós) = self and ἀρκέω (arkéo) [...]

Over de Paradoxen van het Leven (in Dutch)

By Hans Konstapel August 14th, 2012, under Completed, Cycles

Op woensdag 26 september 2012, 15.30 – 17.30 heb ik een verhaal verteld over Path of Change in het Dialoques House van ABN AMRO in Amsterdam ZO. Hierbij de plaatjes van de presentatie. Als er vragen zijn stel ze gerust via het contact-formulier. Paths of Change gaat over veranderen en is ontwikkeld door Will McWhinney. Recent is er [...]

About Intelligent Design

By Hans Konstapel April 17th, 2012, under Biology, Completed, Cycles, Ecology, Economy, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics

Thermodynamics, the Science of Heat, became an important science in the 19th century when physicists started to improve the Steam-Machine. This blog is about a recently discovered law of Thermodynamics called the Constructal Law. The Constructal Law describes How Intelligent Systems emerge out of the Laws of Thermodynamics. According to Thermodynamics our Universe moves from [...]

Over Veerkracht (Resilience) (in Dutch)

By Hans Konstapel April 2nd, 2012, under Biology, Business, Completed, Cycles, Ecology, Economy, History, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

De leer van de thermodynamica is in de 19e eeuw ontstaan uit natuurkundig onderzoek dat werd uitgevoerd om de efficiëntie van de stoommachine te verbeteren. Inmiddels heeft deze wetenschap belangrijke wetten over het Universum ontdekt. Volgens de thermodynamica beweegt de energie in het Universum op de lange termijn zich van een onmogelijke extreem hete situatie, de Big Bang, naar [...]

About Perspective

By Hans Konstapel February 2nd, 2012, under Art, Completed, Cycles, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics

When we Look with our Eyes and not with our Mind we can See that Space looks very different from what we Think it is. In Our Space Parallel Lines meet at Infinity. Around 1400 during the Renaissance Painters started to look at Space with their own Eyes and discovered the Rules of Perspective Drawing. Between 1600-1800 [...]

About Number and Magnitude

By Hans Konstapel January 9th, 2012, under Completed, Computer and Communication Technology, Cycles, History, Language, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Religion

We have lost the relationship between Number and Form or Number and Magnitude as the Ancient Greeks called their Forms. A few years ago a Revolution in Mathematics and Physics has started. This revolution is caused by Geometric Algebra. In Geometric Algebra the Ancient Theories of Euclid and Pythagoras are reevaluated. Numbers are Scalar (Quantum) [...]