What kind of life do you want to choose? This is an interesting question. We have always been accustomed to thinking that the chosen vision of life is often difficult to achieve, but we do not realize that sometimes we are our greatest enemy. What we do intentionally or unintentionally will obstruct ourselves rather than promote success. The first step in getting rid of this state is to change perception.
Modern science has enabled us to broaden our cognitive boundaries, but it has also bound everyone with a worldview. Since the 17th century, the universe has been portrayed as a mechanical clock, and we are insignificant individuals. After the birth of quantum mechanics, the world was reinterpreted: in the quantum age, the universe is full of infinite potential, all things connected, and together participate in shaping the whole. This new perception of perception encourages us to get rid of the old limitations and embrace the infinite potential of uncertainty.
Since the 17th century, determinism has always dominated. Until 1927, the German quantum mechanic Werner Heisenberg proposed a milestone uncertainty principle. Position and momentum cannot be measured at the same time, we have obtained one of the characteristics, which means that it is necessary to lose another feature, which means that we know that there is a boundary. The principle of uncertainty has changed the scientific “truth” about certainty.
Heisenberg’s discovery has another deep meaning: the loss of objectivity. The observer (scientist or measuring device) invades the space of the observer (electron), and as a result, the boundary or separation between them disappears. This is also known as the observer effect. If we influence the objects we observe, we do not really observe them from an objective perspective.
The principle of uncertainty forms the concept of a truly interactive universe in which the observer influences the observed person. If we do not demarcate from what we see, we must acknowledge that consciousness affects and thus changes what we are observing through beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. The main driving reality is consciousness, not the so-called material reality of the mechanical worldview. Instead of separating reality from reality as something that is “external”, it is better to adopt a better statement of “reality creation”. Reality is always self-created, and we are an integral part of this process.
That’s why embracing uncertainty is so valuable to our daily lives. Uncertainty is related to change and likelihood. In order to fully realize our potential and feel energized in our lives, we need to know our role in the future development. Certainty and determinism deprive us of our right to participate in the creation of the future, and uncertainty restores it. When we learn to accept uncertainty, we can promote the changes we expect in our lives through openness and accessibility. Adhering to pre-determined results, our choices become smaller and often fall into fear. The concept of predictability leaves us away from creation because the future has been programmed into the script. But when we accept that all life from the micro to the macro world is uncertain, we can restore human potential.
“Representation” refers to how people’s experiences of the world are affected by the subtle characteristics of the objects they touch and the living environment. The famous Japanese designer, Naoto Naoto, has always been fascinated by people’s behavior in daily life, especially when people interact with objects and the environment in an almost unconscious way.
This book brings together more than 100 pieces of design by Naoto Naoto, which appropriately reflects his thinking about the concept of “figure”, which perfectly reflects the designer’s view of the dynamic interaction between people, space and objects. The artist’s work is placed in the context of the contemporary design world, providing first-hand information on its design philosophy.
The population wave started in the UK and spread to Europe and the United States. In the first round of the wave of recession, Asia’s replacement of Europe continued to surge. In less than a generation, the population wave will return to Africa, the birthplace of human civilization. The ebb and flow of the tide, every major change in the demographic structure will trigger the rise and fall of the country, thus building a different international order.
The most profound change that the modern world has experienced is the change in demographic structure. Taking baby boomers and centenarians as examples, they represent two major transformations of the global population. The first is the expansion of population and the road to modernization in Europe. The second is the demographic crisis brought about by the aging of the population. Why does population change shape the modern world to a certain extent? The book gives a comprehensive analysis from the aspects of economic growth, technological progress, politics, military strength, religious culture, and social form. How to reposition the relationship between technology and people? This is another wake-up that this book can bring to us. In the future of shrinking population, technology is still an important boost to the population crisis, and the next round of economic take-off is brewing here.