Chaos Theory Requires Different Thinking
Gary Wong, Premium Member
Pranav: a force field diagram tells me that you believe you have identified all of the forces at play; e.e. known knowns. But in a chaotic situation we're dealing with unknown unknowns and unknowables that can lead to unintended consequences.
Working with chaos requires different thinking. I suggest that achieving a desired outcome should not be your goal
. The goal is to understand how the system works.
Introducing an attractor shakes up the system and we then observe how agents in the system respond. Their behaviour changes may even reveal cause/effect relationships. By increasing or decreasing attractor intensity we can shape behaviour in the direction of a desired outcome or possibly a better one. This is the notion of serendipity
You don't map what will happen since you cannot predict behaviour. But you can map what has happened including your understanding of the system.