The Art of Simplexity

How complexity emerges from simplicity, and how complexity can be understood through simple rules and the connection, between complexity and simplicity, leads to simplexity.

An idea/ concept that appears to be simple yet is very complex and vice versa.

Atoms are relatively simple. As a collection, complex behaviour emerges, such as superconductivity and fast ion conduction.

A simple stone is a complex structure of atoms, and one stone can be one piece of Burj Khalifa.

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand led to World War 1 and the events after that. Small actions having huge consequences.

The stock market is complex, but even simple pieces of news can shake the index.

Animals have about 1 billion heartbeats per lifetime, determined by the mass of the animal. Given this, humans should only live to 20 years approximately, but since they game the system by using their brains, they live way longer.

A houseplant, with its micro hydraulics, metabolism, and planned mix of nucleic acids, may be more complex than a manufacturing plant.

A guppy’s biological system is more complicated than a system of a star.

Amazon makes recommendations that look simple. The computers store what you have bought and similar customers have, then analyze a trove of millions of data through data to come up with a suggestion. 

Understanding how complex systems arise from simple parts — simplifying them in a way that can be used to make predictions and design useful systems — has become a science in itself.

Human beings are not trained in this way. We mistake immensity (size, speed & scale) for complexity and subtlety for simplicity. Humans think a shock and awe should win a war, not sustained guerilla tactics. In 2016 Leicester City won the Premier League over the big spenders like Chelsea, Man U, etc.

How complexity emerges from simplicity, and how complexity can be understood through simple rules and this connection, between complexity and simplicity, leads to the term simplexity.

Simplexity analyses various factors and figures if they are simple or complex. The aim is to look deeper into things before making decisions.

The simplexity of the universe would show much more than what was imagined.

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