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Universal Systems Model : Academic perspective x Matrix/DNA perspective

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

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At the academic team, there is a field called ” Universal Systems Model” and they has a diagram model:

Input > Process > Output > Feedback > Input > Process > ….

Notice that this is resume of the Matrix/DNA’s formula diagram, where:

Input = F1
Process = F2,F3.F4,F6
Output = F7
Feedback = F7>F1

The meaning difference is that the Matrix/DNA diagram is related to natural systems, which works moved by the life’s cycle force, while the academic diagram is related only to mechanic systems and automatized operations machines.

A second difference is that ( as we can see in the text below), the academics refers to ” open loop” and ” closed loops”, where the system begins with the open loop and the component “feedback” constitute the closed loop, in a clear reference to the states of opened systems and closed systems of Matrix/DNA formula.

A third difference is a curious one. The academic model missing the function 5, which is responsible by the reproduction of natural systems. But, when they inserts the function “feedback” they gets the recycling of the system. This difference is lots of food for thought. First, we need to define the difference between the natural reproduction and the human made machine/recycling. Is there a difference? It seems that, while natural reproduction includes entropy and death, the mechanistic recycling can avoid them. But, it seems that natural reproduction saves more energy than mechanistic recycling, due the natural reproduction using half of its energy at grown state for to feed the production of a new system, while at mechanistic recycling, the component “feedback” always comes with a new charge of outside energy. So, maybe we could change the academic model to:

Input (information + energy) > process (when half of that energy is driven directly to the input) > output > feedback (without new charge of energy) . It would produce a revolution in modern technology! So, let’s go searching a way to do it.

Matriz Universal: Software de Sistema Fechado

The Matrix/DNA Formula as Closed System

The MatrixDNA as Astronomic Closed System

We will need studying the academic texts, as well the technical names, etc., for to search ways of interactions between the two models, with the goal for applying the Matrix/DNA formula to optimizing the technology.

Then, the first step will be ” googling” “Universal systems model”. As beginning, I am posting here the link to a PDF:

https://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/cms/lib/NC01001395/Centricity/Domain/1555/3.03_Universal_Systems_Model.pdf
Technology Competencies Problem-Solving
Fundamentals of Technology
Where we can read:
Explain the universal systems model
• Explain the components of the universal systems model
• Explain systems models in the context of the systems of technology such as communication and transportation
• Explain the elements or resources of technology as inputs to systems
The universal systems model is an attempt to graphically depict processes of all sorts. Viewing something through the scheme of the universal systems model is an attempt to simplify something that is relatively complex. The model typically includes a look at system inputs, processes, and outputs for open loop systems and a fourth component, feedback, is included in systems that are perceived to be closed loops.
These are often referred to as the “resources of technology.” System Inputs • People • Information • Tools and Machines • Materials • Energy • Time • Capital
Processes vary depending on the area of endeavor. For example, one of the main processes for a manufacturing company would be secondary material processes: separating, combining, conditioning, forming, and casting. However, a communication company would be encoding, storing, retrieving, transmitting, receiving, and decoding information. Outputs generally include certain eventualities such as expected, unexpected, desirable, and undesirable. For example, a manufacturer expected to make a profit, and this is desirable. However, the company did not expect to pollute the water when it accidentally spilled chemicals onto its loading dock. This output is undesireable.
Systems experience entropy.  Entropy is the degradation of all systems whether man-made or natural.  For example, the fuel system in an automobile malfunctions over time. Systems and sub-systems are interdependent. For example, in order for the automobile’s fuel and electrical systems to work together, the engine must be correctly timed.
Component Systems of Technology
The component systems of technology are:
B. Communication Systems – Systems that change information into messages that can be transmitted.  These systems include a sender, message, receiver, and feedback.
B.  Structural Systems – Systems that use goods and materials to build structures that will resist external force, support a load, and hold each structural element in a relative position to other parts.
C.  Manufacturing Systems – Systems using materials and processes to produce usable products.
D.  Energy, Power and Transportation Systems – Systems that convert energy into mechanical, fluid, electrical, radiant, chemical, and thermal energy.