The Time-Space-Technics (TST) model helps make sense of historical change.
Human societies are systems with definable boundaries, structures and processes. Like weather systems, societal systems have chaotic dynamics that develop and change within predictable parameters. In both cases an understanding of past patterns can help us forecast probable futures.
TST applies evolutionary systems theory to the historical development of human societies. It creates a unique typology by classifying societies as open systems equilibrating with their natural environments in a hirerarchy of levels of organization. In doing so, it identifies an evolutionary sequence of world-views: Mythos, Theos, Logos, and Holos. TST explains how societal systems are organized by world-views, and how they maintain themselves in relation to their environments. TST also explains the factors that cause societal systems to change and eventually either collapse or evolve. The course of human history displays major quantum shifts in societal organization, correlated with the emergence of new paradigms of reality. Application of this systems model in our present era makes it possible to identify issues that constitute bifurcation points ahead. Those issues challenge humanity to avoid environmental and societal collapse. Conversely, proactive measures can attain a new level of planetary organization and integration, with its unique world-view.
This article introduces the TST model of the evolution of societal systems, and summarizes the principal features of the four historical world-views: Mythos, Theos, Logos, and Holos.
Graphic Presentation: Introduction to Time-Space-Technics
Part 1, Part 2
A brief introduction to the main concepts of TST is given in graphic form.
Book: Excerpts from Time-Space-Technics
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