With the set of concepts developed here, we are able to describe, in the course
of evolution, essential changes in the reception and assimilation of information
on the part of large cybernetic systems. It also becomes sufficiently clear that
selection represents just one stage in the continuous higher organization of
information assimilation on the part of the object, and in the optimization of
the overall system. In my view, it has been sufficiently proven that it is
possible, with an information-theoretical approach, to draw a mental line from
potential reduction, and thus the second fundamental theorem of thermodynamics,
all the way to contests between highly developed systems and their regulation at
a superordinate level.
What has not been sufficiently worked out yet from my viewpoint is the exact
concept formation and a precise distinction of the concepts from one another. A
theory demanded in this context cannot be developed in one fell swoop. With its
set of concepts, it is the momentary result of an evolutionary process as well.
At the outset, certainly more questions are being asked than can be answered.
- It would have to be ensured that the theory is valid in the case of any
arbitrary segmentation of the system in sub-systems, as it is contained in the
system concept of cybernetics.
- More information on the inherent organization and for establishing
hierarchy levels in large systems is required.
- The abstraction process from physical fight to the build-up
and establishment of a new system and/or a new hierarchy level must be described
in more exact terms.
- Is it possible to identify conditions of a general evolutionary criterion
and to prove their universal validity?
- Are there limitations for analogy considerations, and if so, how could
they be found?
- Is it possible to arrive at a mathematical formulation of a theory of the
concept of information used here?
- What is missing is the description of a degenerative evolution!
- In addition, extensive studies of the autonomization and
self-actualization of biological systems (“taking on a life of its own”) would
have to be conducted to support the theses of this treatise.
- It is necessary to conceptually separate the optimization of the overall
system from the process of information assimilation on the part of the object.
- Proofs for the validity of the theory would have to be brought forward by
exactly following up on the evolutionary path of individual conditions and