A MACROSCOPIC VIEW OF PLATO’S CAVE
USING MY INTERPRETATION OF BOHM’S Wholeness and the Implicate Order :
The macroscope is to the infinitely complex what the microscope is to the infinitely small and the telescope to the infinitely large. Here is what Joël de Rosnay, its designer, had to say about it:
Today we are confronted with another infinite: the infinitely complex. We are confounded by the number and variety of elements, of relationships, of interactions and combinations on which the functions of large systems depend. … We must be able to understand them better in order to guide them better. … Now a new tool is needed by all those who would try to understand and direct effectively their action in this world, …
I shall call this instrument the macroscope (from “macro,” great, and “skopein,” to observe). JOËL DE ROSNAY, THE MACROSCOPE, 1969.
Here are a few examples of how de Rosnay used the macroscope to look at the effects of human activities on the biosphere:
I studied the macroscope in a university course titled L’Homme et son environment in 1981. and, as a learned-ignorant generalist with two general BAs, acquired at 28 and 37, and one unspecialized MA in ZooAnthropoSociology, at 47, I have used my mind as such a microscope since the early 80s to find out why specialists cannot use humanity’s accumulated knowledge to solve the problems created by progress.
Here is what I have discovered using the Internet in the 2000s:
NB Scrolled down slowly by step to analyze each step