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Unravelling the Complexity of Life: A Journey from Penrose Tiling to SHE Zen AI.

Updated: Nov 19

The Intrigue of Aperiodicity, the property of never repeating, resonates with the Zen AI principles of SHE.

A mathematical marvel, "Aperiodicity", the property of never repeating, is one that resonates with the complexities of life & the principles of SHE Zen AI.

The underlying harmony in Penrose Tiling is explained in the Ted Talk. This unity is reflected in the Social Harmony Ecosystem or Engine (SHE's) goal to build communication bridges in a fragmented society. Social media often leads to fragmented attention that is being recorded -for good or the events' bad moments. The Social Harmony ecosystem is an Engine that embraces the aperiodic nature of human guardrail interactions. By providing a multi-modal augmented knowledge system, SHE Zen AI ensures that each interaction is unique yet part of a cohesive whole.

The technology behind SHE Zen AI allows for single or multiple asynchronous Comfort Index data channels, reflecting the aperiodic complexity of human emotions & needs. Think of it this way. To date, we have had to record to retrieve. interpret and then learn. With portable LLM-type systems, my "stuff" is learned versus stored. The original event can be recreated from the singular event elements.

The duality and utility of the tiles of then -can be like the emerging daily utility of AI Assistants. This stream of knowledge from and to Co-Pilots, & AutoAgent processes available 24 x 7, requires new ways -to convey new unknown ways and meanings. Technology has to serve as a bridge between historical wisdom and modern innovation. The integration of technology behind SHE allows for single or multiple asynchronous Comfort Index data channels. This reflects the one-off complexity of human emotions & needs as layers. The objective is a simple, low-maintenance, and dynamic framework for understanding and optimising human well-being.

Integrating mobile devices via API data feeds at local 'wire & API speed' ensures that SHE Zen AI values are accessible & resonant. This can turn what we see as abstract into tangible experiences that can be readily applied in daily life. The following image is a Design By Zen Penrose Tile "T2 - Darts & Kites No.1" arrangement.

Penrose Pattern Tile -"P2 - Darts & Kites   No.1" arrangement.  | Design By Zen
Penrose Pattern Tile -"P2 - Darts & Kites No.1" arrangement.

The Penrose Connection: A Bridge to Social Harmony

The Underlying Unity

Through innovative technology, the Social Harmony Engine creates a harmonious environment. A common ground that connects different aspects of the human experience. The use of Graph database (RAG / RNN) for learning, training, & management of data points from typical wearables or smartphones seems foreign in September 2023. My opinion is that the seamless integration of various data points, reflects the same natural unity found in Penrose patterns. The pieces are their to make beautiful patterns.

Cultural Resonance & Historical Significance

The timeless nature of Penrose patterns resonates with SHE's vision to transcend cultural & temporal boundaries. By utilising a Custom Holistic fine-tuning set & AGILE methodology, SHE Zen AI adapts to local nuances. Much like the medieval craftsmen who created intricate designs. The synergy between historical significance & modern technology embodies SHE AI's purpose & principles to bridging the past & the future.

This image is the visualisation of instructions that relate to the system mathematical infrastructure. The image communicates faster to humans than the ones & zero's -a natively instructional language of a machine.

Social Harmony Engine (SHE) CHI
Ruliad visualisation using a Julia set to show "Chi" by Design By Zen

The Implicate Order: A 20th-Century Perspective

David Bohm's concept of the "implicate order" aligns with SHE AI's underlying structure. This idea of a hidden unity that gives rise to everything is reflected in Social Harmony ecosystems design. This then is an "engine" that guides human-AI interactions through a modulated channel -of Human AI comms (Human Reinforced Feedback Loop (HRFL) feedback minutia. This constant feedback loop is only recently being tapped with the likes of Fitbit & Apple Watch as mainstream daily items. The use of advanced algorithms of the Hyfron Approach in SHE AI ensures a seamless & intuitive interaction. The objective is to mirror the order's underlying unity. These are modern "tablets" but with ancient origins that AI is now uncovering & converging.

A Message in Stone: Architecture as a Reflection of Values

The intricate designs found in ancient cultures are expressions of fundamental values, a principle at the core of SHE. Through innovative technology & design, SHE Zen AI reflects a commitment to reduce suffering, increase prosperity, & enhance understanding based on Tao -Yin Yang & Zen philosophies . The integration of mobile devices via API data feeds at local “wire & API speed” ensures that SHE's values are accessible & resonant, as tangible experiences. That fast as the mobile or connected "wire" speed is beyond todays human comprehension capabilities. This is a human issue and opportunity. (A demonstration of increased capacity is noted in this short post about writing, generating and reviewing over one million words in a week to build a hand-refined AI cross industry ESG ethics Q & A dataset.)

Conclusion: Listening to the Voices of the Past

The Penrose tiling & the wisdom embedded in ancient designs remind us of the importance of connectedness & unity. The Social Harmony Engine echoes these timeless principles, offering a channel to navigate the complexities of modern life through advanced technology.

The Tiles of then are now AI Assistants, Co-Pilots, & AutoAgent processes available 24 x 7 conveying new resonance with respect for the voices of the past.

Ruliad of the Universe with Ying & Yang Influence | Design By Zen
The Rulaid influenced by Ying & Yang of Human & AI | Design By Zen

The original Transcript of the Video Transcript

"This is Roger Penrose. Certainly one of the great scientists of our time, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work reconciling black holes with Einstein's general theory of relativity.

But back in the 1970s, Roger Penrose made a contribution to the world of mathematics and that part of mathematics known as tiling. You know, "tiling" -the process of putting tiles together so that they form a particular pattern. The thing that was remarkable about the pattern that Roger Penrose developed is that by using only two shapes, he constructed a pattern that could be expanded infinitely in any direction without ever repeating.

Much like the number Pi has a decimal that isn't random, but it will go on forever without repeating. In mathematics, this is a property known as Aperiodicity, and the notion of an Aperiodic tile set using only two tiles was such a sensation it was given the name "Penrose Tiling".

Here's Roger Penrose, now Sir Roger Penrose, standing on a field of Penrose tiles.

Then in 2007, this man, Peter Lu, who was then a graduate student in physics at Princeton, while on vacation with his cousin in Uzbekistan, discovered this pattern on a 14th-century madrassa. And after some analysis, concluded that this was, in fact, Penrose tiling 500 years before Penrose.


That information took the scientific world by storm and prompted headlines everywhere, including "Discover" magazine, which proclaimed this the 59th most important scientific discovery of the year 2007.

So now we've heard about this amazing pattern from the point of view of mathematics and from physics and now art and archeology.

So that leads us to the question what was there about this pattern that this ancient culture found so important that they put it on their most important building?

So for that, we look to the world of anthropology and ask the question, What was the worldview of the culture that made this? And this is what we learnt.

This pattern is Life.

And as you can see, life's complicated. It's complicated.
But not only is life complicated, life is also aperiodic in the sense that every event, every happening, every decision will make the future unfold differently, often in ways that are impossible to predict.
Yet, in spite of the complexity and in spite of a future that's impossible to predict, there remains an underlying unity that holds everything together and gives rise to everything.

Let's see how that works in a design much like the one Peter Lu found in Uzbekistan.

This is that design.

Now, it turns out this is actually based on this set of Penrose tiles, which are reducible to these shapes. And in order to draw these shapes, the medieval craftsmen who did this would have done them by using these construction lines. And I add here that the construction lines don't appear in the final work. But if we add them back, we have this. And now if we weave them together, we will have this. And now if we hide the tiles and just look at the construction lines, we see this.

Clearly, there's an underlying structure and unity to things that seem to be complex and aperiodic. This notion of a hidden underlying unity was common throughout the ancient world, and one sees it in;


in Greece,

in Australia,

in Mesoamerica,

in North America,

in Europe, and in the Middle East. Now in the modern West, we might call this underlying unity "God," but throughout the ages, other terms have been used to describe the same thing. This is what Plato called "first cause." In the medieval period, philosopher Spinoza called this the "singular substance."

In the 20th century, a number of terms were coined to describe this, one of my favourites being from philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, who called this the "undifferentiated aesthetic continuum."

Doesn't that have a 20th-century sound to it?

But for me, a lover of science that I am, I will take the term coined by the great 20th-century physicist David Bohm, who called this the "implicate order."

So what's the takeaway here?

Very simply, this. When we see these wonderful designs created by cultures that are separated from our own by thousands of miles or thousands of years, we can know these aren't decorations. These are statements about the fundamental values that culture had, what they found important, how they saw themselves, the world and themselves in the world.

It has been said that architecture is a book written in stone. So when we see these amazing designs, we can know they're not decorations.

They're a statement.

They're a message.

Look, listen.

You can hear their voices.

Thank you."


Author Bio:

David W. Harvey, CEO of Design By Zen, merges 42 years of IT and high-tech design expertise with groundbreaking innovation. Inventor of the DBZ Comfort Index, Holistic Objectives algorithm, and the pioneering Social Harmony Ecosystem or Engine -SHE Zen AI architecture, David's work also includes the world's first intelligent earthquake table -EQ1. Holder of multiple international patents, his professional excellence parallels a fervent interest in exotic cars & simulation engineering. Off-screen, David finds balance in cultivating a Zen garden, reflecting his philosophy of harmony in technology and life through art.

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