Instinct Engineering: What We Learn from Invertebrate

  • Shuichi FukudaEmail author


Our world is changing from the closed world with boundaries to open world and changes occur frequently, extensively, and unpredictably. Thus, our world is rapidly shifting from explicit and verbal to tacit and nonverbal. We have been focusing our attention on products and their functions. But today we need to adapt to such changes. Thus, adaptability becomes most important. Until now, knowledge has been considered important. But knowledge is concept, and concept varies from person to person. Take music for example. It is represented by a musical score, but music is played differently from player to player. The music itself is analog. The real-world is analog. We need more direct interaction with the analog real-world to make adequate decisions. Invertebrate survive on instinct alone. But we forgot to utilize instinct. To interact with the real-world directly and to adapt more adequately, we must make efforts to make the most of our instincts. Then, we can open the door to the world of Wisdom Engineering.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Keio University, System Design and Management Research InstituteTokyoJapan

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