Hidden Potential

We begin to ponder that which we are calling _hidden potential_.

As we look at complex systems – the human systems of schools and the computing systems of microservices – we wonder about that formless energy held 'below the surface' in what is called quantum potential.

Quantum potential was named by Bohm to define that emergent potential held in the pre-space realm of the enfolding 'implicate order' that guides the manifestation of increasing complex order in the unfolding 'explicate order'.

After participating in the demo day of a recent professional DIG in Australia, David's head went back, his eyes toward the ceiling in a moment of recognition. If such amazing creative genius could be released by busy five adults, what might happen with a classroom of 25 or 30 focused students?

He was glimpsing the hidden potential of a complex system.

We ponder these thoughts in the context of complex computing systems. Might there also be hidden potential there that could be realized with astonishing impact once a process of emergence is developed? At this stage, we don't know, but wonder if this question might be worth leaning into.