Humans cannot deal consciously with involution. Involution implies naturally an unconscious behavior of the individuals involved.
The degradation of the objectives is the natural answer of individuals who cannot deal with a reality. When an individual is unable to adapt to an environment in order to influence it s/he will naturally degrade the problem in order to be able to influence it.
When this process is done consciously the individual is learning. But when the individual does is unconsciously the individual is involving. Involution implies an entropic behavior of individuals in order to find an easier way to deal with problems.
We have researched the mechanic of involution in order to forecast behaviors and build the necessary entropy inhibitors in order to avoid it.
Involution begins at the same stage as evolution: understanding the purpose.
But when an individual cannot adapt to the environment s/he chooses to begin by conserving the energy in order to gain time to understand this reality.
This behavior is unconscious and produces paradoxical results. It drives to develop the necessary actions that are within the minimum strategy that is implicit in the energy conservation principle in order to survive.
Thus the survival of the individual is achieved but the purpose is left behind. Humans cannot accept that they changed a purpose. To avoid this perception individuals build the necessary fallacies.
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