In 1926 the German scientist Werner Heisenberg formulated the well-known uncertainty principle. Such theory states that you must first be capable of measuring the present position and velocity of a particle in order to be able to predict its future position and velocity.
At the present time another constant feature stands out: the uncertainty. The level of complexity and uncertainty of our society has increased in a short time due to the globalization of exchanges and competition, the global information network, the pull-down of the great structuring ideologies, the acceleration of migratory phenomenon and the weakening of many moral points of reference. Thinking about nowadays means thinking about the cultural model change and new paradigms such as the complexity principles, the Chaos Theory and the System Dynamics – a methodology that enables the creation of simulation models of which the elements are related forming a loop of feedbacks.
The idea of a static and objective world fell down at the end of 20th century. As soon as marquis Laplace's deterministic model stating that the existence of a set of scientific laws would allow us to predict whatever that was happening in the universe also collapsed in 1900, the current high instability context meant the definitive elimination of the deterministic model and, therefore, Newton's mechanical model. The 17th century physicist defined the world as “the perfect mechanism of a clock”. Newton developed a model which allowed humanity to interpret “reality”, granting the quality of being foreseeable and objective. Physics, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology and even contemporary Psychology developed their theories on the basis of this model. Today uncertainty forces us to design a new model of production and interconnection based on identity, information and connection. Today modern science and technology are founded upon the quantum theory, which derives from the uncertainty principle and supports duality between waves and particles. Nothing is foreseeable, nothing is absolute. Only the combination of elements points out certain number of possible results.
According to the uncertainty principle you must first be able to measure the current position with precision in order to be capable of predicting its future position.
Biopol’H’s present situation is marked by the accumulation of healthcare resources, which turns it into one of the main platforms in terms of medical innovation and biomedicine in Catalonia. Taking this definition of the present as our starting-point, Biopol’H’s mission is to work hard to build a conceptual and territorial space which boosts the creation, transference and spreading of new knowledge in biomedicine and Health Science. This is to generate synergies among welfare, scientific, formative and business fields.
We must learn how to deal with uncertainty, so that we can achieve the creation of this new environment in which companies, enterprising entrepreneurs and researchers can initiate new projects focused on the market in an easy and efficient manner.
Just like the duality between waves and particles, which exchange their behavior avoiding this way the future prediction, uncertainty makes us adapt to changing environments and circumstances, makes us be creative enough to face what is unpredictable and so explore new unsuspected channels.
As the American scientist Richard Feynman sets out: the visualization of the duality wave-particle leads us to the sum of possible stories. The particle is supposed not to follow only one story or route in the space-time line but it goes from one point to another through all its possible ways.
In short, uncertainty gets us to add up efforts, to interaction and to create a team spirit. E pluribus unum. Based on many, one.