On Models and Possibility
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“I like to think of everything that is possible as the universe of possibility. The universe of possibility is what’s possible regardless of what we think is possible.
Each of us has an internal model of reality – a reality model – which we develop throughout our lives. Our reality model paints an image of what’s possible. I call this component of the reality model, the possibility model.
This can be extended to the collective level. We have collective reality models, and by extension, collective possibility models.
Impossible can mean something outside the universe of possibility.
Impossible can mean something outside a collective possibility model.
Impossible can mean something outside your current possibility model.”