"There is a fundamental language of systems that provides a way to describe both structures and functions that is universal across any kind of system… I am nearing completion of the basic specification of the language and will be presenting my results at the next ISSS conference in Boulder CO this July… This language, which I formally call SL, but privately call "systemese", is like the machine language of the universe . Any system you choose to analyze and model can be described in this language…!
The beauty of the approach is that the end product of analysis is a compilable program that is the model of the system. The language does not just cover dynamics (e.g. system dynamics), or agents (agent-based), or evolutionary (e.g., genetic algorithms) models. It incorporates all of the above plus real adaptivity and learning (e.g. biological-like), and real evolvability (as when species or corporations evolve in complex non-stationary environments)… Systemese and mentalese (the language of thought), a concept advanced by philosopher of mind Jerry Fodor, are basically one in the same! That is, our brains, at a subconscious level, use systemese to construct our models of how the world works.