To move to stay – Like Alice, we have to move faster to get ahead

Red Queen hypothesis

The conversation of the red queen with alicia serves as a poetic basis for understanding the movements of the world through history.

  • Alice looked round her in great surprise. ‘Why, I do believe we’ve been under this tree the whole time! Everything’s just as it was!’
  • ‘Of course it is,’ said the Queen, ‘what would you have it?’
  • ‘Well, in our country,’ said Alice, still panting a little, ‘you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.’
  • ‘A slow sort of country!’ said the Queen. ‘Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!’

alice red queen run

Lewis Carroll in “Alice Through the Looking Glass” laid the foundations of a state of motion that by the mid-1800s was not still so clearly seen, but what we do know from looking at it now is that where taking place and those who remained at the top had to move on, and the speed of that movement was seen in the results.

And now…

Coming back to the present we can say that a much greater percentage of the world population has already understood, even if they act unconsciously, that the movements are and that as Leigh Van Valen presents, “the ability of a family of organisms to survive does not improve over time “, So if you do not run the context ends up consuming you.

Then knowing that we must move on and believing to know the environment where we do, what is the point? The magnitude of information that is produced is countless and we are lost among so much data trying to monopolize them all. The ease to reach any other person in the world is taking place like never before, and in the same way the number of people who can do it. So thinking as the Red Queen about Alice we could daresay that, if she did not know, even if she did not say, it is necessary to know the way we run and take advantage of the knowledge of the environment as a shortcut.

To filter the data to get information, and to be prepared so that the day we reach who we want to reach we can keep running for what gives us pleasure to run.