What Is TRIZ: an afterthought.
Nomura Securities International,
New York, USA.
After proving to myself during the discussion with Yevgeny Karasik that TRIZ is not and should not be a science,
a question came to mind, naturally: What Is TRIZ, then?
The first thought was, A RELIGION! Since religion is defined not any better than science,
the only way to investigate this hypothesis is to test for the critical attributes of two,
i.e. TRIZ vs. religion. Religion is not a science, TRIZ is not a science - not bad for the beginning.
A religious attitude is a strong faith that one is right. Ask any devoted TRIZnik: he/she will ensure you that TRIZ IS THE RIGHT WAY.
Before arguing that TRIZ is NOT a religion TRIZniks should stop, think and then register The Church of Our TRIZ, tax-exempt!
- Intolerance toward other religions: plenty.
- Intolerance to heretics: yes.
- The Prophet (Moses, Jesus, Muhammad): Altshuller, clearly.
- Unusual and dramatic life of the prophet that led to his main deed: letter(s) to Stalin, arrest and suit,
capital verdict, 25 years, GULAG, family rejection, death of Stalin,
- Apostles: Masters (I am the one of them - I know).
- Institution: MATRIZ and its certified schools and "specialists".
- A strong ideology, prioritizing and judging of personal values, social mission, recruitment of children, ...
- all is there, big time.
- And finally, The God, invisible but omnipresent, mysterious but omniscient, untouchable but omnipotent: here He is,
The LOTSE, The Laws Of Technical Systems Evolution, always on background, planning past, present and future,
controlling with His invisible hand every invention, big and small.