The degree of ideality of technical systems tends to increase. Terrestial bodies tend to their natural places. The first assertion belongs to TRIZ. The second - to Aristotelian physics. Assumption that systems/objects tend to something is not the only similarity between the two. Moreover, it is not the most important one. After all TRIZ language changed recently (chiefly as a result of publications in this journal) and nowadays the degree of ideality does not tend to increase but simply increases in the course of a system's evolution. But this does not hide the main similarity with Aristotelian physics: assumption that there is a preferable/natural direction into which systems or bodies evolve or move.
As is known, in the contemporary physics there is no preferable/natural direction. Moreover spatial isotropy is one of the most fundamental principles, from which the laws of conservation follow. Similarly there should be no preferable direction of systems evolution. The evolutionary space should be isotropic.
Aristotelian terrestial bodies always fell to the ground only because in his time nobody could hurl them fast enough with escape velocity. Similarly technical systems nowadays are advanced by transitioning to a micro-level just because nobody knows as yet how to advance them by transitioning to a cosmological level !
This issue is devoted to doubting various mandatory directions of progression and contemplating the means of changing them 180 degrees without slipping into a regress, though.