try out

"what it would be like if ..." ⇒ What-Questions

"how it would be if ..." ⇒ How-Questions

It is above all a matter of trying out: "what it would be like if ...". That the theoretical concept of Autopoiesis of social systems, more than expected, finds attention, is not least due to these uncertainties and to the many possibilities of further work, but above all probably due to the fact that at present there are hardly any competing theory offers in this claim situation. And other disciplines (and not only scientific disciplines) feel affected as well. (Niklas Luhmann (1987), Autopoiesis als soziologischer Begriff)