I wrote out the above thought on a Clas Ohlson Sticky Notes note months ago and am now – finally – starting to get my own point. I think the ”got it -delay” was caused by the need for me to process my thoughts on Quantum Economics first, so that I could weave the importance of mass – of value – into the equation.
On their own, the duo of matter and information (light) are like a cold computer graphic – there is no mass, no oomph, behind the wall of the surface matter, just the surface of what things look like. This is like the visual representation of a brand that says nothing of the quality below it – you must buy to try to evaluate – but even advertisements are needed so that you are pulled in towards a purchase (so do advertisements hold negative mass?).
But looks just don’t cut it people! Even a computer simulation needs meaning – mass – behind the matter, for you to be able to use it functionally. Without mass, there is no inner purpose (the mass) to any outer perception (the matter), rendering an object unusable in practice and reducing it to theory of something that could potentially do something, but lacking defined purpose, that is not yet known. Professor Steve Blank says that a start-up is a temporary organization seeking a repeatable business model – indeed, it seeks its purpose in the world until it is found.
But so – the sticky note above. Something wasn’t right. I realized the importance of a lacking word*, and the huge practical difference between a hard equation and a malleable function, in the old note above. Therefore, the light isn’t the message – it carries the message. I forgot that mass is a property of matter. Sorry mass – I didn’t mean to forget you. It’s just that you always stay hidden behind the surface of the matter at hand. My bad. You’re so important, mass. We all love you.
The note – what I call the thought code – should read:
THE LIGHT CARRIES
THE MESSAGE FROM
IT BOUNCES OFF OF
Let me explain by putting ourselves in the function:
What is being carried, then, is the mass of the matter that the light is being bounced – or should I say reflected – from. The mass is the message the matter is conveying. The matter is like the gates to it – what we interact with. The light is the carrier of the interactor, a function carrying instructions for the calculation of value (the function being whatever utility function is deemed relevant to the matter at hand).
Remembering from Quantum Economics, in the concept of money at Orrell’s Base, the objective notion of number is combined with the subjective notion of value. A €1 chocolate bar has the same price for you and I, but the value in practice is dependent on our subjective preferences.
Let us put ourselves in the function above as the Light Carrier – as the observer of the matter at hand and as the auditor of the mass it contains. We need ourselves to be able to consider the subjectivity of the mass behind the matter at hand, and to be able to determine the presence of the matter in the first place, which we interact with as the interactor.
We carry the subjective message – the mass, the meaning – of the matter our light is being reflected off of (imagine a bridge of light between yourself and the matter at hand that you are interacting with, and you’ll get a visual catch of the drift of the carrying of a thought between yourself and another). For example, the matter is the objective €1 price tag of the Chocolate, the mass is our subjective perception of the value of the price-represented Chocolate – whatever that means for us – and the light we hold (opinion) and bounce (opinion-gathering) is, effectively, us:
”Whoa. Expensive chocolate!”
”Hey! Cheap chocolate!”
”I don’t like chocolate. This is irrelevant matter to me. Massless.”
If you want to have a bit of fun with language, think of the word ”matter” as a verb and give the chocolate some empathy – give it emotions. Talk to the chocolate. The chocolate is saying ”Eat me, for it is my purpose to be eaten!”. If you should be so playful as to allow your child’s mind out a bit, then you’ll note how the chocolate is a conscious entity-of-mass – created by the Supreme Forces of Supply – that has mattered itself to bring itself to you.
While it may sound a bit silly, then it is actually a super important thought because it allows you to trace a path of meaning back to the Founder of the Chocolate, who was entrepreneurially-driven by the delightful emotions of Chocolate to bring it to the world. To make the mass of the emotions matter again and again, the Founder started using the promise of the profit-mechanism to keep it alive and send the Chocolate into the future, also utilizing the generation-spanning potential of The Administrators who made it possible to transfer ownership of the Chocolate Corporation past the Founder’s own lifespan by guarding the sanctity of the right to ownership in the first place (at the cost of tax).
In the past, the Founder of the Chocolate enjoyed the emotions of The First Chocolate (did The Chocolate find the Founder or did the Founder find the Chocolate?) so much that the Founder wanted to bring it to you – in the future as per the perceptions of the Founder resident in the past – to enjoy as well. The chocolate isn’t just a massless, objective money machine of matter and light, but the emotions in the mass, attached to the matter representing them, carried to ourselves by the light within us all and projectable by those willing to hold their own opinions (logically required for the making of purchase decisions), are actually a resonating wave from the past emotions of the Founder, sending Chocolate Love to the future for us all to enjoy here in the now, should we choose to catch the wave upon seeing the matter of the Chocolate at hand.
Let’s work to keep Chocolate going!
Quantum Economics: bringing you physics, now with the stories of the emotions it makes possible!
ps. I believe that mass, the emotions, in practice every day is the same as carrying the body. So reading our emotions is like talking to our body. That makes it easier for me to understand what they speak of in yoga class – reconnecting with your body, your inner self, and all that.