g preoccupation into the realistic prospect of
a spontaneously coordinate planetary society." Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking
Synergetics is a product of Fuller's passionate concern with models. Concerned that society's ignorance of science is seriously destructive, he devoted years of thought to ways of alleviating this ignorance. In the 20th century, we suddenly find ourselves confronted with an "invisible" atomic reality in which the average person understands very little about how things work. Although confronted daily with "incredible technology", which to Fuller includes the natural phenomena of Universe as well as the ever-expanding inventory of human invention, the vast majority assume such phenomena to be out of their reach. Fuller attributes this widespread discomfort to both the "invisibility" of science and the devastatingly complicated mathematics without which, scientists claim, their findings cannot be described. The dangerous chasm between scientists and lay people, with the truth guarded by an elite few and the rest resigned to ignorance, thus seems inevitable.
The origin of this troubled state of affairs? An incorrect mathematical system! Long ago human beings surveyed this environment and, seeing a never-ending flat Earth, decided upon cubes and orthogonal planes as the appropriate measuring system. Today, says Fuller, we're still stuck with that uninformed early guess, and as a result, nature's behavior has seemed irrational, perverse, and difficult to describe because we're using the wrong kind of yardstick. With accurate models, he claims, this gap can be closed. The purpose of synergetics is to make the invisible events and transformations of Universe visible, through tangible models that elucidate the principles behind our energy-event Universe. Human beings will thereby be able to "coordinate their senses" with a new understanding of reality.
Synergetics is full of tantalizing models; the difficulty comes in assigning them to aspects of physical reality. However, a number of notable examples, in which a newly discovered scientific phenomenon is described by one of Fuller's previously developed models, suggest that there may be many more such successes to come. The immediate goal therefore is to unravel and study the geometric system [IT]self.
Edmondson, Amy C.. A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller (Back-in-Action books) (pp. 17-18). EmergentWorld LLC. Kindle Edition.
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the concept of the "S-matrix" (a mathematical tool that helps us understand Standard Model
particles). Beyond the physics community, Wheeler is probably best known for coining the terms
"black hole" and "wormhole". But he also coined a slightly less familiar phrase - "it from bit" - and
this is what concerns us here. The idea of "it from bit" IS a complex one, and Wheeler's own
description of it is probably still the best. In 1990 he suggested that "every 'it' - every particle,
every field of force, even the space-time continuum itself — derives its function, its meaning,
its very existence entirely… from the apparatus-elicited answers to yes-or-no questions, binary
choices, bits". The "it from bit" principle, he continued, "symbolises the idea that every item of
the physical world has at bottom… an immaterial source and explanation: that which we call
reality arises in the last analysis from the posing of yes-no questions and the registering of
equipment-evoked responses; in short, that all things physical are information-theoretic in
origin and that this is a participatory universe".
our current reality by evidence to the contrary. In other words,
when the nature of inquiry conflicts with the nature of reality,
we collectively experience a paradigm shift. Suddenly, the earth
is no longer flat, the Sun does not fall off the edge of the sky
and fire is no longer a manifest of magic. We are living through
ONE of those times." Ray Podder
int of understanding dimensions, that they are all but symbolic representations of
information. Once you understand this, you can realise that all experience is just a symbolised
representation of information, that the information is the true reality and the method of
symbolisation is a choice. Our experience is our choice of the representation of information.
Every quality we experience that has variation is a dimension, so while we may have the experience
of a reality of 3 spacial dimensions, there are far more dimensions than that in our experience.
In the dream, I went into some depth about 2 and 3 dimensional qualities, such as colour and
how every part of our experience, yes even emotions, can be seen as the symbolic projection
of dimensional information, which could also be represented formulaically, each parameter
representing a dimension, but I will cut to the chase here.
Neither science nor religion has satisfactorily explained where "this lot" came from, for
whatever answer they give, there is always the question, "and where did that come from?".
Even philosophy cannot explain this unless first it shows that everything is information.
Once this is recognised, we only have to ask where the information came from and the answer
to that is it all comes from nothing. There is no need to ask where nothing came from, yet it
contains all the logic needed to propagate all possible information. The information we
symbolise as experience is but a tiny fragment of the whole which contains all possibilities.
THE INVISIBLE MAN EXPLAINS DIMENSIONALITY