What is the source of value? We mean value in the economic, social, and theological sense of the word.
The true source of value competes with market exchange itself for the coordination of human affairs. A successful business is a way of coordinating knowledge that is more effective than monetary coordination.
The Catholic Church is an institution that has always been regarded as more fundamental and more important than any kind of monetary coordination. The government is more important than monetary coordination. A central bank is more important than monetary coordination, and tries to influence the conditions of monetary coordination. True science is more important than monetary coordination. Education is more important than monetary coordination.
Each of these is oriented around an idea that is fundamentally more valuable than monetary exchange, and therefore commands the circulation of monetary exchange. Learning is the causal, primary ecology from which monetary circulation is derived. Education is the true foundation of the economy.
Social science is younger than natural science, born out of the French Encyclopédistes, Diderot and D’Alembert in the mid 18th century, about two hundred years after the birth of Galileo. Influenced by the Encyclopédistes, Auguste Comte attempted to discover the true basis of social science in the early 19th century. He proclaimed himself the prophet of the new religion of humanity, “positivism.” Comte proclaimed the discovery of a system for the coordination of all human knowledge. He called it “sociology.” But it turns out that Comte’s prophecies were premature. If he had had a look at what is called “positivism” or “analytic philosophy” today, or what came of it’s twin “post-modern” philosophy, Comte might have tempered his exclamations.
Comte’s prophecies went in two directions. On the one hand, he influenced John Stuart Mill’s liberalism, and on the other hand, he influenced Karl Marx’s socialism. Karl Marx sought to create an even more comprehensive total science of human history than Comte. It didn’t turn out so well. The projects of the Soviet Union, National Socialist Germany, and countless other socialist experiments, failed. Today, the tech surveillance and social credit score system of the Chinese Communist Party cites Marx as their inspiration.
Comte and Marx are fruits of the Enlightenment, which sought to organize human affairs around reason, in rejection of tradition. This was the famous “quarrel between the ancients and the moderns.” Leo Strauss also described this as the perennial tension between theology and philosophy. Christian faith and Greek reason, he claimed, were the two foundational pillars of Western civilization and they were always opposed. The tension between reason and revelation is the generative force that allowed the West to flourish, Strauss argued.
It is no wonder that Comte’s and Marx’s prophecies had failed, they had forgotten one of the basic pillars, faith/revelation. Without that generative tension between reason and Revelation, the West was bound to suffer. And now our modern academies have altogether forgotten about Revelation and theology in favor of dry desert of mechanistic rationalism or post-modern identity politics. No more generative tension.
With the increasing success of the natural sciences in the 19th and 20th century, there were established what we might call “canonical” or “final vocabulary” or human reason. We arrived at some fundamental knowledge for the coordination of human knowledge: the human genome (biology), the periodic table of elements (chemistry), the standard model of particle physics (physics). These bodies of knowledge proclaim themselves to be fundamental and final explanations of existence. These final vocabularies allowed for innovations in the material engineering of the personal computer, the internet, and modern bio-medicine. These engineering innovations are taken as proof of the incontestable truth of these systems of thought.
But these “final vocabulary” systems curiously do not give rise to the “true science of human existence,” sought by Enlightenment thinkers like Gottfried Leibniz. In fact, it seems that the rise of the prominence of the natural sciences directly corresponds with the fall from narrative social cohesion, leading to the “absence of all metanarratives,” in the 20th century. Our politics, culture, and social community is more divided and divisive than ever. Perhaps this just reflects the “Decline of the West,” foreseen by Oswald Spengler.
Gottfried Leibniz sought the “art of combination,” (the title of his dissertation), the characteristica universalis, based on Raymond Llull’s combinatorics. Leibniz’s project sought to discover the “divine mathematics” of creation, the true science of reason and Revelation.
…I planned a new way of calculating suitable for matters which have nothing in common with mathematics, and if this kind of logic were put into practice, every reasoning, even probabilistic ones, would be like that of the mathematician: if need be, the lesser minds which had application and good will could, if not accompany the greatest minds, then at least follow them. For one could always say: let us calculate, and judge correctly through this, as much as the data and reason can provide us with the means for it. – Leibniz, letter to Sophia of Hanover, 1706
This, to me, seems like the true vision of the Enlightenment, rather than the Voltairean rejection of tradition, everything that is held sacred. Leibniz was seeking reason in accordance with Revelation and tradition, not against it. In the pursuit of this divine mathematics, Leibniz ended up with the differential calculus. Pretty good, but not quite the divine mathematics of human existence, despite what neo-classical economists may think.
By comparison to natural science, the social sciences have not yet discovered their “periodic table of elements,” their “standard model.” The closest thing to a “final vocabulary” in the social sciences is Karl Marx’s theory of history, which as we have already established, is hardly a productive and life-affirming way to coordinate human knowledge.
By contrast, in the 13th century, St. Thomas Aquinas had definitively fused the two pillars of Western civilization, reason and Revelation, by combining Aristotelian philosophy with Christian Revelation. His sacred science of human existence has stood the test of time and bore many fruits. The sacred science of St. Thomas Aquinas, building on centuries of work by the Church Fathers, became the doctrinal basis of the Universal Church.
According to Leo Strauss, Western civilization is based on the tension between Christianity and Greek reason. The right brain and and the left brain, the mind and the body, the yin and the yang. The true fulfillment of the project of the Enlightenment, to awaken all people to a harmonious existence through reason, we argue, can only be accomplished by paradoxically acknowledging the reasonable value of the very thing that the Enlightenment rejected- Christian tradition.
Christianity is no longer just any tradition, but the Primordial Tradition. René Guénon who was a Catholic for much of his life, put forth the idea that all religions are derived from the Primordial Tradition. Modernity is a progressive decline and deviation away from God. Guénon wrote that we live in the “Reign of Quantity.” The pervasive emphasis on quantifying everything reflects the deadened, lifeless, machinic approach to society, which is its phase of decline. The West seems to have run out of the fresh ideas that gave birth to our civilization.
In order to realize our true value, we must recognize the foundations of the Western idea. Just as the early Church Fathers and St. Thomas Aquinas combined reason with Christian Revelation, so we today fuse the foundations of mathematics with the Revelation of Christ Resurrected.
And thus we see that everything about modern society is shedding its modernity. The rise of digital technology paradoxically signifies a return to more primordial structures of social organization. We are returning to the primordial tradition. There is no precedent, there is no “golden age” to look back to. We must remain authentic, genuine, and true to our Western origins.
This document offers a blueprint for the “true value firm.” We posit that the tech economy is going to be superseded by the true value economy. In the true value economy, market prices are increasingly forced to take into account all externalities and social conditions. The economy of the 21st century is organized around coherent, integrated, unified models of religion and social science. The true value firm is the organization which coordinates human knowledge in a definitive and legitimate manner, indexed in organic space as the order of experience. The true value organization is the platform of organic spatial media superseding digital media.
From Tech Economy to True Value Economy: Trends in the Global Economy that Point Towards the Post-Tech Economy
There are many things about the current economy that suggest that the technology based economy is actually at its peak, and will be replaced by an “education-based” economy. What this looks like is still very nascent, but these are a few interrelated tendencies that suggest things are going in this direction:
Growth in art markets
There has been a serious increase in the consideration of art as fundamental value for investors. This is a shift towards cultural investment as market investment.
Growth of “impact investing”
Impact investing is investing specifically with a measurable social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. It is basically trying to do what non-profits and NGO’s do, but within the market system.
Growth of philanthropy
Increased Spending on Research and Development
The United States, European Union, and China have all significantly increased their R&D spending since 2000. This hypothetically represents increased outlook and planning for the future. Long term considerations are being given more weight.
Growth of Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding shows how the economy is shifting from an equilibrium of win-lose, asymmetric games towards more symmetric, win-win exchange. Crowdfunding seems to be an admixture of philanthropy and financial investment. In some ways, it’s like a pure donation, in other ways, there are benefits for contributors, such as on Patreon. These benefits are similar to a traditional financial investment. The momentum of crowdfunding is towards cutting out middle men in the financial investment space and going directly from producer to end customer.
- WeFunder- investments in startups.
- Cryptocurrency token sales boomed in 2017
- Aspects of the economics of crowdfunding. (Belleflame, Omrani, Peitz)
Symmetric versus asymmetric information transfer
Many people have pointed out the paradigm shift from asymmetric, broadcast media, like television and radio, to a more symmetric, digital media environment where nodes transfer information directly between each other, rather than passively receive it from a broadcaster. This has significant implications for the organization and incentives of the wider economy.
- Jordan Hall, in 2017, describes this as a war of the Blue Church versus the Red Religion.
- Daniel Schmactenberger writes about post-game theoretic, anti-rivalrous, win-win economics.
- Mark Stahlman who runs Center for Study of Digital Life, frames this as the shift from “television” media to “digital” media. For Stahlman, television media environment retrieved the faculty of “imagination” hence the wild fantasies of the 20th century, from fascism to Jungian psychology to techno-utopianism, all fantastical ideas not really grounded in reality. The digital media environment, by contrast, retrieves the faculty of “memory.” Digital computers are total and exact memory devices.
- John Hagel III and John Seeley Brown see this dynamic in what they call “The Big Shift:”
Until now, companies were designed to get more efficient by growing ever larger, and that’s how they created considerable economic value. The rapidly changing digital infrastructure has altered the equation, however: As stability gives way to change and uncertainty, institutions must increase not just efficiency but also the rate at which they learn and innovate, which in turn will boost their rate of performance improvement. “Scalable efficiency,” in other words, must be replaced by “scalable learning.” – “The Big Shift: Measuring the Forces of Change,” Hagel, Brown, Davidson. Harvard Business Review (2009)
George Akerloff, Michael Spence, and Joseph Stiglitz received the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 for their research on information asymmetries in markets.
Subsequent research by Saxton and Anker showed that blogging reduced the harmful effects of information asymmetries.
Asymmetric information is a coordination problem that is not being fully priced into the market. And therefore the increasingly public knowledge of information asymmetries is a value opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors who can profit from these inefficiencies in the market.
The problem of information asymmetries can be addressed by an education platform that generates mutual leverage interaction at scale, what John Seely Brown calls “scalable learning.”
Valuation of Internet Companies
Internet companies are notoriously hard to value in terms of traditional finance. Fast growing startups have focused first on capturing market share, and discovering revenue streams secondarily. This reflects a fundamentally new kind of valuation. Wall St. has been stuck trying to use financial valuation models from the industrial era to try to think about valuation of information products.
In order to understand valuation of information products and spatial coordination products, we need a more general theory of value. The synchrony theory of value incorporates elements of both the labor theory of value and the marginal utility theory of value. The degree of network effects or spatial synchrony combines the amount of work with the utility per successive unit.
- McKinsey’s theory of valuation for internet companies.
- Forbes’ strategic versus operational valuation.
Changing media and economic landscape:
- Podcasts- symmetric, human-to-human knowledge transfer.
- Podcast industry expected to create $1 billion in revenue by 2021.
Defense strategy/intelligence community shift towards non-lethal warfare
Over the last 50 years, there has been a shift in defense strategy towards “non-lethal warfare.” There has been a recognition that the capabilities of lethal warfare are now at the level of nuclear destruction. We now have the capability to completely obliterate one another (mutually assured destruction). This changes the nature of warfare towards more cerebral domains.
The military funded a lot of programs in human development and human enhancement. These programs seemed premature or perhaps precocious. They reflect the turn towards non-lethal warfare, HUMINT, and human development.
- First Earth Battalion Field Manual. Jim Channon created the Army’s motto “Be all you can be.”
- Project Jedi
- Project Stargate
Transmedia is related to the field of alternate reality games. It has been described as the “technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies..”
The idea of spatial computing using a “wearable” device is utterly fantasical. People have more effectively coordinated their motion through space using tradition for untold millennia.
The whole idea of transmedia points to the idea that the narrative is the fundamental environment, not the tech. The technology is just a facilitator of narrative across domains.
Central banking is broken:
As noted by John Kenneth Galbraith in Money: Whence it Came (1975), the basic problem is that value circulation needs a foundation, a basis, a “lender of last resort.” Value circulation needs to be centralized in some manner. What is the source of value? Is it gold? Is it pure fiat trust? Is it the divine right of kings? The problem with central banks is that they don’t generate and sustain true value. They just generate technical formulas- the “Reign of Quantity.” Too bad normal people don’t eat mathematical formulas for breakfast, or draw from them the love of their family. Technical macro-economics is not the “true science of collective existence.” And for that matter, neither is Marx.
Negative interest rates? Quantitative Easing? Begging companies to borrow money to create fake value? The sole function of central banks is to maintain the farce of status quo liberalism of the Enlightenment. This Enlightenment project was based on the rejection of one pillar of Western civilization. Without the tension between theology and reason, the West suffers.
Will the US go the way of Japan? Or Zimbabwe? Or Greece?
What generates true value? Why doesn’t our economy generate true, mutual leverage value, in which both parties gain market advantage as a result of the exchange? The only way that the project of the Enlightenment can be fulfilled is to return to the foundational, generative tension of the Western idea- Revelation versus reason.
Eugene Fama’s efficient market hypothesis says that prices reflect all available information. Asset prices immediately reflect changes in local information. If there is an inefficiency in the market, an investor sees a value opportunity and corrects the inefficiency. If markets are efficient, then why don’t Wall St. stock prices reflect the murder rate in Baltimore? Why don’t Silicon Valley venture capital valuations reflect the homeless population in San Francisco? Why don’t prices reflect the post-industrial economies of Detroit and Cleveland?
Apparently, markets are not yet efficient enough. There is a massive inefficiency in the way markets are currently conceived. This is a value opportunity for the resourceful entrepreneur.
People talking about collapse:
- Bill Bonner
- Bonner has been saying that a collapse is inevitable since 1985.
- He has written books such as Financial Reckoning Day: Surviving The Soft Depression of The 21st Century (2004), Empire of Debt (2006), Mobs, Messiahs and Markets (2007).
- He is worth $940 million from his media empire Agora Financial.
- Nassim Taleb
- The author of the influential books The Black Swan (2007), Anti-Fragile (2012) and Skin in the Game (2018).
- Predicted the 2008 financial crash.
- Emphasizes the importance of “fat tails,” high-impact, highly unlikely events.
- Emphasizes the importance of putting your money where you mouth is, walking the walk, instead of just talking the theoretical talk.
- Joseph Tainter
- Tainter is a anthropologist and historian who wrote Collapse of Complex Societies (1990).
- Jim Rickards
- Rickards is a lawyer and was general counsel for Long Term Capital Management. He worked on Wall St. for 35 years
- Jordan Hall
- Founder and CEO of DivX video technology.
- He sat on board of trustees at Santa Fe Institute.
- Oswald Spengler
- Wrote the meta-historical classic The Decline of the West (1918).
- Civilizations are superorganisms that go through cycles.
- Western civilization is in its decline phase.
- The West has run out of inspired ideas and now runs on materialism and quantification.
- Spengler prophesied a “second religiosity” in the revival of Western civilization.
Instead of an inevitable collapse, entrepreneurs can force markets to be more efficient. Entrepreneurs can facilitate a “collapse” or fundamental wealth transfer through creative destruction, transferring resources to more effective forms of coordination. Entrepreneurs can force the market to generate true signal market value, which is the prototype of economic exchange, when both parties gain market leverage as a result of exchange. TSMV can be brought to market as product, a skill, and customized education environment.
These trends reflect the increasing dependence on digital technology for the functionality of society. According to Moore’s law, processors get smaller and smaller and more and more efficient. No one seems to have noticed that the exponential tendency actually points towards the silicon wafer simply vanishing into thin air! The most efficient computer may actually be space itself. The very existence of the external metallic computer actually reflects our incomplete understanding of the laws of physics. If we actually understood natural laws, we wouldn’t completely depend on an external computer for the functioning of society.
Given all of these factors, the economy seems to be headed towards a post-technological paradigm. What industrial production is to digital technology, digital technology will be to the new paradigm. Everything seems to be pointing towards the idea that markets are going to be forced to price in all of the externalities which have previously not been incorporated into the financial system. The rise of pervasive digital media is forcing financial markets to upgrade into a true valuation system, where exchange reflects true value, mutual benefit, mutual leverage interactions. This requires a reconceptualization of many different fields of knowledge and institutional understanding.
We intend to implement this market correction using a new system of education based on the apprenticeship system, with the curriculum of the liberal arts.
Symmetric information transfer, as it shows up currently, on places like Facebook and Twitter, looks like rumor, ambiguity, conspiracy, choas, narrative fragmentation. It looks like no one is in charge, it looks like Jürgen Habermas’s legitimation crisis. This is where the post-tech economic paradigm comes in. Symmetric information transfer has Hayekian spontaneous order dynamics that lead towards decisive mastery of the spatial knowledge coordination problem, across all domains simultaneously. Basically, this looks like a solution to the problem of social science, a “Core Model” of social science. Not a final vocabulary, but a distributed market ecology of actors continuously updating each other’s final vocabularies.
This is the discovery of the spatial ecology of knowledge, the more fundamental equilibrium that motivates collective movements through space. Monetary incentives are secondary to what truly drives coordinated spatial motion- self-actualization (Abraham Maslow) or flow (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi), derived from the soul’s connection to God. Why are 75% of Americans still Christian if Enlightenment rationalism is the whole truth? Why haven’t they been rationally convinced? Reason and Revelation are two foundational pillars of our civilization.
The discipline of physics has been searching for a master unification for the last 120 years. But they haven’t achieved it because they think “physics” has the answer. Physics is a sub-discipline with built in philosophical-political assumptions that cannot possibly scale to the macro-coordination of society. The master unification requires a weaving together of the most critical fields of knowledge, in the most elegant manner. All fields of knowledge are interdependent in a unified spatial ecology. The master unification is not a theory, it is an act of human courage that commands true market value, implemented directly in space.
All of the elements in this macro-analysis are dynamics of an unfolding spatial knowledge ecology. All of these elements taken together point towards the emergence of a true value economy, where the market is forced to take into account all social conditions and to produce mutual leverage, win-win interactions, at scale. And in this transition, the vitality of the human person becomes the primary coordinating force. These more effective forms of knowledge coordination intrinsically draw market resources towards them. The new economic paradigm of social organization is reflected in networks of organic spatial coordination.
Solving for Market Dominance in the True Value Economy: How to take market share from all precedent knowledge coordination models
Existing institutional models fail to produce true signal market value, mutual leverage interaction at scale. They simply do not have the pedagogy or the will. The following are some of the existing “knowledge coordination” institutions that are really attempts to create macro-scale mutual leverage interaction (mutually beneficial exchange).
The modern university has lost it’s medieval foundation. It has fully abandoned one of the pillars of Western civilization- Revelation. The total commitment to Enlightenment rationalism at the expense of tradition has been detrimental to the social sciences. It has alienated the 75% of the US population who identify with Christian tradition. Any coherent social science depends on “higher order intelligence”- God, the Infinite. Any adequate social science depends on the continuity of the tradition of Western civilization. God is the “invisible hand” which spontaneously orders social activity into patterns of meaningful relationship.
The Renaissance period of Pico della Mirandola and Marsilo Ficino knew a coordinated system of knowledge in which all fields of inquiry were interrelated under a higher order intelligence.
What we see today is that the learning function of the university is utterly detached from the practical administrative operation of the university. What is being taught in the classroom is completely divorced from the organizational form itself. This divorce results in such disasters as:
The modern university has an uncomfortable, even incompatible relationship to the market economy. This offers an opportunity to capture market share where the university is failing to educate and serve society. The spatial knowledge coordination platform is somewhere between a software platform and an education platform. It is like a software platform that does not run on a metallic computer, but runs in organic space. It coordinates incentives in the localized community, and runs by the influence and intuition derived from higher order intelligence.
The think tank model is used to promote policy and political narratives. There is good intellectual work done by think tanks, but they also command a marginal status in the economy. They rely on donations and philanthropy and are typically partisan.
- Overly partisan
- Financial incentive to ignore contrary perspectives
- Contribute to narrative fragmentation
The true value firm has research aspects of a think tank.
The consulting firm model is used to help companies achieve greater operational efficiency.
- Business intelligence
- Operational efficiency
The true value firm uses its research to consult with existing institutions to help them upgrade their coordinative effectiveness.
The intelligence community is a highly variegated group of interests, programs, projects, all united by funding of the Pentagon, and all committed towards the elusive goal of national interest and national security.
The true value firm is a global intelligence firm, integrating all aspects of geopolitical, historical, economic knowledge into a single spatial coordination framework of optimal relevance.
Incubators and accelerators
The incubator/accelerator model is used to bring companies from the idea stage to the operational market and funding stage.
- Streamline startups and entrepreneurs
The student of the true value firm undergoes an apprenticeship of entrepreneurial training, preparing him for the rapidly changing job market.
- Work spaces for independent workers, reflects the “gig economy.”
The true value firm offers a community of learners and “scalable learning.”
All of these existing institutional models reflect different aspects of knowledge coordination that could all be upgraded in their capacity by the true value firm. The marginal relationship to the market means that they do not yet reflect the reality of true value economics, in which knowledge and understanding are the primary, causal, organizing force.
Comparables to the True Value Firm: Already existing knowledge coordination firms
The following are some of the models of “knowledge coordination firms” or “true value” firms. These are the kind of firms that are replacing the models listed above and approaching the model of the true value firm.
General Assembly is an organization that offers technology education classes in programming, marketing, entrepreneurship. They are interesting as an educational model that is distinct from the university, almost completely dedicated to enhancing the tech sector. What would a post-tech General Assembly model look like? What would a General Assembly model dedicated to human and divine sciences look like?
Real World Risk Institute
Nassim Taleb’s Real World Risk Institute offers classes in risk analysis using Taleb’s unique approach, described in his numerous books. Taleb’s risk management approach emphasizes the importance of high-impact, low likelihood events. He argues that most risk management approaches tend to focus on the bell curve, that past events will effectively predict future events, which is a fallacy.
Taleb specifically says that his model is based on a medieval apprenticeship system. He draws on many fields of knowledge to form his integrated approach.
Good Judgement Open
Good Judgement Open is a superforecasting model developed by Phil Tetlock. It asks specific questions about future geopolitical events, and then tests researchers for prediction efficacy in a tournament format. The superforecasting approach is based on the field of psychology. It offers specific ways to improve forecasting research skills. The GJO has a software and social process for knowledge coordination, in which forecasters will make a probability estimate on a specific question, then engage in discussion on that topic, and the update their estimates. This allows for a collective convergence towards more accurate predictions.
Digital Net Assessment
Digital Net Assessment (previously Center for Study of Digital Life), is an organization originally funded by DoD Office of Net Assessment under Andy Marshall. Digital Net Assessment is dedicated to founding a new social science based on the medieval psychology of the inner senses, informed by the work of media theorist Marshall Mcluhan. Run by Mark Stahlman, DNA is dedicated to preserving and building upon the legacy of Marshall Mcluhan.
Neurohacker Collective/Deep Code
Neurohacker Collective/Deep Code is an organization run by Jordan Hall, Daniel Schmactenberger, and Forrest Landry that is dedicated to modalities of enhancing individual well being and collective intelligence. They are involved in a wide variety of projects providing health information in blogs and podcasts, health supplements, and engaging in deep, hard conversations.
The Catholic Church is the prototype of all spatial coordination. The ritual of the Mass coordinates people’s movements through space and orients them towards a higher intelligence reliably over generations. For all of its corruptions and inadequacies, the Church has been overwhelmingly a force for good in the world. It has provided the foundation for motivations that are higher than market incentives, and thus naturally regulates and disincentivizes the human tendencies of pride and greed. The Catholic Church will live on forever and is the Spiritual Mother of all true value firms. All true value firms will acknowledge the spiritual authority of Christ as the origin of how we count time.
Pure Theory of Spatial Networks Media Platform: Implementation of the Spatial Techne
The following is the pure theory of spatial networks that is basis of the true value firm.
The implementation of spatial knowledge coordination involves techne, craft. It involves the framework of a priori beliefs which cognize the spatial environment in terms of intrinsic categorization structures. The a priori beliefs posit symmetric, corresponding objectives or goals guiding how space will unfold. The basic a priori axioms of the spatial coordination platform involve the tacit implications of the following statements:
- The subjective experience of life, from birth to death, is a single 4-dimensional path structure (Heidegger’s Dasein, Minkowski’s spacetime).
- The “world” or “environment” is the interrelation ecology of all such path structures (Mcluhan’s media environment, and Aristotle’s formal cause).
- The efficiency of markets is caused by the efficiency of space- contextual space reflects all available information. (Fama’s efficient market hypothesis at the spatial layer. Philip Mirowski shows how the economics idea of market equilibrium is derived from the physics idea of conservation laws).
- “Choices” are valuations of context. (Strategy in Thomas Schelling’s coordination games)
- “Context” is a mapping of the whole, aggregate environment. (Compression in Gregory Chaitin’s algorithmic information theory)
- Therefore, choices are valuations of the true mapping of the whole environment. (Leo Strauss, philosophy is the attempt to replace opinions about the whole with knowledge of the whole)
- Each successive choice is a greater aggregation, a more comprehensive mapping of the whole environment. (Erwin Schrödinger’s idea that life is negentropic)
- The spontaneous order of all interdependent choices converges to the “equilibrium of spatial coincidence.” (Friedrich Hayek’s spontaneous order)
- Each choice affects the whole ecology of choices through a higher order intelligence, the invisible hand of God. (Adam Smith’s invisible hand)
- The highest market incentive or motivating force is “smooth motion through space.” (Abraham Maslow’s highest drive or continuous flow of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi). This is the causal organizing force of the spatial economy.
- The most accurate map of reality competes with the market itself for the coordination of social activity.
- Each subjectivity is a map of the whole of reality. Each subjectivity is continuously Bayesian updating each other, collectively converging towards the equilibrium of spatial coincidence. Each subjectivity is a unique and accurate, low-resolution map of the whole Infinity.
The pure theory of spatial knowledge coordination is “spatial media.” It is the conception of space as an integrated platform of spontaneously ordered, continuously and increasingly meaningful coincidence. All actors are intrinsically, unconsciously organized around this natural law, biosocial, psychophysiological equilibrium.
Essentially in the true value paradigm, space itself replaces any digital media technological intermediary. Space itself is the final media, through the belief in a transcendent God.
Some will argue that if space is efficient, then it is “random,” because of the association of efficient markets hypothesis with random walks. The order of space only appears random when higher order intelligence is denied. Higher order intelligence is the foundational axiom that generates the ordered sequence of space, as in Aristotle’s conception of the Soul- the soul generates motion. Spatial coincidence reveals the intrinsic higher order structure of space by the invisible hand.
The knowledge map of research areas of the “Core Model.”
- Messianism, the Apocalypse in all traditions
- The conception of Angels in all traditions
- The Church Fathers, St. Thomas Aquinas and medieval thought
- Foundations of mathematics
- Foundations of history
- Foundations of economics
- History of consolidation of global power- elite families, global corporations and organizations.
- Information medicine and holistic health
- Solving the extraterrestrial phenomenon
- Comparative religion and traditionalism
- Organizational literature- management, coordination, teams
- Self development- positive psychology
- Psychology of learning- learning how to learn
- Education models
- Dynamics and history of Wall St.
- Dynamics and history of Silicon Valley
- Dynamics and history of intelligence community and defense contractors