Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The concept that started it all: The Solution Quantum
The Solution Quantum
A Template for Human Organization Based on the Natural Order of Things
What follows is a proposal on how to organize human groups to solve complex problems.
In nature, matter is organized according to the principles detailed in quantum physics. A quantum is defined as the smallest increment of matter or energy that a quantum particle may occupy. In atomic physics these are protons, neutrons and electrons.
The hydrogen atom, the smallest and most plentiful atom in the universe, is composed of one proton, massive and positively charged, and one electron, with essentially no mass and a negative charge. The electron “orbits” its nucleus at fixed energy levels, which means its orbit cannot exist between these defined quantum energy levels. These orbits, according to the Riemann hypothesis, directly match a landscape generated by prime numbers.
All entities in nature are and should be organized into these prime number quanta. The progression is: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53.
Human organizations may be viewed as quantum systems, with each person analogous to a quantum particle. Individuals can associate into larger groups, but according to this hypothesis, these groups will only be stable when the number of members is a prime number.
To add to the stability of a quantum system, other characteristics come into play. In an atom, the particles also have charge and mass. It is key to note that the quantum particles in the deuterium isotope of hydrogen possess at least one characteristic similar (either opposite or the same) to one quantum particle and lacking in the other. The proton has mass equal to the neutron and charge opposite to the electron. The neutron has mass equal to the proton, but no charge. And finally the electron has charge like the proton (opposite) and no mass compared to the neutron.
Extending these principles to human organizations, the human system could be seen as composed of individuals organized into small, stable, and in our hope, dynamic groups.
In the first quantum grouping, we find two individuals who match the structure of hydrogen-1 (protium), with a proton and an electron. These individuals would be exactly opposite in one characteristic and lacking in another. The obvious human analogy is a man and woman, being opposite in gender and only one individual having a source of income. This was much more common in years past.
Although this two-body system is stable, we believe it may not be dynamic enough for our purposes. A three-body system is chaotic, meaning it has no well-defined orbit, but this feature can also be viewed as dynamic, never existing in the same place over time. This property is highly desirable when designing a system, to maximize its search of the solution landscape. We therefore shall use the deuterium model for our organizational subunit.
In deuterium the third member of the group has the same property as the positive attribute of one member, in our example income, and has neither characteristic of the other member: gender. Clearly these are not the attributes to consider. In fact, gender can never be an opposite trait due the fact that one individual has to have no gender. This appears to be a positive consequence of our deuterium model.
Consider the purpose of our organization. We must have diversity of traits to foster creativity. The traits we choose must have an opposite partner and a null partner. These could include: income (negative, positive, null), Emotional state: (negative, positive and null). After naming just a few, it becomes clear that there are very few measurable traits that match our criteria.
Upon further examination of our system, the important feature is not an objective trait from an observer, but a relative measure made by the members of the group themselves. After all it is the dynamics among members we are after, not how they interact with us.
This leads to the discovery that first, to work on a complex problem, all individuals should possess the skills and training necessary to pursue the topic (the traditional approach), but also possess a trait that one member of the group finds offensive and the other member finds neutral.
If this is the case, traits others perceive as different from themselves must be a consequence of the way they perceive the world. And what we are after are different perspectives on a complex problem from individuals with the ability to understand it.
It now becomes obvious how to assemble the group; all the traditional areas of discrimination should now be included in our assembly of the group. Then each higher-order group should possess a similar dynamic, all members find one group offensive and the other neutral. We continue to assemble the organization in groups of three to maintain the dynamic, with each higher-order group also assembled in groups of three, while all the time following the prime number sequence to maintain stability (we don’t want any fights to occur).
If our organization is limited in size due to the limitation of space, finances and also the ability to remember and know each individual member, we will follow the order of three plus prime, i.e., 3, 11, 37. Or in atomic terms: deuterium, sodium and rubidium.
This begs the question of whether the government already understands this principle and also explains all the vitriolic rhetoric on the airwaves and from Fox News.
Perhaps we have uncovered the Quantum Conspiracy.