For a very long time the focus of economics has been based on Newtonian physics – of particles and quantities and linear equations. Ever since the ancient Egyptians started measuring land, defining boundaries, and counting food crops, we’ve been overwhelmed by an economy that was obsessed with the very specific details of who, what, where, and when of the various things being exchanged. It’s been an interesting experiment, to say the least!
Now that we’ve discovered quantum physics, the double slit experiment, and the understanding that what looks like particles from one way of observing things also looks like waves from another way of observing things, we know that there is a whole lot more to the big picture than mere details of measurable quantity. We now know that there is also quality, which is fuzzy, and that some of the most powerful things are very truly immeasurable and unquantifiable.
Quantum physics leads the way to an economics of things that don’t just “matter”, but that flow as well!
Quantum physics helps us know more than just who, what, where, and when, but also how awesome it all is!
In physics, we know that real things flow non-linearly. In the real multidimensional world, exchanges aren’t just quantities of particles moving back and forth from point A to point B, but also are probability waves spreading out and interacting all over three dimensional space — with some areas of highly stable concentrated energy (those “highly probable” solids), and other areas of unstable low concentrations of energy (those far “less probable” vacuums), and many other areas of stuff in between, all naturally, and probably!, occurring.
Which means that we can expand our economic attention to include all those non-linear, fuzzy, qualitative exchanges that we all normally participate in, such as random gift giving and receiving, natural body processes such as breathing, eating, and sweating, our normal motivations for learning and teaching, and the unimaginably vast forms of interspecies sharing of resources such as organic waste being turned into soil via worms and microbes making compost, and plants and animals exchanging gases in the form of breathing, and the immense power of the wind, water, sun, and molten core of the Earth. If we tried to quantify all these nearly infinite local and global exchanges of resources using the old Newtonian particle approach, we’d go insane very quickly. But when we use the more quantum wave approach to assess the general quality of our overall exchanges going on in our lives, we can easily understand how well we are doing. And because the more primitive parts of the human brain have evolved over millions of years to function quite well within the environment of the Earth, we can allow our unconscious minds — which are the experts in using our built in sensory equipment to do complex physics equations fast — to assess crucial quality of life issues such as whether the air quality is good, whether we’re getting enough sunlight, and whether our families are free enough to fully express themselves of their body’s excess matter and energy.
Since this ability to assess the quality of resource flow in our lives is naturally built into humans, as long as we consciously allow ourselves to trust our instincts, we will find that we easily and quickly start working towards increasing our quality of life in the most efficient and economical way possible. And that means spending less energy creating more health for ourselves and those we exchange resources with, from other humans, to all other Earthlings, and perhaps, even to life beyond the planet.
So… are you already consciously deciding to allow your unconscious mind take over the job of chief economist, and make the important decisions about how to let your resources flow?