I have been making physical and cyber models of some of the basic Synergetic Principles in anticipation of using them in an upcoming seminar. I have decided to post them here as I complete and animate them. I’ll give a brief description of what we are looking at with some possibilities.

This model is a 3 frequency Vector Equilibrium [FULL ANIMATION] and is the root of much of synergetics. We are not showing the vectors here, only the spheres, and, for demonstration purposes, they are half the unit radius. As the object rotates about the Y axis we can see many variations in alignment and symmetry. I suspect this is typical of many of the “particles” we are dealing with. As it rotates it may appear very differently depending on one’s POV. This also contributes to the Heisenberg Principle in that it is virtually impossible to locate the exact center in the midst of the spin. Remember we are talking about trying to lock an unknown, unseen object in space and time as layers of other “particles” whiz around it. Like trying to see where the end of a fan blade is.

The 3 frequency is significant as it represents the upper limit of unique sphere nestings. The outer layer of 92 gives us the number of unique, regenerative elements. The total number of spheres is 238, the atomic number of Uranium, the heaviest of the elements. We’ll go into this in another post.

# Tag Archives: dimensions

# Forward

As the 21st century dawns, we find ourselves on the brink of what may be mankind’s greatest challenge. Can we, as a species, use the tools we have at our disposal to continue to survive, if not thrive?

In the broad spectrum of information we have available, the data can be interpreted in many ways. On one end of the spectrum we can envision shortages leading to conflicts which, if left unresolved, may continue to spread and escalate to a point of no return which could lead to extinction. Another extreme could have us using technology at our disposal in an environmentally responsible manner while providing humanity with wealth and abundance unthinkable at the moment. While there is also an entire range of choices in-between, I can’t help but believe that the extremes presented are the true choice.

In this work I would like to examine the choices available to us in such a way as to enable each of us to understand that there are, indeed, choices and that each of us has the opportunity to participate in our own evolution in a very real and tangible way.

I would like to state at the outset that all of the ideas presented here are the direct result of my having studied the works of Richard Buckminster Fuller over the past 30 years.

We owe him a lot.

# Connecting the Holons

So here we have the animation which is the overview of all the images we have been showing here. Using simply 24 straight lines, 14 spheres and a surrounding torus or two we have constructed a basic 4 Dimensional structure which, with surprisingly little modification (and only to positions and lighting) can be manipulated to model; Platonic Solids, several scientific and religious icons and many scientific, musical and financial concepts. I would like to propose that, perhaps, this modelling system can model anything we an imagine. After all, isn’t that exactly what we are doing?

Let’s consider that each of these models is a Holon. That is something that is whole in itelf and yet part of something bigger. Salt atoms are Holons unto themselves but combine to form salt molecules and salt crystals. Humans are Holons but come together to form groups, tribes, communities all of which are Holons. We will go into detail on this concept in another page. For right now we are going to see if, maybe, we can get some form of basic Holon “structure” which works at more than just the “micro-conceptual” level. Take a few moments to get this downloaded. You may find it interesting.

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# Infinity

I would like to state that, at this point, I don’t believe in the concept of “infinity”. The idea that anything goes on forever; time or direction wise doesn’t compute with me. That should make it obvious that I don’t believe that the *Universe* is infinite. I think most modern physicists ascribe to this view also. Unless, of course, one wants to equate “infinite” with “God” and basically other incomprehensible concepts.

Our very definitions of point, line, area, volume, as examples of 0, 1, 2 and 3 dimensional concepts, just don’t exist, even conceptually. Can you perceive of a one sided plane surface? We throw in the idea of infinity as an axiom to be taken as stated, much as the idea of 3 dimensions is taken as axiomatic rather than as the misconstrued standard that it has proven to be. None of these things works consistently, or conceptually.

What we have, at the base line are, location, direction (angle) and vector (the length and direction from one point to another). With these basic, quite intuitive, concepts, we can express the complexities of our Universe in ways unprecedented with our 3 dimensional “Standard Model”.

# Inside

I hope you have the patience to download the [FULL ANIMATION].

If you are on a slower connection it may appear jerky until all of the images have downloaded. As long as the images are changing, they are still not completely downloaded. If you do drugs you may want to have a friend watch it first.

What we are looking at here is my initial introduction to a new form of modeling and model building. Based on Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics, I am developing a way to model some of the more difficult images to envision in modern physics. In the future I hope to expand greatly on this model and to, perhaps, receive feedback on the concepts presented.

What you are seeing here is the Synergetic Model of what the nucleus of an atom looks like. We aren’t going to bother with “what atom?” or atomic weight just a generic proton (nucleus) and electron combination. We will produce several variations on this theme and see if any of them coincide with other scientific, philosophical, or theological views.

# Dimensions

One of the things we must grapple with in the work is the following: What is a dimension? When we refer to 3-dimensional space what are we talking about, exactly?

Most of us learned that 3-dimensional space was described by the 3 dimensions we have arbitrarily named the X, Y and Z coordinates. 3 axes at 90° to each other, a rectilinear, all-space filling geometry based on the square and cube. This is what we cal Cartesian Coordinates. This idea is so firmly implanted that many people, even mathematicians, can have a lot of difficulty imagining anything different. All of our computer systems, building systems and mathematical methods are based on the concept of 3 dimensions. So, first of all I would like to show you a model of an alternative system of dimensions.

The image at the right shows us a representation of a 4-dimensional space with the red, green, yellow and blue lines giving us a new way to look at the space we perceive around us. Now, just as with the cubic 3 dimensional system, we are showing a minimum central unit (the tetrahedron) with the 4 dimensions represented as lines passing through the midpoint of each edge of that unit. This is rather arbitrary but corresponds well with the representation we usually use for the Cartesian coordinates. For now, just consider that this system of Synergetic Coordinates is a possibility.