‘Because physics has found no continuums, no experimental solids, no things, no real matter, I had decided half a century ago to identify, mathematical behaviors of energy phenomena only as events. If there are no things, there are no nouns of material substance. The old semantics permitted common-sense acceptance of such a sentence as, “A man pounds the table,” wherein a noun verbs a noun or a subject verbs a predicate. I found it necessary to change this form to a complex of events identified as me, which must be identified as a verb. The complex verb me observed another complex of events identified again ignorantly as a “table.” I disciplined myself to communicate exclusively with verbs. There are no wheres and whats; only angle and frequency events described as whens.’ R.B Fuller, 1975, para: 250.32.
Timeocracy is the state of human society where science and the science of time are recognised as the grounding insight for the protection of all life by all people.
What relativity and quantum sciences uncovered at the beginning of the twentieth century was a ‘Cosmos-Lifos-Micros’ of such spectacular complexity, that time became an essential parameter for scientific endeavour.
So a crisis that unveils over 500 years is quite different from that we confront over five years.
Space and scale are dimensions of time, while life is defined by each temporal moment and the longevity of each natural cycle, including our own lives.
Even while much human consciousness and education remains stuck in pre-temporal – spatial logic – one that excludes time except on its entropic arc: the so-called ‘arrow of time’.
This old way of ‘[3D] thinking’ based on single-journey ‘solid-static’ objects/presuppositions, limits the human capacity to look again, to change, or to integrate existing lives within a Universe of constant dynamic transformation, defined by time itself.
Everything about how we comprehend the Universe ‘scientifically’ has become more dynamic, more creative and more potential. We have ever more information and a very new digital/data, global/matrix. A new dimension arguably, with untold possibilities for reinvention by each of us on behalf of everyone.
We actually exist in a Universe of exquisite mass abundance.
Yet human civilization is still struggling to update key assumptions about past, present and future [3D].
R.B. Fuller explains this, by narrating how, visiting universities in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, he often asked his educated audiences: ‘what is the opposite of the scientific principle of entropy?’ And generally, people had no answer.
The single most important Universal scientific generalization remains greatly diminished.
Fuller named his energetic-geometry ‘Synergetics’ (1975, 1979) after the principle of ‘synergy’ it methodologically supports.
Life is synergetic. Communication is a synergetic function or action viewed and revealed via temporal human values and geometric balance.
Our communication is the physics of synergy played out in real-time by living beings.
Yet human civilization has missed this connection.
The essential principle of life is synergy, each of us offsetting Universal ‘heat-reducing’ entropy through the interactions of our communication.
Even while this synergetic life enhancement remains sidelined/reduced as a central way of viewing and working in the world today.
Now, fifty years of scientific investigation has witnessed a rapid and on-going deterioration of world life-support systems, pure entropy.
Leaders in many scientific disciplines are now calling for change based on measurable data and the intuition of higher domains of synergy perhaps?
Yet a big question arises.
Can a political-economic system only just put-in-place at global-scale, be changed ‘in time’ to avert the ‘global catastrophic risks’ (see blog) now in plain sight?
Communication ethics suggests it is possible, if all people, working as citizen-scientists, practice a new/old way of evaluating their multiple worlds in the ‘court of time.’
Science is underscored by being a human domain. One that embodies an ethics of concern for life and its synergies.
This concern is constituted through public agreement of what defines knowledge, thus science, over time.
Knowledge changes, so too we must, or risk reversing into catastrophe using mirrors dulled by old ideas?
A public inquiry into the concerns for life and human well-being, held by citizens, is thus scientifically grounded using updated ‘temporal logics’ that include synergetic human values and aided by the latest digital technologies.
The computer and computer networks are actually time machines, as many researchers have concluded.
Digital media return enormous power for self-group learning to every global citizen.
This capability is defined by the profound speeds and coverage of digitally-integrated media, literally making of our world a single ‘global village’.
We are each now ‘citizen-scientists’ making our own and collective inquiry into the issues that define ‘our times.’
Citizen science bows to a broader concern, that of the well-being of people, without which, no science would have a legitimate purpose.
In Timeocracy, the examination of human values for the protection of life is the highest action, one held by every citizen.
All life forms, all life values, all actions, all citizens, all times.