“An object that cannot isolate itself from the fury will find that the richness of quantum dynamics cannot be accessed. So its motion will be well described by the familiar rules of classical physics.” Einstein. for an analogy, if you think about the noise, obligations, sights and sounds most people live in with the developed urban world, you realize there is little space or tie for people to isolate themselves to see the richness of themselves. people simply have an odd tendency to follow the herd, habits, or traditions that someone told them was life.
ever simply got into a vehicle and headed out into the remote unknown? how many have, or have not taken a road trip to “somewhere” with no plan or map before? how many of you have had a dream and simply got up, and started doing or walking toward it? in the aforementioned questions, did the experiences provide you with untold richness added to your life? or did something not so great happen and you stopped and immediately returned to your old way of life.
in hindsight, I see this with every trade show or event I go to. you have people getting out of their norm to visit another place and learn about what is new with an industry that they are in. the people on a stage present information, the folks putting on the event make a profit, and the folks all go home. it is a bit of a letdown, as you see and are with people wanting to change at a rate faster than the norm – yet – you have to go back to where you were. I mention I used to get frustrated with this space, but not anymore, what changed was I stopped thinking and living like the corporate norm where you have a lot of people there to manage things to grow enough to get really nice paychecks and benefits. I would rather make the new things, as to me, that is more challenging than optimizing product lines and distribution.
the corporate way is the highest paying hard work, or the lowest paying easy work and the entrepreneurial/inventor work can be high paying or no paying – but you probably are more fulfilled internally with what you are doing each day. in the past two years, there is an industry that we can help, but it will only be a niche within it that we help, as about 15% of it is really amazing people making a product for reasons very different than the other 85% that think a gold rush of greed is upon them. I thought entertainment and film could be bad with greed, but the gold rush of greed businesses where people rush to get in, not because of making a great product or service – but simply profit for themselves had me going, “wow, this industry will destroy itself with short-term thinking and/or the government will simply stoop in, overregulate, overtax, and people will wonder, “why did they do that?”
simply greed. there is no other reason.
what does this all have to do with quantum mechanics and the analogy with human beings? I think it has to do with the reality that in 35 years 75% of the planet will live in larger urban areas and heavy population densities. I was reading how Lagos, Nigeria is on track to become a 100 million person supercity. while I see all the gizmos, products and robots that will be out on our planet soon – what I don’t have any answers for is, “what will the humans do that are not of the 1% wealthy on the planet?” the reality is that the 1% is on track to own over 65% of the assets. I don't think this disparity of wealth on a global scale is a very good idea, particularly when you mix in the automation of tools where a portion of society will be able to do and dream whatever they wish, and then a large part of society will probably be numbed and dumbed with all the noise and manipulation to keep the folks, like a Ramones song, “I want to be sedated,” but with no free will or choice in the matter.
people don’t realize that the future of weapons technology isn't really all about blowing thine enemy to smithereens, but rather, in the words that resonate from Sun Tzu and the art of war, the best way to win a war is not to fight one. our future will be weapons that are applied to human senses in a way we probably could not imagine today, yet, you can see inside and outside of various countries how the mentality of the people is. do they live in fear? openness? happiness? joy? uneasiness? distrust?
I am not sure if it will be nation states or the mega-corporations that are rising up with some incredible power with data that will really have the power in the future?
what I do know, is that while we are designing and building immersive fitness spaces in conjunction with the agriculture work – that a far better solution for people to understand their own quantum mechanics of sorts, that easily get overlooked with the noise and speed of the obligations and messages of the world, it to go off and be with yourself, alone for a bit, or with a few people in a space where you get a taste and experience of the rhythm of nature on the planet. experience that and embrace what natures rhythm feels like. I am not talking about going to a beach to hang out simply going to a tourist trap and downing a few sugary rum-laden drinks, but rather go where you can see the milky way with your naked eye, away from the noise of humanity.
since few of us are monks or will achieve that internal dynamic of enlightenment on this planet. not because we can’t but rather, the truth is we all tend to be a bit selfish and that type of peace and joy requires giving up all of yourself. most of us have selfishness that runs deep. we just don’t tend to see it because our eyes and senses are covered with a series of layers of rose-colored glasses that we don’t want to take off for a myriad of reason. but if you want a taste of your internal quantum dynamic, you really don’t need any man-made gizmo to attach, a pill to take, or some guru. you simply need to go out into nature and find a space where there is no influence by humans, take a spot and sit, and then wait.
once you let go of the noise in your mind and get past the noise in your heart, you will get a taste of something very different. call it your own internal quantum mechanics of self.
try it. the journey is not all roses and, “wow’s” but it will probably take you to a place where you see yourself, and how you can be both good and not so good at the same time, inside your own body.
then you get to make a choice, “how do I want to use this in the world?”
yeah…as I type the last part, I read the words and thought, “this probably sounds a bit odd?” and then I looked over to the data on people wanting to change, versus willing to do some work to change and went, uhm…most will not do this because they are “too busy” with the noise of their habits, beliefs, and obligations.
I still keep thinking people can, will, and want to perpetually grow. silly me?
sidebar – if you look at that photo, while most of the tourist world goes to st Patricks cathedral in NYC, across the street is another church. I was just looking for a quiet place to sit in the city and st pat’s was more like a carnival of folks wandering around in what is a big cathedral for the USA, but nothing mindblowing from a European perspective. so I went across the street, walked into a boys choir practicing for a concert that night and one other gentleman and I were treated to something beautiful. while both buildings offered the same opportunity for silence, stillness and something calming inside – one was more of a tourist trap, the other provided an unexpected and unusual treat of an amazing choir singing inside a unique acoustic environment. which would you choose?