The Asymmetry Of Comprehension

I frequently discuss the importance of applying nature’s first-principles to how we manage ourselves. Playing nature’s game, rather than making up our own, improves and prolongs the excellence of the human species. Playing our own, as we have done for the last two-hundred years, propels the vector of human expansion in a direction incompatible with nature. We are in deep dodo.

One of those first-principles is relativity, discovered by Albert Einstein one hundred years ago and distinctly ignored by the government in creating a method comprising a theory, marketplace systems, and rules to manage the gameplay of humanity we wish to see. Relativity is not difficult to understand. It is what we do every day when we make appointments with others. We establish the three coordinates to meet and a time. Without time, the dimension of relativity, we would be waiting all day.

But, what does that mean, says the inquisitive questioner. What does applying nature’s first-principles mean for me, he continues. A detailed answer to the effect on policy, capital, and innovation requires a thorough understanding of how those practices work today. I have written many articles on each practice to provide the necessary fodder.

The difference is akin to the difference between a SpaceX engine and the Space Shuttle engine, requiring a deep dive into full-flow engines few of us have the interest or expertise to investigate.

Do you realize today’s policy is not policy, as it has not established a theory for humanity to which policy procedures must be aligned? Do you recognize finance eleven times the size of production confounding risk with distribution is chasing its tale in a maelstrom of endless regression? Do you realize the collusion of innovation arbitrage turns our entrepreneurial spirit subprime?

The benefit of a SpaceX engine is you can fly it one-hundred times per year at a fraction of the Space Shuttle cost measured by the payload. The benefit of redirecting the vector of humanity means we become more adaptable to nature’s entropy, live longer and better lives, and can trust the societal values that create a robust foundation for the next generation.

The future of humanity is held hostage by the progenitors of expired burdens of proof, putting us on the wrong path. The best path to follow is nature’s path proven by Einstein and Feynman. We cannot improve the future of humanity by awaiting the validation of democracy; in the same way, we should not expect the future of space exploration to be in the hands of democracy. Such is the asymmetry of comprehension and thinking by which a meritocracy of specialists improves the value for all.

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The sign of a vibrant, innovative nation is its willingness to pursue the ever-unfolding discovery of nature's truth and reinvent itself continually against those proven new normalizations upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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