We are breaking through any small views of anything with a coherent view of the known universe.
Background. The image pictured on the right is a sequential and relational view of the known universe and part of the unknown universe. It is unique. It is simple. It is fully-integrated and necessarily all-inclusive. However, it is not yet the focus of most educational circles. Eventually we hope that it will be. We are calling on colleagues, friends and family to take a look at it and give us feedback.
Our work with this "Universe View" started in December 2011 in a high school classroom. It has been part of the Small Business School website since January 2012. We believe it's on the futures track that will expand our understanding of ourself and our place and purpose within the known universe. Still expanding, our known universe is mathematically and geometrically defined within less than 202 base-2 exponential notations that are necessarily and profoundly integrated.
This Universe View helps us to focus on questions about what is universal, constant-and-enduring, and important.
New Business Starts: I believe these universe views could become a springboard for thousands of new businesses. This work begins by learning to apply the simplest mathematics and geometries to a view of the known universe.
Most of the students within an advanced-placement sixth grade science class got it. A perfect STEM tool, this project helps students see the relations between physics, chemistry, biology, human systems, and large-scale systems. It brings Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) alive.
Universe View: Our first name for this view of the universe was "the Big Board-little universe." That chart from the smallest to the largest was 60" high and 12" wide! Difficult to use at one's desk, we made a much smaller chart and called it our "Universe View."
We spent two years (December 2011 to December 2013) discussing this model with experts from around the world. According to many, including friends at MIT, this work is the first time the entire universe has been notated and related using what is called base-2 exponential notation (multiplying by 2) and the simplest geometries. It is a concept. And as concepts go, it is different, but we were told, "It's as good as any other." We disagree. We believe it is more simple, more compelling, and it opens new areas for exploration. Now, that's a very good concept.
We quickly became aware of the work around Kees Boeke's 1957 book, Cosmic Vision, The Universe in 40 Jumps. It uses base-10 notation. Though not quite granular enough and not based on geometries or the base Planck Units, it is inspirational. Online demonstrations and activities, films, books and even an Imax special were made about it. Even though he defined only 40 of the 64 possible steps, it was the first mathematically-driven universe view. It too should become part of our standard elementary-school curriculum.
Both base-2 and base-10 systems dramatically expand one's worldview and truly open the known universe for everyone's inspection.
Please, join us. There are space cadets who are already out front. People like Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Paul Allen, to name just a few, are among the most visible. Yet, as of today, not one of these people has put forth a coherent view of the universe.
Eventually there will be discussion groups by industry, a real-time, online collaboration, to begin focusing on how this Universe View applies to entrepreneurship and possible breakthroughs, all opportunities to expand or start new businesses. We'll ask and attempt to answer questions like, "Can these businesses go from $0 (an idea) to over a billion in annual revenue in less than a year?" We think so. We think a next generation of highly-integrated technologies and applications are there to be discovered for all of us.
Here is a working summary of the project. Your comments, questions and suggestions are most welcomed.
- Bruce Camber