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  • Writer's pictureDoug Howarth

Chasing the 8th Dimension

"May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough? I am sure, in the miserable annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined." Lord John Whorfin, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai In the film named for him, rockstar, brain surgeon, and test pilot Buckaroo Banzai drives a pickup through a mountain and enters the 8th Dimension. That geometry seems impossible to imagine. Or is it? Hypernomics studies nonnegative market and mathematical dimensions. Without needing to navigate negative regions or physics, new coordinate systems open up for us. As we see in A, we can portray missiles in a 4D system like the one we used for general aviation planes in the last post. Separately we can do the same in B for bombers. But, are they separate? The 4 dimensions portraying the missile market match the number needed for bombers. But since both share price as a nominally vertical axis that links them (Dimension 3), we can reuse that line, as in C. Here 4 + 4 = 7 dimensions. How do we get to 8 dimensions? Figure C represents a snapshot in time. If we trace a path through several such views at different intervals, we add time to the mix, reaching the 8th Dimension. #innovation #hypernomics #economics #markets
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