“If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.”
–Tadao Ando (Japanese Architect)
“…ex nihilo, nihil fit” (from nothing, nothing comes)
–Shakespeare, King Lear
The crux of Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT) is the indefatigable tenet: “ex nihilo, omnia fit” (from nothing, everything comes). Beyond simple agreement with Tadao Ando, IPT calls everyone not just to ponder but to act upon and create all positively meaningful possibilities from nothingness. And it does so with unmitigated courage and defiance of all limitations, challenges, and obstacles.
At the basis of IPT’s call is its reminder that a qualitative ontological paradigm shift has already occurred enabling individuals to accept and succeed beyond the challenge. Because of the shift, infinite creative potentiality (ICP) is a powerful force that not only can be realized, but also is being realized every day, multiple times a day. In the erstwhile paradigm where challenges trump ability, IPT’s challenge might seem insurmountable. However, because of the current paradigm – a reality of effective individual agency – creativity truly does transcend all.
How and why did the shift occur?
The paradigm shift occurred as soon as portable electronic technologies mediated the individual’s effective agency, making him capable of very real and meaningful difference at the singular level. Defying all classical limitations of time, space, and geography, the individual is a proven effective, walking satellite unto himself. Indeed, he has pushed the paradigm forward into a transcending forum. More importantly, he enabled his own effective agency through the mediating technologies of his own creative innovation and invention.
The SWF Answered:
Astrophysicists seek to find the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the universe and our place in it. They apply the laws of physics and chemistry to theorize the birth, life, and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, and other objects – real/observed and hypothetical – in the universe. Astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmology collaboratively attempt a comprehensive philosophy for the measurement, positioning, constitution, formation, and entirety of the universe.
The overarching mystery astrophysicists are working on is the physics, chemistry, definition, and constitution of hypothetical dark matter and dark energy. Together, they constitute 95.1% of the total mass-energy of the universe. Accordingly, if what we know is a mere 4.9% of the universe and everything else classified as ‘hypothetical’, then there is a tremendously extraordinary potentiality of nothingness to be achieved, as Ando would state.
If we add to this universal entirety the quantum realm of physics, then the equation of unknowns – from the microscopic wave level to the macroscopic particle level – becomes elegantly abstract, at best:
In the quantum world, the discreet measurement of change and interaction amongst atomic and molecular particles is completely imperceptible. Quantification and measurement can no longer exist at the particle level. Instead, wave functions are utilized, and the sphere of dynamic probability amplitude of position, momentum, and oscillation in a complex vector space thus unfolds a further complexity.
Again, there is a tremendously extraordinary potentiality of nothingness to be achieved, acted upon, and leveraged for a positively meaningful impact on the – real and imagined – transcending paradigm. Ironically, we are on a precipice of fortunate happenstance. With what little that is known and the enormity of what has yet to be known of our universal entirety, our ICP is tasked with an inherent challenge to the well and core of its innovation and invention.
Potentiality itself is volatility of nothingness. ICP is fecund with a nothingness that is the basis of all and everything. As a ‘kin’ to dark matter and dark energy, ICP is powerfully and effectively vital. Unlike dark matter and dark energy, it is not hypothetical. In its realized manifestations, ICP is very real and tangible, as ocular proof of man’s transcending creativity to shift paradigms of his reality ever forward, defying erstwhile classical limitations.
Ex nihilo, omnia fit, and so the advancement of man.