POTENTIAL ENERGY- PART 2
It is unlikely that anyone can comprehend the entire systemic domain of the word “energy”. It is fundamentally improbable that anyone interacting with the word “energy” can fire all of the associated neurons of energy related knowledge in the appropriate context and interrelationships. Y Worlds has not yet rigorously studied the domain of energy, but we understand enough about systems to observe that the simple linear constructs that we, the 99.99% of people on earth, have learned to carry in our mind about the word “energy” deny the complexity and multiple meanings that accurately and comprehensively paint the domain of “energy”. One can neither define the “energy” problem nor construct a valid solution nor appreciate the full context until the construct of “energy” is translated into a useful systemic language.
We’re going to take a moment to try to portray the ontologies, variables and constructs we think can be the start of a collaborative systemic language containing the essential high level components of the MANY things we call “energy”. Literally everything we do requires “energy”.
To understand “energy”, we’re going to put the word aside, ignore all of its many ambiguous and incomplete dimensions, and frame the concepts of what the word “energy” means, using various ontologies and models.
EMBEDDED IN EVERYTHING: It is what makes everything “move”.
UNKNOWN AT ITS ROOTS: It consists of the subatomic, unknown dynamos and fluxes that build the scaffolds and fabrics that are life, earth and the universe.
MATTER: At one level of understanding, it is composed of the existing systems of material, exchange, reaction, creation and propagation.
LIVING MATTER: At another level, the understanding expands to include life forms.
LIFE FORM BEHAVIOR: Energy cannot be understood without also additionally considering what happens within a specific life form and its interactions and exchanges outside its corporal shell.
HUMAN PROGRAMMING, THOUGHT AND BEHAVIOR: Energy has to be understood through the context of individual and collaborative human choices and behaviors that drive/cause moving, consuming, making, creating, intervening, propagating. This is where we worry or do not worry about gasoline for cars, fuel for our turbines, and the unsustainable desecration of our world.
MAN MADE: Finally, this ontological variable references the Man-Made systems of raw material consumption and their tangible outputs – exchanges, reactions, creations, motion, machines and processes. This is where we add to the comprehensive equation of understanding what we build and need (want) to power (cities, homes, cars, computers, farms, factories, stoves, hot water heaters etc.)