Physics of Value

Mathematical concepts may be expressed in terms of data structures. For example, observe how the common explanation of a vector may be tailored to produce an identical explanation for the data record of a transaction:

  1. A vector can be pictured as an arrow. Its magnitude is its length, and its direction is the direction the arrow points.[1]

  2. A vector can be pictured as a transaction record. Its magnitude is its numerical value, and its direction is the username receiving the value.

To a physicist, value is a vector quantity, or a length that measures a path to some destination. When a consumer accepts a price from a producer, they are expressing their will to carry the value across a length ($) to their defined destination (seller). In exchange, the producer carries the goods and/or services which are measured to be equal in value to their expected destination (buyer). Value, which includes its promise, is always simultaneously transmitted with equal magnitude in opposite directions. Creating "money" recognizes that value must be recorded as a potential (equating information to a physical quantity) formed from a kinetic event before enabling another of equal magnitude in the future. To a physicist, money is an instrument for measuring when, from whom, and to whom value was physically-delivered in the past—financial risk included. Therefore, to enforce money as a means for consuming value in the future, one must first be measured to have physically-delivered it in the past.

Accepting a money issuer's promise to eliminate transaction risk is an act of faith in their ability to enforce a Law of Conservation between value delivered in the past, and value consumed in the future. After a Law of Conservation is enforced between production and consumption, the physicist who also pursues information science recognizes that consumers and producers agreeing upon a measure of value has the following meaning:

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Information science enables a physicist to extend physical law to the intellectual space. For example, two position coordinates are required to produce an object’s velocity, and two velocity coordinates are required to produce its acceleration (each pair being infinitely close). Just as an object’s position may be identified using numerical coordinates, it may also be identified using nominal, or Ownership coordinates. Hence, it is appropriate to recognize that despite there being zero change in an object’s physical position (e.g. the sale of a house), its velocity yet exists as a change in its Ownership (Δ Ownership) is recorded.


Systemaccounting is as much an academic concern as it is one of commerce. Documentation for systemaccounting will also function as a comprehensive repository for intellectually-rich subjects such as how the flow of value is identical to the flow of electrons. For example: What does it mean to record transactions as spatial and differentiable database objects? What does it mean to be spatial or differentiable? What's a database?

Engineers and academics alike will be invited to contribute to help provide the public access to useful knowledge known for its highly digestible content.

As systemaccounting becomes recognized by the public for its ability to measure and visualize the action of a system, concepts that used to appear intellectually vague or complex will become simple and clear. Such are the benefits of standardizing a measure of change across information & time: Events once seen too distant from one another will become relatable, and the events once recognized to be relatable will experience separation. Fortunately, the public will have the 'Physics of Value' to guide them through this process of change.

Documentation will also serve as an official challenge to any contemporary treatise attempting to designate a field of study other than physics as the root of economics. By demonstrating the physics of value as identical with the physics of electromagnetism, a whole new physics-based intellectual framework for economics will be born, and systemaccounting.org’s mission to establish economics as a pure science will be achieved.

In the years to come, a catalog of exposition that describes the universe in terms of data, and vice versa, may very well cause mankind to look at 99% of all the literature produced in its history and regard it to have produced less than 1% of its knowledge. This is not a matter of ambition, but of recognition that as the "great principle of similitude" dawns on the economy, human beings will be empowered to speak volumes through the query & citation of a single number, thus liberating themselves from the idle sophistry that cripples most academic pursuits.


Measuring what the universe has to say about itself at the quantum or astronomical scale may be stimulating to the imagination, but humanity isn't suffering from the lack of this information. Instead, it's the lack of information created from enforcing the law that unites both ends of a physical system's scale that increases the disorder of mankind.

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