The Zero-Point Bias
The zero-point is about resonance identifying relevant situations.
Resonance, as we mean it, refers to the contextual dynamics implicated while perceiving objects in the world. Resonance itself is not an object but a process. In the Q system, terms are used to represent this process. Terms are chosen to identify the unattended process of perception that autonomously positions a particular focus to the attended objects.
For instance, lets consider the topic space fashioned as follows:
Void is being the resonance of the topic space.
E = Infinite, R = finite, O = between, S = void
- Translates “Infinite(void) <find> Finite(between)“
As in “The cat moves freely through every room of the house.”
Next, we will relate that to the topic door fashioned as follows:
E = open, R = close, O = barrier, S = passage
- Translates “Open(passage) <find> Close(barrier)“
As in “Don’t let the cat out when you leave.”
Logically, the inverse form should apply to the general topic of door. However, in the Q system, this only applies to scripts and not units.
- Translates “Close(barrier) <find> Open(passage).
As in “Let me show you the way out.”
However, we will describe a unit to which this inverse is not relevant, still, “there is a way out”. All things are not equal in a sensibility model as every concept anchors to an initial bias. The Q-unit aims to provide orientations which means how one virtually responds to things. For instance, a locked door that is anchored on the zero-point passage means that only the ‘objectivity’ of the concept is available which conversely means that the ‘subjectivity’ of the concept is denied, but its resonance still registers. Furthermore, the syntactic order as in, barrier <requires> passage or passage <requires> barrier, is meaningless to whether a door is open or closed. This is not what <requires> is referring to in Q-units. It is referring to concept passage <requires> concept barrier to intend topic door. Door <becomes> an object of unattended spatial resonance: space <find> door.
- Door Topic: Passage is the resonance of space, barrier is the object of space.
Barrier as an object becoming a between of space can be anything (gate, glass, force field, wall…). The potential between is a multiplicity of conditions. The modes of action and measure take account for whether a door is open or closed. The modes are not expressed syntactically, instead they are toggled.
A system makes its biases relevant by creating a hierarchy of concepts. Consider the following; space is the orientation of door, which is the orientation of passage, which is the orientation of barrier. This is the same as saying, door is an object of space.
So why make passage the bias of door and not barrier? Passage directly correlates with the zero-point of space, emptiness. If one adds a room on to a house, one says, “I’m creating more space”. More or less space can’t be created, unless the phrase is resonating from a subjective viewpoint. The phrase is objectifying space, such that, the subjective void becomes objective between. One just resonates with the emptiness of space.
Space Q-unit correlates with door Q-unit:
- Translates “emptiness = passage <becomes> between = barrier“
The singularity of emptiness is the same in every condition of space; small rooms, big rooms, no rooms, opened doors, closed doors, between, obstacles, perspectives, positions, trajectories and so on. As the superset class of this Q-unit space, void is easy to imagine as nothing is nothing and anything in that nothing is a subset category becoming something.
As we know from the earlier examples, the zero-point pertains to the singularity that is objectified by its multiplicity of objects. In the Q model, these objectifications of the zero-point is referred to as coupling.
This is the same as…
Subjective couples to Objective. Q coupling is always in this way (Q Scripts)
- Q Coupling “space <becomes> door“
As in “I need keys to unlock the door”.
The zero-point Space is the resonance but not the focus in the statement above. In other words, space is not the object, door is the object. There are no truth conditions or judgments associated to any term when it is the zero-point. Space is simply being. It is virtually the response to the objectivity of itself and therefor goes unnoticed. The zero-point anchors concepts by responding to objects to which it resonates.
The door is based on truth conditions, locked = true, not locked = false. However, without a resonance of orientation the objectivity is meaningless. A particular objectivity doesn’t matter, what matters is how relevant an objectivity becomes to the resonance of the orientation. To the orientation, there is no situation, there is only the dynamic. If the dynamic looses relevance then the orientation looses resonance. Resonance does not pertain to the meaning of a situation or to its objects but to the dynamic sense it registers. On the other hand, the truth of a situation or object is grounded in this dynamic. Again, the dynamic resonance represents the experiential dynamic of a situation without representing the situation.
Word – A way to track ripples absent all knowledge of ponds. – R. Scott Bakker