Out of Phase (and In the Money)

If you put a 1k tone on a scope and phase it, then put the phase out of time, the product (the effect) is a harmonic distortion. The harmonic is a mathematical proportion–an expression–that adds dimension (identity) to the root.

(Even more creative, the values can be swapped, adding even more identity at the margin. The overall effect may not be what you intended but, being creative, you use it with intention, not conforming to established norms but, nevertheless, being naturally derived from the root identity. Even if the expression sounds dissonant, it is still an expression that comparatively varies–by dialectic–from the root.)

If you are only allowed to see a part of the phased signal (like Plato’s Allegory of the Cave), the root identity is still there, but there is an added perception, especially if the timing has been changed (and swapped to create something that appears to be completely different but is actually the same). Like Aristotle said, the observed reality then depends on the allowable perception of it, which can be at the discretion of someone, or some thing, intending it to conform to an objective (which can have a post-hoc, creative expression, which then has a demand attribution, or use value). “Objective identity” is, then, according to Aristotle, a teleological existence.

This teleological expression of objective reality is a lot like the way our economy works, with risk based on the perception of it. However, that does not mean the root does not exist. Ontologically it does. Its “objective reality” is a derivative value, which is how derivatives are designed to teleologically work in our economy. The difference between the real and the actual derives the risk-variance premium, from which can also be derived a variance swap, for example.

If you don’t know what a variance swap is, or know what its purpose is, at least, then you are not a “participant” in the money market of funds (but you will be affected by it and, naturally, you “will” give “it” an attributive value). You have some idea of its derivation, and you may have bought into it to hedge the risk, but because you are not actually the participant, you don’t really know what the risk is, much less how to hedge it.

The other option is to pay the bank to hold your money; and you think it will be there without risk, but the return will actually be negative, which is the inducement to maybe test the visual cliff.

The signal is out of phase but, mathematically, the root identity is really there.

“Feel The Bern!”


About griffithlighton

musician-composer, artist, writer, philosopher and political economist (M.A.)
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