Unveiling the Story Behind The Fibonacci LifeChart Method: A Decade of Discovery and Open Innovation
Today, I'm excited to share with you a personal journey that has not only shaped my career but has also led to the creation of a unique concept: the Fibonacci LifeChart Method. This journey intertwines my passion for psychology, an intriguing mathematical sequence, and my commitment to open scientific collaboration.
The Spark of an Idea
My adventure began during my PhD research in psychology. I stumbled upon a fascinating research paper by Norman S. Rose, who discussed using the Fibonacci sequence based on John Waskom's work. Waskom found a natural progression of human development revealing itself. This insight was a revelation. What if we applied the Fibonacci sequence using days instead of years?
This single thought ignited a decade-long pursuit of understanding human development, psychology, and even mystical experiences through the lens of the Fibonacci sequence.
The Fibonacci Sequence in Human Development
For those unfamiliar, the Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones, starting with 0 and 1. This sequence is not just a mathematical curiosity; it appears in various aspects of nature and now, as my research suggests, potentially in human development.
By recalibrating the sequence to days, we could explore human growth and development in a more nuanced and potentially insightful way. This idea was not just a theoretical exercise but a tool – a calculator that could offer a new perspective on how we understand our journey through life.
Why I Chose Not to Patent
When I realized the potential of this calculator, a crucial decision lay before me: to patent or not to patent. After much contemplation, I decided against filing for a patent. Why, you might ask? My goal has always been to contribute to the collective understanding of human psychology and development. I believe knowledge should be shared, not restricted.
Patenting, while useful for protecting and commercializing inventions, comes with exclusivity and time limits – typically 20 years. I wanted this calculator to be a tool for everyone – academics, researchers, students, and anyone curious about the application of the Fibonacci sequence in human life.
An Open Invitation
This journey has been incredibly rewarding, and the story of the Fibonacci LifeChart Method is still being written. I am committed to continuing this research endeavor and am always eager to collaborate with like-minded individuals. If you are interested in this field or want to be a part of popularizing this calculator, I warmly invite you to contact me. Let's explore the fascinating interplay of numbers and human life together.
As I reflect on the past decade, I am filled with gratitude and excitement for the future. This journey has not only been about developing a calculator but about embracing a philosophy of openness and collaboration in scientific research.
Thank you for being part of this journey, and I look forward to many more years of exploration and discovery.