The theory behind Emulsional Worlds (an evolving story)

In order to understand the emulsional world (eW) conceptual model, you need to learn a little chemistry. Don’t worry, it is painless and I’m a professional. Let’s define our terms so we start from a common space.

A solution is a homogenous mixture of two things – usually two liquids or a solid in a liquid. Homogenous means that things are evenly distributed. In other words, the two things get along and happily intermingle.

An emulsion is a heterogenous mixture of two things (liquids – colloids is the broader category that includes solids and gases). Heterogenous means that the things are not evenly distributed. In other words, the two things have different enough core properties that they can’t easily cohabitate.

Analog – a descriptor for the physical world that humans inhabit. It is continuous (think oil).

Digital – representations of things that are essentially zeros or ones – discontinuous (think vinegar).