Love, happiness and the meaning of life




Sitting on a beach in August with my Kindle I searched for something light and readable literary fiction. First of all I searched for romantic comedies but after a few sample downloads I broadened my search. However, I have no idea what search terms enabled me to have the good fortune to find ‘The Theorem of Love’.


Set in November 2026 it opens with a number of conversations between a father and daughter. The dialogue at first seemed somewhat artificial, but the ideas and links soon made it compelling reading and I was unable to put it down. It turned out to be exactly what I have been looking for. But further, it has joined the dots for some questions I have been exploring about life the universe and everything.”





In Special Relativity energy has two solutions: a forward-in-time solution which describes energy that diverges from a cause and a backward-in-time solution which describes energy that converges towards a future cause. This last type of energy is named syntropy (syn=converging, tropos=tendency). The properties of syntropy are energy concentration, an increase in differentiation and complexity, a reduction of entropy, the formation of structures and an increase in order and information. These are also the properties of life. Syntropy provides direction, purpose and meaning to life... read more


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Prepare to be fascinated by this book’s sweeping coverage of an alternative conceptualization of human experience and the nature of reality.

Robert G. Jahn,

Dean Emeritus,

School of Engineering and Applied Science,

Princeton University


This theory can form the centerpiece of a new worldview that allows the unification of science and spirituality…

Federico Faggin,

co-inventor of the microprocessor

president of the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation


Rarely in one’s professional life as a physician and scientist does a book come along that truly offers a new way of looking at life and the universe.

Richard A. Blasband, M.D.,

research director of the Center for Functional Research

Sausalito, California





The future enters into us long before it happens.”


Rainer Maria Rilke





Vital needs can be defined as things that need to happen in order to be happy. In the pursuit for happiness we need to become aware of our vital needs and learn how to deal with them.


The Vital Needs Theory stems from the constant struggle of life and entropy. Material needs such as water, food and shelter counter the effects of entropy and when they are partially met alarm bells are triggered, such as thirst and hunger. The same applies for the invisible vital needs for meaning and love which trigger depression and anxiety.


Individuals, managers, policy makers and politicians are usually not aware of the immaterial vital needs and the alarm bells of depression and anxiety are now ringing everywhere. Entropy is increasing within families, organizations, communities and nations and unhappiness is now widespread.


Sustained happiness is possible, but it requires that we become aware of our invisible vital needs.







The change that is emerging on the horizon involves the paradigmatic shift from the mechanistic vision to the new supercausal and syntropic vision which requires the counterintuitive fact that time flows differently from how we perceive it in our conscious every day experience.


While dealing with mechanistic and simple systems, the cause and effect approach is essential and needed, for dealing with complex living systems the reverse order that is retrocausal forces take a prominence, as quantum forces enters into the equation of life. In human life, living and self-organizing systems, both cause and retrocausal forces are involved and they continuously interact. Therefore, in scientific arena non-duality gains a prominence.


Humanity, admittedly being at the threshold of “to be or not to be”, should give a deep thought into all aspects of living and of organizing their lives singularly and communally and beyond, in the light of a broader mind and a broader science.







The equations which combine quantum mechanics with special relativity always have two solutions, one that describes matter and energy which propagate forward in time and one that describes matter and energy which propagate backward in time.


In 1941 the mathematician Luigi Fantappiè, while working on the dual solution of these equations discovered that the forward in time solution is governed by the law of entropy (en=diverging, tropos=tendency), whereas the backward in time solution is governed by a complementary law which he named syntropy (syn=converging, tropos=tendency).


Listing the mathematical properties of syntropy Fantappiè realized that they coincided with the qualities of life: energy concentration, increase in differentiation, order, organization and complexity. However, he did not manage to translate his findings into experiments. Now, thanks to REG devices (Random Event Generators) it is possible to design experiments in which causes are manipulated in the future.







The entropy/syntropy theory  posits the existence of a dimension vital to life, which is invisible to us, although we can feel it in subjective and qualitative ways. But the experimental methodology, which requires quantitative and objective data, is unable to account for this invisible dimension. This limit has restricted science to material causal relations, and the invisible dimension is usually considered to be out of the reach of science or non-existing. Fortunately, in 1843 the economist and philosopher John Stuart Mill formulated the methodology of concomitant variations which perfectly adapts to the study of qualitative and subjective information and allows to produce scientific knowledge in the field of the invisible dimension.


The aim of this book is to provide a critical description of the experimental methodology, introduce the methodology of concomitant variations and provide a software, for free download, which makes this methodology readily available.