Life is a converging series of divergent paths. We progress through each to reach new decision points and new pathways of redefined focus. Time is our measure of progress and each second defines a period of reference. The

*One Number Theory*is a means of calculating the value created within each period. In practice, it provides a mathematical value system we can use to understand the present and define the future.
Theta is the

*One Number*. It represents a measure of momentum within a value system. Calculation is based upon a balance of performance in any ten prioritized categories of value that geometrically define instantaneous momentum within the value system. The theory provides the model and all categories and performance values are user defined within it. Each category value is an iterated ratio of user performance against user defined goals, and user performance against a statistically equivalent peer group with the same goals. The end result is a universal mathematical model for an individual value system that adds relativity to present and future actions. The following graphic represents the value system defined by the example data set provided in ML07192009, as follows:
The categories in each of the ten columns - in this set, seven positive and three negative - and priority order of their ranking are user defined with all negatives placed in higher priority to all positives (starting with the highest positive to the left of the lowest negative). As shown above, the point of evaluation always creates a 90 degree angle with the axis of time (x-axis), thus creating an equivalent calculation for the vertical measure (y-axis) as the tangent of theta multiplied by time. The

Theta is a scalable measure. It may be calculated as a single number evaluation for an entire 100 year life, or as a single number summation of 100 annual calculations. The merit and purpose of the measure is dependent upon the goals of the user and the honesty in the data, however, the geometry is the same over any period of time. As user data accumulates, it will become more valuable by enabling new forms of valuation and peer comparison. On the point of honesty, each data set is intended for implementation with anonymous, single party access to maximize its value by encouraging full disclosure and enabling unrestricted peer comparison. To provide an illustration, the following value system was created by expanding the example data set from ML07192009 over 60 years with 30 years of historical data and 30 years of forward projections:

*One Number Theory*states that this vertical measure is equivalent to the value (V) created by the user over time (t) with a life momentum of theta (Θ); as an equation - V = tan(Θ) * t. This connection, albeit simple in this form, is the basis of the theory and the proposed mathematical link between how we life our lives (Θ) and what we produce from the effort (V) over time (t).Theta is a scalable measure. It may be calculated as a single number evaluation for an entire 100 year life, or as a single number summation of 100 annual calculations. The merit and purpose of the measure is dependent upon the goals of the user and the honesty in the data, however, the geometry is the same over any period of time. As user data accumulates, it will become more valuable by enabling new forms of valuation and peer comparison. On the point of honesty, each data set is intended for implementation with anonymous, single party access to maximize its value by encouraging full disclosure and enabling unrestricted peer comparison. To provide an illustration, the following value system was created by expanding the example data set from ML07192009 over 60 years with 30 years of historical data and 30 years of forward projections:

As shown, this value model enables a comparison of two scenarios. The divergent point between the scenario's occurs at T3 (age 30) and may be considered the present condition. The first scenario includes an escalation of positives to meet future goals and continuance of negatives at present levels, the second scenario is an escalation of positives to meet future goals against negatives that are transformed over time into future positives. The resulting conclusion is that an exponential (401%) increase in value created by a focused effort to transform the three targeted negatives into future positives, i.e., by a focused effort to improve theta over time. The calculations to support this conclusion are as follows:

What the numbers verify, and the graphics project, is that simply increasing positives and ignoring negatives will not enable a transformational change, that is, negatives are and will always be inherently limiting factors until overcome - a fact proven by countless social proofs, for example, Sharpe James, Rod Blagojevich, and complimentary philosophical statements such as

*The Art of Subtraction*and*Running With Parachutes*. Working under this proof, we can utilize theta as a means to balance time across priority goals that are most likely to drive us toward the highest representation of ourselves.
Simply put, the

~Dedicated to Doctor Emmet Brown

*One Number Theory*is a means of calculating the value we create from our choices over time. It has been derived as the foundation for a mathematical philosophy of dynamic self evaluation. As demonstrated above, application of the theory transforms the data streams of choice into a value model that we can use to guide the philosophy behind our actions towards the highest possible result. It is a practice made possible by technology and written in compliment to the future we define from its influence.~Dedicated to Doctor Emmet Brown