I recently learned that there are four levels of self-aware states in a society — from the person you are surrounded by to the one you are surrounded by.
The answer is: none of them. For one thing, fixed-period systems are based on two assumptions: 1) there is only a finite amount of time available for any action; and 2) every action has an instantaneous “cost” to it (in terms of energy, time, and/or other resources). This is why our society’s economy is essentially static.
That is true and an important point, but the two assumptions do not apply to fixed-period systems. Fixed-period systems are based on the first assumption, they are based on the second assumption that there is a finite amount of time available to any action. Since time is a scarce resource, each action has an instantaneous cost. This is why our economy is static and in a state of flux.
Fixed-period systems are based on the second assumption that there is an infinite amount of energy and resource available to any action. Since energy is a scarce resource, each action has a instantaneous cost. This is why our economy is static and in a state of flux.
They are not based on the second assumption, because there is no finite amount of energy and resource available to any action.
In real life, things like the oil fields and the electric power plants are finite resources, which are constantly changing in the face of demand. The fixed-period system assumes a static economy, which is incorrect.
We’re using a fixed-period system because there are no infinite resources to use. We have finite resources, but we can’t really use them; we’re limited by the amount of time we have to spend in a given situation. It’s not that this is a bad system, it’s just incorrect.
Fixed-period systems don’t use a fixed amount of resources over a fixed period of time. They also don’t use only one resource over a fixed period of time. Instead, they have a fixed amount of resources available at a given time, which the system can use over a fixed period of time.
Fixed-period systems are very common. For example, it’s very common for people to use a fixed amount of time to earn money. They may not spend all of that time earning money. They may spend some time on their business, and then may spend a smaller amount of time on whatever they are doing when they are done with that. A fixed-period system would put an upper limit on the amount of money that a person could earn over a given period of time.
This is also true of fixed-period systems like a fixed wage. A fixed wage is a form of contract in which a person agrees to take on a certain amount of work over a fixed amount of time. This is what a fixed-wage system is in the first place. A fixed wage is a very common form of contract that exists in almost all parts of the world.