About Martin:

Martin read chemistry at St. Peters College, Oxford, but while doing so took every opportunity to pursue a growing interest in the structure of human belief systems. This interest took him into the villages, homes and religious sites of many peoples across Kenya’s rift valley and in S. E. Asia. After graduating, he began training with a London firm of accountants, Deloitte, but abruptly changed career path after becoming convinced that there is a symmetry problem inherent in double entry bookkeeping, specifically in how the two sides of an account are cancelled down to balance (nothing) when they are the same. He then embarked on a career in industry with Glaxo, Shell, AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly and Company, qualifying as a UK Patent Attorney, European patent Attorney and US Patent Agent. During that time he developed particular expertise in chiral medicines and in the treatment of disorders of the central nervous system. He then started his own patent law firm in the UK, which he ran until 2009 when new UK regulations made it no longer possible to practice independently as a US patent agent in the UK. He then turned back to his original interest and the result is the new mathematics described in this website. The mathematics used to process economic data in the global economy is founded on the principle of double entry bookkeeping that the difference between two things that are the same is zero (nothing). This is incompatible with the real, physical world, information about which is increasingly being coded and processed in (physical) computer bits. Belief in one, absolute nothing combined with reliance on the internet to process data about economic relationships is taking mankind down a very dangerous path. The mathematics used to code and process information about economic relationships needs to track separately from each side of every relationship to avoid growing trade imbalances and inequality.