Did Mr. Gann improve upon Minkowski's take on Albert Einstein's 'special relativity' (1905) by introducing gravitation (Einstein's criticism of Minkowski space) in the form of the major gravity players (the gravity of Earth and Sun) in 'our' little gravity well of Earth and then proving it's math in his New York laboratory; the stock market?
I've read the student, Albert Einstein, was critical of his teacher's, Minkowski, 1908 view of special relativity and development of Minkowski 'spacetime' because it did not address a critical element of gravitation. However, several years later stated as a postulate of general relativity is a concept of simplicity (again, from Wikipedia):
"As above, so below" perhaps? Two coexisting coordinate systems of time and space, say the Earth's rotation establishing our perception of time and space in very small increments and the Earth's orbit of the Sun establishing time and space in large increments. No, they do not establish only time...they establish a coordinate system of space and time as not only do they work in time increments, they are at differing spacial locations at any moment of time.
If then there is a "natural law" of repetition, 'the thing that hath been shall be again,' 'nothing new under the Sun'... such as that proclaimed in the Bible that exists in the simplest form, then we might expect the sympathetic coordinate systems of Earth's small coordinate system to vary within and consistent with that of the Sun. A wheel within a wheel. Of course, this can be expanded to all celestial bodies having sympathetic coordinate systems...but Earth and Sun are the big players in the Earth's gravity well of Minkowski spacetime.
I perceive exactly that arrangement when I convert the WD Gann "Map of Time" from the 168-year time frame dominated by a 365.242 day per year time frame (Sun's orbital coordinate system) to a seven days per week and 24 hours per day time frame (Earth's axial coordinate system). There is a minute difference. In 30682 lines of the MOT (15341 lines descending and 15341 ascending) there is a difference of 440 lines representative of the difference between the systems or 1.43%.
When I predicted the date July 12, 2018 and that DJIA would touch level 25207 on that date, I found a 1.43% difference between the vibration computed from Luo Clement's quantification of vibration and the math of Robert Gordon's seven days. Initially I thought of the 1.43% difference as would a statistician; perhaps its a plus or minus allowance for the "error of the estimate."
Or perhaps its the tug between two coordinate systems and gravitation in their tug of war in defining the nature of spacetime affecting terrestrial events.
Two coordinate systems, required to operate, vibrate, sympathetically by the law of gravitation but with a minute lag in spacetime. Or perhaps, Earth and Sun's sympathetic coordinate systems account for...."cause" 98.57% of terrestrial events and their repetition and the far less latent gravitation of other planets and other celestial bodies account for the 1.43% difference.
Do I recall Mr. Gann had a concept of "lost motion" as stock prices might overshoot or undershoot their computed pivot?
Might "lost motion" be an reflection of that physical tug of war of celestial coordinate systems on our terrestrial experience?
No, I don't think Minkowski's 1908 lecture was the source of WD Gann's great discovery. Its just the bent of my thinking this morning as I peruse essays that I'd written but not published. Rather, I think Mr. Gann had spacetime figured out well before and perhaps before Einstein's 1905 special relativity became mainstream. I think the nature of repetition and Luo Clement's methodology was the 1908 discovery. But that's me.
If the prediction of July 12, 2018 is off by 5 days, my quantification of 1.43%, it will confirm the supremacy of the math of Robert Gordon's seven days and time according to earths axis. If it is exact, which I expect, the larger measurement coordinate system, that of the Sun, is the determinant.
If it is neither, then its back to the laboratory for me.