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Things that are not matter are intangible entities that exist. This includes forces and energy that have a physical manifestation that differs from matter. Non-matter things also include human concepts, ideas, emotions, experiences and social constructs. These exist as elements of the human experience and can be built into social systems such as a law or a culture. The following are common examples of things that aren't matter.
Artificial Intelligence
Attitudes
Brands
Character
Cloud Services
Cold
Color
Concepts
Cultures
Data
Digital Experiences
Digital Media
Digital Money
Dreams
Electricity
Electromagnetic Radiation
Emotion
Energy
Entertainment
Errors
Ethics
Events
Freedoms
Gamma-rays
Glitches
Goodwill
Gravity
Heat
Identity
Ideology
Information
Infrared Light
Intangible Value (e.g. the value of an artwork isn't physical)
Intellectual Property
Intelligence
Intuition
Knowledge
Language
Laws
Light
Love
Magnetism
Microwaves
Mindset
Mobile Apps
Morals
Music
Norms
Nostalgia
Nothingness
Opinions
Patriotism
Performances
Personality
Politics
Principles
Radio Waves
Respect
Responsibilities
Rights
Roles
Service
Skills
Social Constructs
Software
Sound
Spirituality
Stories & Myths
Streaming Media
Style
Talents
Taste
Theories
Thoughts
Time
Traditions
Ultraviolet Light
Vacuums
Values
Video Games
Websites
Wifi Signals
Worldview
X-rays
Materialists believe that all things are rooted in physical things. For example, a memory that is constructed from chemical processes, energy and structures in your brain.
There are many worldviews that are non-materialist whereby they view things such as the human experience as extending beyond the physical state of the mind. For example, Plato viewed intuition as access to a system of universal knowledge he called The Forms.
Idealists believe that the physical world is formed by the mind and not the other way around. This is essentially the opposite of materialism.
Some of the items in the list above are can be properties of matter but aren't matter themselves. For example, heat and cold.
In is a myth that rainbows are not matter. Rainbows are largely tangible and physical because they are created by mist in the air. This is analogous to clouds that are also composed of water vapor. Light itself is intangible but there is nothing particularly intangible about a rainbow.
Most of the GDP generated by an advanced economy is considered intangible such that the production of nonphysical things such as services, experiences, consulting, media and software exceeds the production of physical goods.
Energy is not matter. For example, light and sound aren't matter.
Overview: Things That Are Not Matter
Type
Definition
Intangible or energy based entities that exist.
Also Known As
Non-matter Things
Non-material Things
Intangible Things
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Things That Are Not Matter

This is the complete list of articles we have written about things that are not matter.
Attitudes
Brands
Character
Cold
Color
Concepts
Cultures
Data
Emotion
Entertainment
Errors
Ethics
Events
Freedoms
Goodwill
Identity
Ideology
Information
Intuition
Knowledge
Language
Matter
Mindset
Music
Norms
Nostalgia
Personality
Politics
Principles
Radio Waves
Respect
Rights
Service
Skills
Social Constructs
Software
Sound
Style
Talents
Tangible
Things
Time
Traditions
Values
Worldview
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