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I am invisible

I mould modern technologies

I shape music, art, and architecture

I keep planes from falling from the sky

I am small as a decimal point

But as big as the universe

I am the root of all things

But loathed by many kids and adults alike

What am I?

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I think you are

mathematics

I am invisible

Mathematics are not tangible

I mould modern technologies

Mathematics are the basis of science

I shape music, art, and architecture

Mathematics rule music (waves), art (e.g. gold number, perspective) and architecture (e.g. mechanics of materials)

I keep planes from falling from the sky

Mathematics are the basis of science, which makes the planes fly

I am small as a decimal point

A decimal point is part of the maths

But as big as the universe
I am the root of all things

Mathematics are the basis of science, which describes how the universe works

But loathed by many kids and adults alike

Many don't like mathematics

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  • $\begingroup$ Yep. That's the one! I knew that would go quick. $\endgroup$ – user30599 Sep 25 '18 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ A nice first puzzle! $\endgroup$ – xhienne Sep 25 '18 at 15:21
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Are you

economics/the invisible hand?

I am invisible

True

I mould modern technologies

Economic demand drives technologies that are created

I shape music, art, and architecture

Demand also shapes music, art, and architecture because of people’s preferences

I keep planes from falling from the sky

Because shooting down planes or hiring bad pilots is economically infeasible

I am small as a decimal point

_Micro_economics

But as big as the universe

_Macro_economics

I am the root of all things

It’s based in money and supply-demand is the root of everything

But loathed by many kids and adults alike

Kids don’t like economics class, adults don’t like getting screwed by the markets

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    $\begingroup$ In the right direction, but no. Sorry. But thanks for being the first answer for my first puzzle here..! $\endgroup$ – user30599 Sep 25 '18 at 15:13
  • $\begingroup$ It’s a great first puzzle @Snow! Welcome to Puzzling.SE! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 25 '18 at 15:14
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Are you...

Physics

I am invisible

You can't see physics, they just do what they do

I mould modern technologies

All technologies use physics in some way

I shape music, art, and architecture

Music - physics of sound, Art - physics of light, Archictecture - physics of keeping buildings standing.

I keep planes from falling from the sky

Physics of pressure differences keeps planes in the air

I am small as a decimal point

Physics can be applied to really small things

But as big as the universe

Physics is how the universe works

I am the root of all things

Physics is how everything works

But loathed by many kids and adults alike

Kids and adults don't like having to do physics

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  • $\begingroup$ Close, but not the one I was after. Nice thinking though! $\endgroup$ – user30599 Sep 25 '18 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ Darn! I thought for sure I had the answer. $\endgroup$ – JR_M Sep 25 '18 at 15:28

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