I am suddenly questioning reality. No, really I mean literally.
Soon after pulling out of watching a sickening conspiracy video that left me sick to my stomach I got back to the subject I have focused on of late. That of quantum mechanics.
This was a subject I wanted to get into for some time now. I worked with a solicitor who was a friend and he got into it, purchased a book and once finished gave it to me. I never got around to reading it. I did get a quick description from him of how it works down the level of an atom which … was close but not quite right.
It was explained that there was up spin, down spin and spinning both ways at once and this stuck in my mind for several years.
I took two things from this description …
- That a transistor would now shrink be several factors down to that of an atom (which was a big deal in itself)
- That instead of just two states, 1 and 0, you now had a third
If that has made you say “Wow, what?!” well you read that right. Except the truth is weirder than that. Sub-atomic particles like that of electrons can exist in several places at once. That is until you measure them. They are a wave until they are measured and then become a particle. Like hearing a Mosquito at night and you think its on the left, switch on the light and it is on the right. The first proof of this was a simple test that anyone could do known as the double slit experiment.
You wanna know what is really going on? Well though because no one knows, lol. They just know that it does.
So the spinning both ways at the same time was not … precisely correct.
One theory is that the particles that behave this way are leaping from one dimension to another and back again in a different place to that they were in when they blinked out of existence on our plane of reality.
It is one theory.
String theory works on the basis that there are different realities that exist on membranes or branes for short. I used to think that these might have something to do with the frequency that all particles vibrate.
We also now know that the vacuum of space is not … exactly right either but this I am not that surprised about.
I have wondered that in spacetime as we know it particles have to be of a certain size or mass to … well, exist in it. Maybe that strings, of energy, themselves exist outside of it. That which exists, or indeed does not exist, outside of spacetime. That the process that may have started the big bang actually started several and that is how the different membranes came into existence. If they exist. Separated by vibration frequencies or another something else?
That is just me at times in the past when my mind has wandered.
Now that I have watched enough documentaries I am starting to think that the three values to be stored by a single atom was … underestimated a little.
This known fact of these sub-atomic particles existing in multiple places at once, or at least as we currently understand it, is known as a superposition, which is a pretty good description really.
What I saw tonight though and learnt was something that is going to blow the minds of every single person I know.
Oh and one other one I have to look into in more depth.
This one is straight out of one of the most favourite and famous sci-fi movies of all time.
That we are living in a simulation?!
In all honesty I had mixed feelings when I heard that one as if true … they could at least fix my fecking Fibromyalgia, or I mean to say the kink in the central nervous system in the base of my neck that causes the damned condition and its 100 plus symptoms.
You see where I am coming from?
However this speaker, cannot recall his name, speaking at a university in Manchester, stated something that was very true … several things in fact.
- Not that long ago we was playing Pong video games
- Today we play in worlds that look remarkably like a 3D world
- Virtual Reality is about to take off
- Now imagine what the reality of video game simulations will be lie in just twenty or thirty years?
In other words it will not be long before … you will not be able to tell a simulated world from the real world.
Sooo … maybe we are already in one?
How about we get a little weirder while your heads is still spinning?
Maybe … the ones controlling us are themselves in a simulation controlled by others?
Noodle cooked yet?
You might well be wondering what in the hell else I heard I need to look into a greater depth?
Oh just a little detail about a scientist who was looming at the maths behind the smaller details of reality, string theory, that noticed computer code created ages ago that is used in web browsers. Dr James Gates Jr, that was his name. Still trying to remember new names in all this, Brian Greene is pretty easy to remember.
I think I can smell something burning? Yup, your noodles definitely over cooked now! Lol.
What with quantum computers being fully functioning now and many working on them all over the globe with more no doubt following things are going to get very strange before very long.
What these new powerful computers will lead is to is anyone's guess.
Strange then that we live in a world where some very bizarre people are in power and we treat each other the way that we do?
Another thing that was mentioned was transhumanism were we upload our minds into a computer, though he spoke as if we would not actually be mobile in these computers. I have a sneaky suspicion that robotics and androids will be in a surprisingly advanced state in ten or twenty years too.
We also have Graphene too and all the things that will lead to in the following ten years and the search for unusual properties that other elements might by hiding if forced into single atoms slices or other shapes or thicknesses? I mean carbon turns into Graphene when one atom thick and others may do two or at two or three atoms thick or arranged in particular shapes?
It is thinking about these things that keeps me going at times and puts my other .. currently ongoing issues into perspective. Yeaah does sound a bit like an understatement that.
Ooh yeah, I forgot about that other study going on about the human consciousness, or soul if you prefer and the fact that they think they have an answer to that, or on the verge of a breakthrough.
I also wonder about the timing of all this?
When the financial crisis going on globally started one of the things I stated to a friend of mine, I will have to remember to remind him of what I said and this posts subjects, is that we would need a … push. A eureka moment. Something … new to get everyone motivated again. A breakthrough and wow product, or set of products or new horizon to aim for. Until this happens things might remain .. well, stuck in the mud so to speak.
We are primates and need to be entertained and don't I know it?! Things have become somewhat miserable and a little bit boring. Added to this people are feeling threatened to due to changes handled badly and you have a pressure cooker about to go off.
These few things might be it … just that they are at least ten years off is all. Lol. Maybe five for one or two but they certainly all will not come together for at least ten years.
I will likely read, listen and learn all this and then get that letter that tells me it was all a waste?
Confusing times indeed.