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Feb 19

From Our Future Eternity To Here?

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Big Bang Quark-Gluon Plasma Created at Brookhaven

"The goal has been a state of matter called a quark-gluon plasma, which theorists believe existed when the universe was only a microsecond old."

Feb 16

Kelvin's "None Dare Call It Reason"

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Thought-provoking reviews of important books spanning C. P. Snow's "Two Cultures."



This pretty much sheds considerable doubt on Max Tegmark's refutation of the Hameroff-Penrose idea in my opinion.

Feb 14

Advance in Quantum Optics

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Feb 14

A Star Drive Video

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Needs Real Player


Feb 12

Is our universe a hologram?

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We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.

  • "Said by Niels Bohr to Wolfgang Pauli after his presentation of Heisenberg's and Pauli's nonlinear field theory of elementary particles, at Columbia University (1958), as quoted in Symposium on Basic Research (1959) by Dael Lee Wolfle, p. 66
  • Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
    • As quoted in First Philosophy: The Theory of Everything (2007) by Spencer Scoular, p. 89
  • There are many slight variants on this remark:
  • We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough.
  • We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question is whether it is crazy enough enough to be have a chance of being correct.
  • We in the back are convinced your theory is crazy. But what divides us is whether it is crazy enough.
  • Your theory is crazy, the question is whether it's crazy enough to be true.
  • Yes, I think that your theory is crazy. Sadly, it's not crazy enough to be believed."

Einstein's theory of gravity has walls of light called horizons. Some of them are observer-dependent like the Rindler horizon for a uniformly accelerating observer in flat spacetime with no intrinsic gravity curvature fields. So is our future de Sitter event horizon. The discovery of dark energy accelerating the speed of expansion of 3D space almost proves that we are 3D hologram images but the hologram "screen" is in our future not in our past! These 2D walls of light are spherical surfaces that we are inside of at the precise centers. They have fractionally charged anyonic quanta with weird quantum statistics living on them and they emit advanced Wheeler-Feynman thermal blackbody Hawking radiation whose temperature is proportional to the Newtonian g-force acceleration of gravity on the "wall"  spherical surface itself. The repulsive anti-gravity dark energy we observe on our past light cone therefore comes from the advanced Wheeler-Feynman Hawking radiation back from our future hologram de Sitter horizon in what Igor Novikov calls a "globally self-consistent loop in time." You can see a picture of this in Tamara Davis's 2004 PhD dissertation online Fig 1.1 (especially the lowest conformal time picture). Essentially at any moment along our timeline we sit at the precise centers of two spherical shells or walls of light called our past particle and our future de Sitter event horizons. However, it is our future event horizon spherical wall of light that is the most important. It is a VALIS (P.K. Dick) quantum cosmic computer with asymptote ~ 10^123 BITs (each a Planck area of 10^-66 cm^2). Indeed, the entropy of our observable piece of the multiverse is essentially the area of this future spherical shell we are inside of. In contrast, we are outside of black hole event horizons. The Arrow of Time of the Second Law of Thermodynamics is simply explained by this retro-causal hologram picture because the area/entropy of our cosmic horizon hologram screen increases from 1 BIT at inflation to 10^123 BITs rather quickly according to Tamara Davis's computer simulation in Fig 5.1 of her Ph.D work where she plots the evolution of the area/entropy of our future horizon 2D hologram screen from one BIT at inflation before the hot Big Bang to its asymptote at ~ 10^123 BITS that is creating us now as 3D IT hologram images back from our far future. That's the theory behind John Archibald Wheeler's delayed choice IT FROM BIT. Here is the Big Picture from Figs 1.1 & 5.1 of Tamara's PhD.

Our Hologram Universe adapted from T. Davis Fig1.1

Fig 5.1 below, central thin solid line shows the time evolution of the area/entropy/channel capacity of our future event horizon/hologram post-quantum conscious Omega Point VALIS super-computer (the "brane" of Hawking's "Mind of God"?). This area quickly approaches a constant value. 

Saturation of the area of our future horizon

What is important is the intersection of our future light cone with the computing spherical shell surface - that's part of the Wheeler-Feynman mechanism's "future absorber" influence functional. The anti-gravitating dark energy density in our past light cone is essentially the reciprocal area of our future horizon at its intersection with our future light cone in a globally self-consistent Novikov loop in time. Obviously, the entropy of our early universe is ~ 123 powers of ten smaller than the final asymptotic entropy of our future observable universe. This solves both the Arrow of Time mystery in Sean Carroll's From Eternity to Here as well as the cosmological constant problem in one fell swoop -- or so it appears to my mind.  Eternity is obviously in our future since our past is only 13.7 billion years old. Was Sean Carroll aware of the retro-causality implication of his title? Bernard Carr, former assistant to Stephen Hawking has mentioned my idea about this in a June 2008 paper he delivered to the Society of Psychical Research. 

Can Psychical Research Bridge the Gulf Between Matter and Mind?" Bernard Carr Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol 59 Part 221 June 2008

This original idea of mine is crazy, no doubt, but is it crazy enough to be true?


Feb 12

Origin of inertia from hadron colliders

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The macro-quantum coherent vacuum superconducting condensate Higgs-Goldstone fields provide the small rest masses of lepton and quark spinors by the QCD analog of the Meissner effect in electrical superconductors via an additional Yukawa coupling to the spinors. The Meissner effect gives a rest mass to the photon inside the superconductor. The analog here is the rest masses of the three flavor SU2 weak force W-mesons,  The much larger hadron masses are from the confined zero point vacuum fluctuations of virtual particles inside the vacuum of the quarks bound by stringy virtual gluon flux tubes like rubber bands where the sticky QCD color SU3 force varies linearly with the separation between the quarks.

David Kaiser at the MIT Physics Department has interviewed me, Nick Herbert, Saul-Paul Sirag and Fred Alan Wolf for a study he is doing tentatively titled "How The Hippies Saved Physics" in the 1970's at Esalen, Big Sur and North Beach San Francisco. This complements Stephen Schwartz's article on Francis Ford Coppola and Warren Hinckle in the Feb 15, 2010 Weekly Standard "Apocalypse Then."