Saturday, July 27, 2013

The dream particle: The super speck.

In the Spiral Slayer universe the super speck is the smallest, most elementary particle.

The super speck or speck particle has some amazing properties.

1.      It vibrates and has three trillion different vibrations.

2.      It is a reflective particle which means that if surrounded by a single state[1] (the complete death of a universe) it reflects itself ten times and all reflections reflect ten times continuing up to (VV)V times where V are the number of vibrations (three trillion).

3.      The super speck’s reflective burst (A.K.A. the Big Bang) begins by only expanding space time (i.e. in the beginning reflections only differ in directional alignment). Then, over the course of the burst, begin switching to the expansion of timelines (i.e. reflections also differ in phase alignment). After about four billion years the changeover is complete and all reflections expand the number of timelines. This soon fills up quantum space becoming the cause of the universe’s expansion. As more space is created this creates more timelines. This self-feeding circle causes accelerating expansion.

4.      Within its three trillion vibrations is encoded all the information needed to create a universe.

5.      When an intelligent species reaches the Rho level of development, Speculators, who translate the speck’s vibrations, begin to replace scientists and the scientific method.

6.      When an intelligent species has translated all of the speck’s vibrations, they will ‘know’ everything that is knowable[2] and be at the Phi level of development.

7.      When an intelligent species comes to understand all of the knowledge from the speck, they will ‘know and understand’ everything knowable and be at the uppermost level of development: the Omega Level.

8.      Universes die when their expansion has stretched out the speck particles so much that their vibrations vanish and speck reflections die until only one speck particle is left.

9.      When only one speck particle is left (this is always the original and only real speck particle) the dynamics of the cosmos changes and the remaining speck becomes the only thing that exists which means it contains all the energy that exists and is surrounded by a single state. This triggers the reflection burst that creates the next universe.

10.   Speck particles that are aligned join to form speck strings or sStrings and these create space time.

11.   Aligned sStrings become tangled creating permanent knots (the quirks and gluons that create matter) and temporary knots (virtual quirks and gluons).

12.   The sStrings (and therefore sString knots) can only interact with other sStrings whose speck particles are aligned creating the macro here and now space time we know.


(The following discussion is greatly simplified in some areas)

There are two types of speck alignment. To interact, both must be aligned. The speck particle can be pictured as a vibrating line of energy. Vibrations differ in frequency, distance along the string, distance from line when straight, direction(s) in 3D space, speed, curve(s) and shape. There is directional alignment (direction of the string in 3D space) and there is phase alignment, which is alignment of the vibration cycle.

Directional alignment:

Below the level (size) of quarks and gluons, macro space time as we know it falls apart. When a universe is born, reflections of the speck particle explode outward tumbling this way and that. As this happens, aligned specks bond into sStrings. Only specks (and sStrings they form) that are ‘aligned’ can interact with each other and they do this no matter where they are physically located in the realm of the sStrings (A.K.A. foam). In our macro view of space time this inability to interact appears as space time—a distance in space time between objects.

If your finger pushes an object, the sStrings in your finger and the object are aligned but maybe anywhere in the realm of sStrings. Likewise, an sString in a star does not interact with an sString in your finger because they are out of alignment even though in the realm of the sStrings they may be right next to each other and again, this alignment difference and inability to interact translate to distance and time in our macro view.

This of course means that only aligned sStrings can interact to form real or virtual quarks or gluons but to tangle and knot together they must also be next to each other in the sString realm.

Wormholes are possible within the realm of the sString because of this difference between our macro space time and the virtual physical layout within the sString’s realm. Wormholes are pipe-like structures formed by sStrings that can change the alignment of sStrings passing through them therefore changing their physical location in our macro space time.

Phase alignment:

The second type of alignment is phase or rhythm alignment meaning the alignment of the vibrations. The alignment of the sStrings (ergo the speck particles that form them) are what creates the macro space time probability timelines. As you look towards a distant star, the space time perceived between you and the star is a gradual change of the speck particle’s directional alignment. You see the star as it was in the past when its speck particles were the same alignment as yours and everything you see around you, you see in the macro space time past. This is all directional alignment.

However, the change of phase alignment determines and separates the timelines. This is the probability wave observed in the two slit experiment where light passing through the two slits (in the two slit experiment) forms a wave pattern. Different realities are timelines whose speck particle’s phase alignment has changed. The inability to interact in this case does not translate to time space or distance. It does not translate at the macro at all. Even though we can only see and interact with the timeline we are on, it is there and takes up time and space in the quantum realm. Our universe ran out of quantum room about four billion years ago and at this point the ever accelerating expansion of the universe began as more and more alternate timelines came into being and needed more quantum room.

In the next post we will switch from the quantum realm to the cosmic realm and discuss where the edge of the universe is and how it is possible to travel across the universe.

[1] A single state means that everywhere you look is the same. Examples of this are a singularity or an absolute vacuum (where there are not virtual particles are anything else). A single state cannot exist within a universe.
[2] Anything within the universe is knowable. Anything beyond the realm of the universe is unknowable.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Development of the Spiral Slayer Universe Part 2 :What happened to strings and the birth of a dream particle.


This is an interesting, though complex, story! 

Between the late eighties and the early 2000s I was totally into string theory. I was there for the five different theories, the bane worlds and M-theory that combined the five theories. The downfall of superstring theory, at least for myself, was only months away but, in reality, for myself anyway, was already happening due to a number of items. 

I had no issue with string theory’s biggest problem, which was that it could not make any predictions that could readily be tested. Because I was a ‘believer’, I even had my own arguments for this quandary. They went like this: in fact, there were predictions strings could make… it’s just that Relativity and/or quantum mechanics and/or QED had already made these predictions and lab tests had already confirmed them. Not only did it sound good, it was true…for instance, ‘strings’ could absolutely predict gravity but so could an apple. 

The first crack in my stringy beliefs was no more than just an uneasy feeling I got when I heard Mr. Stringman himself--Brian Green—pronounce, “(string theory) is too elegant to be wrong.” OK, I’ve been sitting here for many minutes trying and I cannot explain why this hit me as so wrong. 

There were other minor things—especially ‘M-Theory’ that supposedly explained the five different string theories but not, it seemed, itself. However, the absolute showstopper was the big lie and I’m just now realizing it’s something that’s going to be a little hard to explain but I’ll do my best.  

One of the bedrocks of any theory’s reliability is that the math behind it is finite. That is to say, that it produces few or no answers that are infinite. It’s called or referred to as the theory’s level of approximation. The leading contenders in quantum physics—superstrings and Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG)—had both been proven ‘finite’. Article after article since the mid-80s had stated that the superstring theory was proven finite. That foundation supporting string theory, after all these years, was simply a given or, so they said. 

Around 2002 a physicist named Lee Smolin—a giant in the field--was asked to write a report on the state of all the different quantum theories currently on the table and, to make a long story short, he discovered that no one had ever proven any of the five string theories to be finite! To my knowledge, no one has done it yet. Evidently, someone, somewhere, at some time had just stated this and everyone had just jumped on board--unbelievable! 

Personally, I pretty much gave the big finger to string theory. 

Understand that I had based The Spiral Slayers universe on string theory! Bane worlds were playing key parts in the story. I almost completely give up on the story…hell, I almost decided to chuck science and writing sci-fi completely. I went into a deep depression and stopped all work on The Spiral Slayers book, the trailer and definitely on my reading of science books.  

Perhaps three months later, I tried to convert to LQG but my heart wasn’t into putting my faith into any quantum theory being worked on. I needed my own and I remember thinking, I’ll have to sleep on it.

Believe it or not that night I had a dream in which I was talking to a scientist in a white lab coat who told me that the universe was just a reflection of itself--that this was why every part of the universe was like every other part. I proclaimed ‘the holographic theory’ but he shook his head.

He went on to say that, this was because the most elementary particle was a new type of particle--a 'reflection particle' that it reflected itself. This was the reason for the universe’s past expansion periods.

Also, and this made perfect sense, this most elementary particle contained all the information needed to build our universe. This data, he continued, was not stored like data on a disk drive but rather within the way the particle’s vibrations affected and fit or didn’t fit with the other vibrating particles around it. Also, any change to one particle affected every particle because each one was just a reflection of itself and, this changed propagated very quickly defining, BTW, the speed of light. This smallest particle was called… *

*... and, I woke up. I looked over at my wife next to me in bed and she reached over and rubbed the tip of my nose. I jerked away in surprise and give her a quizzical look and she said that I had had a speck of something on my nose… 

…and right then the super speck particle replaced string theory. 

In the next post, well see how this new ‘dream’ particle fit perfectly with my story even solving some problems I’d been agonizing over.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Development of the Spiral Slayer Universe Part 1


The cosmic and quantum universe used in The Spiral Slayers Quadrilogy is based on current state of cosmology and the standard model of quantum mechanics. It is then extended up to and including what dark matter and energy are as well as why we and the universe exists. Unfortunately, you will have to wait for the fourth and final installment for the answer to the latter.

Concerning the extensions to cosmology and quantum physics, one of the cornerstones of the Spiral Slayer Universe is this strange and intriguing fact:

The properties of infinite density (a singularity) and an absolute vacuum (this means no vacuum energy, no virtual particles, absolutely nothing) are identical. Actually, neither have any properties but, if you were to try to break it down then:

A singularity (infinite density or a black hole):
·        Is completely uniform, that is, it is the same everywhere.
·        Has no events
·        Has no time
·        Has no temperature
·        Has no volume
·        It cannot exist within the universe (one like ours anyway)*

* We see the effects of a singularity(/absolute vacuum) but the singularity itself is outside of the universe. When we see a black hole (as much of it as we can see of it anyway) we are looking at the edge of our universe. BTW, in my story, the event horizon is not the edge of our universe. What is inside the event horizon is still within our universe even though, in must situations, it is past the point of no return.

An absolute vacuum... has the exact same properties (or lack of them). Therefore, in The Spiral Slayers sci-fi series, the two things are the same.

There is one more property—one which in reality is probably different but, in the Spiral Slayer universe since both states are the same, this final property is also the same. That property is:

·   Space time is infinitely warped (or, it has infinite gravity)

Since the two are the same, both can be called a singularity or, as it is called in the series, a unistate. This means it has only one state (where ‘state’ represents a condition like electricity can have two states, negative and positive or, a computer byte can have two states, on or off).

How can this be viewed? If you picture the face of a clock, and say that twelve o’clock is the unistate (i.e. the singularity or the absolute vacuum) then one minute to twelve might be a neutron star and one minute after twelve might be just the vacuum energy and virtual particles.

What this means is that everything is not pulled towards mass but rather is pulled towards fewer states.

Assuming the above is true changes quite a lot! Now not only does matter produce gravity (or bend space-time), emptiness (or the absence of matter) does too! This actually takes care of dark matter, as the gravitational effects of this unseen ‘dark’ matter is now just the balance of the gravity of matter and gravity of emptiness or, the approach to a lessor number of states (by stretching those states out until they are just one or, by condensing those states until they are just one). We know what matter’s gravitational falloff is. For the universe to work the way it does with these strange new rules simply depends on the proper setting of emptiness’ gravitational fall off.

Book one of The Spiral Slayers establishes the first cosmic law of the (Spiral Slayer) universe.
The first cosmic law: There must always be more than one state.

In a unistate (either a singularity or an absolute vacuum), there is only one state. It is the same everywhere. Therefore, nothing exists. Therefore, the first cosmic law simply says that ‘something’ must exist. Think about that one!

In the next post, we will look at the Super Speck (and discuss what happened to the Super String) and see how the universe exists between the 12:01 and 11:59 on that clock we talked about.