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Particle Physics: String Theory And The Nature Of Our Reality

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STRING THEORYFor thousands of years, humans have attempted to explain the fundamental particles from which all matter is made up of. Today, we call this particle physics. It’s the examination of matter and how it interacts at a subatomic level to create all things that make up our physical reality. It attempts to identify what all matter is made out of and the forces that determine the way particles behave. Looking at things on a small scale like this may help us understand reality on a large scale level. This is because on a physical level, everything is made up of matter which are tiny particles that are influenced by a force that physics is constantly trying to discover.

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We are all matter, tiny little particles that are vibrating at a certain frequency. When we look at what determines our behaviour, we have to include thoughts, feelings and emotions, which are all non physical phenomenon that are usually not included in determining the behaviour of particles. It’s my opinion that the underlying forces that influence the behaviour of all matter are influenced by non-physical phenomenon like consciousness. Particles have consciousness, because we have consciousness, and we are a bunch of particles. You can read more about how consciousness creates reality here.

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It’s human nature to contemplate and question the reality that we perceive to be surrounding us.  It’s also natural to want to dig deeper and find out as much as we can with the resources that are given to us. I often wonder what scientific discoveries are found within the department of defense who pump trillions of dollars into black projects that go unaccounted for, and a large majority of it is to develop technologies that the human race cannot yet imagine. Obviously science is a big part of that world, a world we do not know of. I’ve always wondered how far behind mainstream science is from that world, maybe one day soon we will find out. At the same time, our gift of intuition can reveal to us everything we desire to know. When you let go of the need for proof, the proof reveals itself to you.

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Ancient civilizations like Leumeria, Atlantis, Sumer and the Maya had a tremendous amout of knowledge with regards to the true nature of reality. Their knowledge often dealt with the non-physical world and how it influences our physical reality. Even the predecessors of these civilizations pondered the makeup of the physical world we see all around us. From ancient philosophers like Epicurus who knew of tiny atoms that were invisible to the human eye, to Plato who was aware of the immaterial world, physical and non-physical all the way up to modern metaphysics and philosophy. It seems that all of the matter that makes up planet Earth has been part of the pondering of what is. Humans, (matter, energy, vibration) however you want to consider a human being, is conscious, it is perceiving and thinking, it has emotions and all of these affect the vibrational frequency of the matter that makes up the being. I believe that particle physics, and our attempts to explain the behaviour and matter that make up our physical reality, is influenced by non physical things which is why science has such a hard time explaining the true nature of reality, but continues to creep closer and closer to truth. I also believe that groups on the planet have tapped into this non physical reality, and understand it very well. Let’s take a look at another popular theory of reality, string theory.

String Theory

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From my research, string theory can be a pretty complicated thing to understand. At it’s basic level, the general idea and concept behind it is not. String theory attempts to look at the nature of our reality on the smallest possible scale. It suggests that our reality is made up of tiny strings, that these strings are behind the observable physical phenomenon that make up our physical world. It suggests that reality is made up of tiny strings of energy that vibrate. The frequency of their vibrations determines the outcome and behaviour of the particles we know to be real. According to string theory, matter is the manifestation of the vibrational frequency of the string. This is interesting because if matter is the manifestation of the vibrational frequency, then our physical reality must be a manifestation of a vibrational frequency as well. We are all atoms that vibrate at a frequency, the rate and nature of our vibration (human beings) is responsible for manifesting the matter that we call physical phenomenon, is it not? This gives further credence to the suggestion that we create our own reality, and the rate which we vibrate at plays a very significant role in manifesting physical reality.

Think of it like a guitar string, depending on how the string is plucked, different musical notes are created, similarly the particles we observe using particle accelerators could be thought of in this manner. They are simply expressing themselves according to the vibrational frequency of the string.

This is the basic underlying example of string theory. It goes into different particles, like bosons, which often cary forces and their relations to fermions which are elementary particles like electrons. Bosons are the force carriers and fermions are usually just associated with matter. The relationship between the two account for multiple versions of string theory, and superstring theory. String theory also goes into multiple dimensions, which is another interesting topic I believe holds truth. I definitely believe in multiple dimensions of reality, I also believe not only in extraterrestrial life, but extra dimensional life that is able to perceive dimensions below it.

Questions

The only question I have, and maybe some of you out there can answer it. In string theory, what determines the vibrational frequency of the string? If the vibrational frequency of the string determines how particles act, interact and react to make up our physical reality, we must look at what is determining the vibration that in turn creates our reality. Again I believe this answer to be consciousness. I don’t think the string gives way to the existence of particles which show the property of consciousness. I believe consciousness exists in the first place and it determines the vibration of the string. But then what creates the consciousness that determines the vibrational frequency? Very interesting.

I believe non-physical phenomenon like thoughts, emotions, feelings and perception all make up the rate at which our atoms vibrate. I believe our vibrational frequency has the potential to enter into new dimensions of reality. I think the natural state of a human being is to exist at a high vibrational frequency, and I believe many things on this planet are designed to keep us in a vibrational frequency lock. This includes all major industries we use to govern our everyday lives.

The video below shows that scientists are still trying to determine weather or not it would be physically possible to go through a wormhole. At the same time, I believe our black budget world has already developed the technology to do so. Like I mentioned earlier, this is why I believe there is a group on the planet that operates at a completely different level of understanding about science and technology, while the mainstream world is left to ponder what is already known.

Sources:

http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/gr/public/qg_ss.html

http://plus.maths.org/content/string-theory-newton-einstein-and-beyond

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-basic-elements-of-string-theory.html

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The Study of Fundamental Consciousness Entering the Mainstream

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  • The Facts:

    Consciousness is appearing to be a fundamental property, just like liquids, solids and gas, consciousness and its connection to the physical material world is now gaining big time credibility.

  • Reflect On:

    How much do we have yet to discover? Are we ready to abandon what we thought we knew in light of new discoveries and evidence?

The world-renowned neuroscientist Christof Koch, spent nearly two decades working alongside the co-discoverer of the DNA molecule, Francis Crick. Their mission was to find the neurobiological basis of consciousness. They discovered many insights into cognition and the functioning of perception, yet the central enigma, the nature of consciousness itself, remained mysteriously elusive.

In 2009, Koch shocked the scientific community by publishing his conviction that consciousness probably isn’t just in brains, but is a fundamental feature of reality. This is a view known to philosophers as ‘panpsychism.’ The theory Koch is now dedicating his research to is called ‘Integrated Information Theory’ or ‘IIT.’ It is the brainchild of neuroscientist Giulio Tononi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In explaining his theory, Tononi asks us to consider a simple light sensitive photo diode like those found in a digital camera. A simple diode might respond to just two states: light or dark. We could present our diode with any number of images, yet regardless of the picture, the diode conforms to one of only two possible states. Is it light, or is it dark?

Now consider yourself looking at the same picture, lets say, of the Eiffel Tower on a beautiful spring day in Paris. For us, looking at this image results in a reduction from a near infinity of possible states. Not an image of the Andromeda galaxy, not a childhood picture of your mother, not cells dividing in a Petri dish and so on.  Because of the vast number of images we are capable of recognizing, each one is highly informative. For Tononi, the vast amount of information capable of being integrated in the brain means that we have a comparatively huge capacity for consciousness.

Tononi’s theory, that consciousness is born out of networks with high integrated information, has novel ways of being tested in the laboratory.

In studies with sleeping participants, Tononi and his colleagues used transcranial magnetic stimulation to send a ripple of activity through the cortex of sleeping participants. The researchers found that when dreaming, this ripple reverberated through the cortex longer than when participants were in stages of dreamless sleep. This demonstrated that during dreaming, when the brain is conscious, the cortex has a higher degree of integration.

In another experiment, the researchers built tiny robots known as ‘animats’ that were placed into mazes. The animats used simple integrated networks capable of evolving over sequential generations. To their surprise, the greater the degree of integration that the animats evolved, the quicker they were able to escape the mazes. For Tononi this finding suggested that consciousness may play a more central role in evolution than had previously been thought.

The mathematical value of integrated information in a network is known as phi. But Tononi’s theory, now the topic of serious mainstream discussion, has an extraordinary implication. Phi didn’t just occur in brains, -it is a property of any network with a total informational content greater than its individual parts. Every living cell, every electronic circuit, even a proton consisting of just three elementary particles have a value of phi greater than zero. According to Integrated Information Theory, all of these things possess something, albeit but a glimmer of ‘what it is like’ to be them. Tononi states:

“Consciousness is a fundamental property, like mass or charge. Wherever there is an entity with multiple states, there is some consciousness. You need a special structure to get a lot of it but consciousness is everywhere, it is a fundamental property.”

Integrated information theory is in its infancy and there are still many questions it must face. Did the information of brains operate at the level of the neuron, or the protein, or something deeper still? The electromagnetic field of the brain, as observed by psi researcher Dean Radin, is always re-establishing its quantum connection to the entire universe. Could a much richer informational interaction exist than has yet been imagined?

Physicists such as John Wheeler have laid the groundwork for a radical new understanding of reality, in which matter, the laws and constants of nature, and indeed the entire universe is best described, not in terms of physical objects, but through the play and display of a fundamental dynamic information.

Quantum mechanics suggests that at the deepest level of nature, the entire physical universe is interconnected. Might the total information of the universe be integrated in some deep sense? Is it in a mysterious way conscious of itself?

As spiritual traditions throughout the ages have long asserted, instead of isolated and separate experiencing beings, we may experience on behalf of the greater evolving system in which we find ourselves.

In Koch’s highly anticipated 2012 book, ‘Consciousness – Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist’, he states:

“I do believe that the laws of physics overwhelmingly favored the emergence of consciousness. The universe is a work in progress. Such a belief evokes jeremiads from many biologists and philosophers but the evidence from cosmology, biology and history is compelling.”

Regardless of the validity of Tononi’s theory, today increasing numbers of scientists and academics are convinced that the existence of consciousness simply cannot be sensibly denied. The study of fundamental consciousness is now entering the mainstream. This movement consists of thinkers in and outside of the mind sciences. Yet despite their different academic backgrounds, they are united by two common convictions: that consciousness is an intrinsic rather than incidental emergence in the universe, and that any complete account of reality must include an explanation of it.

 Sources:

 Koch, C. (2009, August 18). A complex theory of consciousness: Is complexity the secret to sentience, to a panpsychic view of consciousness? Scientific American.

 Tononi, G. (2008). Consciousness as integrated information: A provisional manifesto. Biological Bulletin, 215(3), 216-242.

 Edlund, J. A., Chaumont, N., Hintze, A., Koch C., Tononi G., & Adami, C. (2011). Integrated information increases with fitness in the evolution of animats. PLoS Computational Biology, 7(10).

 Radin, D. I. (2006). Entangled Minds: Extrasensory experiences in quantum reality. New York: Simon & Schuster.

 Koch, C. (2012). Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist. MIT Press Books.

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If You Could Power Your Entire Home With 60 Minutes Of Cycling, Would You Do It?

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    Mechanical energy, converted into kinetic energy can provide the energy that we use on a regular basis to power our homes and electronic devices.

  • Reflect On:

    Rather than focusing on the current problems in our world it is great to change gears and have a look at all of the solutions that are popping up all over the world.

Imagine if your morning workout could power your home for the entire day, all the way until your next morning workout. Well, you may not have to imagine, as this technology exists now. Manoj Bhargava has invented a new exercise bike that can power some homes for 24 hours after use for only sixty minutes per day.

This invention was a part of a new initiative to bring electricity to places that undergo frequent power outages or may only have access to power for a few hours during the day. In our modern age, going without electricity can really separate a person from the rest of the world. Bhargava’s mission is to bridge the gap for those who suffer from poverty and make it easier for them to access the same information as the rest of the world, potentially giving them more opportunities in life.

The Free Electric

The above heading is also the name of this awesome and innovative bike serving as a solution to a pretty significant issue in the underdeveloped nations of the world.

According to Bhargava, the Free Electric is meant to lead to “better health, more leisure time, better access to education and opportunities for entrepreneurship.” He also feels that it could, “literally change the world.”

Power to change the world? Bold statement, but if this is able to be implemented worldwide, I would absolutely have to agree with him. This technology not only has the capacity to assist those in poverty, but can also be used by the rest of the world as well as more and more people around the world who are aiming to reduce their usee of fossil fuels. I have a feeling that Millennials (such as myself) and younger generations would be all over this if its made available! Not only is it a great way to get your cardio in, but it provides FREE electricity that produces no other pollution.

As mentioned in the video, it is also a great solution in the face of natural, or even man made disasters because this type of electricity would not rely on that generated and sold by power companies. Perhaps even one day a way to stock up and store this energy will be possible — then, the opportunities here will be much more plentiful and could be a huge factor in reducing the amount of pollution our current methods of energy production are creating.

The Future Is Friendly

As much as there is sometimes destruction all around us, there is also innovation and ingenuity. Human beings have tremendous potential. Even though there are many problems that we as a society are facing, solutions are popping up and fast, and in most cases they already exist. Finding solutions doesn’t seem to be the problem, so ask yourself, what is?  It’s so great to see ideas such as these being conceptualized and then created and put into use so efficiently, it shows how our species is capable of stopping and potentially reversing some of the destruction that we have caused over the years.

This is absolutely a double win! We are constantly bombarded with news stories and articles that are telling us to be more active, stop sitting so much, and now with the Free Electric, we will have to be active before we can relax and enjoy the use of our precious technology.

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Physicists ‘Grow’ A Man Made Diamond From Nuclear Waste That’s Able To Generate Electricity

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    Scientists have developed a technology that can convert leftover radioactive materials into diamond batteries to power a wide range of electronics.

  • Reflect On:

    Could this be the solution to use op all the radioactive materials on the planet and shut down nuclear power plants worldwide?

Currently there is more than 2 billion tons of nuclear waste across the globe. This nuclear waste is a hazardous threat to the environment if not disposed of correctly. Scientists have recently begun attempting to transform nuclear waste into batteries that could last for thousands of years. If they are successful with this conversion project it would be a double win, less nuclear waste contaminating our environment, and a way to reuse energy that was generated to give power to whatever requires it.

Diamond batteries that use the energy from leftover radioactive materials have been developed and tested by researchers at the University of Bristol. They are now hoping to be able to recycle the waste leftover from decommissioned nuclear power plants in the UK. According to the University, “New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery….A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current.” (source)

How Does This Work?

According to The Independent,

Carbon-14 isotopes extracted from graphite blocks produced by the plant are infused with wafer-thin diamonds to create the batteries, which researchers say are capable of providing power on a “near-infinite basis”.

Potential applications range from powering hearing aids and pacemakers, to extending the range of spacecraft to distances much further than are currently possible.

“Eventually, a highly powerful version of a diamond battery could power a mobile phone,” James Barker, from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering, told The Independent.

“Primarily though, they are best for devices requiring long lifetime, low power and where it is difficult to replace energy sources.”

In order to make these diamond batteries safe for medical and consumer use they are encased in a non-radioactive diamond layer, which will absorb any radiation given off by the C14 source.

According to the University,

Unlike the majority of electricity-generation technologies, which use energy to move a magnet through a coil of wire to generate a current, the man-made diamond is able to produce a charge simply by being placed in close proximity to a radioactive source.

Tom Scott, Professor in Materials in the University’s Interface Analysis Centre and a member of the Cabot Institute, said: “There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation.  By encapsulating radioactive material inside diamonds, we turn a long-term problem of nuclear waste into a nuclear-powered battery and a long-term supply of clean energy.”

Could This Be The Solution We’ve Been Searching For?

“The ultimate aim is to have a factory based at one of the former power stations in the South West that takes Carbon-14 isotopes directly from the graphite blocks for use in diamond batteries. This would significantly reduce the radioactivity of the remaining material, making it easier and safer to manage,” said Professor Tom Scott, director of the South West Nuclear Hub.

“With the majority of the UK’s nuclear power plants set to go offline in the next 10-15 years this presents a huge opportunity to recycle a large amount of material to generate power for so many great uses.”

Time will tell how effective this method that scientists have come up with will be able to be implemented worldwide, but if it is, just imagine the implications of what this technology could represent.

Is It Time To Move Away From Nuclear Energy?

You’d think since the Fukushima disaster there would be a worldwide agreement for countries to stop generating power from nuclear reactors and to safely shut down these plants. Nuclear disasters have devastating effects on our planet and all of it’s inhabitants, recovery from such accidents can take tens of thousands of years to lose their hazardous radioactivity. Take the Chernobyl disaster that occurred in 1986 and is now contained under a metal shell, this site will likely remain radioactive for up to 20,000 years.

Instead of waiting for these disasters to occur, shouldn’t we be safely dismantling these sites before any more devastating disasters occur? Thankfully many countries are vowing to shut down their nuclear power plants and we can only hope that the rest of the world will follow suit.

The Future Is Here

There are so many amazing technologies that have the capacity to revolutionize the way we use energy on this planet. Of course many of those are hidden from us, especially if they cannot be in some way profited from, and unfortunately as it seems, if they don’t exploit the environment and our resources in some way.

As innovative ideas abound and technology continues to rapidly develop, we have to assume that safer and more innovative means of producing electricity will be uncovered. Hopefully these technologies will also have the capacity to undo some of the damage that we have done to our planet.

At the end of the day, using nuclear energy is not needed anymore, and in reality nuclear waste should not even exist at this point in our development as a collective.

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