Numinations ó November, 2000

Towards a Final Theory

© 2000, by Gary D. Campbell

†† My uncle woke me out of a sound sleep, and his visage on the wall panel said, ďHey, get your body out of bed!† Weíve got a time slot for the z-field in 45 minutes!Ē

†† I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and mumbled something about meeting him at the lab.† Next, I rolled out of bed, walked through the shower, and pulled on a coverall suitable for lab work from my clothing inventory.† Having slipped it on, it fastened itself seamlessly around me and began its work of adjusting its porosity to reflect changes in my skin temperature and that of the ambient air, keeping me at my peak comfort level.

†† Less than 45 minutes later, I arrived at the lab, and a dialog between its security system and my ID unit allowed me to walk right to the z-field insertion lab, where my uncle was already waiting for me.† The z-field probe took up almost half of the labís floor space.† It looked much as I remembered it, with the addition of more lighting ports around its saucer-shaped circumference.† It still had the clear semi-spherical dome over the cockpit, the comfy interior, and simple joy-stick controls.† It did tend toward a drab, steel-grey color scheme, but you canít have everything in lab equipment thatís only one generation beyond the prototype, I guess.

†† The probe had just reappeared, and its last crew was climbing out as we approached.† Wasting no time, my uncle and I climbed aboard.† He set the control, and we instantly shrank to the size of an apple.† Operating at this size enabled him to maneuver into the chamber where we were to make our observations.† Once in the approximate position, he adjusted us to the size of a pinhead, made another transit using the labís radio positioning system, and then took up a final position in the labís observation chamber at a billionth of normal size.

†† The drive unit was the latest in neutrino reaction mass technology.† A warm fusion front end with a conversion efficiency of almost 100% was coupled to it with a power converter.† It could produce six orthogonal streams of neutrinos capable of generating up to a 2 G acceleration in any direction.† In other words, the lab was using the same drive technology that millions of people use in personal flitters costing about a hundred credits [Editorís note:† One hundred credits is the value maintained by the government to equal an average workerís work year of two hundred five-hour days].

†† As you may remember from our first voyage, the z-field shrinks both space and time inside the bubble containing the probe.† Thus, when the size of the probe is a billionth of normal size, light outside the probe appears to travel a billionth of normal speed, or about one foot per second.† At this factor, molecules of air appear to be the size of large, wet snowflakes spaced about an inch apart.† Of course, they arenít falling, they appear to be frozen in mid-air.† If you look at them long enough, you can see them moving very slowly in random directions with respect to one another.

†† At a size-factor of a billionth, normal light has a wavelength of about 1500 feet (ranging from 1000 feet for blue light, up to about 2000 feet for red light).† Also, the photons themselves are so ethereal and spread out, that the light emitted from our probe hardly makes contact with them, passing right through them for the most part.† The smaller the photon and the shorter the wavelength, the more different they appear.† Normal light and even ultraviolet light appear as very large and ghost-like photons.† Such photons form an almost a solid background to the atoms we see.† However, the smaller a photon is, the brighter and more solid its surface appears, and the less often we see one.† The appearance of the space we are seeing is generally quite dark, with huge ghost-like photons in the background and brightly colored molecules in the foreground.† Occasionally, a photon from the high energy regions of the spectrum passes by.† These brightly colored photons range in size from a couple of feet for an x-ray, down to the very rare gamma ray not much larger than a grain of salt.

†† Detectors in the lab are set to monitor us.† When they sense that we are in position in the particle chamber, they will trigger a burst of high-energy and high-speed particles to arrive at our vicinity.† This activity occurs only milliseconds after we reach our destination from the labís point of view, but we have to wait for quite some time from our own point of view, since there is a factor of a billion between the rate that time passes for the lab and the rate that it passes for us.

†† The main thing my uncle wanted me to observe is the way that high-energy (x-ray class) photons interact when they collide with one another.† These events almost defy any normal description, but I will do my best to put some of what I saw into words.† After some wait, which I spent looking around in awe, the x-rays began to arrive.† They were generated by pulsed lasers, so that a nearly solid wall of photons passed by us at its rate of one foot per second.† I noticed that photons impacting the probe simply disappeared.† My uncle explained this by the fact that, when photons encounter a z-field, they are transmuted to their normal size and speed for the space within the bubbleóin our case they shrink and speed up by a factor of a billion.† The actual count of x-ray photons impacting us wasnít all that large, so the radiation hazard from them was negligible.

†† As they passed by, each photon appeared to be about a foot and a half long, and about eight inches thick at its thickest point, which occurred mid-way from its tip to its tail.† All of the photons in a given barrage appeared to undulate in a corkscrew fashion, perfectly in synch with each other.† They were separated laterally by about a foot.† Along with their physical undulation, their color, reflectivity, and sharpness of focus also seemed to undulate.† At least, thatís the best I can describe it.† We observed four barrages coming by us from one direction, with about two or three minutes between them, then a barrage came from the opposite direction.† My uncle grabbed the joy stick control and accelerated the probe to follow this barrage, so that we could get in position to see it collide with the next barrage opposing it.† This only required us to move an apparent distance of about 150 feet.† Once in this position, every two or three minutes a barrage would come from both directions and we could observe actual photon collisions.

†† The thing that most impressed me, after maybe an hour of watching barrage after barrage collide, was that the results were not random.† Sure, the spacing of photons in the opposing barrages was different, and the phases, or states of undulation, of the photons were also different each time a collision took place, but I had the chance to observe many collisions, and I saw a pattern to it.

†† First, I knew that what I was seeing had to accord with basic physics.† Each impact of two photons invariably resulted in two photons leaving the scene of the impact.† These photons were generally different in size, and would come away in different directions from the original photons.† There appeared to be three general ways that the interactions, or collisions, took place.† First, the photons might just miss each other, but be attracted to each other, and therefore they would deflect into new paths.† Second, they might just miss, but repel each other, and again deflect into new paths.† Finally, they might actually merge.† It was this type of collision that resulted in new photons of different sizes.† This is really making a long story short, but I got the feeling that when two photons impacted in exactly the same way, the results were exactly the same.† And, when they impacted in very nearly the same way, the results were very nearly the same.† To my mind, the mechanics of what I was seeing were completely deterministic.

†† Once, during the entire period of observation, I saw a rare event.† Two photons passed very close and perfectly parallel to each other.† These photons had just the right phase relationship to cause an attractive deflection of their paths, and they attempted to orbit one another.† Phase relationships between photons in close proximity are everything.† Iím told that close encounters like this can produce mutual orbiting that can last for any number of orbits.† Think of a double Ouroborus, two snakes eating each otherís tails.† Iím also told that certain collisions can result in a single Ouroborus, the classical snake eating its own tail.† When one of these configurations occurs, it forms a particle of matter.† Most configurations are unstable, and last only a short time.† The instability results from paths, or orbits, that are essentially chaotic.† The thing to note is that the Ouroborus structure, itself, moves at a speed slower than light, even though the photons inside continue to move at exactly the speed of light.

†† When you realize that all particles of matter are configured from Ouroborus photons, and that photons always move through space at exactly the speed of light, then the relativistic behavior of matter moving through space is explained.† Einsteinís relativity and quantum mechanics are simply mathematical transformations of the reality that I had the chance to see with my own eyes.

†† As we returned to normal size and left the z-field probe, my mind continued to numinate over these complex thoughts and images.† Mumbling some kind of goodbye to my uncle, I began planning my next article to describe what I had seen and how close to a Final Theory we now seemed to be.

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