The past couple posts could be retitled to “The flopping fish, part one and part two” – because I’ve flopped around quite a bit in the descriptions I’ve put inside of them. Normally, I can grab onto an idea and flesh it out with more strength and consistency (even if it’s a pretty wild idea), but building a spherical aether discontinuity within which to contain an atom’s contents have me flopping about on the beach.
To build a spherical shell of aether discontinuity, we envision a boundary surface area, agitated in some way by one or another type of energy. Most ideas relative to “making the energy go round and round” are not very solid feeling. But, another type of circular feature – angular momentum – already has a firm footing in the physics of optics and lasers.
The wavelength width of a laser beam is huge in comparison to an atom. Wavelengths of transverse light for lasers are typically in the area of 500 nanometers, which abolutely dwarfs the size of an atom. So, building a spherical aether discontinuity from an “angular momentum machine” seems right in one way – which is that the product fits inside the machine.
Laser borne bessel vortex beams may be the parts of such an atom producing machine. Observing the output of such a laser apparatus shows what appear to be flying smoke rings, indicating that all sorts of angular and longitudinal momentums are twisted into the wavefront.
Why so much flopping around? I once worked in a semiconductor wafer fab plant. The theorists would come into the room, sit down, and run through the theory. “Maybe this will fix your problem,” they might say. But usually the maybe fix didn’t work. Back in the day, semicon was a black art. I wasn’t directly aligned with the physics of the job (mine was more about quality and computer programming) – but I did have a spot in the QA feedback loop that let me watch the black art fixes in action.
There was a lot of quantum in building chip wafers. Now maybe I’d say, “There was a lot of aether.”
The black art fix was implemented by forming a brainstorm session which solicited any ideas that popped into our heads. The whole group would do this, including myself. The boss would say, “Anything that pops into your head, say it.” No reservations. No worries about it being stupid. We covered blackboards in that fashion.
We always fixed the problem.
So it is with the aetherists. I know it’s not an official term, but I think there are a bunch of us out there. We have some pretty esoteric (crazy sounding) theories, but we like to splash them onto the board.
To be continued …
Note: the author is a writer on technical subjects in some areas, of novels, and of other literature, but does not have any formal credentials related to the medical field, or in physics. Thus, this all constitutes an opinion of what might be possible, based on his own hobby-level knowledge quests.