Many if not most of the ramifications of relativity theory are counter to human intuition. Your present is not the same present as that of your twin, who is in a spaceship travelling at immense speed. When he returns to Earth he will be younger than you are.
And what of loop theory, of which Rovelli was one of the originators? Space appears continuous to us only because we cannot perceive the extremely small scale of. Just as when we look closely at the cloth of a T-shirt, we see that it is woven from small threads.
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Quanta of space? Yes, according to loop theory, space is not emptiness but a congeries of unimaginably tiny grains, or closed lines, or — yes, you guessed it — loops. This resolves a number of hitherto baffling conundrums, for instance the one about Achilles and the tortoise. He also seeks, by implication, to return to us our essential humanity, some of which classical science would take away.
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Subscriber Only. Quantum Gravity series. Based on M-Theory , the Unity lives in all 11 dimensions and watches our 4 dimensions for individual intelligences to entice into the Unity aggregate. It reads mental attitudes, desires, and intentions and can alter 4-D reality by action in the other 7 dimensions.
While a mind is never truly lost translating into Unity, its identity is soon subsumed into the collective.
About translation into Unity: "Nobody has died. They are all within , every life perfectly recorded, every experience distributed. Stuff is Unity's manifestation in 4-D, appearing as an atomically undistinguishable mass that responds to intense thought and adapts itself to satisfy implicit need or desire.
For example, Stuff appears as an instantaneous transfer FTL engine to a stranded inter-stellar ship, and transforms into a weapon needed by a scientist to defend himself against torture. Physical contact with Stuff can bleed one's intellect into Unity, normally transferring consciousness into 7-D after several uses unless Unity agrees otherwise. Strong personalities with disciplined minds can resist longer, or minds can voluntary translate immediately.
While Unity purports to be benevolent and respectful, it has arbitrarily translated million-plus sized groups of individuals. Sidebar pocket realities have been negotiated with Unity, who manifests them in Stuff and moves 4-D people between them and mainline human reality. They are maintained by Unity created engines, similar to today's computer games which implement a rule based virtual reality.
An ancient galactic race boot-strapped itself into D and Unity, leaving a mechanism built of stuff as two artificial moons around an earth-like planet. The Unity mechanism allows for multiple unconnected Unities, whose uncoordinated actions in D can destroy the conditions that permit the existence of expanded 4-D space-times. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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An error occurred, please try again. Acceptable: A book with obvious wear. The Quantum Bomb of changed everything. The fabric that kept the universe's different dimensions apart was torn and now, six years later, the people of earth exist in uneasy company with the inhabitants of, amongst others, the elfin, elemental, and demonic realms.
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