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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Rod Serling knew all about dimensions. His Twilight Zone was a dimension of imagination, a dimension of sight and sound and mind, a dimension as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It was all very clear except for the space and time part, the dimensions of real life. Serling never explained them.

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"In any case, investigations along these lines have revealed a surprising possibility: Spacetime itself may be generated by quantum physics, specifically by the baffling phenomenon known as quantum entanglement."

"That sounds like entangled particles must be able to communicate faster than light. Otherwise it's impossible to imagine how one of them could know what was happening to the other across a vast spacetime expanse. But they actually don't send any message at all. So how do entangled particles transcend the spacetime gulf separating them? Perhaps the answer is they don't have to -- because entanglement doesn't happen in spacetime.

At least that's the proposal that current research in toy universes has inspired. "The emergence of spacetime and gravity is a mysterious phenomenon of quantum many-body physics that we would like to understand," Swingle suggests in his Annual Review paper.

Vigorous effort by several top-flight physicists has produced theoretical evidence that networks of entangled quantum states weave the spacetime fabric. These quantum states are often described as "qubits" -- bits of quantum information (like ordinary computer bits, but existing in a mix of 1 and 0, not simply either 1 or 0).

Entangled qubits create networks with geometry in space with an extra dimension beyond the number of dimensions that the qubits live in. So the quantum physics of qubits can then be equated to the geometry of a space with an extra dimension.

Best of all, the geometry created by the entangled qubits may very well obey the equations from Einstein's general relativity that describe motion due to gravity -- at least the latest research points in that direction.

"Apparently, a geometry with the right properties built from entanglement has to obey the gravitational equations of motion," Swingle writes. "This result further justifies the claim that spacetime arises from entanglement."

Take two aspirin and call Rod Serling in the morning.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-05-07 12:55 AM | Reply

No, spacetime is not generated by quantum physics, idiot. It is a thing by itself. Einstein proved that. Also, take a really hard look at Gödel's incompleteness theorems.

"Gödel's incompleteness theorems are two theorems of mathematical logic that demonstrate the inherent limitations of every formal axiomatic system capable of modelling basic arithmetic. These results, published by Kurt Gödel in 1931, are important both in mathematical logic and in the philosophy of mathematics. The theorems are widely, but not universally, interpreted as showing that Hilbert's program to find a complete and consistent set of axioms for all mathematics is impossible.

The first incompleteness theorem states that no consistent system of axioms whose theorems can be listed by an effective procedure (i.e., an algorithm) is capable of proving all truths about the arithmetic of the natural numbers. For any such consistent formal system, there will always be statements about the natural numbers that are true, but that are unprovable within the system. The second incompleteness theorem, an extension of the first, shows that the system cannot demonstrate its own consistency."

Take that, bitch. And he proved the existence of God, too (but he kept that one a secret because he was an atheist).

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-07 01:40 AM | Reply

If you were brighter, you might be funnier... naw.

"But Einstein's theories turned Newton's absolute space and time into a relativistic mash-up -- his equations suggested a merged spacetime, a new sort of arena in which the players altered the space of the playing field. It was a physics game changer. No longer did space and time provide a featureless backdrop for matter and energy. Formerly independent and uniform, space and time became inseparable and variable."

You've got it backasswards as usual.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-05-07 01:46 AM | Reply

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