46.1 Types of Waves
surveys evidence and arguments for the proposition that the
universe as we know it is not a physical, material world but a
computer-generated simulation -- a kind of virtual reality. The evidence
is drawn from the observations of natural phenomena in the realm of
quantum mechanics. The arguments are drawn from philosophy and from the
results of experiment. While the experiments discussed are not
conclusive in this regard, they are found to be consistent with a
computer model of the universe. Six categories of quantum puzzles are
examined: quantum waves, the measurement effect (including the
uncertainty principle), the equivalence of quantum units, discontinuity,
non-locality, and the overall relationship of natural phenomena to the
mathematical formalism. Many of the phenomena observed in the laboratory
are puzzling because they are difficult to conceptualize as physical
phenomena, yet they can be modeled exactly by mathematical
manipulations. When we analogize to the operations of a digital
computer, these same phenomena can be understood as logical and, in some
cases, necessary features of computer programming designed to produce a
virtual reality simulation for the benefit of the user.
I. The Appearance of Waves.
A. Waves with no medium, as though they were mathematical formula only.
B. Waves of calculation, not otherwise manifest, as though they really were differential equations.
C. Standing waves, as though they were mathematical formula only.
II. The Measurement Effect.
A. Collapse of the wave function- consciousness as mediator, as though the sensory universe was a display to the user.
B. Uncertainty and Complimentary properties, as though variables were being redefined and results calculated and recalculated according to an underlying formula.
III. The Identical / Interchangeable Nature of "Particles" and Measured Properties- As though the "particles" were merely pictures, like computer icons.
IV. Continuity and Discontinuity in Observed Behaviors.
A. "Quantum leaps", as though there were no time or space between quantum events.
B. The breakdown at zero, yielding infinities, as though the universe was being run by a computer clock on a coordinate grid.
V. Non-locality, as though all calculations were in the CPU, regardless of the location of the pixels on the screen.
VI. The Relationship of Observed Phenomena to the Mathematical Formalism, as though physical manifestations themselves were being produced by a mathematical formula.
Magnetohydrodynamic waves (Alfve'n waves)- Lines of force like strings in a magnetic field. The motion of the plasma is at
right angles to the direction of wave propagation.
Mass social waves
Virtual Pressure Waves- Kaiv-
de Broglie waves- Kaiv-
Virtual Spin Waves- Kaiv-
reference waves- Kaiv- hologram-
object waves- Kaiv- hologram-
gravitational wave- Kaiv- yet to be seen-
Cosmic Humanism and World Unity
By Oliver Reiser
Impossible Correspondence Index
© Copyright. Robert Grace. 1999