Navigating the Quantum Froth
August 16, 2009 1 Comment
Evidence for Programmed Reality is starting to pour in from all fields. The latest comes from Gamma-ray imaging from deep space. Here’s the deal:
Extremely high energy photons are known as gamma rays and are generated only in really cool places like Cern and supermassive black holes that power galaxies. The cosmologically-originated gamma rays tend to come in bursts and there are special telescopes, such as MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov Telescope) that detect and measure these bursts. According to all known laws of physics, all photons no matter their energy level travel at exactly the same speed, namely the speed of light. Problem is that several gamma ray detectors have noticed that gamma rays from distant galaxies arrive on earth at slightly different times, which makes no sense.
Unless you consider that space is quantized. Then, the photons have to work their way through the quantum “froth” and the low energy photons can do it easier than the high energy ones, much like radio waves through a low pass filter. So says Italian physicist Giovanni Amelino-Camelia. A couple references on this theory include an FXQi article and a recent article from New Scientist.
The reason this effect isn’t normally noticed is that the influence of quantized spacetime is so small, conventional experiments will not demonstrate its impact. However, as we probe deeper into space and increase the sensitivity of our instruments, we ultimately get to a point where we measure things that demonstrate that the status quo in physics is just an approximation, much as Newtonian physics is just an approximation of Relativistic physics at slow speeds or Quantum Mechanics at large scales. The recent quantization noise in the GEO600 Gravity Wave Detector is a case in point. Because it is the most sensitive instrument of its kind, it has reached a resolution limitation that may indicate the granularity of the universe. With MAGIC, a similar situation exists. Because it is highly sensitive, it can detect signals whose origin are so far away that they allow for propagation deviations to occur over such a vast region of space. The 4 minute anomaly that MAGIC observed occurs over 500 million light years. That means that it is detecting a deviation of 1 part in about 65000000000000 (65 trillion), which apparently is enough to break known laws of physics.
I’m interested in this because the underlying reason for this may very well be the quantization of space. If so, this and the GEO600 experiments are the first to detect it. And, for anyone who hasn’t read “The Universe – Solved!” or meandered through this website, I ask the question:
Why might reality be quantized and not continuous?
It takes an infinite amount of resources to create a continuous reality, but a finite amount to create a quantized reality. By resources, I refer to bits, the information that it takes to model reality. In order to program a virtual reality, there must be quantization. It is impossible to develop a program with unlimited resolution. So the very fact that our reality is quantized may be considered strong evidence that reality is programmed.
What other reason could there be?