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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Adepts from Manufacturing Welcome

   Currently underway is a plan to help manufacturing workers that are displaced by the growth in automation. The first phase will involve an Indiegogo campaign to raise one million dollars. With this money I will start a small research and development facility in Tennessee. This area is already starting to see declines in manufacturing (which are the primary employers of middle class workers in Tennessee). This decline is due to low participation in the area in full automation, and what jobs are available here in manufacturing will soon be lost to other areas with new full automation facilities.

   There will be a decline in manufacturing employment nationwide. New jobs will pay less. Automation will make the facilities require less labor overall, with competition overseas further lowering the employment in this sector. Over 9 million people in the United States currently work in manufacturing. As the job market changes a failure to adapt will be disastrous not only to these individuals and their families but to the markets that these individuals contribute to.

   My plan is thus:

1. Provide low cost training, low time investment training in research and development using cutting edge conceptual learning and open-source tools.

2. Using freshly trained workers convert E-waste and other waste stream products into higher value products such as consumer robotics using retro-engineering techniques and 3d-printer technology.

3. Eventually add training for energy efficiency, solar technologies, materials technologies to provide workers with the skillset to renew America's deteriorating infrastructure

4. Outsource skilled workers to growth sectors where they would use their new skills to help revitalize the American economy.

     No politician, and none of the current industries is proposing anything like what I am proposing here. This is a combined plan to reduce the waste-stream, retrain a workforce, and revitalize the crumbling infrastructure in America. If I succeed, then others will build on top of my efforts and America will move closer to our ideal land of opportunity.

   We have an exciting opportunity here to do more to help this land truly improve. I hope that you will participate and help me to do more to improve the lives of others. This will be a truly unique endeavor. I will update you all soon on the upcoming campaign.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Controversial Rocket

     When it comes to rockets, for years there has been no choice. Newton's third law of motion dictates that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Conventional rockets utilize propellants to quickly expand and then to push the rocket up as the propellant forces it's way out of the rocket. Ion drives work in a similar manner, but use a high energy laser or maser to free ions from a solid propellant. 

    Recently NASA has done work on a controversial rocket engine known as EMdrive. It is a bit of a game changer as it doesn't use a fuel.

   As the basis for a new class of rockets used for travel between stars (without using propellant) the EMdrive is in the process of being fully proven as being useful. The problem is that the thrust is very low for the energy used. While this news came to light I was in the process of developing a theoretical rocket drive of my own. Based upon the combination of two verifiable theories, this new device is called a plasma inertial drive. 

Wobbly Beginnings

    Ever since the days of automatons made of complex gear works during the early industrial age mankind has been trying to get something for nothing out of their machines. Eccentricity mechanisms, often found in the wobbly workings of proposed "perpetual motion" devices, were to later inspire inventors such as Norman Lomer Dean and Roy Thornson to create inertia drives. 

    Although many consider the device "untested" the Thornson initial drive has been built and demonstrated to work by many enthusiasts on the subject.

Thornson demonstration device

     Inertial thrust is an example of how energy itself could be used to create thrust without the constant need to refuel. The current mechanical versions may have too little thrust to be of much practical use, though.

Nuclear Relatives

    My proposed initial drive will be different than the previous mechanical inertial drives in that the high technology developed and used in the Tokamak and other plasma based fusion devices will be used.

   Plasma would be confined and accelerated by coils in my theoretical device as it is in the Tokamak, with a few key differences. In order to concentrate thrust two separate "cushion areas" will be provided in each of the plasma circuits. This will cause the craft, or at least the internal plasma loops to look somewhat pear shaped. Accelerators will be put near the center of the craft that concentrate and control the flow of the plasma. Hybrid laser/ arc systems or microwave pulse resonance cavities could be used to accelerate the plasma. Ultimately the craft would be driven by a physical law often referred to as "transfer of momentum" which is also the law governing objects in collision. That is to say pulsed plasma collides internally with the magnetic field of the ship, driving the ship forward. As a result stored energy, which is being used in the accelerators actually drives the ship rather than propellant.

Unique Features which May Be Included

I. Coils containing and driving plasma loops
II. Geometrically designed "cushions" to concentrate force and direct it as the thrust for the craft
III. Staged accelerators to control and drive the flow of plasma into cushion area
IV. Vectorial control of plasma thrust to steer the craft (an opposing loop of plasma may be necessary for some "emergency circumstances"... must be kept at low force)
V. A new device called a plasma "flywheel" generator, which is composed of a series of separate self contained loops of plasma which are electrically accelerated and designed to lose energy at different rates, allowing electricity to be generated from their difference in electrical potential.

Ready For "Prime-time"?

    Plasma based inertial drives would be of a class of spacecraft called interstellar craft. It is meant to be a competing technology for EMdrive. Arguably this is a "future technology" and it will take time for the aerospace market to adequately grow enough to "need" such a technology.
   The primary use for conventional rockets currently is to launch communications satellites, with the secondary use being research into conditions in space. Neither space tourism or space industry (such as mining) have been developed in recent years. These will be the kind of uses which would dictate such rocket technology. As interstellar craft only require "re-powering" rather than refueling, the infrastructure required to open space to travel would be easier to establish and less expensive than refueling stations. This means that interstellar craft of some variety would be an eventuality as our society grows to need more resources from space. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Challenging Einstein's Legacy

The Argument 

  Currently, while we go about our daily activities unaware that our understanding of the world may be fundamentally challenged soon; physicists are arguing about the disagreement between the two fundamental theories of reality. (See "Relativity vs. Quantum Mechanics" for more information) Hidden from view in the current dialog is one of the earliest participants in the discussion: Max Planck. Fundamental to the equations regarding relativity is the understanding gained from the Planck Scale. Fundamental to the understanding of quantum mechanics as we currently know it is the formalization of quantum energy states, also undertaken by Max Planck. His view was that wave dynamics would overtake quantum mechanics (this idea is also known as "the hidden variables" assumption in quantum theory, it has a lot of proponents). This hasn't happened.
   As the father of both theories, however, perhaps we can use one of his equations to discover the loophole that would allow the interoperability of both systems. I have in mind the Planck scale. Why? Below the planck length all physics seems to break down. All that can be discerned becomes uncertain and strange. Not only that, but also the universal speed limit determined by Einstein is no longer in place. Energy, matter, form, all lose focus. But reactions can take place... they just happen differently.
   Not long ago, there were a handful of physicists working with the notion that information could be the basis of physical reality. Then string theory came out with a more complete physics theory than any other besides the standard model. It seemed to be a theory for everything... it worked well with quantum theory but not gravity. Relativity and Einstein were still needed, but were very much separate from the quantum world. But the Planck Scale changes everything.

Qibs... My Own Theory for a Fundamental Unit of Quantum Information, Relativity, Time, Quantum Interactions, and Reality Itself

   Within string theory we discover the smallest knowable chunk of matter, the string. Believe it or not, strings exist at about Planck length. That oddity becomes more important when looking at other matters. Strings vibrate. That vibration disturbs the space-time (or aether if you prefer physics from a pre-Einstein perspective) around the string, which could generate waves of probabilistic information. These waves behave as information because:
1.At the level that they act they are unable to carry energy of much consequence
2. At this level they also travel extraordinarily fast relative to anything we know of
3. As a part of quantum processes that happen faster than the speed of light, they are so much faster than the speed of light that their location in the universe is of the ultimate level of indeterminability
4.Time has no meaning at scales faster than light
5. They must act in concert with each other, in multiple passes to produce quantum effects
6. Their behavior is already the basis of the new field of quantum computing

So the conclusion is that these waves are tiny, imperceptible, chunks of reality that alter the nature of reality in a way that doesn't involve energy or matter... they could be called quantum information bits (qibs for short... but pronounced quibs as a sidenote). By exclusion I have found them to be the basis of a new reaction in which frameworks of reality are defined, through a process that could be called "quantum optimization". These information frameworks are the basis of space and time itself. This is a new relativity, which could explain virtual particles, quantum tunneling, entanglement. With the addition of fields and how the interactions between them generate an attractive force, it could conceivably be used to work out a theory of gravity that works with quantum theory. 

Other Works about Quantum Information as A Base for Physical Reality:

Decoding Reality:

PBS Nova "Is Information Fundamental":

"The Foundation of Reality: Information or Quantum Mechanics":

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Going Quantum

   Quantum computing has hit the spotlight. Bill Gates must be furious every time that a new breakthrough in quantum technology occurs. But his arrogance would likely not allow him to see the potential in this upcoming technology.

   That being said, there are still major hurdles to undertake. One of the most vexing is that we don't even truly fully understand quantum phenomenon yet. To understand why, we have to look back. We cannot go forward without first looking back.

Going Back

   The world of classical physics is easy to understand. Rockets, bullets, and race-cars are designed from understanding equal and opposite reactions. When Newtonian laws of physics were first presented, it was a long, long time before a different idea of physics would begin to challenge it's primacy. We simply weren't far enough along in mathematics, or many of the sciences to see that there were conditions when particles didn't act as simply as billiard balls.

     The ideas that challenged the billiard ball notion, developed into what's become known as quantum physics. The basis of most of quantum physics came from physical uncertainties which predominate the atomic world. Wave particle duality was discovered to be fact, experimentally. Many of the phenomenon seen to occur on the particle level seemed to happen by chance. Most of the  quantum laws that were formulated seem to reflect that. Some of the great thinkers of the time even suggested that nature was ruled by probability waves.

The Challenge

   Then, just as quantum laws started to be the basis of breakthroughs, such as the transistor and the laser, many suggested that Lorentz equations of regular fluid dynamics would apply equally well. Experimentally, this has actually been verified in a limited sense. But there is a hitch. It doesn't apply to quantum entanglement. The independent experimental verification of entanglement and supplemental facts (such as the newly verified speed of entanglement) have been routinely ignored by those launching the attack against the quantum revolution in thought.

What's Next

    Another revolution is occurring within quantum physics itself, before the final breakthroughs in quantum computing and other quantum technologies present themselves. This is the quantum information theory. As string theory challenges the standard model, it also has the potential of updating and renewing quantum theory.

   My prediction has to do with Max Planck's planck units equation. At this scale determinate physics break down. A string matches plank length, and is thus at the limit of determinate scale. Indeterminate physics takes over under the planck scale. This is where the limits of the standard model become increasingly irrelevant. In this fog, movements can be seen better as information rather than energy, as the energy transferred would be converted to indeterminate movements in indeterminate time.
    As a string vibrates, as it is predicted to do, interactions with space-time would cause the formation of an indeterminate wave. This quantum information wave is of such phenomenal importance that it should be named as the string and the quark were before it. I would call it the "quib." Quantum information bit.

   When the facts become clearer, I hope that my humble submission and predictions will be considered. Long live quantum, and may it bring us freedom from Bill Gates!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Research Proves the Validity of Freespace Programming

In previous posts I've discussed Freespace Programming. Optical nodes (among others) in free space create lasting interactions, which could be used to create various effects. Research with spiral lasers has created new particles, with spiral nodes permanently capturing particles in freespace. This research is the proof that I've been waiting for.

With location-based programming and more systematic construction, interesting systems could be constructed. Perhaps even systems with the objective of altering the path of light, radiation, or other objects moving through space. Prismatic or refractive effects could be yielded by placing these new particle nodes along the frequency paths of incoming light, thus allowing the light to be bent around an object. While this application is yet to be proven, it seems sound in theory.

Spiral laser particle interaction creates new particle

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Programming in Freespace

   After a previous post called "New Science How To Guide" I added a comment about Freespace Programming without truly clarifying this process.  I wasn't truly very clear about what this entails... it was only a rough hewn concept at that point. There is more to it now, conceptually.
    The concept of programmable freespace is similar to programmable matter. In a field of programmable matter called claytronics an object called a catom, which is essentially a nanoscale robot, is programmed to interact with other catoms. The nanoscale catoms interact like a swarm to form 3d objects. Theoretically any object could be made, as the catoms act like 3d pixels of real matter. This is still conceptual due to the extreme difficulty of making machines and computers on the nanoscale, let alone a whole robot. Regardless the macro-scale modules at Carnegie Melon University are making very interesting progress.
   Programmable freespace is akin to programmable matter, except that it involves manipulating freespace, which is also referred to as energy fields. The space surrounding matter is not empty, but actually contains fields that distort space-time itself. This is useful, but in most materials the fields are too weak to interact effectively to produce anything of interest to mankind. The fields that are strong enough to interact are the electric fields, magnetic fields, and the photon emissions known as electromagnetic waves.
   There are already many devices which are designed to interact with magnetic fields, these are the motors, solenoids, and actuators. However, there is also sciences which can be applied to moving fluids and gases without motors. These are electrohydrodynamics, and magnetohydrodynamics. Neither one of these fields takes into account computing principles or advanced principles interference of waves to produce targeted phenomenon.
     These targeted areas of high or low energy may be thought of as nodes. The location of nodes can be programmed in various ways depending on the design of the system. I've not gotten to schematics yet, but there are a wide variety of methods that could be used. When it comes down to it, the final answer choices will be about the underlying physics, the concept of programmable nodes of interactivity in freespace is still useful regardless of the methods.


   Believe it or not, the most interesting applications of this new concept are force fields, and invisibility cloaks. Matter based invisibility cloaking is being done currently, but is limited by wave length. Wave length shouldn't an issue with nodal lensing techniques, so all frequencies of visible light may be curved around the cloaked object the same way. Ballistic deflection (active deflection force field) would be done in a similar manner, by moving ballistics and their generated forces around an object. Nodal energies would have to be high enough to move ballistics in motion in a vector path away from the shielded object (this may imply different methods used for this application than the cloak, though the theory is the same.)

    The energy expenditure of effective force fields, and invisibility cloaks would necessarily be high due to these being active systems. Any system based on continuous usage of energy to generate large fields that deflect light or ballistics would be high. Usage of such technology, if it is pursued, then must be well managed. It is certainly going to be useful, regardless of what anybody may say of its drawbacks.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Declaration of Geekdom

    With all the hype in technology, it seems hard to believe, but humans
need a little development too. We are the technology, or rather, our understanding of the technologies enable them to be used. The most savvy, the most developed in these uses of technology are referred to as the geeks.

   I am one of these elite. I strive daily to understand where we are going in terms of technology and what we can do with it. Whenever the movement in technology is open, as it is starting to become, the geeks become the guidebook in what can be done with it.

    More importantly, when we connect, when we share, when we develop new things together, as a geekdom, then these things take a life of their own. This is the root of the open software, and the open hardware movements. This is the start of the maker movement, and without community, we cannot keep its ideals of openness, and collaboration.

   We must not be too guarded. We belong to the geekdom, and this is a community of friends and kindred spirits.