Particle dreams


So a few weeks ago, I had this dream explaining particle decay to me.

Keep in mind that I am a computer expert and know of particle physics merely as a hobby, and that information derived from dreams is correct as the exception rather than the rule. I had a dream about remote observation of a physics experiment and in a key instant particle decay (the conversion of matter into energy that we use in nuclear reactors) was explained to me in a flash of two images. Anyway, here goes.

The first image was of two intact particles, likely something like protons or neutrons or electrons. We know that these particles are made up of quarks, which aren't really particles as much as little spins that make up the particle, which is both a particle and a waveform. My interpretation is that what we think of as matter or particle is in fact many different spins that come together coherently to produce a specific effect -- a sphere of influence of a specific set of forces we consider to be a "thing" because we can pick it up and carry it around, as it moves when we apply our own little spins into it's proximity. The reason these spinny matters are best explained by quantum physics -- the assumption that we cannot really know the internal state of a particle, but rather the probability of it being a certain way -- is because particles are all different and rapidly changing, we just happen to have decided to tell them apart by their external characteristics.
The second image displayed the decay of particles, something we usually induce by smashing them together at high speeds (by the way I consider "smashing" a valid term in this context because each little spin also has a velocity and a distinct position regardless of it's otherwise completely alien nature) in either fission (nuclear reactors) or fusion. In this image I could see the once coherent spins forming the particle, becoming incoherent and moving out of position within the particle in different ways. My interpretation is that what we call energy, are in fact incoherent spins producing the array of disruptive effects we've grouped in the term energy. Particle decay therefore is simply the effect inducing incoherence amongst the spins, the spins break apart and what was once a coherent particle (matter) is now and incoherent splurt (energy).

I don't know if this is correct and you being an intelligent reader, you should probably take what I've written, compare it to other sources and see what makes sense and what does not. Some of it is probably pretty silly in just how wrong it is. I just thought this was a really cool way of explaining the phenomena and had to share.

It seems my subconscious does particle physics in it's spare time, who knew.





It's been a long time since I last posted here. In the time being, I had quit my membership in the EOS organization. Although the whole thing is a long story, my basic motives for doing so was that when I work in a team, I expect the team members to adhere to what was agreed and not just do whatever it is they want in a given moment. 

I've felt that people like that were holding me back in my ability to contribute to a better world and that I would be better off being independent. I've figured a "live and let live" philosophy where things that don't work are simply left to die a natural death.

That has held true for a long time, however I've recently found a new home in a new workgroup much closer to my actual area of expertise. Ironically it's an offshoot of the Zeitgeist movement, with which I had only superficially been involved in back when I was still working with EOS, due to their even worse track record in keeping things organized and functional.

This workgroup specializes in something practical for a change -- recycling computers for the poor. I've felt for a long time that doing something practical was the key in producing functioning organizations that can sustain themselves and avoid going too far into politics and things that are all talk and generally very far from any concept of reality. This one is good, we're doing things and we got the production figures to prove it (me and a friend have been working progressively optimizing their productivity over the last few years).

Number of computers repaired and distributed.
And so I find myself once again a member of an organization of some kind, with knowledge gained and ready to be shared. I figured I'd repurpose this blog into a less official and more personal one, to share with you the things I came up with while working over there and all those awesome technical ideas I really only want to share with the world.

After all, when one is changing the world, one usually does things nobody else has ever done before. And this is something worth documenting.