Capricorn Science touched on this subject very briefly a year or so ago. It was a touch-and-go article looking to entice the reader into exploring this revolutionary subject.
Just imagine if the now famous black holes located throughout spacetime could be made of pure data. Also, we live in a world floating in date. To my laywoman’s eye, this idea makes all the sense in the world. The subject took me back to reflect on an esoteric book I studied decades ago about ‘creative visualization.’ It focused on the fact that our thoughts are made of matter and, therefore, are real, not plainly imaginary. The writer presents her theory that we could influence the outcome of particular situations by controlling the thoughts we generate and how we direct them. Since I’ve always been a science buff, the logic of her argument rang mildly true. She made sense.
Often, science originates in philosophy, graduated to theoretical science, and explodes into proven science. This is the path we walk. Don’t let the word esoteric turn you off. It’s all part of exploring and discovering the universe.
Decades that feel like centuries flash forward, and Melvin Vopson is now trying to prove that information has a physical presence. Truth becomes unleashed by scientific revelations. It could lead to a fundamental shift in how we think about the universe.
Vopson, who studies information theory at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, wants to use an experiment to confirm that elementary particles have measurable mass. It would involve a matter-antimatter annihilation process that would shoot a bean of positrons at electrons in a piece of metal. Positrons and electrons are both subatomic particles with the same mass and magnitude of charge. However, positrons are positively charged, and electrons are negatively charged. A sheet of metal has many free electrons, increasing the probability of collision with incoming positrons.
Vopson proposes that a positron-electron annihilation should produce energy equivalent to the masses of the two particles. It should also produce an extra dash of energy: two infrared, low-energy photons of a specific wavelength (predicted to be 50 microns) as a direct result of erasing the information content of the particles.
In case you were wondering, photons are particles of electromagnetic radiation.
In conclusion, the two dashes of energy would prove that the subatomic particles contained date. You cannot erase what isn’t there. Fascinating and empowering. Don’t you think?
(Research-based on Popular Mechanics, 3/30/2022 Manasee Wagh)
Tell me your thoughts on this. Yay or nay? I’m very curious.
Thank you for reading.