OK, I gave everyone a day or two to look up the Zero Point Field and do some reading. Now, Stevie Joe is a student of quantum physics, and this stuff is pretty exciting to me. It's a shame, really, that Junebug Holler has no particle accelerator because I'm just itching to try some of this stuff out. In any case, I understand that not everyone shares my level of enthusiasm. So, let me try to focus on the bits that are most relevant to our discussion here.
As you probably know, stuff is made up of atoms, and atoms are made up of things like electrons and protons. Those break down even further to various particles like quarks. As you are slicing stuff up into smaller bits, you eventually reach the point where there is no more left to slice. Then, you are left with energy. Yep, everything that exists is just energy. Matter is really just an illusion. It's actually a very complex pattern of energy. Pretty cool, and I ain't making it up.
Nearly a century ago, smart guys like Einstein and his buddies came across what is known as the Zero Point Field or Zero Point Energy. This is a low-level of energy that permeates everything. It gets its name from the fact that this energy continues to exist at Absolute Zero, the temperature at which all molecular activity stops.
This Zero Point Energy is some unique stuff. One cubic yard of air, or even the vacuum of space, contains enough Zero Point Energy to boil all of the oceans on the Earth. So, smart guys from NASA and other governmental entities have been looking at it for quite some time. If interstellar travel is possible, it will likely be powered by Zero Point Energy.
There are some other unique characteristics of this energy field. First, anything that happens, even down to the subatomic level, creates a "ripple" in the Field. These ripples last indefinitely which means that everything that has ever happened in the universe is recorded in the Zero Point Field. Decoding this information, of course, is another matter entirely.
Second, every ripple in the Field is transmitted instantly across the entire Field. Since the Field covers the entire universe, every time you swallow, fart, or make microwave popcorn, you are subtly affecting a galaxy on the other side of the universe. Neat, huh?
Anyway, as neat as all the stuff is, it's essentially old news to the quantum physicists. They've known about this for quite a while but haven't been too sure what to do about it. That's where Stevie Joe goes next. To be continued . . .
Beam me up,
Stevie Joe Parker