Friday, January 6, 2012

Fractal Quantum: Intro

This entry introduces a series of entries on the fractal – and ‘quantum’.
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fractal-entanglement
fractal-wave-particle-duality
fractal-uncertainty

Late last year I – briefly – published an entry on the subject of ceteris paribus and the fractal. As an entry it completed a set of (fractal) explanations for – what I think to be – the three main assumptions of economics: rationality, and perfect information the others – it was an entry I had been developing since the beginning of this blog and I always knew it was a deep and special one. For reasons that I aim to explain in this entry, I paused, and quickly took it down again.
I held it back because I realised – or when it dawned on me – that what I had written (or discovered?) may-well hold a greater significance than just that of economics, and opened – for me – the fractal to the domain of theoretical physics – not that my early work didn’t. The language I was using to describe this fractal in a state of ceteris paribus – a fractal in isolation – sounded (very!) similar to that of the language of quantum mechanics.
“Could it be – I thought to myself – that fractals, quantum mechanics, (and even) relativity are the same thing”? “That the insights I am finding in the fractal – and been recording in this blog, unbeknown – may offer a key, a different way to view the quantum world”?



Straight up I thought – yes; no surprises, it should – it has to. The fractal –as I see it – explains and defines our reality: it is – itself – defined as a repeating pattern ; the same, but different, at all scales; in this case, repeating patterns of 'information' or ‘laws’ – at all scales, including the the quantum scale.
At first it was just this (quantum) isolation that caught my attention, but then it soon grew to include the whole quantum set: uncertainty principle (problems of position and observation), entanglement, and wave particle duality. After a time of thinking – if that weren’t enough –concepts of time, and Special Relativity came to view too.

So, for the last few months I have – as a mere novice – been absorbing as much as I can on the topics of quantum mechanics – and the atom: listening to podcasts, radio show discussions with expert particle physicists, and chemists – over and over again – and also reading, and watching documentaries (all of which, I shall try and list below). 
Common in all these interviews – and to ‘us’ thinkers – are questions of: “Will there ever be found a grand-theory that links the ‘quantum world’ and ‘reality’?” and “Where – or at what scale – does quantum stop being quantum, and reality start”? To these questions, I am now confident – as I will attempt to demonstrate – that the fractal offers an answer. If I may be so bold, to add reply to the commonly ‘repeated’ quote associated with quantum that – “no one really understands quantum, and if you do, you really don’t” – I can now say, with the fractal, I do understand quantum, and it is as real as anything else; as real as the fractal is real – and is no longer so weird as it once was.
It could be, that rather than the fractal offering an explanation of quantum ‘weirdness’; conversely, quantum may offer a proof of the fractal’s reality, and that the fractal is a new universal force, that now demands explanation. 
In the following entries I shall – entry by entry, point by point – continue to do as I have been: developing and deciphering the fractal; only now, I shall be offering insights on topics I thought to be off-grounds, even taboo – that of, particle physics and the like. Aware of confirmation bias – i.e. attempting to create something, where there is nothing – or making quantum fit the fractal; I reply, that it is the fractal that is my study, not quantum. If quantum appears to be similar to fractal – or that the ‘two’ are maybe ‘one and the same’, then so be it, and that is very interesting – even a discovery.  
It has been – strongly – recommended to me that I should publish – through the usual academic process – but I am not in any position to do so, and so have instead opted to continue developing and publishing my findings here on this blog: using the technology of our age and the creative commons. If things proceed, advance, or necessitate, I shall publish (formerly) elsewhere, and at another date.

Podcasts
Prof. Anton Zeilinger, Scientific Director, Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information qualifying what 'reality' is and the implications of this on quantum mechanics research.

Marcus Chown, Cosmology consultant and former radio astronomer, and author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You.


Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger, Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, Massey University Auckland discusses the fundamental aspects of chemistry in relation to quantum physics.

Professor Christopher Monroe - Bice Sechi-Zorn Professor of Physics..

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