Date: 04-28-12 02:43
LiTE: Liang’s Theory of Everything
Part 2: What is space? What is matter?
As far as I know everybody thinks of space as being empty. I think it is full of some kind of building blocks that I call space units or su for short. At this point you may ask reasonably if space is full then how can anything move through it? In answer to this question, let me give the following example.
Think of a stack of paper cups. Some water is put into the topmost cup and you are asked to move that cup to the bottom of the stack. The most obvious thing for you to do is to switch it with the cup just beneath it so that it sinks one level down. And as you keep switching the cup with the water with the one immediately beneath it, it will ultimately end up at the bottom of the stack. Now let’s put the cup with the water at the top again. But this time instead of switching the cups you drill a small hole in the bottom of the cup so that the water drains down into the next cup. And if you successively drill a small hole in the bottom of each cup then the water will ultimately flow into the bottommost cup. And if given that the cups are all identical then practically speaking you have moved the cup with the water to the bottom of the stack without actually moving any of the cups.
So, what kind of things fill the space? Frankly, I don’t know. But one way to imagine it is as follows. Imagine at the beginning there is one single point. The point somehow splits into two. Then it splits again into four - 2 by 2. Then it splits again into eight which forms a closed loop. Then each point of the loop doubles to double the total number of points in the closed loop until it forms a very large closed loop of string. Then at some point the string begins to fold into identical knots or nodes. Each knot or node is folded or intertwined with many neighboring knots or nodes so that things can pass from one knot or node to a neighboring knot or node in any direction. Each of these knots or nodes is a space unit. And the entire space is filled with these space units without any empty space at all.
Another way is to imagine a single point splitting into many points which form a sphere. Then the sphere split into 2 identical spheres which closely overlap at many points. The spheres keep splitting until each sphere has many overlapping neighbors. And the total volume of the spheres defines the space.
Of course, these are only my own speculations. The real shape and form of the space units may be something totally different. But the space units should have at least the following characteristics or capabilities. A space unit should be able to assume many states. It should be able to transmit or project its state entirely or a subject of it to a neighboring space unit. It should be able to reset itself to a neutral or default state. The states of the space unit should allow memories and rules of transition from one state to another state. Put in another words, each space unit is functionally a small computer processor that can be loaded with a small program that directs its action.
And this brings me to the question of what is matter? Matter, as you might have guessed, is the bits of programming that can inhabit a space unit or move from space unit to space unit. Each type of programming defines what tasks can be performed and under what conditions. That is, the kind of programming defines the kind of matter it is. The programming will have some kind of memory that tells it when and what to do such as how long it should stay in its current space unit (dormancy period) or in which direction to move and for how many space units or steps. The programming moves by projecting a copy of itself with maybe some modifications into a neighboring space unit and then deleting the copy in the current space unit. The programming can be changed by interacting with another programming that happens to be in the same space unit.