Wednesday, July 8, 2009
By: Timothy C. Jones
The new and exciting theory of Everett’s “Many Worlds Interpretation,” is gaining much ground in today’s quantum physics. From the “Big Bang” theory to “String Theory,” it all seems perplexing to the average person. The theory of “Many Worlds” is really not that difficult to understand if you are willing to be open-minded and “tune-in.”
The popular website, “How Stuff Works,” describes the “Many Worlds Interpretation,” as being an explanation of “Many Worlds” with a theory based on quantum mechanics and “that it undermines our concept of time as linear.” How could time not be linear? One might argue against it, but “Many Worlds” would interpret it differently, and to some, the result would be “disturbing,” says Josh Clark, author of “Do Parallel Universes Really Exist?”
According to “How Stuff Works,” Josh Clark writes: “a measurement taken of a quantum object causes an actual split in the universe.” This statement is very intriguing in regard to quantum mechanics further explained by the article’s author. Clark’s article which deals with the explanation Everett gives is that: “The universe is literally duplicated, splitting into one universe for each possible outcome from the measurement.” Daunting, isn’t it? Not really, if you think about the universe as being “fluid” instead of “rigid.”
It all devolves down to measurements of quantum objects. Think of a quantum object as a particle of light or wave of light. Ok, which one is it? Actually, it can be both, but not at the same time. And this is where it gets interesting. Say that, a scientist decides to measure this object. How does he do it if the object is both? He can’t. Then, the universe does something really interesting, says Josh Clark, which details Everett’s theory of “Many Worlds interpretation.” And when: “a scientist in one universe finds that the object has been measured in wave form,” thus the other scientist, in a parallel universe, you guessed it, “measures the object as a particle.”
Now here is where the “disturbing” part comes in and for most is the most distasteful part of the theory, but this could also explain “déjà vu” or “sudden insight.” This is delving into the “real depths of the unknowns,” but is fascinating to say the least. Ok, ready for the “blood and guts?” Here goes. “How Stuff Works,” Josh Clark illustrates the distasteful reality of the theory by supposing: “if you have ever found yourself in a situation where death was a possible outcome, then in a universe parallel to ours, you are dead,” but could be a reason why some people seem to possess “hidden insight” about events real or unreal in our own universe? Or is it our own “parallel” universe? Anyway, you get the picture.
“Shudder at the thought,” “A possum ran over my grave,” “To think it is to do it,” or “A stitch in time saves nine,” could be real-world “layman-think” which appear to support a theory that seems to have “rebooted” itself into popular and sometime, not-so-popular main-stream evidence of “How Stuff Works,” especially in J.J. Abrams’ new “Star Trek Movie” reboot and also in Everett’s theory of “Many Worlds” interpretation of quantum mechanics.
Now, I just wonder how many “me’s” are clicking the “say-it” button on all of those “TrekMovie” web-sites out there posting alternate versions of this article? There is no telling how many, but if I know my Spock Primes or the many times I have error-corrected this article and E-Mailed it to Anthony, I dare say that “they” are driving a multitude of “alternate” Anthony Pascales crazy!
Source: Clark, Josh. “Do Parallel Universes Really Exist?” How Stuff Works. July 8, 2009. http://science.howstuffworks.com/parallel-universe2.htm
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Since watching the new Star Trek Movie on Thursday, I have been crunching the numbers trying to gauge the effect and have come to this conclusion. It is a bold new era which has been needed for some time now. Here goes...
The characters are solid in their continuity, in the new time-line. That is the genius of great writers. They successfully integrated story, a reboot, and widened Trek from 1960’s geekdom into very cool and most excellent storytelling in today’s new media. I think JJ and company have shut the door on the ongoing new media paradigm shift while raising the bar for succeeding films.
This is NOT YOUR FATHER’s STAR TREK
and also marks the return of fantastic Hollywood EPIC film and moviemaking.
I think Gene would understand just exactly what JJ has accomplished. I can see it even if the world needs time to realize just exactly what has just happened.
IT’S A NEW ERA!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Announced April 17, 2009, some of the country’s top theaters
are offering early show ticket sales of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek,” a Bad Robot production, presented by Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment.
May 7, marks a very notable day for evening performances of the film
which debuts globally on May 8, 2009. AMC Theaters, National Amusements,
Pacific/ArcLight, Regal Entertainment Group, and others, will be offering
tickets for purchase on April 17, with additional theatres to be included next week.
Tickets are now available for purchase online through the following links:
Fandango - The IMAX Experience
Movietickets - The IMAX Experience
Get Yours Today!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Check out the new Star Trek Phaser app which just launched in the iTunes app store. It's completly free!
Turn your device into the ultimate weapon – a Star Trek Phaser.
Set to Stun or Kill mode and fire away, blasting your enemies with authentic Phaser sound effects from the new film.
A full screen 3D view ensures accuracy and power, and helps take your skills to the next level in Gaming mode.
Challenge the world in 1 Player mode and post your high score to the Leaderboard. Go Wi-Fi in 2 Player and battle your friends in real time.
The Phaser also comes with an arsenal of videos, including the latest trailers and images from the new Star Trek movie.
Download now through the iTunes App Store:http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=309070845&mt=8
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
MTV Games and Paramount Pictures Take STAR TREK Where No Man Has Gone Before!
Visit the Official Rockband Site here to find out more and register to win!
Check-out TREKWEBMASTER.COM for links and information.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
As reported today, March 11, 2009, J.J. Abrams new "Trailer No. 3," for the new upcoming "Star Trek Movie," had more than 1.8 million downloads in the first 24 hours during its initial run on Apple.com.
Trailer No. 3, has earned the ranking of "the most popular HD download ever on the site with more than five million downloads in its first five days," as evidenced by download statistics and report channels.
The record-breaking event marks a special milestone which solidifies "Star Trek Movie" as a potential block-buster prediction indeed! The third trailer features more cinematic clips from the movie, contains new scoring , and available in HD formats of 1080p, 720p, and 480p.
This is more than a movie, it's "The Future."
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Who the heck is this guy?
- Greenbrier, Arkansas, United States
- A Star Trek fan from the old black and white television days, currently studying digital film with an emphasis in mass communication at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Areas of special interest include audio production, soundtrack production, editing, cinematography, and new media.