Cosmic Warfare


When Ms. E.M. sent this article to me, she put it in an email with the header "QE creates gravity." Before I opened the link in the email I have to let the readers of this blogsite know that I had an amusing episode of simply allowing my mind to play with the header itself, for acrostics can often be like trying to solve an algebraic equation if one does not know the context in which they occur(yet another reason, folks, for lazy American English to get with the program, and quit using so many abbreviations). Anyway, back to my amusing episode as I contemplated Ms. E.M.'s email header, "QE creates gravity." Those who know me know I am fascinated by the relationship between physics and finance, as if the two were entwined in some deeper cosmology(and I believe profoundly that they are!). So letting my mind play with an "econophysics" context for Ms. M.'s abbreviation, I came up with "Quantitative Easing Creates gravity," an amusing proposition, as if the sheer mass of money might create a "financial gravity well" sucking dollars into some sort of financial singularity or black hole, from which they would never escape(predictors of "immanent hyper-inflation" and "collapse", take note), a kind of financial equivalent to such physical things, wherein all normal rules and laws of financial behavior are reversed in some sort of bizarre non-linear financal world. Then of course, I settled down to more sane possibilities, and thought "quantum electrodynamics creates gravity," a proposition that surely would have delighted Werner Heisenberg and Wolfgang Pauli. And then I thought, of course, of Einstein and Newton, and Einstein's geometrizing of gravity and commensurate banishment of faster-than-light transfers of information along with Mr. Newton's "spooky action at a distance" (and hence, of Mr. Newton's idea of gravity), and came up with the ultimate "Newtonian" rejoinder, "Quantum entanglement creates gravity." Take that, Albert.

Now that, I thought, was a very intriguing possibility, and, moreover, one that various people have contemplated from time to time. Beneath the link in her email, Ms. E.M. also put the very short and inviting sentence "I intuitively like this paper." So I opened the link:

How Spacetime Is Built by Quantum Entanglement

Now, just for kicks, here are the three(well, four) paragraphs that grabbed my attention:

The holographic principle is widely regarded as an essential feature of a successful Theory of Everything. The holographic principle states that gravity in a three-dimensional volume can be described by quantum mechanics on a two-dimensional surface surrounding the volume. In particular, the three dimensions of the volume should emerge from the two dimensions of the surface. However, understanding the precise mechanics for the emergence of the volume from the surface has been elusive.

Now, Ooguri and his collaborators have found that quantum entanglement is the key to solving this question. Using a quantum theory (that does not include gravity), they showed how to compute energy density, which is a source of gravitational interactions in three dimensions, using quantum entanglement data on the surface. This is analogous to diagnosing conditions inside of your body by looking at X-ray images on two-dimensional sheets. This allowed them to interpret universal properties of quantum entanglement as conditions on the energy density that should be satisfied by any consistent quantum theory of gravity, without actually explicitly including gravity in the theory. The importance of quantum entanglement has been suggested before, but its precise role in emergence of spacetime was not clear until the new paper by Ooguri and collaborators.

Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon whereby quantum states such as spin or polarization of particles at different locations cannot be described independently. Measuring (and hence acting on) one particle must also act on the other, something that Einstein called “spooky action at distance.” The work of Ooguri and collaborators shows that this quantum entanglement generates the extra dimensions of the gravitational theory.

“It was known that quantum entanglement is related to deep issues in the unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics, such as the black hole information paradox and the firewall paradox,” says Hirosi Ooguri. “Our paper sheds new light on the relation between quantum entanglement and the microscopic structure of spacetime by explicit calculations. The interface between quantum gravity and information science is becoming increasingly important for both fields. I myself am collaborating with information scientists to pursue this line of research further.”(Emphasis added)

So, what's going on? Well, let's throw all caution to the winds and indulge in some extreme speculation. We all know how gravity is supposed to work, at least, in the Newtonian sense, namely, that anything with mass exerts an attraction on anything else with mass, and thus, in a simplistic way, everything in the universe is attracted to everything else in the universe, no matter how far apart from each other they are. And now, if this theory be true, then this might be explained by the phenomenon of quantum entanglement, in the form that everything is "quantum entangled" with everything else in some deep way, say this or that electron in your body with another electron on the other side of the galaxy. In the light of yesterday's high octane speculations about memory, what might this imply? Well, for one thing, that there may be a connection between memory and gravity and entanglement. This may not be as bizarre and outlandish as it at first sounds, since it was Albert the Great (Einstein, not Aquinas' mentor) that linked gravity and time in General relativity. Memory is not, of course, mere time in Einstein's sense, because it would appear that memory, unlike Einstein's time, is not a mere scalar. But, if one assumes for the moment that time is not a scalar either, then all sorts of possibilities open up for a kind of macro-and-micro-socio-physical engineering, provided, of course, that one knows the laws connecting information and the macro- and micro-physical scales. And that's going to require, perhaps, rethinking all those standard delta-t (change in time) functions in physics along the lines of sets, combinatorics, tesselations, and so on.

And that's what makes this little article about a new theory so intriguing. And there is, perhaps, a potential hidden implication here, and that is that entanglement might just turn out to be an alternative to dark matter and dark energy and other mathematical artefacts that populate the current theory. Time will tell, but like Ms E.M., I "intuitively like this theory." And for Gabriel Kron fans, for whom electrical machines are complex networks connecting higher dimensional spaces, this theory will have their minds buzzing with even more possibilities.

See you on the flip side...


  1. What seems to be distant in our three dimensional world is perhaps connected in a fourth or fifth dimension coexisting with our own known dimensions,so its only our inability to see this connection that keeps it a mystery. Perhaps there’s more to the Hudson experiments than only monatomic gold,is a dimensional shift taking place when the white powder disappears physically and then returns unmolested. Is this a key or gateway to one of the other dimensions,and if it is who would be the first dimensionaut,would you find the city of lost souls there?

  2. It’s sort of a cop out, I know, but the Taoists had it right – as soon as we close our fist on a fact it rushes from between our fingers like water.

  3. “Scientists have odious manners, except when you prop up their theory; then you can borrow money off them.’

    Mark Twain

  4. It’s amazing how things spin into a direction far better than we would have it. It’s as if something jumps quantum leaps ahead our logic.
    Abbreviations in a way diminish the quality of information (it also gets lost in translation in “space” if we don’t convey it properly)..although information itself can be formless.
    Intuition- Quantum Entanglement at work? Maybe so with Synchronicities and manifestations?

  5. Bruce Lipton in his Biology Of Belief, describes “destructive” verses “constructive entanglements.” An example of “destructive entanglements,” might be a bankers attraction to gravity. There is also the destructive verses complimentary effect of polarity, i.e., earth polarity verses ionospheric polarity.

    The universe has also been referred to as an “electromagnetic” universe — the earth an “electromagnetic” dynamo. Electric motors, like the earth, generate magnetic, thus, gravitational fields. So too, does every cell of the human body, generate an electrical, and thus a magnetic field. Viola! “Mutual attraction.” All Edward Leedskalnin had to do to erect his Coral Castle at Homestead Florida, was to generate an opposing polarity, which he apparently did.

    A further principle of gravity and mass, is movement. No movement (1000 miles per hour at equator), no electromagnetic generated gravity. The moon, however, displays characteristics of a relatively permanent, or earlier magnetized matter.

  6. This post suggest a DEEP Physics. Putting two dimensions into a quantum entanglement that spins more dimensions; where apparent chaos/chance of entropy becomes a more disciplined/ordered ratio, as the volume of information expands/increases. Where even serendipitous thoughts are entangled in/to observation/conscious “reality”. Where Marcus Aurelius’ – the “what” is in constant flux, the “why” has a thousand variation. And at the same time lends credence to Guanzi’s – Of the ways to achieve success, expanding and contracting in accordance with the Ying & the Yang is the most precious. Thus as Sir Francis Bacon said/The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the sense and understanding.
    Why “reality” is a quick as it’s partner’s entangled spin.

      1. Wherever we go, there we are! Thanks Robert for this :).
        Went to see the Smothers Brothers live in Vegas 1970’s.

  7. Let’s not forget what Newton said, “the universe is a riddle to be solved”.
    Well today’s modern scientists are “trying” to figure out using quantum physics “how the bloody thing works”. Once again I think they haven’t a clue because they are using the standard model of physics, which Joseph has said is a “dead-ended’ physics. So all the high octane speculation ends with “WE HAVEN’T A CLUE”.

    1. What about “this is getting so complicated it is fictional”. Perhaps the answer is right in front of our face.

      At school I was taught to use the gravitational constant “G”. I never questioned this just used it. Never Tried To Solve For “G”.

      G must be some balancing force in the equation.

      Look here to solve for G.

  8. Or is dark energy and dark matter just mumbo jumbo to hide our scientist knowledge or ignorance. There is a long history of them doing this keeping up the appearance of knowledge is their bread and butter. We know everything trust us.

  9. Well, this supports my own T.O.E., that we live in a holographic universe and “information” is just another way of saying “consciousness.”

    The double-slit experiment proves that consciousness precipitates matter from immanent energy — no observer, no photon; no consciousness, no matter. Now, if matter is only being created where it is obesrved, then the inexplicable 95+% of the universe known as ‘dark matter’ is simply accounted for by it not being observed by conscious beings.

    1. Could the observer’s level of perception (awareness) play into this? can the effect be enhanced/intensified if the observer is more aware?

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