Ms. K.M. sent this article this week, and I have to blog about it, for it seems that some physicists are making the claim - not yet totally sanctioned by other physicists - of being able to manipulate the vacuum, and hence the vacuum (or zero point), energy itself:

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

Before we get to why I had an "oh my!" moment when I read this, and to my high octane speculation of the day, consider the following paragraphs:

Then, in 2015, a team led by Alfred Leitenstorfer from the University of Konstanz in Germany claimed they'd directly detected these fluctuations, by observing their influence on a light wave. The results were published in Science. 

To do this, they fired a super short laser pulse - lasting only a few femtoseconds, which is a millionth of a billionth of a second - into a vacuum, and were able to see subtle changes in the polarisation of the light. They said these changes were caused directly by the quantum fluctuations.

It's a claim that's still being debated, but the researchers have now taken their experiment to the next level by 'squeezing' the vacuum, and say they've been able to observe the strange changes in the quantum fluctuations as a result.


That sounds weird, but in a vacuum, space and time behave in the same way, so it's possible to examine one to learn more about the other.

Doing this, the team saw that when they 'squeezed' the vacuum, it worked kind of like squeezing a balloon, and redistributed the strange quantum fluctuations within it.

Now, in case you missed it, let's boil all this down to two basic ideas:

(1) there is an energy in absolute vacuum, which is known by a variety of names; zero point energy, quantum fluctuations, vacuum energy and so on;

(2) that energy can be observed, or accessed, when one changes the pure "shape" or geometry of the vacuum itself. Indeed, viewed a certain way, the particles of physics are "changes of geometry" in the vacuum that are stable for some period of time.

Let this all sink in for a moment: scientists have found a way to "change the shape' of the vacuum itself, and hence, have observed and accessed the strange and hitherto inaccessible world of that "quantum vacuum fluctuation."

There is, so to speak, a purely abstract - non-physical - topology to the way even the vacuum - pure nothingness - behaves, and this is manipulable via shape. So the claim  - which, let us note for the record, is still being debated by the scientific community reacting to this experiment - is to have achieved the God-like power to shape nothingness itself. For most people, this will seem at once a contradiction of religion and the ultimate testament of the folly of man. In point of fact, for certain versions of religion, man is a "co-worker" with God, even in his own salvation, and there is no real limit placed on what that "co-working" entails, even, perhaps, to the cosmological scale. (For those interested in the details, it is part of the communicatio or circumincessio idiomatorum). While this experiment is only a first, small step, it is also a gigantic step in terms of the implications, for it is suggesting that the vacuum is directly engineerable - as some have been maintaining for decades - via its shape or geometry. Indeed, it recalls the pyramid research of Ukrainian physicist Volodimir Krasnoholovets, and his co-authored papers with topologist Michel Bounias.

It also recalls that disturbing statement in the Babylonian war epic, the Enuma Elish (and yes, I persist in my opinion that the epic is a war epic and not, pace academia, a creation epic), that after a colossal war and the destruction of the planet/god Tiamat, he "remeasured the structure of the deep", of "the abyss".

See you on the flip side...


  1. On the most basic level, I find the most basic assumptions of “science” about the nature of the void or the zero point to be naive in the extreme.

    First off, just because they’ve created a perfect vacuum at 0 degrees K in the lab, that doesn’t then automatically confer on that little bit of cosmic real estate an automatic removal from the universe of which it is part.

    I’m sure there was some WiFi in the lab, along with electricity, banks of fluorescent lights, some sentient beings talking and breathing and perhaps even cogitating; there were still all the gravitational effects of the entire universe coursing through that void, perhaps a neutrino or two zoomed through as well…

    In short, that void was anything but a void. And we are supposed to be surprised that, by shooting a laser through it (!), perturbations were recorded?


  2. Frozen time is fascinating. (1) When an empty thought (vacuum) is shot by an intent (laser) then “magic” happens. (2) If you turn the experiment around, and say that vacuum approaches light like a “cosmic eye” looking, then you change the parameter of the system. (3) Light ray in vacuum is an echoing photon. (4) Narcissus is a photon in a cosmic echo chamber.


    Do not morn my drowning death
    as I am well alive and born again,
    and now, in cool and clear water,
    I flow out of the crystal well.

    My vain words were but skin deep
    and they struck not heart of matter.
    Their echo I rejected as nothing.
    Now, I call upon my soul to rise!

    Shine forth thou, my inner star,
    who I see in the eyes of the world,
    reflected in the mirror of the soul,
    as the world returns my smile.

    Stillness in calm and deep water
    causes no ripple to unrest my mind.
    What image I see is you and me
    in deep flowing blood of kindred.

  3. (I note that the scientists used to laser to ‘observe’ any changes in the vacuum [or zero point] energy. This is far different than ‘producing’ changes in same…)

    The main thing I am cautious about in vacuum (or zero point) energy research is ‘how stable is it’. By this, I mean is it something that you have to ‘work’ to pull energy out of (hence, stable), or is it like puncturing a balloon (a positive feedback loop)? We just do not know.

    Personally, I would move any such research into a solar orbit far from Earth. Some of what our telescopes pick-up as novas may be ‘successful’ vacuum (or zero point) energy experiments on the surface of a home planet…

  4. @ Dana Thomas.

    So maybe “nothingness” is actually “fullness”.

    Well, might one go further and say that maybe “no-thingness” is “all-ness” ?
    The observer observing the observed ?
    As much as I’ve tried , still can’t expand my consciousness to visualize a Klein Bottle in 4D 🙁

  5. What cat is being let out of the bag this time, maybe the idea of warping space a la the navigators of Frank Herbert Dune books. Always beating around the bush as usual science fiction as usual has been there before the scientific community owns up to it’s existence.

  6. I’ve never been able to really get my head around LIGHT.
    Photons and Sine Waves at the same time.. color is related to oscillation of the wavelength..Light and electric and magnetic radiation are all travelling on the same wave..
    However.. I repeat, Time does not work the way we think it does.. I cant explain myself better, but its not a motion.
    We move in a motion because we’re passing through time.

    So, are we talking about bending spacetime to walk through wormholes? David Lynch’s Dune was used in MK Ultra to train Theta personalities and how to use rage to manifest their will. (think Sonar tech. in the film that was absolutely nowhere to be seen in the books..)

    Photons, which make up light, are characterized by their energy (wavelength), direction of travel, and polarization (direction of oscillating electric field – which is always perpendicular to its direction of travel).

    which states that the energy of a photon, E, is proportional to its frequency, ν:


    The constant of proportionality, h, is known as the Planck constant.

    The light quantum behaved in some respects as an electrically neutral particle, as opposed to an electromagnetic wave. It was eventually called the photon.

    The Planck–Einstein relation connects the particulate photon energy E with its associated wave frequency f:

    E = hf

    Article (for those who are members and can DL the article.)
    For those whom are not, here is the start of the Abstract :

    The ground state of quantum systems is characterized by zero-point motion. This motion, in the form of vacuum fluctuations, is generally considered to be an elusive phenomenon that manifests itself only indirectly. Here, we report direct detection of the vacuum fluctuations of electromagnetic radiation in free space. The ground-state electric-field variance is inversely proportional to the four-dimensional space-time volume, which we sampled electro-optically with tightly focused laser pulses lasting a few femtoseconds

    1. May I ask a question.. If a laser (focused photons.. therefore energy.. non?) is shot into a vacuum…even for a ‘few’ (can’t they measure how many??) femtoseconds.. how can the vacuum still have a zero energy flux?

    2. Kahlypso: “…and how to use rage to manifest their will.”

      There is an old ‘formula’ for manifestation: Emotion + Intent = Manifestation. To use an automotive analogy, emotions are the accelerator pedal and thoughts are the steering wheel. Poof! (This works both consciously and sub-consciously. We are ALL ‘creators’ – or at least co-creators…)

      Both advanced good-guys and bad-guys know this ‘formula’ well. This is why all kinds of ‘events’ are used to drum-up emotions and enclose-them within an idea. That is why I would not turn-on the TV immediately-after 9/11 and participate in the emotional ‘storage bank’ being charged.

      (Thanks for the “Dune” movie reference. I could not figure out what powered their ‘zappers’. Focused rage would be just the thing. Evil, but good. Or good, but evil…)

  7. Hey Doc JPF,
    I don’t know what tomorrow’s blog will be…
    Taking yesterday’s and today’s together, I’m making the leap and say that we’re going in the direction of establishing the fundamental research that shows the Vacuum is directly engineerable by thoughts.
    That is the question.

    1. A corrolary: a vacuum is not “nothing” since it has activity. And topologically speaking, a “no-thing” or empty set can be defined by an intervening topological element. So maybe “nothingness” is actually “fullness”.

      1. @ Dana Thomas.

        So maybe “nothingness” is actually “fullness”.

        Well, might one go further and say that maybe “no-thingness” is “all-ness” ?
        The observer observing the observed ?
        As much as I’ve tried , still can’t expand my consciousness to visualize a Klein Bottle in 4D 🙁

      2. Have they also thought, that the vacuum might not like the laser LIGHT or the man-made “pulses”, they’re playing with nature. We are nature, we’re connected with nature and everything else in the cosmos. If people only knew the power their minds and thoughts have, they are listening to the illegitimate control system, playing with our earth and our lives causing misery and suffering for thousands of years. We need a new system but people need to change it. We must change and think our own thoughts, not theirs.

        1. They have been brain-draining us for over 50 years now and I know I got a good dose of it. We can all see it’s getting heavy duty programming now, it does seem they are in a hurry. The wars, the many many ‘terrorist’ attacks while they slip in New laws that are terrible for us and great for them.

          1. Sandygirl – I used to think that the internet was created by a few frustrated dreamers who couldn’t access the astral and so were trying to replicate the akashic records here in this dimension. Now I realize that it was created as a grand diversion to trap our consciousness so that we don’t leave the 3D reservation created for us. The more diversions that are thrown at us, the harder it is to free our trapped consciousness and truly create beyond the borders. No worries though, without the resistance we wouldn’t have the opportunity to do the work and expand our consciousness.

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