The Nature of Potential
The Journey Fundamental:
The Journey Into Existence
Landing in supreme zero we find, well, exactly that. But we soon very much become aware of totality zero’s unrelenting demand of purity –and thus, it’s Achilles heel –it’s need for supreme purity is zero’s constraint. But this is also a problem, because totality zero cannot entertain anything – certainly not a constraint!
Zero then needs to somehow, throw off this constraint, while maintaining it’s own purity, before the constraint quickly grows into a zero destroying paradox! –Or else at least, a paradox that is somehow able to protect zero. But how could one have a paradox that does not destroy zero, and that can protect zero from it’s own constraint? What would be required would be a paradox -like a double mirror, which reflects zero upon itself on one hand, and reflects its constraint ‘away’ on the other. Enter our ‘double mirror’ -or first paradox; we met on the way in. A double mirror that reflects zero back on itself, and on the ‘other side’ reflects out constraint as ‘other than zero’. But as with all mirrors there is needed something to ‘reflect out too’.
So “other than zero” is forced to bounce another (paradox) mirror out of itself -inevitably from ‘other than zero’ comes- “not zero” and just as inevitably, not zero is forced to then bounce out our crucial third mirror; “other than”. The remarkable thing about the third mirror, or paradox is that it is not about zero, and it is this fact, that makes something called ‘pix Alpha’ possible. Pix here means Paradox Infinite Unknown/Unknowable, Alpha of course refers to the Greek for ‘beginning’.
Pix Alpha then, is made up of our three paradoxes –we don’t include the first, as it is entirely tied up with keeping zero’s totality of purity. But within pix Alpha we do have “not zero” and “other than” paradoxes which altogether, form the major part of a remarkable paradox engine, because that is what pix Alpha is. And it is pix Alpha, which becomes responsible for producing our primal potential Z we saw on the way in. But how does it do this seeming miracle? The moment pix Alpha is ‘born’, it immediately applies itself to zero’s constraint, finding that the pix Alpha paradox of zero is ‘not zero’ –and the paradox of constraint – is ‘no constraint’ -it finds there is now an alternative to zero, of no zero and no constraint –for the sake of argument we will call it ‘Z’, which is our most supremely fundamental and primal potential.
But pix Alpha does not just produce Z potential and that is it! This is because pix Alpha has something zero can just never have, and that is, infinity at its heart, thanks to its paradox -“other than” -a first ‘infinity’ -as primitive as it may be. And it is this infinity that requires pix Alpha to never stop producing more and more potential. But perhaps a more amusing way of getting our heads around pix Alpha, it might be fun to imagine pix Alpha as a washing detergent -the ad for which, might go something like this:
“New Pix Alpha washing detergent! –It’s amazing! Put a white towel into a pix Alpha wash, and get your white towel back –and then- a whole new black towel as well! Then throw them both back into a pix Alpha wash, and get your white and black towels out –and then- a grey towel….” You put one towel in –and you get more towels than you put in –magically out of nowhere – for free, wow!
Impressed, you dash out and get a packet of this amazing stuff! But then you read the small print:
“If you like matching towels pix Alpha is not for you.”
“If you continue to use pix Alpha, you may find you get all manner of stuff, and not just towels.
WARNING: If you use Alpha wash more than 3 times, things could get out of control, with random stuff rapidly multiplying, engulfing your home, garden, street, neighbourhood and possibly the entire world and universe.”
At which point, you decide not to buy it -let alone use it!!
On a more serious note though, what this illustration does reveal is something about Pix Alpha’s rules:
1. There can not be just one potential.
2. All potential must be variable and unique.
3. The production of potential is a constant of Pix Alpha.
In short if there is something we can be sure of, it is that Pix Alpha will apply its self to Z, and give us a new ‘towel’ or paradox of –lets call it ‘N’.
Pix Alpha then applies itself to Z and N –and hey presto, we have another potential –U, a potential that is both Z and N – and yet neither -a ‘grey towel’ – U -a whole new potential.
With the advent of U, we arrive at our most primal fundamental first 3 potentials, Z N U and in a way, the first level of potential –Or at least our first most fundamental potentiality group or ‘tri field’ that we saw on the way in. And with this we arrive at the ‘floor’ of the potentiality realm. Because at this point the paradox engine that is pix Alpha, is revealed in its true light – a factory for producing potentiality. Pix Alpha then goes on to produce the 12 tri fields we saw again on the way in. Or that is to say, the three groups of tri fields of Z dominated, N dominated and U dominated type, each consisting of 4 tri fields giving us now a level of colour towels – or that is to say, quads.
So far we have talked about quads metaphorically as colour, and as with colour, quads can be grouped into sub-groups (hues, violets, purples etc). To try and get to grips with Quad sub-groups, which are crucial on our journey towards an ‘object’, let’s start with N Quads. N Quads separate into sub groups in the following way; first a signal primal N Quad, then primary N Quads, and lastly binary N Quads –by far the most numerous.
But unlike tri fields Quads have just enough level of complexity to have dynamic relationships both within groups and between groups. The best way to understand this is to look at binary Quads.
Binary N quads want to clump together –just like primary Quads, but the relational dynamic of Z and U within binary N Quads, means this cannot happen. Firstly because binary N quads are highly variable and numerous –meaning they are more open to the influence from Z and U within themselves and from other major Z and U groups.
Z‘s influence here is to try to stretch binary N group out into an open structure of relationships. –While U wants to stretch it out into a field type of relationship. In fact, something like this is what happens. Z and U wind up having a sheet like effect on binary Quads. We might then imagine this sheet having 2 sides, one side completely dominated by N, while the other side is of varied potential elements. But there is another influence on binary N’s, and far stronger than Z and U groups. This is our first sub N group, of primary N quads -that crudely form a clump-like relationship around our single Prime N quad. So the effect of this group is to relationally bend our binary N group completely around the primary N quad clump. Or to put it another way, binary N sheet completely warps itself all around the N clump sealing it ‘inside’ completely.
Now if you are starting to think this sounds tantalizingly like a ‘something’, you would be right. But we are not there yet, as although we may appear to have a core –an inside, and some kind of boundary in the binary N’s, we still have no defined ‘outside’ –exterior. Happily, Z and N quads help us out of this quandary.
Before we look at that though we should have another look at our Binary N ‘wrapping’. At this point it would be useful to imagine it as a sphere. This Binary N ‘sphere’ though already has some very surprising qualities. Looking at the upper ‘outer surface’ we discover N quads become more ‘Z-ish’ the further to the top of the sphere we go, drawing to a most N/z-ish point. –The same is also is also true of N/u Quads. So the surprising result is that already our sphere has poles!
This is all very well, but one might wonder what has happened to all the Z and U Quads. Well for sure, they are not hanging around drumming their fingers, while N quads nicely arrange themselves!
At the level of Quad the qualities of quads are more revealed. Z with its ‘no constraint’ element means it tends to open structure relationships. While N with its ‘non zero – constraint’ tends to ‘inducted’ relationships. While U, being of ‘no constraint’ and ‘non zero – constraint’ both and neither, tends to field like relationships. To visualize this, you could see Z as a tree, N as a clump, and U as a sheet. But if Z is supposedly ‘loose structure’ why has it got a ‘tree trunk’ at all? This is because, as you may have guessed, Z/n has ‘clumped’ toward the centre of the Z group –polarizing the Z group as with the our N sphere, with the outer branches of our Z ‘tree’ the most Z/z. What this means though, is that the Z/n ‘trunk’ will immediately relate ‘attach itself to the Z pole of our N Sphere. So our sphere now has a tree – hair like structure at its top.
But what about U quads in all this? Well where as z brings out open relationality, with U quads, relationality is more field like. But it is not a flat featureless field for as with binary quads there is a polar structure where the outer parts are more UZ, while the middle is most U like, and the centre most N like, giving the U field a central single U/n Pole. This is then, not unsurprisingly, connects – relates directly to N/u poll on our binary sphere. But U fields relation to the sphere’s U pole, means that the U hair field cannot help but feel the relational effects of the N sphere. This warps the U field into a sombrero shape, where the centre connects to the N/u poll of the N sphere. The U field then tapers away, to then be bent back by the influence of binary U in the N sphere, before finally bending away as it becomes more Z towards its frayed Z/u edges. So in the end, we wind up with a curious sphere with a tree on top and a sort of sombrero hat playing down from the bottom of the sphere. With this, we have reached an important point -so let’s step back and take stock. What do we have? Well we can say, that there is a potential interior (Prime N quad rounded by primary N) and an enclosing boundary of binary N, and at last an exterior, as defined by Z and U hair splaying off at the poles of our N sphere. Or to put it another way, an interior, a boundary, and an exterior –the most basic definition of an object, at last we have a ‘something’. And as ethereal and ghostly as it may be, it is nonetheless a potential object, even if a lack of space and time, mean it is not quite translated into a ‘real’ object -as yet.
With the emergence of a potential object, on our journey back to existence, we might be forgiven for thinking time and space are not far away. But time and space are way off yet. Though there is one thing we can be sure thanks to pix alpha we are immediately going to have another object in fact with this new level of complexity being reached the action of pix alpha, now divides or that is to say and, at this point, progressional alternation divides in 2. This gives us two types of alternation going on, one that produces the potentiality for each object, and another that produces new unique objects –alternative unique individuals. You could also think of it this way – the vertical potential progression of an individual, and the lateral production of new objects or particle types.
One might well wonder that a progression of alternations sounds a bit like time. Yet here we must disappoint progressional alternation is just that, it is not time, only if for the reason that space is entirely absent, and even not required. But yes, we are a step closer to time and some may argue that progressional alternation, is an elemental foundation perhaps of time. And yet this is a problem. If there is still no time and space as we have seen, this means our object or particle, in fact does not exist! And yet that is okay, because it is still in the pre-field, which is not about time and space, but solely relations of potentiality. What changes this? The answer in fact lays in the way potential objects can relate to each other.
So what can we say at this point about our object or, particularly about how it might relate to other particles. Does this mean we need to look again at our objects anatomy, that is to say its external anatomy as the internal anatomy plays no part in parting relationships, being locked away in the objects binary N sphere. Indeed the exterior quads of the sphere itself, play little or no part in particle relationships, in our particles direct relationships with other particles. This is because the quads of the sphere are entirely involved in the spheres formation, and so are locked into interrelating to little else but the sphere. So unlike the polls, the sphere could be said to have ‘no hair’. This is the crucial point, because the polls like Z where yes, some Z quads are tied up to form its tree trunk like relational structure, the rest is nonetheless still very much open structure that ends in free hair splaying off infinitely all over the place. U also has free hair, though its relational structure is different -a sombrero with infinite frayed edges. But it is this very ‘free hair’ of Z and U, that makes relationships between objects possible. And, as we shall see, it is this ‘free hair that establishes and even communicates, an objects individuality the state of the object. Indeed, this free hair communication happens in a remarkable way, as particles form into groups.
So let’s recap before moving on. We have seen how from one particle, there emerges not just knew individuals, but new groups or types of particles -of which, each individual has its own individual description thanks to its constantly alternating hair.
Lets at last, suppose a new situation. If there is one thing we can be sure of, if some objects maybe two lose of form or be a direct part of some group of objects others certainly will. And what the story so far tells us, is that we can certainly expect that there will be groups of threes. Let’s then have a look at just such a possible group.
While we can be sure that as the whole they are members of a certain general grouping, they are within that, members of subgroups. To put it another way, within the group of three, one will be more U’ish, one will be more Z-ish and one more in each as it were, and additionally be defined by their hair which brings us to a question. How does the different particles’ hair actually relate to each other in such a group? If we imagine our articles together in a triangle shape then we can certainly expect Z here being of dynamic open nature, to be on the ‘outside’ of Group or define itself as being so. U hair, then, will be on the ‘inside’ or in the centre of the group.
When the hair splayed out it all directions from the group something very curious happens to the U hair. When the sombreros of the U hair of each particle relate to each other, they come together –forming the U form we saw on the way in. Because each of the objects U hair is different, what we get then, is the kind of mad super wobbly formless form, with chaotic frayed edges, appearing almost anywhere in this new highly complex alternation progression of formless U form.
This severe wobbly nature of the U form is revealed and of course transferred to escaping U hair from the U form of which there is now three times more than before, because there are now three potential objects involved in making the U form.
Now, it’s time to consider another very important subgrouping of objects. And that is in terms of the amount of hair objects can have. Here, essentially there are three levels heavy hair, medium hair and light hair all heavy hair objects have a long alternation cycle, becoming greatly extended when combined with other objects. Heavy head particles form heavy very strong entanglements, with fellow heavy head particles. So strong are these groups that they are virtually impossible to break apart, if you are able to do so the broken object would have become a different level of particle as like a level of particle with less hair in order to be, and remain part of the group. Its almost as if we have in doing so, left a quantity of the separated particles hair behind in the group. Meanwhile the group with the left behind hair, now uses the left behind hair to replace the missing particle -as pix alpha does the job ensuring the groups correct symmetry is not broken quarks and leptons are a part of this group at this level. Level two particles then, while are able to relate to strong object groups, they can never be completely part of strong object groups, having less hair. With less hair and shorter alternation cycles, they are a little too slippery and so able to swap with other strong groups if they like.
Electrons then are objects -particles that are part of this group. Level one particles have the shortest hair, and their relationships with other objects or particles tenuous at best. As a consequence they are very slippery characters with short unternation cycles, Their relationship with other objects – particles are indeed fleeting. They need other particles to relate to, to continue to exist. And as they can only relate for a short period (if the alternation cycle completes without a new relationship they can go pop and ceased to exist). Yes relating to another particle extends their existence, but they must find the next article quickly. Unsurprisingly these particles are notoriously hard to catch. They include photons and neutrinos. Note: photons at one end are (we think), particles that are so light haired some of them can and do pass the things such as a piece of paper but many of them will also bounce back off it. Photons only travel in straight lines (their potential is so basic). While at the other end a load of even potentially lighter neutrinos can pass right to the earth, and out the other side with little sign of being slowed down!
Returning to strong U particle group and its highly wobbly U form, and it’s escaping hair, It’s time to consider what happens to the escaping hair as it spreads out beyond its three objects or particles, the first thing it encounters is is the three particles ‘outer’ z hair. This encounter has a very curious and important side-effect. The effect is to ‘stretch out’ the U hair wobbliness into something we can all recognize – a wave form. With the entrance of this wave we have a vital start to the building of a next level. But we must always remember, the wave itself is actually made of potentiality hair, of which the wave effect is merely a side-effect of this type of potentiality hair. Our fundamental wave then, is made out of special Uz escaping hair, so to simplify things, let’s call it an EH wave.
However, suppose there was another particle beyond the level 2 -grouping particle. It can relate to the strong central group, but does not quite have enough hair -or the right kind of hair, to be a direct part of main group, too much Z biased perhaps, so consigning it to only the hair alternation coming out of the central group – but never quite within the group its self.
Let’s call this particle an electron.
As we saw from the way in, the electrons behavior around the atomic nucleus is somewhat erratic and crazy if we are expecting a nice orbit around the nucleus. As we saw, the only way to really understand it’s seemingly wild behavior, is to remember the electron hair alternating as with the hair from the central group -the nucleus. So with each alternation the electron finds itself relating to a completely different paradoxical place in the EH hair issuing from the U form. Sometimes near, sometimes far out, perhaps to the top, then to the side!
The thing is, the EH wave has two remarkable properties, first that it is always a nice smooth oscillation, nice rounded hills and troughs. But if that electron was a wave it would be a very nasty very spiky affair due to its behaviour. So one might wonder that if our nice smooth EH wave was to encounter this wild nasty wave of the electrons behavior -it might disrupt or even destroy EH wave altogether? But this is not what happens. Instead, if we were to look at the EH wave after taking count of the electron you would find it looks exactly the same –or is it?
If we take a long long zoom in, we would find that as a whole the EH wave remains nice and smooth until right in to the closest level. Then we see that the line is in fact not smooth, but very spiky – the spiky signature of the electrons behavior! Look at the EH wave as a whole again, and it disappears, the EH wave is nice and smooth again. If this reminds you of the fractal coastline of infinite detail at Infinite scales, you are thinking the right way. Because the EH way is indeed a fractal wave, which is it’s second remarkable property. Remarkable because it means that each EH wave can therefore hold virtually an infinite amount of information! It is startling and indeed should make one pause for thought. Because this is only possible because of the fundamental nature of EH wave.
As we travel out beyond the sphere of the electrons behaviour on each fractal wave, perhaps it is time to turn around and take stock as we look back. What we see as a whole now is an amazingly dynamic system. Now at last it becomes clear what we’re looking at. Essential strong group or nuclei is of course a proton. The single electron jumping around the proton means we are looking at a hydrogen atom. The hydrogen atom is the simplest and most fundamental of all atoms.
The emergence of time and space:
As we head out on the EH wave the rules of relationality informs us that we can certainly expect (in potentiality terms) to encounter another hydrogen atom, and not far away. Of course it too, is sending out its own EH waves. Our EH wave is of course not at all stopped by the other hydrogen atom or it’s EH wave. Rather, it permeates penetrates all the way through it, picking up a second hydrogen atom’s characteristics into itself as it goes on to the next atom, wherever that might be. Indeed, we might imagine what is now happening is like a pond with several balls bobbing up and down creating ripples radiating out on its surface from each bobbing ball. As we watch, we see the ripples criss-cross each other creating a moving pattern. Now we see something new happening, with all the EH waves from the various atoms. What we are seeing is the fabric of what, when, and where.
What, as in the EH wave from one atom permeates another -making it ‘feel’the presence of another hydrogen atom.
When, is when the atom ‘feels’ -with each incoming wave, what state the other atom is in.
Where by, ‘feeling’ the other atoms all around it, as well as its own state.
In short, what we are looking at, is the what where and when of the living fabric of space time. With this, we plant both feet squarely in the land of existence and as they say, the rest is physics.
But our return journey is not quite over yet, we have a little further to go.
Yes a hydrogen atom then, has discovered that it has a companion hydrogen atom close by that it can strongly relate to. But perhaps there is yet another atom nearby although not a hydrogen atom, yet has enough in common to strongly relate to, maybe enough to even swap electrons with -as well as with the hydrogen atom. Together then they make a strong relational Group. If the other atom is an oxygen atom, then what we have for certain is a molecule. But it so happens that whereas the two hydrogen atoms are fundamental items the oxygen atom is not quite so.
This means that oxygen is more relationally heavy or sticky than the 2 hydrogen atoms, making the hydrogen atoms a tad more slippery. As we zoom out we are not surprised to find that our molecule is surrounded by like molecules of the same kind. Also thanks to the single oxygen atoms heavier and stickier potential, the molecules stay together. It is nonetheless loose and slippery set of relationships thanks to the 2 hydrogen atoms less extent of hair. As a result it is no surprise to find our molecules although, staying together, are constantly slip sliding all over each other. So whatever substance all these molecules make up into, it must be pretty fluid. And as the stuff of light –photons, pass through them -finding hardly any hindrance of passage through these slippery molecules, we can be sure that this substance is very transparent. Time to zoom all the way out. What is our substance? It is of course water. At last we finally find ourselves looking once again at our glass of water from where we began on our astounding journey. And so in a fundamental way at least, we find ourselves answering the question -where does everything come from. And perhaps we will not look at a glass of water in quite the same way again…
© Carl John Barber 2015