Nothingness, in a very real sense, does not exist.
When we think of outer space, especially as it has been portrayed in film and television, we think of an inky blackness- an utter lack of anything. Most of us have come to believe that between the planets and the stars there is nothing but a bit of space dust, macro and micro meteoroids and passing molecules. We have been led to believe there is such a thing as a vacuum in space.
When we think about the air around us, we tend to think that it is mostly empty. We have been told there are dust and particulates, microbes and gases. But between the molecules and atoms of everything around us, we have come to believe there is nothing. We all have seen molecular and atomic models and they never show anything other than spheres of matter that spin, revolve or bond. We have come to believe there is nothing between them.
When we ask how light travels across space and time, through the nothingness of space and time, we are told it travels in wave packets. And when a child in Japan keys morse code through a powerful transmitter into a backyard antennae, we are told the electromagnetic discharges from the transmission travel in waves thousands of miles wide, fill every nook and cranny of open space, and can be received in their entirety by a little wire placed anywhere within billions of cubic feet of space.
Wayfinder believes that there is no nothing. We believe particles, truly solid pieces of matter, do not exist. And we think there is no such thing as waves of nothing, propagating through nothing, so what is a wave? What is going on? How can the very foundation of science and our universe be so incredibly ill-explained? The implications of this are profoundly exciting. The world we thought we knew a bit about is suddenly open for fresh discussion.
Imagine before you a glass container a foot wide, deep and long. Open it and catch a cubic foot of air. What do you imagine you will find in there if we apply every sensor and instrument we have to detect the things hidden within that cubic foot?
Electromagnetic Waves Galore/Radiation
Atomic and Subatomic Matter
A Mosquito (if you were not careful)
And maybe a glimmer of the molasses Higgs field along with fabrics and energies that exist in dimensions and states we cannot even conceive of.
THERE IS NO NOTHING.
We now have substantial evidence of the presence of the Higgs Field, an invisible ‘molasses’ that permeates everything. The interactions between matter and this field are the source of mass. More than anything else, though, it reinforces what we already know- that the universe isn’t filled with ‘nothing’.
Humanity’s understanding of physics is always advancing, and it is becoming harder and harder to incorporate new ideas into the lives of everyday people. The cutting edge of physics isn’t exactly accessible to most. It’s dense, it’s weird, and it is communicated through a specialized, esoteric language. But it does not have to be difficult. Semiotics can simplify complexity.
Visualization can portray scores of variables with their essential meanings in an instant. Humans are wired to process visual patterns and their complexities. Building a language that enables us to describe and communicate how light travels into and through leaves is best accomplished through active systemic visual representations – not limited to words or charts.
We are creating semiotic models that tap the full cognitive potential of people. We feel that, as citizens of the universe, we should be able to understand it. As we build these models and as our knowledge grows, our ability to represent and understand what is really going on, and what we do not know, will keep pace with discovery, complexity and imagination.
For now, we are about to embrace some new paradigms that we have only just begun to comprehend.
THERE IS NO NOTHING
THE UNIVERSE, EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS MADE UP OF A MOLASSES and possibly ketchup (gravity) and honey (light) THAT WE ARE JUST BEGINNING TO DISCOVER. THESE ARE NEW DIMENSIONS IN SYSTEMIC UNDERSTANDING.
CERTAIN ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND ENERGIES TRAVEL IN SYNCHRONY WITHIN THIS MOLASSES (like waves under water)
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SOLID. SOLIDS ARE DYNAMOS OF ‘ENERGY’.
We will have to invent new words, new models and new meanings for the forms of matter and energy, and dimension that we are about to discover and someday understand.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” — Arthur C. Clarke. Everything that the universe is composed of will slowly reveal itself through understandings that we do not now have words for or imaginations big enough to comprehend or instruments capable of detecting. The generative dynamic behind everything is magical and mostly unknown. We may be able to explain the behaviors of some of the mysterious constructs but may never be able to fully understand them.
Let’s take a fresh look at the universe and create generative semiotic models to tell the story.