Beam me up, Scotty!

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In an article entitled Travelling by teleportation some luminaries at University of Leicester (7/30/2013) have calculated that with a bandwidth of 30GHz it would take 350,000 times longer than life of universe to teleport the information of a single human being. They conclude that teleportation will never be possible and “it will be quicker to walk!” The flaw in their paper is of course that teleportation has got nothing to do with bandwidth. If teleportation ever becomes possible it will be via wormholes.

In an article in New Scientist (8/29/15) entitled Metamaterial wormhole teleports magnetic fields across space we have the first specific example of scientists actually working with wormholes. We are told in the article “This wormhole is no space-time portal, but it allows a magnetic field to disappear and reemerge elsewhere.” What they actually did was they used a superconducting magnetic “hose” and they made a 3-D magnetic cloak out of “metamaterials” which made the magnetic hose invisible and undetectable to external fields which could distort the magnetic fields inside the hose. Essential these metamaterials enabled them to fabricate a wormhole so the magnetic field inside the hose was transported from one point in space to another in exactly same manner as if it had gone through a wormhole. This would appear to be the beginning for wormhole travel when we consider that ultimately we ourselves and all the matter we see around us are merely “magnetic fields.”

Wormhole travel is now fairly commonplace in the realm of science fiction, but it may well be the case that in the not too far distant future of the human race, statements like “Beam me up, Scotty” will be uttered by our ‘real’ descendants, and their request may not necessarily involve a request to board a hovering spacecraft, but may involve our descendant being ‘beamed’ to some other habitable planet on the other side of the universe, or indeed in some other parallel universe.

Even now it is not only science fiction writers who toy with this notion. For several millennia indeed the Hindu gurus have been saying that such a thing is possible. For instance just the other day I was handed a small booklet Easy Journey to other Planets written by His Divine Grace A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPĀDA, Founder Āchārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The learned Swamiji referred firstly to the 1959 winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics, Drs Emillo Segre and Owen Chamberlain, for their discovery of the antiproton, which proves that matter exists in two forms, that is to say as particles and antiparticles. From this the Swamiji deduces that ‘there is another world besides this material world of which we have only limited experience.’ There is nothing too radical about this statement. In fact a sizeable percentage of mainstream physicists are quite adamant that there are an infinite number of other universes (multiverses) in which everything that can possibly happen will happen. They go so far as conjecturing that in these other universes there will be exact copies of ourselves all taking different decisions at every turn to the ones we actually take in this universe.

The Swamiji quotes from the Bhagavad-gitā, dating back to the 5th century BCE, that likewise speaks of the antimaterial particle. “The antimaterial particle is finer than the finest of material particles. This living force is so powerful that it spreads its influence over the material body. The antimaterial particle has immense potency in comparison to the material particle, and consequently it cannot be destroyed”. There are several other statements to this effect in the Bhagavad-gitā, and then at some stage Lord Krishna himself affirms: “There are two worlds – the material and anti-material. The material world is composed of inferior qualitative energy divided into eight material principles. The antimaterial world is made of superior qualitative energy. Because both the material and antimaterial energies are emanations of the Supreme Transcendence, the Personality of Godhead, it is proper to conclude that I [Lord Krishna] am the ultimate cause of all creations and annihilations”.

The Swamiji tells us as a God-given fact that “master yogis who control the antimaterial particle within the material body by practice of mystic powers can give up their material bodies at will at a certain opportune moment and can thus enter the antimaterial worlds through a specific thoroughfare which connects the material and antimaterial worlds”. Again the Swamiji basesthis claim on certain specific passages in the Bhagavad-gitā.

Hethen goes on to quote a February 21, 1960, Moscow news release: “Russia’s well-known professor of astronomy Boris Vorontsov-Veliaminov said that there must be an infinite number of planets in the universe inhabited by beings endowed with reason”. And he tells us that this confirms what was said in the Brahma-samhitā that not only are there an infinite number of planets, but also there are an infinite number of universes which themselves have an infinite number of planets supporting intelligent life, all of course created by the Supreme Transcendence. The essential message delivered by the Swamiji in this booklet is that scientific attempts to visit these other planets by ‘mechanical’ means will be futile until they come to the basic realization: “Individually, however, one can attempt to go to any planet he desires, but this is only possible by psychological changes in the mind. Mind is the nucleus of the material body”.

I would have been tempted to dismiss the Swamiji’s claims as well-meaning nonsense, but it just so happens that at the same time I was handed his little booklet, I was reading a book The Emperor’s New Mind by a very eminent scientist, Roger Penrose, who is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. In this book Penrose refers to the ‘teleportation machine of science fiction’ which is intended as a means of ‘transportation’. He says that with these machines we are not actually transported by a spaceship in the ‘normal’ way, but instead we are scanned from head to foot which records the accurate location and complete specification of every atom and every electron in our body. Then all this information is beamed at the speed of light to the planet of destination. “There, the information is collected and used as in the instructions to assemble a precise duplicate of the traveler, together with all his memories, his intentions, his hopes, and his deepest feelings”. In other words the traveler is reconstructed on the distant planet.

Assuming the original person here on Earth is then destroyed, Penrose goes on to ruminate about this process, does it really involve ‘travelling’ or whether it is simply a matter of faxing a duplicate copy of the person to somewhere else, together with the murder of the original.

He asks: “If teleportation is not travelling, then what is the difference in principle between it and just walking from one room into another? In the latter case, are not one’s atoms of one moment simply providing the information for the locations of the atoms of the next moment? We have seen, after all, that there is no significance in preserving the identity of any particular atom. The question of the identity of any particular atom is not even meaningful. Does any moving pattern of atoms simply constitute a kind of wave of information propagating from one place to another? Where is the essential difference between the propagation of waves which describes our traveler ambling in a commonplace way from one room to the other and that which takes place in a teleportation device?” Where is the essential difference indeed? We will see that if we can get the physics right about the true nature of matter, then travelling to a distant location in the universe could become as commonplace as going to the seaside for the long weekend.

Before we get on to the physics however we should take note that this is going to involve being beamed to another ‘habitable’ place. These days astronomers are devoting a very large part of their efforts to locating other places in the universe where intelligent life might possibly exist. By and large they are looking for other stars just like our sun, with orbiting planets just like our solar system, and then of course within that scenario they are looking for particular planets about the same size as planet Earth orbiting its star at about the same distance as the radius of Earth’s orbit around the sun. Their assumption is that intelligent life must be carbon-based just like we are and that the most essential ingredient will be liquid water. If the planet is too far away from its star, then any water would be permanently frozen. If the planet is too close then any water will of course boil and evaporate. Essentially then the assumption is that intelligent life on other planets must be of biological nature just like we are and must have a genome (DNA) just like we do.

All this seems very reasonable, but the problem is that despite extensive searching our astronomers are not coming up with any planets anywhere within the visible universe that come up with all these prerequisites. In a recent article in New Scientist we read: “Rather than other Earths, Kepler has in fact turned up all kinds of strange and unusual things. The Kepler 47 system, for instance, has two stars and at least three orbiting planets. There are also many instances of highly ‘eccentric’ planets, with orbits that deviate significantly from the circular orbits typical of our solar system. Instead the planets behave like comets, plunging into the warmer inner zone from the frostier outer climes. Perhaps the most unexpected find is Kepler-11 a miniature version of our solar system, with five of its six planets huddling closer to their star than Mercury does to the sun”. The long and the short of it is that finding Earth’s doppelgängeris a bit like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack.

Undeterred by this our astronomers have decided that any life will do. It no longer has to be intelligent life or anything like it. And by ‘intelligent’ here I am not referring to the illustrious human with his/her mighty brain. They are no longer expecting to find a planet where a beetle or a bug or any other creepy crawly could exist out there above ground soaking up the atmosphere and generally enjoying itself. They have noted that nematode worms have been discovered living 3.6 kilometers down at the bottom of South Africa’s deepest goldmine, and they have decided to redirect their efforts into looking for possible planets were creatures like this could exist. I bring all this to your attention because even if we have the technology to be ‘beamed’ to some other place in the universe, it is unlikely that anyone would be voluntarily stepping up to use it. Also there wouldn’t be much point in beaming our nematode worms to these planets just so they can ‘live’ there under conditions pretty similar to what they are enjoying here.

At this point I am going to ask you to take a leap of faith. I am going to ask you to take my word for it that our DNA acts as an optical quantum computer. That in fact there is an extremely complex labyrinth of electrical RL (Resistor-Inductor) circuits in the chromatin that act as memristors which enable the DNA to store and process data. And that with approximately 80 valence electrons per base-pair and approximately 6 billion base pairs in the human genome, and with each one of those valence electrons acting as a qubit for the purpose of quantum computing, and with 7 billion humans which act as a computing network, then the number of parallel processing operations that this quantum computer can simultaneously perform is 280 x 6 Billion x 7 Billion which is such a large number that it is uncomputable and to all intents and purposes must be taken as infinite. So in fact there is enough computing power in the genome not only to generate this entire universe that we live in, but also to generate an infinite number of multiverses, that is to say parallel universes where everything that can possibly happen will happen. If you want a more detailed explanation about all this you will have to read my book The Spiritual Genome which is soon to be published.

So given this scenario that I have just described that we are not actually living in a real ‘physical’ universe, but instead we are living in a virtual universe that is computer generated by our DNA, then we may derive certain propositions from this as a matter of logic.

Firstly it becomes apparent that particles are effectively being ‘beamed’ to other parts of the universe and into other parallel universes all the time on a routine basis, via wormholes. In an article in New Scientist , 27 July 2013 edition, called The Great Quantum space-time Tangle, it is stated that wormholes emerge from entanglement. Entanglement is the buzz-word in quantum computing where particles ‘know’ what other particles are doing even at such great distances that it would require signals passing at speeds faster than the speed of light. This is also known as non-locality. Einstein famously said of non-locality that it was ‘spooky’.

What it means is that a wormhole exists between every entangled particle in the universe. And as every particle in the universe is entangled it means that wormholes exist between every particle in the universe. Which means that at the quantum level the universe is NOTHING but wormholes. Now that we know that wormholes are responsible for entanglement we are in a better position to judge what a wormhole is, or at least what it is not.

For starters it obviously has no dimensions such as length, diameter, beginning, end, top bottom etc. It seems to me that a wormhole is synonymous with non-locality, it is an absence in space-time, such that the same event can occur simultaneously at two different points in space-time. The article describes the universe as filled with ‘a thicket of cosmic tunnels’ but I think this should be read as tunneling in the context of quantum mechanics, and we may say that a wormhole emerges where there is some probability of a signal passing between two particles faster than the speed of light to trigger a non-local event.

It goes without saying that non-locality (wormholes) means that the universe cannot be a real (physical) object. It must be virtual. Is this ‘spooky’... or what! And effectively what it means is that if individual particles can ‘tunnel’ to distant parts of this universe, or indeed into other parallel universes, then there is no reason in principle why a collection of particles, such as a human being, cannot do the same. Indeed the fact that wormholes are ubiquitous in Nature means that once we get the technology right, the process will become as commonplace as “Beam me up, Scottie” every time you want to come on board. And of course there would be no need for a proper ‘spacecraft’. Just like in the movie Spaceballs by Mel Brooks, you and a couple of your friends could probably travel in a Winnebago.

Another proposition we may derive from the fact of living in a virtual universe generated from within by the DNA is that right now the DNA actually knows where in our universe, and where in the parallel universes, our doppelgänger planets are located. This of course means that when the time comes in the not too far distant future when we can beam ourselves off to distant planets, then the knowledge of where these planets are actually located will be built into the technology.

Another obvious proposition we may derive from this is that the inhabitants of these other doppelgänger planets will have the same DNA as us, that is to say they are generated on the same computer platform. There will be humans there essentially the same as us, and likewise there will be lesser creatures there essentially the same as the ones that share our planet. The main differences we will experience will be as to their level of development. We here on Earth are led to believe that our planet is 4.5 billion years old and that we humans have emerged on it in the past 1 million years. We also have just advanced to that precise point where the prospect of visiting our doppelgängers has become a probability. It is highly unlikely when we visit them that they will be at exactly the same stage of evolution as we are. We may end up visiting planets where we meet up with dinosaurs, or the ‘missing link’, and on the other hand we may visit planets where the inhabitants are several million years or even billions of years ahead of us. Likewise when we go into parallel universes our doppelgängers will be the same as us, and yet their circumstances and their civilizations will be substantially different from ours.

The final proposition that stems from the one immediately above is that we have visitors from our doppelgänger planets amongst us right here and now. In fact your neighbor, or your wife, or that guy that owns the fruit shop on the corner, might be a ‘visitor’.

So we might be prompted to ask the question: ‘Is the DNA actually running millions of ‘alternative’ scenarios on other planets in this universe or in parallel universes’. The answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’. If we go there and ‘observe’ we will find an alternative scenario. But we have no way of knowing whether it was there ‘before’ our visitation, or whether it continues ‘after’ we come back.