As you would pronounce it, if not as it is spelt, but I'm claiming clemency for not having written in a while, while today is a special day for reasons only I know. Corona still rules, but that's not the issue right here, right now. Some of us ponder a lot on the questions behind the state of the world and some prefer new versions of PlayStation. Fast food chains found themselves with queues desperate for salt and suspicious additives as soon as they re-opened the drive-ins.
Quantum physics won't go away - it occurred to me today what a miracle it was that Born, Bohr, Planck, Schrodinger, Maxwell and Einstein collectively came up with theories that would link everything when all they had were letters to post and papers to publish if they could get them published in the publications that ran the show at the time - there was no Internet or emails or anything quicker than a carrier pigeon. There was no TV or instant availability of information; all they had were their minds and telephones (early telephones - on the 16th July 1920, the world's first radio-telephone service operated between Los Angeles and Santa Catalina).
We're going to have to pull up our bootstraps if we're to keep our heads while those around are determinedly losing theirs to paparazzi, pizza and the power of propaganda. Things are going to get rough.
Nevertheless, birds of a feather flock together and if you want the truth you'll find it, wherever and however it presents itself, pretty or not as the case may be. Wherever it finds a foothold, the quantum field loves to propagate. Should you be questing for the experience of reality on quantum terms, you'll find yourself in it before you can blink one day, and look back at the hieroglyphs of hindsight with wonder at the way things were then.
History is made, not born, unless you credit the Multiverse with the (inevitable) ability to shift your trajectory whenever you're ready, and sometimes ready-or-not, for here it comes, the next track you didn't know you were going to be on until you found an object not there on the shelf when you knew it was there before, as if someone in the Matrix had hit the reset button and out you plopped into the Brane where that thing in the cupboard was never there in the first place.... until you return one day to find it there, and know you've switched Branes again, because that's how the Multiverse works. You can't have a Multiverse and a static Universe within it, the laws of physics just don't add up to that. Our dimension is curled up into other kinds of dimensional constraints just as Kaluza-Klein says dimensions are; I've no reason to argue. Have you?
Today is Day One, and there'll be many more of those to follow, so while you live and breathe this day and the next, I hope you enjoy stepping into the zone with a full heart and best intentions to find yourself swept by the quantum sea into a new kind of adventure.
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Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.