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Todd Rundgren Song Used To Verify Parallel Universe Theory In Physics, In Honor of His 70th Birthday
The Todd Rundgren song, Parallel Lines is being used as a pulse guide during laser experiments that are proving that parallel universes are real and how, by internationally noted R&D engineer and conceptual theorist, Marshall Barnes.
A song couched in basic geometry, but many see parallels between it and ideas of actual parallel universes from quantum mechanics, especially in the lyric above. Thus, R&D engineer Marshall Barnes - who has been researching the parallel universe concept since he bought Fred Alan Wolf's book, Parallel Universes:The Search for Other Worlds in 1991, has decided to use the beat of the song as a pulse guide for a strobe and laser to prove even more conclusively that parallel universes are real. Evident, in fact from the research he's been conducting in the connection between retrocausality, delayed choice experiments, John Archibald Wheeler's participatory universe model and Hugh Everett's Relative State interpretation - from which the parallel universe concept comes from, within quantum mechanics.
Though believed to be impossible to prove, Marshall began doing otherwise in 2016, after deciding to act on his conjecture that retrocausality was being misinterpreted, due to a wrong interpretation in the nature of time. The standard interpretation of retrocausality says delayed choice experiments cause a particle, that's already taken one path, to suddenly arrive at a detector at the end of another - if a barrier is raised soon enough along the original path after the particle has already passed. It's thought the action changed the past, resulting in the particle being in a new position. However, that would in effect be a temporal paradox - a changing of the past, which Marshall points out is a violation of one standard interpretation of quantum mechanics - the Copenhagen interpretation. In 2013, Marshall saw the answer, while doing research for a special report for select member of Congress.
"I started thinking that instead of changing the past, what would the alternative be," Marshall explains, "and it became apparent the past isn't changing - it's the future, or at least as in the next moment, which then has a different past - one where the particle did take the other path. However, the new, next moment with a different past, is a new parallel universe".
As far-out as that sounds, Marshall began to produce a series of experiments to prove it - the clincher being his focus of the which-way-path change. Unlike other experimenters, he actually videoed his tests and then analyzed the playback - finding indeed, laser pulses he used, behaved even more radically than he expected. He got hits in detection areas without cause (no laser having been fired) but when testing for the point where these hits were coming from, he discovered they weren't entering from anywhere - just the hits were appearing. This was proved during his Suzy experiment, where a long mirror was used so the camera could see all the laser activity behind it, as well as the hits being reflected below the mirror from a beam splitter. When anomalous hits appeared below the mirror, there was never any laser activity that could account for it in the mirror. Marshall was proving he had figured out the physics of parallel universes.
Parallel Lines will be used in a couple of new experiments and has already been used successfully in an initial test, producing startling results. The premise is there has yet to be an experiment with a constant 'beat', a rhythmic continuity independent of the laser pulses Marshall fires off manually. The question is, would that continuity be interrupted by the discontinuous actions of the experiment. In other words, would the strobe miss a beat - an event akin to sci-fi writer, Phillip K. Dick's assertion that such events would be evidence of a glitch in reality.
"Philip K. Dick thought events could be 'reprogramed in the past', resulting in 'alternate universes'", Marshall says. "What these experiments have shown, repeatedly, is attempts to cause retrocausality result in new alternate universes which match in every way, descriptions the Everett Relative State interpretation predicts, which means, parallel universes".
What the preliminary test revealed is not only did the strobe timed to the song not skip a beat - but that anomalous hits happened sometimes on the beat with the strobe.
"Think of it like an edit," Marshall says, who knows a lot about editing from his days in video production in the '80s and early '90s. "What appears so far is glitch free editing within the reality construct - so these discontinuous results, which had been predicted by the likes of astrophysicist Rainer Plaga, are not glitches but results that don't match our erroneous interpretation of reality because we aren't factoring in a proper understanding of time. This is nature saying -'This ain't no glitch. This is what you get when you muck around with time using quantum mechanics'. In other words - Wheeler's participatory universe in action".
The decision to use Parallel Lines in a new experiment was only made recently when Marshall remembered Rundgren has his 70th birthday coming up, deciding to dedicate a new experiment in honor of the man Marshall credits for being his creative inspiration when he was a teen - virtually learning from Rundgren's activities and the media's interpretation of them, how to become the hyper-creative juggernaut he has become, in multiple fields.
A technical paper, along with photographs, will be released June 22nd - Rundgren's birthday, on Marshall's pages on https://www.independent.academia.edu/