reply to post by midnightbrigade
You'd think that the keyboard was real, but it's not.
When you touch it, and slide your hand down the surface ridge, and onto your desk...you're not even touching it, or sliding your hand down it, or
even touching your desk.
Not because it isn't really there, or i should say (if this 'hologram' hypothesis is correct) not only because it isn't really there, but simply
because you, me and anyone else who will ever read this post, has not in fact literally, physically touched anything...ever.
All we have ever done is interfaced our bodies atomic magnetic flux field, against your keyboards atomic magnetic flux field...and your desk's, and
your kids, your wife, your husband, or anyone or anything else in this world.
If you looked at your fingers with a SEM or STM (or similar powerful magnification), you'd be able to see the individual atoms that make up your
If you went further still, next would come the skin's atoms electrons...
Same thing with the keyboard, desk, trees, donuts, cars, people..you get the idea.
The EM field's generated by our skins electrons, would and do repel the keyboard's electrons, and so the atoms of each would never physically touch
each other..we could argue that the action of one atom repelling another, is the actual sense of touch, as the force of repulsion would be transferred
to adjacent atoms in our skin, causing a 'ripple effect' which is another way of looking at the sense of touch...rippling atoms in an EM field.
Makes sense really, as our nervous systems work on EM principles. Our brains are electric, our nervous systems are electric, messages between our
cells and along nerves are achieved using bio-electric fields, so it would stand to reason our sense of touch, would be something like electromagnetic
Even our eyes are nothing more than bio-photon detectors, which translates light energy, which again is part of the EM spectrum, into electric
messages our brains can decipher and orientate into an image.
And now it seems not only have any of us never really, genuinely touched anything else, the 'us and anything else', is being thought of as not even
really there at all in the first place!
Love this stuff.
What are we then..what are stars, and planets and moons?
Can we manipulate the hologram, to our own ends? Could we use it to facilitate interstellar travel in the blink of an eye?
Create our own individual worlds (perhaps we are already?) and choose the running parameters..life span, bodies (or no bodies)?
Are we like the flat prison mirror from the Superman movie, all pressed onto a completely flat plane of being, infinity wide and long, but only one