Updated: Nov 3, 2021
Inserts taken from "HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE: We Live in a Computer Simulation" by Howard West
VIRTUAL PARTICLES: MORE THAN MATHEMATICS
Someone would argue:
“No one has ever seen a virtual particle; they only exist as a mathematical tool to describe the behavior, of a dynamic vacuum.”
Yes, the notion of what we call, “virtual particles,” started off as a math hack, sort of like the Ludwig Boltzmann’s early 20th Century math hack to calculate the properties of steam (before the discovery of the atom). Concerning the mechanics of steam, Ludwig Boltzmann told his colleagues: If you imagined steam as millions of tiny rigid spheres; then you could create some powerful mathematical equations. And those equations would be capable of predicting the behavior of steam with incredible accuracy. Today, his tiny rigid spheres exist as our atoms: the Periodic Table of Elements.
In like manner, the virtual particle started out as a math hack too; to make impossible calculations in Quantum Field Theory (QFT) possible. In this sense, virtual particles are the building blocks of our approximations of the behavior of quantum fields.
Although it is the math of QFT that shows us these virtual particles do exist, and the calculations of QFT has been incredibly accurate in explaining the universe; it is not only the math that tells us virtual particles do exist; for these phantom particles leave a ghostly mark on our universe when they come into, and then vanish out of our reality. Therefore, they can be traced, and thus verified through experiment.
An example of the verification of virtual particles is drawn from what is termed in physics, the Lamb Shift. Before 1947 it was believed that the atom’s energy orbitals should have the same energy levels. It was a Physicist name, Willis Eugene Lamb, who in 1947, observed a slight energy shift within the second electron orbital of a Hydrogen atom. In the same year, a Nuclear Physicist name, Hans Bethe, successfully explained the shift as a fluctuating vacuum energy (i.e. vacuum space inhabited by virtual particles). The calculation of the size of the Lamb Shift is actively one of the most accurate predictions in all of physics.
THE LAMB SHIFT
Above: a drawing of the Lamb Shift where virtual particle-antiparticle pairs align themselves with the electric field of an atom. In turn the alignment of the pairs partially shields the electron negative charge from the positive charge of the proton in the nuclide of the atom. This causes the amount of shielding, and therefore the energy level’s to be slightly different in electron orbitals.
We now know, in the spaces between atom’s (i.e. in between the atom's orbitals of electrons and the atom's nucleus,) virtual particle-antiparticle pairs align themselves with the electric field of an atom; partially shielding the negatively charged electrons from the positive charge of the nuclide, with the amount of shielding being slightly different within the electron orbits, causing an energy difference between the orbits. This is called the Lamb Shift, named after its discoverer, Willis Eugene Lamb. The calculation of the size of the Lamb Shift is actively one of the most accurate predictions ever made in all of physics.
Virtual particles do exist. The math that describes these ghostly particles has produced some of the most accurate predictions in all of science. And like the virtual particle, which has never been detected, QFT tells us the virtual particle correlate to virtual energy (i.e. vacuum energy,) which has also never been detected. But, no one questions vacuum energy (also termed Dark Energy) as being more than just mathematical equations because; we clearly see its effects through an expanding universe.
Vacuum energy is a two-state binary system consisting of pure vacuum space (the zero in binary – nothingness) and virtual energy (the one in binary – somethingness). And all information within our simulated universe is an expression of this dualism.
A BINARY UNIVERSE = A DUAL REALITY
Like the binary system of zeros and ones used in our computers, vacuum energy is a binary conducting system that produces our simulated universe, which is a cosmic system of pure information. Therefore, information is the essence and heart of our simulated reality.
DUALISM EQUAL A DIFFERENCE
It was the Cybernetician Gregory Bateson who once stated, information is a difference that makes a difference. This is to say: at the most fundamental level of our reality, information can be thought of as a distinction or difference between two-state systems, e.g. space and energy, which are to opposites with their dualistic characteristics.
The distinction between “vacuum space” and “virtual energy” (or vacuum energy) leads to an acquisition of knowledge to the receiver of the information. For it is through the coming together of these two states, with their contrasting characteristics that our reality is forged.
Above: the Vesica Piscis symbol. The Vesica Piscis symbol should be observed as a symbol representing a two-state binary system where the vacuum of space is the equivalent to nothing (i.e. the number “zero”) in the universe’s binary data system, and virtual energy is the equivalent to “something” (i.e. the number “one”) in the universes binary data system.