Did you know that Quantum Theory does not know how probabilities are implemented in Nature? And for that matter neither does any other physical theory. Why? Or why not? The closest Quantum Theory comes to explaining probabilities, is to guess that a particle's wave function is related to its probabilities. That's it!
Why do we need to ask this question? Commercial opportunities. Imagine if you could control where a photon localizes (captured by an atom). Particle detectors become significantly more sensitive. Boring? No, in fact, DARPA aims to precisely spot single photons and explore the Fundamental Limits of Photon Detection. Anti-stealth is one application. Imagine if you didn't need 1,000,000 radio wave photons to determine an aircraft's radar signature, but only a 1,000?
Using probabilities to control photon switching "circuits", probability switches. Imagine an empty box with optical cables entering and exiting. These probability switches cause photons to exit through different optical cables by controlling where they localize within the box. What if we could build computers with materials lighter than a feather to switch photon paths, instead of heavy silicon or gallium arsenide to switch electron paths? Imagine how fast these switches could operate, as no matter is involved.
And my favorite topic, interstellar propulsion technologies, which by bypassing Special Theory of Relativity (STR), allow us to explore the galaxies in real time; as in Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Infinite Improbability Drive. Very simply put, departure is the effect of converting matter into probabilities, and arrival is the reverse. As no velocity is involved with this type of travel, translocation, it is not constrained by the Lorentz-FitzGerald Transformation (LFT) that limits the motion of mass based particles to less than the velocity of light.
So how are probabilities implement in Nature? Don't asks physicists. They can tell why, not how.
I am presenting the paper "Photon Probability Control" at the largest photonics conference in the world. The SPIE 2016 Photonics West Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, from February 13th to 18th. Expect 20,000 attendees. I will be presenting Thursday (18th) afternoon, in conference 9763 session 15. For those of you who would like to visit with me in San Francisco, do contact me through my LinkedIn profile.
In my paper I'll be proposing that probabilities are different from randomness. While probabilities determine the intensity of a random behavior, randomness is quite something else . . . I'll write more after my February 18th presentation. Imagine if we could control randomness? Make materials that are non-random from a photonics perspective, and thereby substantially increasing photon detection. Imagine determining a radar signature with only a 100 photons?
By proposing a replacement for the Schrödinger wave function, I am able to propose three previously unthought of experiments, (1) test for subspace, (2) test for randomness & (3) test for probability control. Yes, if we can prove that subspace does exist then interstellar travel becomes a reality sooner rather than later.
Why am I doing this? I am impatient. I want to see commercial interstellar travel a reality by 2040. Don't you?