The Serial Universe
by Glen Wallace
I've been thinking lately about a whole new paradigm of theoretical physics that I have called Serial Universes. The idea is that there are whole other universes that exist but typically we cannot detect (although I've been wondering if there might be some way to detect them). Here's the gist, these other universes are connected to us on the electromagnetic spectrum but exist on different portions of that spectrum from our portion. The other universes exist on either end of the part of the spectrum that we are familiar with. Additionally each other universe relates to the spectrum at the same frequencies as each other universe, including ours. However each universe relates to the other universes according to the part of spectrum the observing universe is existing in. Therefore if we were able to observe the universe existing below our lowest usable frequency, all activity in that universe would appear to be frozen (that is it wouldn't appear to be activity at all but would appear to be static). That 'low frequency world' would have to move very slow in order to relate to the frequencies so that the waves could move fast enough relative to their world that would match the frequencies for any given type of transmission as on any other universe including our own. Therefore the electromagnetic frequency and wavelength of, for instance, blue light, would be the same as for our world or any other universe existing in series on the electromagnetic spectrum.
Conversely, the universe existing immediately above ours on the spectrum, would appear, if we could observe it, to be moving so fast so that it would be a blur. That 'high frequency' universe would have to move so fast in order to effectively slow down the electromagnetic waves so that relative to them, the frequencies of all emf transmissions would be the same as for us or any other series universe. But of course we would not be able to 'see' the light transmissions from either the the low freq universe (LFU) or high freq serial universes (HFU) because they each exist on parts of the spectrum that not only we cannot see, as those frequencies are not part of our visual spectrum, we have no device capable of receiving and processing those frequencies. They are completely invisible to us and we are invisible to them even though we are constantly transmitting and receiving each others electromagnetic waves. However I am still trying to determine if we were to shine a light on either an hfu or an lfu would our light still be able to bounce off of either universe just as the light would when it hits matter in our universe? While one might think that there could be some hazard from the high freq universes that transmit to us since it is the really high frequencies in our universe that exist the hazardous ionizing radiations, I think once we go well above the nuclear radiation frequencies, the amplitudes of the wavefronts get so small that relative to our universe, that the wave is effectively just a flat line that is as harmless as the super low frequency universes. I believe the danger that comes from ionizing radiation is that those frequencies begin to match the size of atoms and thereby are able to do 2 things, 1.)penetrate in the space between atoms and 2.)knock off electrons (ionize) from their orbits. While the high freq universes may be able to penetrate extremely well, the waves amplitude are so small that they have no 'teeth' to knock off the electrons.
These thoughts lead me also to the conclusion that relative to any given universe, the lower freq universe would not only move much slower but also be much bigger and the higher freq universe much smaller. This leads me to the thought that each universe encapsulates the other such that the lower freq universe is the container of our universe and we are the container of the higher freq universe. Maybe the sub-atomic particles that make up sub-atomic particles are all other high frequency universes.
The difficulties in 'observing' or communicating with any neighboring serial universe may well be insurmountable, perhaps by design. For instance, in order to create a transceiver capable of receiving or transmitting to an hfu, the device may well have to have an antenna smaller than a sub-atomic particle in order for it transmit or receive such high frequencies. If we could not create such an antenna, and I don't see how we possibly could, then there would be no way to couple the device to the sorts of radio waves that need to be transmitted. While a similar problem may exist with the LFU's in terms of not being able to build an antenna big enough to transmit or receive to that universe, an even more insurmountable problem may exist -- waiting time. If, for instance the wavelength of a radio wave coming from a LFU was, say, a light year or more in our universe, and given that it takes hundreds or even thousands or more of wavefronts to create even the simplest of intelligible messages, any listener would have likely just ignored and moved along to some other radio waves before even realizing that some signal was being received. It might be like trying to decipher a message from the infamous pitch drop experiment, where each drop that you have to wait over ten years for, is part of a short coded message requiring thousands of drops for it to be the least bit intelligible.
Now this theory may not be falsifiable and thus be on a similar epistemological level with string theory. If these other universes cannot be detected, how can we have any reason for believing that they exist? Not sure, but it seems like a bit of a waste for the rest of the spectrum to go unused. Also perhaps there may be some way of determining that serial universes are necessary for our universe to exist. I don't know what that way could be though. There is, however, a phenomena in radio transmitting known as harmonics where even though one particular frequency is transmitted, that same transmission can sometimes be received at a completely different frequency that is a harmonic of the frequency transmitted. Maybe we could then receive a harmonic on one of our radio frequencies of a transmission of a serial universe. However when we do receive ordinary harmonic transmissions, even though the signal is, for instance, received at a much lower frequency on the radio dial that what it was transmitted at, the voice on the radio does not correspondingly slow down. Therefore if we received a harmonic on our radio from a high freq serial universe, the announcer from that universe would sound like he was talking so fast that it wouldn't sound like talking but simply either a hissing sound or a constant beep or regular static. Therefore we would have to slow down some signals very much in order to have any chance of deciphering such a signal.
Perhaps some of the same reasons for believing in parallel universes could justify the existence of serial universes. Speaking of Parallel universes, parallel universes exist on different planes of existence from serial universes. A drawing could perhaps give a better idea of this relationship. Unfortunately, I have yet to make such a drawing.
Any signals that are light relative to a HFU or radio waves they generate and sent to a LFU, would, I suspect, go right through the LFU and never get reflected because the LFUs material stuff would be so spread apart that it would be extremely porous to the HFU's signals. It is well known that even in our universe and here on earth, most matter is 'composed' of empty space. That space is the area between molecules, between atoms, between electrons and the atomic nucleus. It would be in that space that the HFU's signal would just shoot through and never get bounced back to their universe. In the rare occasion that a wavefront would encounter something and bounce back, it would be so isolated as to provide no useful data or information -- just a lone piece of static. However that gives me the idea of a possible way for providing empirical evidence whereby we could send an em signal out and if we got back an unexpected piece of static that could only be explained for by the existence of an LFU then at least we would have something concrete rather than pure theoretical physics. But how would we know what static is expected and what is a bounced back from an LFU? -- Talk about looking for a needle in the haystack. Perhaps some sort of filter would be useful. As for sending a signal to a HFU -- They are very dense and therefore one would expect that light relative to us would bounce back nicely. However the hfu is moving so fast would our light rays end up scattering unintelligibly? Also the hfu would be extremely small relative to us and when it scatters our light by its fast movement that would compound the difficulties in deciphering its physical parameters to such a degree that we wouldn't be able to 'see' it at all. It just occurred to me that the HFU may be too small to detect at all, that it is smaller that the wavelength of any of our em signals. Just as viruses are typically too small to be seen using visible light because any given virus is smaller than a visible light wavelength, rendering the light rays as having insufficient resolution to see the virus, a signal sent to an HFU, even if it were to stand still long enough to get bounced directly back to us, the resolution would be so poor that the signal would also be seen as static and be indecipherable from normal background noise. Now perhaps there could be some ways, to a degree, to get around these problems as well using techniques such as high speed shutters, parabolic dish signal focuses, and filter processing to, if not gathering much info about the hfu, perhaps some evidence that it exists could be obtained.
Another angle I've recently considered is the possibility that HFU's in parallel are the subatomic particles that compose the LFU's. Therefore our own bodies are composed of trillions of universes. But don't be concerned for them if you damage something in this universe because I suspect the subatomic particles are unaffected by our ordinary manipulations of matter in our macroscopic and even microscopic universe. That is why such a sophisticated piece of equipment as the large hadron collider is needed in order just to separate a subatomic particle from the atom that the particle composes. But ordinarily we can burn, incinerate, bend, squeeze, vaporize, compact with all the force we can muster and the subatomic particles remain unaffected by our efforts because, while some of the electrons may be brushed off the atoms the nucleus that is composed of , subatomic particles will remain unaffected. Even if nuclear fission or fusion is incorporated the individual neutrons or protons may be moved onto (fusion) or off (fission) of the nucleus, each proton and neutron will stay intact just as they were before the nuclear reaction. However this brings up the question then of should the LHC be used if we may be thereby be messing around with whole other universes? It seems like things have been set up in this universe where we are not supposed to go messing around down there and great measures have been take by the designer of all the universes to prevent us from messing with those other universes. While supporters of the LHC have argued that the reactions that the LHC was designed to create, are already occurring with great frequency in areas of outer space in this universe, my response is that the difference between the LHC and outer space is that the reactions occurring naturally are already built in by design and therefore measures have been taken by the designer to ensure that the particle collisions occurring in space do not upset the universal apple cart of the cosmos. I don't necessarily think that it is a safe assumption that all those particle collisions occurring in space are random events. Those events may indeed be carefully planned events that are necessary to keep our universe in balance but if done incorrectly by unknowing humans could throw not only our universe but other universes off balance as well.