By RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR
We are quickly moving into a different age — the era of newer technology, where the mind is keyed to do one better than ever before and the spirit is willing.
Take for example, the hologram of the future. It won’t be about pictures, but patterns that look at the composition of the “whole,” and not just “parts.” In like manner, certain other forms of scientific eventuality will be quite different too, even when information is moulded in a manner like never before — holographically, or in linear, even parallel forms. Either way, we’ll luckily have clues to figuring out patterns, no matter what the scale is.
Well, the hologram of the future may not be as complex, as it may sound now, with all its hues and shades. Readers familiar with technological progress, therefore, can easily relate to one obvious fact: anything that is new, in our rapidly changing world of technology, is often thought to be limitless. Maybe, a revelation too, without well-defined outlines. Right? Wrong. Just think of this. You were, for instance, never a computer buff when you first started using the computer. Now, you just can’t do without it. It’s become your alter ego.
There’s, of course, more to the whole, new world of holography than what meets the eye. We are on the verge of breaking a major news story, today — howsoever clouded it may now seem. We are “zeroing-in” swiftly into a time-frame, or time machine, where information will be stored within and distributed by light. You know its identity — the Photon Age, or the Charge of the Information “Light” Brigade. You’d also call it a “task force” with a whole, new dimension to it — with its “power” simulated by waves of gravity.
To “turn it on” a little. Albert Einstein certainly offered us clear, understandable components regarding the dispersal of electromagnetic waves. But, the fact is: electromagnetic waves have not as yet been “strapped and buckled.” What’s more, they have also not been fully used. Interestingly, they are often considered relatively “small” by quantum physicists who, on the other hand, can’t do without them in their own calculations.
Either way, this is a scientific paradox — one that calls for nothing short of a “quantum” jump to understanding our future. Of a future which is in agreement with the character of our evolving Universe, and the Laws of the Cosmos — including the spiritual dimension we, by our nature, connect to… time and again.
As Roger Penrose analysed, “There’s a feature completely unique to General Relativity… [That is that] objects in orbit about each other radiate away energy in the form of gravitational waves. These are like light waves, but are ripples in space-time rather than ripples in the electromagnetic field. They can take energy away from the system at a rate that is in conformity with Einstein’s theory.”
What this means is simply this. Einstein’s theory reduces doubt and uncertainty. More importantly, its basis also makes new observations possible. When ideas and technology constitute what we take pride in calling our epoch the Information Age, its net result becomes more remarkable and even realistic.
Yet, one major fact of life hangs in balance — despite modern technology’s glorious appointment with history. There are simply no short-cuts, or huge leaps, in our mind-boggling world of high-tech advance, howsoever great its enormous progress.
The spiritual genius Johann Wolfgang von Goethe — a man who was far ahead of his time — probably had the finest analogy for it, “Everything factual is already theory.” This holds good for the emergence of the Photon Age and the era of the hologram in their all-new avatars.
The conclusion? We’d all do well by keeping our fingers — and, perhaps, even our toes — crossed until their full, sparkling splendour manifests.