Yes , but... By "fake" they mean that there is no real "matter" , only energy in various forms . In this paradigm , apparently solid objects , from particles to mountains , are composed of "looped" waves of energy . These can become locked together through interactions with various natural forces , thus giving the illusion of solid matter . .
*.To examine this more closely , search up "Photon Pair-Production" -------------------------------------- Now then , Second-Moon... IF the Universe is , in a sense , plummeting through higher dimensions at ever-increasing speed , does that not engender the possibility that it might eventually hit bottom ? In otherwords , is it not possible that the Universe smashes into a giant pile of dead universes , and explodes like an M-80 dropped into an outhouse pit ? *.Every dynamic system/body in existence produces waste , so doesn't it follow that whoever or whatever made the Universe , did so as a natural function ? .
To yor-on , I am full agreement with your view ; w/o a global "reality" , no common frame-of-reference is possible . Also , no two things would be able to relate to each other . ----------------------- To Europa , Consider that as things gain velocity , they contract . Now suppose that the universe as a whole has gained a very high velocity , in a 4-dimensional sense , being drawn or pushed into the future ever faster . This could cause a type of Lorentz-Contraction , making everything inside of this universe get smaller , relative to the universe itself . If Lorentz-Contraction and Time-Dilation became more pronounced as "velocity" increased ,then time would pass ever slower for the affected contents , leading to the perception that the Universe's expansion was happening ever faster . *.Badda-boom-badda-bang ! In a wild & crazy yuniverse , it could happen ! .🤯
To yor-on , So... spacetime is contiguous AND differential , ergo it varies in both a qualitative and quantitative manner . That speed-limit 'c' is fascinating , seeing as how powerfully integral space-time must be , in order to enforce such a law ! Also , Einstein himself described gravity-waves as "disturbances in the fabric of the Universe" . This of course , directly implies that space-time is a something , not a nothing . Incidentally , this also explains how e-m radiation can be generated from nothing.
*There must be a joining element or constituent fundamental here , perhaps involving the quantum-universe ..🙂
Mr. E-S and Yor-On , The application of numerical values to specific interrelations within space-time is a matter of quantification . As an informed layman , I address these subjects primarily from a qualitative perspective , that is... cause-and-effect/structure/interelations/ characteristics/etc . Now then , Yor-On made an excellent point above ; "we" really do not know exactly what space-time is made of . We can only be sure that it is not nothing , as that would not allow for any continuity/or contiguous traits/or interdependent relations/or consistent values/or even the enforcement of the Laws-Of-Physics ! Space-time obviously embodies an extremely strong form of universal connectedness , something which allows it to function as a consistent and contiguous entity . If space-time were nothing , then no energy/mass/interrelation would be able to manifest or interact . In otherwords , the Universe absolutely could not exist !
*Measure it any way you want , my fundamental proposal is logical .
In response to Bill S. ; There is an argument to be made that the expansion of space is directly and proportionately related to the contraction and compression of most of the universe's mass . This concentration apparently includes a significant amount of the "field" or "substrate" that constitutes space-time itself ; the best analogy being that of a party-balloon being crushed in the middle , and then expanding at the ends . The above is obviously mass-related and not volume-related , as different epochs of universal evolution have had widely differing rates of material agglomeration and mass-accumulation . The possibility of significant regional variation definitely exists , and could possibly explain some notable large-scale anomalies , such as "dark-flow" , "great-attractors" , etc . *Another hidden-balance it is ! . ------------------------------------------ *Read my Post #5 at : ^ quora.com/When-a-photon-is-cosmologically-redshifted-where-does-its-energy-go/
Mr. Beardnard , You are so right that it's ridickulous ! . There's no way that humanity will ever really colonize Venus , by floating above that furnace , while soaking in acid-rain . Such would be absurdly expensive , economically unproductive , and an obscene flouting of the sanctity of human life . The only real answer there is to fully geoengineer the planet itself ; in otherwords... shade planet Venus . If self-guiding solar-shades were kept librating in Lagrange Point L-1 , then over a period of several hundred years , the planet's atmosphere/surface would cool down to reasonable levels . This would cause the CO2 to condense , and rain out onto the venusian surface . That badly cracked , granulated , and extremely desiccated crust would soak the liquid carbon-dioxide up like a baked sponge . The CO2 would then combine with the abundant alkali-metals therein , and form carbonate compounds , thus naturally sequestering the 1-km. high (equivalent) column of liquid CO2 . When only two atmospheres worth of CO2 were left , carbon-dioxide snow would replace the rain . The shading would be reduced at this point , the precipitation would stop , and man and his machines would descend . These would begin long-term atmospheric processing , and mechanical deep-sequestration . Eventually , a mostly nitrogen , partly O2 atmosphere would be produced , and artificially maintained . The sulfuric-acid clouds would yield water for human use , the planet would become a desert resembling 'Arrakis', and the solarshades would be removed . The thick N2 shell would protect the population from all space-based radiation , thus allowing for dispersed paraterraformed environments to cover Venus' lands . *To examine this subject in greater detail read my Post #21at : quora.com/Which-one-would-be-easier-to-terraform-Venus-or-Mars/
To : Origin Ov , You make good points mahn , but consider... there are a variety of possible human activities which Mars might be optimal for . Martian ecotourism, low-gravity sports venues, low-g entertainment complexes, low-g medical treatment facilities, low-g hospice housing , low-g retirement communities , artist and alternative-lifestyle communities , mining operations with company housing , and scientific bases/complexes , to name a few . The decider with this is the creation of both fast , and affordable , means of interplanetary transportation . If the mousetrap is good enough , the mice assuredly will come running ! .
*For a light-hearted examination of Martian settlement , read my post : quora.com/Guys-give-it-to-me-straight-we-ain-t-going-to-Mars-Are-we/
Mr. Beardnard , You are so right , we can't even figure out how to make an effective poop-recycler yet ! We also haven't solved the extreme abrasion problem with the exo-dust . And god help any 'stro-nuts that have to rely on a theoretical fuel-refinery , a hundred-million miles from any real technical support ! *Talk about Tech-Ready-Level-0 ! P.M.
No argument there , I am saying that that "singularity" is how the space-time within a black-hole relates to the universe external to it . This does not remove the accumulated energy/mass from existence , but does prevent interaction in most ways . Consider it a cosmic illusion ; the mass is there , but cannot be seen , except through gravitational effects . *So... the energy-sphere has dropped out of normal spatial interaction , but not out of existence itself . .🙃
Bulging-Skulls , Here's the thing ; life on Earth started just as soon as the red-hot rock cooled down , not 1-billion years after , not 4-billion years after , but immediately ! The likelihood then is that life is likely to gestate quickly , if the conditions are amenable . Would the initial form be complete cells or even DNA ? Not a chance , as those would have to evolve from precursors . The most likely candidate is a simple protoprion , able to utilize the organic compounds abundant in the chemical stew that birthed it . *It is of course , possible that this occurred on Mars , and then panspermia blasted the infestation over to Earth . **The Martian Chronicles are we ! .🤓
Except if Hawking-Radiation is real . Matter going in becomes the same as energy going in ; super-compressed matter/energy . It is however , unable to interact with the rest of the universe , except gravitationally . Interestingly , if you take a mass of four-million sols , compress it to electron density , then crush that to 1% volume , you get an object the size of a VW Bug . Make it an ellipsoid (due to rotation) , and you have the object that you speak of . *Whether it's a Kugelblitz or a dirt-ball , it is the exact same thing... solid-energy . * Spock would love it ! .😄