There are many reasons that suggest the universe may be a type of computer. In this article, I want to deal with one of them; the relationship between an Electron and a Proton. These two particles attract one another but, according to quantum physics, there is no boson (or force mediating) particle involved. Maybe they are not, in fact, attracting each other.
I am a software developer. At the moment I am programming a a hierarchical database that consist of three basic objects, a Node and a Star and an Event. Nodes tie the database together. They have a limited number of states. Stars are the stars of the show They are stateful objects that govern the behavior of systems. A star is completely enclosed by a node. It can be considered the nucleus of the node. Events are objects that mediate state changes between Stars. They are generated by and consumed by Stars. Nodes process events but only to forward them between other Nodes and Stars.
It seems to me that Protons, Electrons and Photons (light particles) correspond very closely to Stars, Nodes and Events. So, an electron encloses a proton (or protons) and mediates the flow of photons between protons. Different electrons would likely handle different protons. Of course, a proton is not an elementary particle and is composed of elementary quarks. Quarks, it seems to me, correspond to the 0/1 bit object in a computer - the basic unit of computing. ( on a slightly different note, a quark can be seen to correspond to a computer class and different types of quark to a computer object - i.e. an instance of a class)
So, it can be seen that a proton and an electron may not attract but rather an electron encloses a proton and mediates the flow of photons between protons. It is very possible that it is the quantum and wave properties of protons and electrons that "glue" them together rather than some kind of attraction.
ps I see a neutron in this scheme of things as a Node. i.e a Node can also act as a Star and be part of the nucleus of another Node. This would make a neutron an atom in my theory and I am guessing this possibility has been discounted. Still worth a shot
- unless, of course, a neutron is just a squeezed down atom - which would mean that reality has an infinite number of levels (more about this in a future new theories post)
pps a Node, based on an event, will select from all possible instances (states) of a Star. Similarly it is likely an electron on receipt of a photon can forward that photon to one of all possible states (Quark combinations) of a proton. That is, make the state current. The electron may do so depending on the possibility of the selected state existing at any point in time and the number of all previous selections for that state. This assumes that all possible states (qaurk combinations) exist as separate objects within a proton. Sounds familiar? You betcha.