Thursday, October 23, 2008
Salute to String Theory
String Theory is a theory of physics. It is a leading candidate for a theory for everything. The theory has an appeal to many physicists because it can include all older theories. However, my salute is not to the actual theory of physics called string theory but rather an abstract idea concerning human connection on the Internet.
Humanity today is able to make connections that would normally not be possible without the Internet. The idea that we can know somebody from Antarctica [for example] by knowing one person seems far fetched but imagine with me if you will.
Imagine that I receive a visitor from Sri-Lanka who happens to like the dry humor that might be seen on a blog she visited. It so happens that this visitor [lets call her SL1] SL1, studied fine art in London, England. Her room mate during her years in London happens to be from Christchurch, New Zealand. Lets call SL1's room mate from London, ZL2. Christchurch, New Zealand just so happens to be the point of launch and contact for many scientists and explorers who work in Antarctica. Let's take this image a little further. ZL2's brother [ZL2.b] happens to be a owner of a bar in Christchurch.
Now, one day ZL2 visits her brother ZL2.b at the bar. While there she decides to check her email and finds in her inbox an email from SL1. SL1's email consisted of the usual greetings and a link to a funny blog site concerning string theory which happens to be ZL2's major in university. She opens the site.
It just so happens that there is a costumer at the bar who is heading back to Antarctica from Greenland [hahaha, I'm laughing now]. Let's call this Greenlander, GL4.A. GL4.A happens to catch the site that ZL2 opened at ZL2.b's bar. He can't help seeing ZL2 and ZL2.b laughing and decides to write down the website so that he too can visit the site when he manages to find time from his extensive scientific duties in Antarctica.
One day Imagination site of Grey receives a visitor from Antarctica.
Today, I'd like to give a shout out to all my visitors by location... ie... string theory:
La Junta, Colorado
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Long Beach, California
Castro Valley, California
Riyadh, Ar Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Thank you for visiting and please do stop by again.
Auckland, New Zealand
Capetown, South Africa
San Ramon, California
North Hollywood, California
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
and somewhere in India.