The Zero-Sum Game

In his featured video (See, “Dark Energy:  The Energy of Nothing,” bigthink.com/blogs/dr-kakus-universe, accessed on 21 July 2013), Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, CUNY, explains that the sum of positive energy and dark matter in the universe equals…zero.

He says that the space between objects in the universe–essentially empty space or, nothing–balances out exactly with positive energy (as depicted in the standard model of the universe by atoms, neutrons and quarks).

If we accept this to be true, it means, according to Dr. Kaku, that we can create a universe out of nothing.

Point zero in communication

If Dr. Kaku is correct then, whatever communications we issue (analog or digital) use a combination of what we express and, critically, what we do not.  It’s what we say, and what we don’t that, together, make our point, our ‘micro universe.’

A reassuring point

Dr. Kaku says that although we know it exists, we don’t have a clue as to what dark matter really is.  What we do know, however, is that it comprises 23% of the universe and is a major influencer.  Dark energy (“the energy of nothing, the energy of the vacuum”) comprises 73% of the universe.

In the same way that dark matter (moved by gravitational forces) is invisible, what isn’t seen in our communications influences them nonetheless.

Less is more

If less is more then, says Dr. Kaku, by 2020 computers will have disappeared with chips becoming ubiquitous (“Futurist Michio Kaku:  Computers will disappear by 2020.” Psiho. #28, year XXIV, 19 July 2013, p. 12).  Since computers are doubling in power every eighteen months, by 2020 the computer won’t exist in the form we are so familiar with.  (Ibid.)  The Internet in its present form, according to Dr. Kaku, will also disappear with the net being simultaneously “everywhere and nowhere.”  (Ibid.)

People will be like ambulatory computers and, with the blink of an eye, will be able to obtain any kind of information needed.  (Ibid.)

Gain from reduction

As computers become smaller and smaller, functionality becomes greater and greater.  Reaching zero, therefore, means obtaining everything.  This is the zero-sum game.

THE ZERO-SUM GAME Copyright © 2013  Luba Rascheff

Mass map of Abell 1689.

Mass map of Abell 1689. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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