Do you know what String Field Theory implies in Theoretical Physics? Can you interpret what insights we get from this? Can we quantify everything, even our levels of consciousness? Let’s dive deeper, take a journey and explore how things got really complex from a simple distributed sensory system to the predictive analysis ability of the human.
The grand design of this colossal multiverse of universes is undeniably prodigious. The String Field Theory (SFT) helps us to go beyond the Big Bang Theory & the limitations of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, which falls apart into and after the traversal between a black hole. The very concept of the multiverse is introduced in the String Field Theory (SFT), which also suggests the possibility of all the elementary particles & all interactions among them can be explained in terms of really diminutive minuscule tiny vibrating “strings” of energy.
So how do we define the strings here? Well, to put it in simpler words, a string is just a unit mathematical object containing only one dimension. “Each string has a length of 10^(-35) meters, many times smaller than the diameter of the nucleus of an atom. Any given subatomic particle is made of a string that vibrates and rotates at the speed of light. A particular hadron gets its unique identity from the manner in which the string rotates and vibrates according to the dynamics of Einstein’s theory of general relativity”.
Now imagine the multiverse as a small cup of soap water. You can see a thousand (or, even more) bubbles in it. Say there are billions of bubbles and if this cup is the hyperspace of the multiverse then each of these bubbles is a different universe. We live on the skin of these bubbles, which are obviously expanding, detected & proved by observing the red-shifting of cosmic rays.
Now not all the bubbles are of the same size & orientation right? Similar to this, the universes can have different dimensions up to 11. Yes, the multiverse can have a maximum of 11 dimensions*. We can only observe 3 spatial dimensions and of course, 1 other dimension related to time. The other dimensions, however, are explained via “Compact Dimension” model, which basically states that the dimension which compactified is so small that it can’t be observed by any conventional means! The length is, however, stated to be of Planck length [ 1.616229(38)×10−35 meters, to be exact ].
Now that we’ve somewhat figured out about the origin of the universe, let’s take a look on how we can explain the origin & evolution of intelligence. If we try to define a model of consciousness, it’ll probably be a number of feedback loops & the data it harnesses from its interaction with its surroundings. The consciousness deals with what we can sense & how we can decide our actions based on that. A simple sensor system, having a low consciousness, takes account of some values (ie temperature, humidity etc) and calls an action. A plant with a higher level consciousness takes account of more input data. Human is believed to have a level 3 of consciousness:
Level 1: prey, hunt, survive.
Level 2: social integration, community behavior, emotion, social heirarchy.
Level 3: Ability to plan for future, run a predictive simulation in an unknown situation.
So, as we can see, consciousness is nothing but a mathematical pattern where only the structure/pattern of information processing matters.
Now after all these discussions, let me illustrate a small glimpse of the grand design of the Omnipotent or God. Do you know that these vibrations that I talked about, from each string, are believed to be generating music notes of their own? As Michio Kaku states, now we’ve reached to a candidate for the “Mind of God” that Einstein wrote about for the last 30 years of his life & that is the cosmic music resonating throughout the 11-dimensional hyperspace.
“However, if we discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable by everyone, not just by a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason — for then we should know the mind of God.”
~ A Brief History of Time, page 193, the concluding paragraph**.
* Superstring Theory + 1 time-space dimension = M-theory
** The scientist also stated about the last paragraph – “In the proof stage I nearly cut the last sentence in the book… Had I done so, the sales might have been halved.”
Some brain foods for enthusiasts:
- An argument on Information Structure & its influence on quantifiable consciousness: https://youtu.be/GzCvlFRISIM