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The universe could be an optical phenomenon. Here is a quick experiment to illustrate the point:
1. Spray tiny drops of water onto the screen of an ipad, then look through the drops and notice how the resulting lensing effect magnifies the underlying screen pixels.
2. Next, mentally draw a parallel between the water droplets upon the ipad screen to being clusters of atoms that form the surface of a nearby object, perhaps a tree or flower.
3. Next, imagine the lensing effect of the droplets on the ipad to be a lensing effect of the electrons inside the surface atoms of that tree or flower.
4. Then imagine the magnified screen pixels observed on the ipad to be the magnified (spin angular momentum) inertial properties of each of the protons and neutrons of the surface atoms of a tree or flower.
5. Finally, imagine the observed surface of a tree or flower to be a projected, magnified image of a proto-tree or proto-flower structure that actually exists deep down inside spacetime, many, many, many orders of magnitude smaller than a nearby tree or flower.
Perhaps at the size magnitude of our surroundings, we are observing what lies hidden down inside the microstructure of spacetime, but our world appears solid because of atomic inertial properties that are being magnified up into our scale of size, by an electron surface lensing process. Taken one at a time, a single-atom pixel cannot give the resolution required to display an underlying spacetime image, but when large numbers of atoms are assembled, we can see and feel a uniquely projected spacetime prototype, integrating to become a Conifer or a Crocus. Thus, the morphology of the universe could be very, very small, being magnified upwards along the size spectrum to become our surroundings.
In a final ultimate stretch of imagination: perhaps the very small is actually the face of the entire background starry sky being projected upwards through every atom, thus comprising a perfect feedback mechanism.
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Berman, B. (2017). The Universe may be an Optical Process. PHILICA.COM Observation number 169.