Utopia and research – Siamese twins

The utopia of everything

Einstein revolutionized the whole of physics with the general and special theory of relativity. Inquiring mind, as he was, he chased another task.

He wanted to put forward the theory of “of everything”. As a social scientist, I find the fact that someone wanted to establish an “explanation of everything” almost more interesting than the “theory of everything” itself. If you look at the hype that is still being made about Einstein’s person, I am not alone.

Einstein wanted to use the “theory of everything” to explain how the fundamental forces of the universe combine. “Everything” means that the theory is intended to explain gravity, electromagnetism and nuclear radiation. All physical mechanisms should become clear and logical through them and finally this mysterious theory should help us to understand the origin of the universe.

Einstein did not find the theory of everything. Since then she has been in the realm of utopia

Now, if someone thinks that science is giving up because Einstein didn’t make it, he is wrong. A characteristic of researchers is that unsolved problems magically attract them. “Impossible”? Cool, let’s explore it again,” is the motto of die-hard researchers.

“Innovation of utopia” – that’s what I call it!

A utopia – for Einstein the “theory of everything” is so fascinating precisely because it is a utopia. Research would not be research if it stopped dealing with unsolved tasks. If you want to know what trends in research are, then look at the utopias, the unsolved tasks. They are the driver of every innovation. These tasks call out to the inquisitive: “Can you solve my secret?”

Where the utopia, where the researcher

Generations of explorers’ teeth bite firmly on them, on utopias. Take telekinesis, for example – another utopia that researchers have been working on for decades.

Superhuman abilities – a utopia with magical attraction

Read other people’s thoughts or move things with your mind? An idea that has inspired the imagination of people for ages.

Telepathy and telekinesis have long been the focus of research. Psychologists, neurologists and physicists are trying to fathom the human brain and combine it with modern technology. The first studies on this were carried out by the Society for Psychical Research, founded in London in 1882.

The utopia of telekinesis has not let go of the researchers. And today, telekinesis no longer belongs entirely in the realm of the imagination. Meanwhile thoughts are transferred to a computer. For this purpose, a chip is implanted in the brain that can recognize certain commands. The technique has progressed so far that a paralyzed monkey can move again.

Telekinesis – a utopia that slowly but steadily wanders into the realm of reality, like a dying star.

The utopia of the “theory of everything”

The continuous progress of quantum physics brings a certain approximation to the “theory of everything”, which has been driving researchers crazy since Einstein.

With quantum physics we are gradually perfecting our understanding of the world and the universe – in other words, “of everything”.

A look at the time before the birth of the universe

Today we can handle satellites and radiation detectors. And in such a way that we can measure radiation that originated only 300,000 years after the Big Bang.

We are almost seeing the birth of our universe

Soon we will even be able to measure neutrino radiation with these detectors. These are elements that are so volatile that they were previously considered impossible.

If we succeed in looking back into the time a few seconds after the Big Bang. What will be seen there?

I suspect – something magical!


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