Thermodynamic Clocks – Time reversible systems, quality, gravitational detectors, solar system coordination
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The gravitational energy density (and the usually much smaller magnetic, electric and thermodynamic energy densities) control the rate of chemical, atomic and nuclear events at any location. The most often used phenomena are “gravitational time dilation”, “relativistic or general relativistic corrections (from velocity and gravity)”. An atomic clock (there are hundreds of designs now and many tens of thousands of groups all working furiously to find new applications and designs) can be a good gravitational detector.
A clock does NOT have to be one way, if there is memory (usually digital these days) in the system somewhere. The clock can be perfectly time reversible, if the events it produces are tracked and counted and remembered.
The quantum computers (I just finished a partial review of those efforts in the last few days) have to be “perfectly time reversible” to be efficient enough for real applications. It is a good test of quality. Another closely related term is “Q” or resonant energy of the device. A working fusion reactor will be nearly a perfect clock, and it will have to be time reversible to be stable.
A few weeks ago, I went through all the memory device technologies. The current technologies are inching towards efficient designs but mostly have to provide continuous energy and effort to store information. Precise timing is essential to most every digital device, though pure asynchronous devices can have application and be good for certain problems. And they have to deal with time very well too, because their operation depends on time of arrival, intervals of sensitivity, and other concepts of precise timing for the events that trigger their operation.
The Mossbauer method was the first gravitational detector for the gravitational potential itself. The focus is on the precise momentum and energy balance during emission and absorption of narrow gamma ray lines. But the method applies across ALL frequencies of devices.
I did a review of all types of lasers and the history of laser yesterday. My tools for these reviews are quite efficient now and I can be sure I am not missing much (if anything). All the laser and maser designs depend on the precise and universal spectrum they have unique to their atoms, isotopes and state. Those properties are fairly well documented and the information available. BUT all those spectra change with the local gravitational potential, the local velocity relative to the earth center or solar system barycenter (that is the most useful right now). I have been trying for more than 20 years now to get quantum, atomic clock, chemical clock, fusion, fission, camera and other sensor networks and experiments to monitor and correct for the changing gravitational potential (and magnetic field).
The gravitational potential and magnetic potential are one potential. The spectrum is different for different sources and configurations. We call something “gravitational” if it is fine grained and comes from verifiable large massive sources like the sun, moon, planets, atmosphere, oceans, cars, trucks, people, objects, seismic waves, etc — that can be verified. The magnetic field is a derivative property of the magnetic potential (all the “potential fields” have a version where they measure the potential in Joules per Kilogram). It, too, has sources and spectrum which can be verified and documented with 3D time of flight methods.
I will be frank. That article is describing yet another group of people, excited to talk about time and energy, precise instruments, measurement and models for the first time. But they still think that they should be trying to get media attention and fame, or patents and great wealth. That means individual fame and fortune from individual efforts and rewards. That is not how the human species as a whole survives and grows. And it is horribly inefficient. Good for a stallion in a herd, or a king fighting off all local competitors, but not for a global human species making steps to move into the solar system and beyond.
Richard Collins, Director, The Internet Foundation