What if it's true about Tron?
+ Log in or register to post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1

  2. #2
    Mod Squad
    Time Agent (Lvl 24)

    Umbran's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    32,328
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Umbran


    Friend+
    Okay, here's the thing though, that the author misses: replace "electron" with the name of pretty much any other fundamental particle, and the essay remains the same.

    That is, yes, all electrons are identical. But so are all the other fermions - all the protons are the same, all the neutrons are the same, all the neutrinos and quarks are the same. It goes for photons and gluons too.

    And it gets sticky, when you consider that you can slam an electron into a positron (which in this picture is slamming the one electron into itself as it travels backwards in time), and have them annihilate into two photons (which are also identical), which can then decay into cascades of other identical particles.

    Which may well then say that there's really only *one* particle. Ever. It just goes back and forth, forward in backward in time, annihilating with itself and creating other versions of itself, each traveling forwards and backwards in time.

    Which is either supremely elegant, or completely crackpot.

  3. #3
    Member
    Enchanter (Lvl 12)



    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    2,012
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Jack7


    Friend+
    I think it's elegantly crackpot.

    And yeah, the idea had occurred to me that it could be any and all particles that are One.

    It's one of those things though that even if true, we really can't make use of without fundamentally different technology.

    So, pragmatically, to me, it doesn't matter.

    Still, it is a very interesting idea I think. Because of the philosophical, intellectual, and spiritual possibilities.

    And it would probably make a good sci-fi story...

  4. #4
    Member
    Hydra (Lvl 25)

    Dannyalcatraz's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Planet Alcatraz & D/FW
    Posts
    35,455
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    TravellerSJGWhite WolfNumeneraDoctor WhoD&DForgotten RealmsReaper MinisHero GamesSpelljammerDark SunEberron

    Block Dannyalcatraz


    Friend+
    And yeah, the idea had occurred to me that it could be any and all particles that are One.
    Nah, y'got it all wrong- all particles are the Eno.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGtIzmhBd2I&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]

  5. #5
    Member
    Guide (Lvl 11)

    Starman's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Billings, MT
    Posts
    3,213
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Starman


    Friend+
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyalcatraz View Post
    Nah, y'got it all wrong- all particles are the Eno.
    No, no, no. All particles are Neo.


  6. #6

  7. #7
    Member
    Guide (Lvl 11)

    Starman's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Billings, MT
    Posts
    3,213
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Starman


    Friend+
    Neo is too busy stopping bullets and knowing kung-fu to even notice Eno.

  8. #8
    Member
    Enchanter (Lvl 12)



    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    2,012
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Jack7


    Friend+
    Kirk could make em both run up a tree. Kirk is the One Particle.

  9. #9
    Member
    Guide (Lvl 11)

    Starman's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Billings, MT
    Posts
    3,213
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Starman


    Friend+
    I am unable to argue with your statement.

  10. #10
    Chuck Norris is the anti-Kirk.

+ Log in or register to post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Tron art request
    By tecnowraith in forum Miscellaneous Geek Talk & Media Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Monday, 7th June, 2010, 11:20 PM
  2. TRON 2 trailer is up
    By TheLe in forum Miscellaneous Geek Talk & Media Lounge
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, 08:59 AM
  3. tron sequel....
    By kirinke in forum Miscellaneous Geek Talk & Media Lounge
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Thursday, 7th October, 2004, 07:57 AM
  4. Tron 2.0
    By kirinke in forum Miscellaneous Geek Talk & Media Lounge
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Monday, 9th August, 2004, 01:40 AM
  5. Tron d20?
    By Mortaneus in forum Roleplaying Games General Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: Thursday, 5th September, 2002, 12:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •