Tetrastatum: A Time Travel Thriller

Tetrastatum: A Time Travel Thriller

by Dr. Richard, Tim Smith
Tetrastatum: A Time Travel Thriller

Tetrastatum: A Time Travel Thriller

by Dr. Richard, Tim Smith


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The future has finally arrived

"People will be immersed in the concepts of translating other parallel universe ideas into visual/image interpretations of external quantum relativity theories." Stephen Hawking.

What if the laws of physics as we understand them are incomplete, only half of the equations that explain reality?

The world we once knew has been destroyed by man's greed. The only hope to restore the planet Earth is Dr. Tim Smith. In the material world that once existed, Tim Smith was the head of the Quantum Teleportation Program at DARPA and a "Time Smith" in the non-matter thotonic universes whose shadows persist. Unfortunately, mankind's last hope, Dr. Smith is quite clearly, insane.

"I think therefore I am," says Descartes's thotonic skeleton of the past. Tetrastatum is the ultimate test. We are transported through the tunnel of institutionalized insanity as helpless voyeurs perceiving existence through Smith's eyes. Dr. Smith's mental meltdown takes us on a journey as a "Time Smith" exploring the meaning of reality and the human psyche.

Don't miss your chance to travel into the future in this stand-alone debut novel that unravels the conundrum of space-time, before it is too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948796675
Publisher: Epigraph Publishing
Publication date: 05/06/2019
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Dr. Richard Conner (Nom de Plume,"Dr. Richard") has been involved in the field of Photonics for over thirty years including working as a Business Development Director for Amnon Yariv at Orbits Lightwave, the inventor of the slow light laser. His work has resulted in the development of classified military technology, providing innovative technology used by academia to facilitate Nobel Prize-winning physics projects, the integration of laser technology to enhance sporting events, the adaptation of advanced Photonic and PsychothotonixSM principles to enhance major motion picture films, and quantum cryptography. Most recently, Dr. Richard is co-author of the novel, Tetrastatum. This book is based on his extension of Schrödinger's equations that propose a revolutionary construct of the existing space-time paradigm and delves into the resulting exciting new field of PsychothotonixSM, the measurement and control of human perceptions and related human behavior patterns, based on space-time imaging. Dr. Richard believes that the proposed new space-time paradigm and PsychothotonixSM have significant philosophical and societal implications that should be available to everyone, not just academia. He is writing the book to explain the theory in an easily understandable format, which combines meta-physics and science toward presenting concepts that are accessible to anyone who desires a better understanding of the universe we live in. Dr. Richard's professional career has included working for: Boeing, Naval Air ECCM Intelligence Group, Newport Corporation, Orbits Lightwave, Parrot Industries, CASIX, Inc., and Beckman Coulter, Inc. His work has resulted in innovation at some of the leading public and private sector organizations in the United States, including: Boeing, NASA, TRW, Northrup Grumman, and Ball Aerospace. Dr. Richard's contribution to the field has been recognized globally upon his receiving international awards for Best Photonics Product Development.
Dr. Richard invented the EECM Cognitive Machine Vision system for detection of enemy missile threats; the "I* Movie" methodology, which integrates photonic system-level special effects in film; and PsychothotonixSM, to develop entertainment themes and enhance screenplays. He has presented to Disney, Dream Works, California Institute of Technology, and other major film and entertainment companies.
Dr. Richard received his BA in physics (honors) from the University of California/Fullerton. His education culminated in a full scholarship PhD program in physics at the University of California/Irvine and a PhD program in philosophy at Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Richard completed his two dissertations (involving human interpretations of laser and electro-optical images) while under top secret clearance. He also achieved: an advanced-placement teaching credential an advanced certification (from the University of Wisconsin) in laser and optical design; and other advanced certifications in fiber optics, computer programming, technology business development, financial products, dance, anatomy, and physiology.

Marcus Rodriguez (Nom de Plume, "Tim Smith") is Chief Operating Officer of Gramarye Media, Inc., an Atlanta-based cross-media studio complete with content development, production, and distribution. Marcus enjoys creative writing, collecting/researching historical financial documents, crypto-currency mining, and alternative investments.

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GOOD MORNING DR. SMITH," mumbles the security guard at the DARPA entrance, which like so many other government office buildings is filled with conveyor belts, metal detectors and trays for keys, watches, and loose change. The building itself is a typical sprawling concrete edifice with a few small windows that barely let any natural light flow through the immense structure. Even if there were windows, it wouldn't matter. The section of the building where I work is subterranean, four stories below terra firma. Miles of fluorescent lights, illuminate the building complex. Once lost in the cavernous expanse of sub-four, time becomes imperceptible as day and night merge into one. It is always fluorescent white, work-time.

I empty my pockets and complete the first part of my morning ritual of walking through the metal detectors and collecting my trinkets from the plastic bucket. As I approach the oversized cargo elevator with my ID badge in hand, I am greeted with the nondescript yet familiar, "Good Morning, Dr. Smith." At least he didn't mumble it. The army soldier with a sense of urgent authority speaks, "Sir, please place your thumb on the pad and look directly into the scanner." Every morning, day after day, the only thing that is able to look into my eyes and see me with an absolute certainty of truth is DARPA's retina scanner. Other than that, I have been lying to my family, friends and just about everyone else outside of the project as to what I do every day, probably even myself. The project's cover story has me working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, winding up Atomic Clocks. An undergraduate degree in Physics from Columbia, two PhD's from Harvard in Applied Physics and Mathematics — and the best I could do is become a glorified time-keeper? Oddly enough, nobody ever questions it. I guess people tend to like easy explanations and hate to probe too deep into things that can't be easily explained. People simply glance down at the hands of their watch for a split second, accepting the certainty which is reinforced by everyone else, and then move on with their day. I guess the brass at DARPA had it all figured out.

The soldier's voice startles me. "Sir, all clear, please proceed." The elevator doors open slowly as I approach. There are no buttons to push once inside. It knows where I am going and doesn't need any help from me to get there. The real action is in the basement, and it wasn't winding up the clocks — rather, tearing them apart. Clocks now appear to me as nothing more than an antiquated artifact in a museum explaining the primitive beliefs of an extinct civilization conquered by technologically superior beings. The brass understands what happens in sub-four, just like they did in Los Alamos. Upon witnessing the Trinity test of the first nuclear detonation, Oppenheimer quoted the Hindu, Bhagavad-Gita, "Now I have become death, the destroyer of worlds." Hinduism has a nonlinear concept of time that perceives the deity creator as also being the destroyer. I guess this big bang universe isn't good enough anymore for the brass, it is now "space-time universes."

As the dimly lit elevator descends, there are neither buttons, nor any indication of floor numbers. The only way to perceive where you are is the faint white light that intermittingly passes through the crack between the doors as you travel between floors. When the doors open on sub-four, the small plaque in the basement will tell you that the whole thing started from a bunch of Soviet scrap metal floating around the earth, emitting a pulsating radio signal on October 4, 1957. Shortly thereafter in 1958, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) a division of the Department of Defense, was created to develop emerging technologies for the military. The Defense ("D" ARPA) was later added in 1972 and then removed, and then added back again, once the brass finally decided on the "D." But it all really started way before that. "Sub-Four," chimes the elevator. The doors open and the same two soldiers in a golf cart are there to greet me as they do every day, "Dr. Smith, how are you this morning? Sir, please get in."

We drive by a labyrinth of tunnels, passing various ongoing projects down the long corridor past the particle accelerator and quantum computers, and finally arrive at the Quantum Teleportation Project (QTP), my baby. "Here you are sir, have a blessed day." One soldier stands up and swipes an ID that opens the heavy vaulted automatic doors. Once inside, I am surrounded by rows of cubicles and whiteboards, illuminated by fluorescent light and the familiar smell of fresh coffee. I have been leading the QTP at DARPA for over four years now — with not much success. The brass is getting impatient. Today is the day, I tell myself.

"Good Morning, Dr. Smith. Are you ready for your coffee?"

"Yes, please bring it into my office, Janice."

"Mak is in there waiting for you."

"Great, thank you."

The last person I want to see this morning is Mak Naiyua, the head of DARPA. He couldn't wait a few hours to hear what I have to say in my presentation like everyone else? Mak is in his mid-fifties and served an exemplary military career working his way up the corporation by sourcing academic talent capable of innovating technologies in both the private and public sectors for the military industrial complex. That is not to say he doesn't have his share of battle scars. Mak lost his hand in combat and replaced it with something that resembles a prosthetic iron claw that looks every bit as formidable as the man. Needless to say, he is very good at his job. Mak answers only to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. No wonder every time I see him, it is accompanied by an overwhelming feeling of uneasiness. As I approach my office, I can see his distinctive silhouette sitting on the couch in full military attire — metals shining, cap fastened tightly — poised to lecture me once again on the importance of the success and timely completion of the project. My stomach feels like it is taking a ride on a roller coaster at Coney Island, and I haven't even started drinking my coffee yet. Guess I already know how this is going to go.

"Tim — good morning. Do you have a few minutes before the presentation?"

"Sure Mak, what's on your mind?"

"As you know Tim, the Chinese have sent a quantum satellite called Micius into orbit and are correctly predicting the spin of entangled pairs of photons at distances of over 1,200 kilometers in separate receiving stations in Delingha and Lijiang. A system of those satellites could be used to network quantum computers in the future. The Russians aren't too far behind ... and what have we done here with $1.4 billion? Nothing!"

"Mak, that's just not fair, I've been working with a team of some of the best minds in the country for over four years and, as I told you, we have the conceptual construct."

"Great Tim, the Chinese will be able to create secure encrypted photonic communication and maybe network their quantum computers — and all we have is a conceptual construct?"

"Yes Mak, but what we're doing here has far more significant implications and is a much more difficult task. Predicting the spin of an entangled pair of photons is a parlor trick, compared to QTP's final objective. ... For God's sake Mak, you want us to teleport matter across space-time at a speed exceeding that of light — contrary to the basic tenants of known physics!"

"When I first found you languishing in the university getting soft, that's exactly what you signed up for Tim. Tenured professor? I'd say — an overpaid babysitter. You know you wanted to be here with all the resources I could offer. This is where the action is! Now produce, or you can go back to grading papers. I have some of the top brass from Washington coming to your presentation along with the congressmen who backed the bill allocating the funding for this snipe hunt. It better be good, or this project will be terminated — right along with you."

"Understood, Mak. But to close the QTP down after all of the work that's been done — while we're so close to proving the viability of the project — would be a huge mistake. You'll see, this afternoon."

"I hope so Tim, for all of our sakes," Mak says. He rises from his chair in a stately manner and walks out of my office, closing the door swiftly, almost slamming it as he departs.

An old picture of Kathy, Sarah, and Anny (my wife, daughter, and white Persian cat) sits on the corner of my desk, catching my eye the entire time Mak was speaking to me. They seemed to be saying, "Don't worry, Tim. Don't worry, daddy — it will all be okay. Purr." Of all three voices, my cat's purr was the most reassuring. I named Anny after Erwin Schrödinger's wife. It used to give me a way of connecting with my work while at home, because I couldn't talk to my family openly about my job. Anny, on the other hand, knew all my secrets. Schrödinger's probability wave function forms the basis of our hypothesis — and ultimately, the success of the project depends on it. So does my sanity. I stand up, close my blinds, and review the presentation for what seems like the hundredth time. I know we are right! The Quantum Teleportation Image Processor can be created and it will work! I can save them. My office wall clock keeps ticking. I am transfixed by the rhythmic sound of this imaginary metronome until a knock on the door brings me back from my trance.

Janice walks in. "Tim, they're ready for you in conference room 4D. Dr. Richard is waiting for you outside," she says.

"Thanks, Janice."

Conference room 4D is constructed in a manner resembling a Tesseract, a four-dimensional analog of a cube. The word Tesseract is derived from the Greek téssereis aktines — "four rays," as each of the four lines from each vertex connects to the other vertices, creating an inner cube that is unobservable in 3D space from the perspective of someone outside of the cube. Einstein and Murkowski's concept of space-time is derived from the 4D Euclidean space depicted by the Tesseract. The presentation room is shaped like a perfect square with a smaller suspended cube hanging exactly in the middle of the room, with a stage allowing the presenter to walk about and, from any direction, face the audience who are seated below at descending levels. The outer cube is designed similar to an amphitheater, except square in shape with terraced seating for roughly two hundred people. Seating slopes downward away from the suspended stage as opposed to the normal upward slope. The closer your seat is to the stage, the closer you approach the eye level of the presenter. The further away you are seated, the angle increases as you have to look up.

The focal point is the smaller, inner-suspended cubic stage, which has a glass floor illuminated with fluorescent white light. Presenters actually enter the stage from the fifth floor above and are lowered down from what appears below to be the glass ceiling from the fourth floor. The glass ceiling above actually becomes the stage floor as it is lowered, providing a magnificent entrance. Oversized monitors adorn the square outer walls on each of the four sides. It is reserved for only the biggest and best dog and pony shows. The stage design provides quite a dramatic effect and gives the presenter a feeling of immense, inexplicable power. The brass designed it that way, I guess. When the brass has to really impress the politicians to keep that money spigot flowing, it is in 4D. I grab my laptop computer and walk across the hall accompanied by Dr. Richard. Dr. Richard's work is the cornerstone for the QTP project. If anyone can deflect the heat from this crowd, he is the one to do it.

"Are you ready for this, Richard? The brass and politicos are going to have some pretty pointed questions when I get done with them."

"Nothing I can't handle Tim. If it gets too rough, I'm just going to teleport out of here."

"If you can do that, we're both sitting pretty!"

I turn on the microphone. "Excuse me, we'll be starting in a few minutes, if you can please take your seats now." Wow, no feedback on the microphone. I am used to hearing that awkward high pitch squeal in the other briefing rooms, but not in 4D. That's a good start. The hum dies down as everyone starts shuffling to their chairs. As the stage floor starts its descent, I can see most of my colleagues are already seated and are talking among themselves. After about thirty seconds, the floor completes its journey down, and the room grows quiet — all eyes trans- fixed upon us on the stage.

"My name is Dr. Tim Smith and I am the project manager of the Quantum Teleportation Program at DARPA." At least I am today, I think to myself after digesting Mak's morning pep talk.

"This is my colleague, Dr. Richard, who is the lead scientist of the Psychothotonix Quantum Image Processing laboratory. I would like to thank everyone for coming today to learn more about our team's progress in our work towards achieving the audacious goal of moving matter through space-time, quantum teleportation. We started this project over four years ago with the generous funding and patronage from those sitting with us today. I am proud to present the current findings and status of the project and to outline our future goals and objectives. Before we can begin, it is important that we address what we have learned of the space-time continuum itself. In order to have mastery of the ability to transport matter through space-time, we first have to have a fundamental understanding of its actual design. Currently, our views of the structure of space-time have been constrained by Einstein's theory of special relativity (STR) that applies to our big bang universe, whereby a universal speed limit is implied, suggesting that an infinite amount of energy would be required to accelerate an object with mass to the speed of light.

"It is our hypothesis from the research we have conducted which indicates that, within the context of space-time, there are universes that exist which do not consist of matter. The universes are connected by what we have called Space-Time Axons (STA) because they resemble the long threadlike portions of the body that carry impulses between nerve cells. Space-Time Axons can be thought of as fiber-like matterless cables that connect the multiverse of overlapping matter and non-matter universes across space-time. There are major STAs in the matter universe that extend for light years and minor STAs of less than a meter in length, while in the non-matter universes STA have no definable size. In order to accelerate an object at a speed that exceeds light c, an object must be scanned and photonically recorded in four-dimensional space utilizing an advanced crystallography process with Icosahedral Quasicrystal, (IQ).

"The IQ has a unique crystalline structure that contains a photonic band gap trapping light from all directions, providing the density required to store Yottabytes of photonic information in a holographic form. This is required for capturing the molecular structure of complex organic and inorganic objects. We are developing a prototype Quantum Teleportation Image Processor that utilizes a modified laser to read/ write the digital data from the crystal converting it to photons, whereby the photons can be transferred instantaneously through STAs to matter or non-matter universes anywhere within the space-time continuum. Upon re-entry into a matter-based universe, the object is restored to its original form based on the transmitted holographic data.

"Our initial stage of the project involves the development of the crystallography media to facilitate complex organic and inorganic object photonic translation and the development of the QTIP. Upon successful completion of the prototype QTIP, we will begin mapping the STA universe by designing holographic probes, which will provide us temporal as well as geographic coordinates for matter universes. Once we have completed mapping, we will initially test with inorganic object teleportation, progressing to organic studies for the ultimate directive: human space-time teleportation! I would ask everyone to review Appendix A and Appendix B of the presentation as it contains the relevant notes and explanation of the formulas supporting our hypothesis of the new space-time continuum paradigm.

"Thank you. I am going to turn the mic over to Dr. Richard, who will be able to answer any questions, and then we'll proceed with the demonstration component of this presentation in the Psychothotonix lab for those of you who have the appropriate clearances."

One of the suits in the front, probably a congressman, raised his manicured hand. "Dr. Richard, has your team conducted any tests to provide data that supports your hypothesis of the existence of Space-Time Axons?"

"We have developed experiments using Cherenkov Radiation Detectors in a large vacuum, whereby the velocity of white light and photons are measured, indicating that some of the photons emitted from the modulated laser at random oscillation frequencies outside of the visible spectrum exceed that of white light — in other words, instantaneous movement through space-time. It is our belief that this is due to minor STAs traversing the path of the laser as we modulate the oscillation frequency of the wave. We are in the process of developing more elaborate tests and gathering more data," Dr. Richard responds.


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