Maxims, rules of thumb and other observations on human cognition and sociocultural affectations

This will be added to on an irregular basis...
  • What is said to humans directly is received with skepticism and considered with dubiousness while that which is heard in passing, especially that which most conforms to their mentality or prejudices, is readily believed.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive latency between exposure to new information or experiences and the ability to think dispassionately and intellectually about it.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive spectrum starting with the moment of exposure to new information or experiences and ending with some point at which the thing is effectively "in the past" for them.
  • This cognitive spectrum is linked to the emotional process often referred to as shock, anger, denial and acceptance.
  • The more and faster information or experiences are presented to people and the closer the quarters and the lesser the distance between people, the more their early reactions in the passionate emotional stage are reflected back to them in the manner of responses to those reactions from others in light of those responses.
  • The more outrages which are suffered without sufficient time to allow emotional bleed-off, the farther the bar for subsequent reaction and outrage are pushed, and the more further events must progress before reaction and outrage.
  • It is possible for serious detriments to eventually sit below this threshold for long enough for their damaging effects to build and multiply until their entire society undergoes some reactive convulsion.
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Channeling of Charged Particles Using Atom Lattices in Crystalline Matter

At relativistic speeds, particles traveling through a crystalline lattice would due to dilation appear compressed. A lattice that was open at rest would appear to be dense, closed, impenetrable. Paths through would appear to be holes.

Any charged particles traveling through if diverted marginally laterally off an otherwise straight axis alongside others similarly diverted, all of them into collision would be like trying to jam four lanes of highway traffic at 2,000mph into one lane and none of the cars have working brakes and the highway is bounded on the sides by impenetrable walls. Crash. Or fusion.

Now further imagine that this crystal is also a dielectric, that is non-conductive but which can allow the pass-through of electric fields between two conductive surfaces to create a potential between them. Should one side, say the positive side, be connected to a pressurized hydrogen source, then the positive side would draw electrons away from the atoms and render them positively charged. As in bare protons or a proton-neutron pair. Which would then of course be free to pass through the crystalline lattice structure towards the attraction of the negatively charged side.

The ions all move from one side to the other functioning like a breakdown in the dielectric except the dielectric is not actually breaking down. The charge leakage is carried through the dielectric by the ions. Except, the ions are converging on each other. More can fit through at once than can get out at once like four lanes of traffic necking down to one.

So some of them will fuse as they exit because it's either fuse or not go through, but more are coming from behind and those will want to get out and they all cram up and some will fuse.

Now imagine that the crystalline solid is vibrating with a wave whose frequency was chosen because it was most compatible with the physical makeup of the crystalline lattice such as its distance between atoms.

So the electric fields inside the crystals as pulsing like a wake-field accelerator. Granted the fields of the atomic shells are electron fields thus negative but if the fields of the atoms ahead keep rhythmically pulling the ions forward toward the negatively charged side of the dielectric, then they serve to group the ions like tight clumps of cars way too close to divert in time to avoid collision.

Furthermore, we're talking spaces which might conceivably function like the Casimir experiment and by their nature and dimensions rule out certain fundamental frequency groups forcing certain states to be viable and others not.

Just throwing together a bunch of ideas and imagining a solid-state fusion battery.

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