Thursday, 3 November 2011

Learn surface tension. Escape the Matrix

 Imagine you wake up without having any idea where you are.  You get out of a bed that is new to you.  You look around a room at pictures that contain your face that you observe in the mirror next to the bed.  However, you have no recollection of the time or the place where these pictures were taken.  Your mind is clear though albeit a little cloudy.  However, your thoughts and actions are fast.  When you pick up the ball at your feet you feel that objects around you feel tangible and real even if your memory is blank of ever acquiring them.

Your heart starts to race and you panic a little.  Hyperventilating in short sportatic breaths your chest heaves in and out.  You world is enveloped in this madness like you just escaped a car crash..  You have two choices: you can accept this new world or you can understand it.  The latter choice of understanding it could allow you to escape it.  You want to get out of it and go back to a place that does not feel like a dream.

You turn on the tap to get some water on your face.  The water flows and splashes onto the white porceline.  You observing the water dripping from the tap as you shut the tap off.  You open the tap again and observe the water splashing to the bottom of the sink.  Although other people observe this everytime they wash their face in the morning you have a better eye for understanding surface tension.  You have studied the effect of surface tension in many different forms from when you were a child to studying the effects at University physics classes.  You learned the properties of water flowing over objects.  You understand how water can splash, converge onto itself and diverge into droplets.

Something is wrong!  Something is very wrong with the splish and splash in the sink.  You begin experimenting first by plugging up the sink.  Taking the soap next to the sink you add it to the water.  You splash it around making a little foam.  The soap is supposed to lower the surface tension but the surface tension remains the same.  You splash the soapy water but it behaves the same as if there is no soap.
Cupping water in your hands you throw it over the floor.  Again no change in how the sheet of water breaks up by adding a different amount of soap.  There is a hole in the matrix.  You are skeptical and your knowledge of surface tension takes you to another place in this potentially fictious world.

You walk down the black hallway.  Again this is all new to you.  You find the kitchen with a large open granite counters.  On top is a solid Jamie Oliver knife set.  You take one and in a fluid motion with all your
conviction that this world is not real you put the knife deep into your forearem and extend down to the wrists.  You start bleeding from your left arm.  You do the same to your right arm.  The blood hits the floor but does not splatter like blood is supposed to splatter.  It drips in a solid stream from your mutilated wrists to the floor.  It hits the floor like a waterfall rather than real blood. Slowly your body loses enough blood that you sit on the floor.  The checkered kitchen floor is now covered with a blood.  You close your eyes and you are reset.

In a computer room somewhere in an underground bunker on the other side of the world bespectacled men with bad haircuts look over a number of LCD screens watching your performance.  They modelled the surface tension using Langraian mean curvature flow mechanics in a eulearian space.  These computer governmental technicians did not calculate the correct surface tension or viscoscity from the blood or the soapy water to translate them into the subjects brain correctly.  The technicians did not develop the physics correctly which has led to a lot of mishaps in the matrix.  The information from the raleigh plateau instability and  non-oscillatory approximation when observing the drops of blood coming from the subject's wrist that were supposed to break up on the counter were not calculated correctly.  As the subject saw they flowed like a waterfall.  The CGI graphics that they were using came up short.  The graphics were only in its infancy and need to be recalculated so more subjects will not see the flaws to escape the Matrix.  The technicians were outsmarted by someone that understood surface tension.

Today computer scientists (better than the ones in the story above) have developed better CGI to show surface tension for movies.  Bad displays of physics appear in old  (and current Bollywood ) movies.  See how they are doing it using CGI,.