Last week I got the chance to interview Spiros Michalakis, a quantum physicist at Caltech University who also acts as Science consultant for Marvel films (nbd). It was one of the most exciting conversations I’ve ever had; there’s something about all things Quantum that brings a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world which is childlike and fun and exuberant, and that certainly came through in this interview. In Spiros’ own research, he discovers that there is an infinite number of infinite universes of questions. Take a moment to savour the beauty of this reality. It’s pretty freaking amazing. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
This life is like a very long, slow fall off a cliff. Or out of an airplane. When we’re born, we come out screaming, like a first-time skydiver, squeezed by contractions out of the birth canal an into this world and it’s loud and bright and terrifying. There we were, happily breathing underwater, minding our own business; floating for several months, then at the end being hugged all around by our mothers organs, all the time hearing the soothing shush-shush sounds of the blood rushing around her body, dampening the clang of the outer world to a soothing gentle roar. Until we got big enough to get squished out, squeezed through tunnel of bones, to gasp our first breath. It’s no wonder we cry. We didn’t choose to jump out of this damned airplane, right? Boom. You’re born. Welcome to the spinning world. Cut the cord and let’s go. […]