comment + criticism welcome
Copyright © 2009 Ray Dickenson
latest letter - to Arthur C Clarke
To: Sir Arthur C Clarke, Colombo, Sri Lanka
You may not recall reading my draft (1996) but I well remember your
encouraging reply. More work has gone into the theory and I recently decided
that the theory should belong to the world, along with all the applications
that can be used for human benefits
I've recently put my notes on the Internet as several 'pages' under the
general heading of :-
(in order to prevent any individual or State claiming patent rights),
and I write to you for two reasons :- 1) to tell you that I have had the
temerity to use your (guarded) reply as a dating 'anchor'; and 2) because
you have an interest, or so I am told by the Internet, in ongoing S.E.T.I
Other uses of UEF theory might be breathtaking but, since realising that
a putative advanced species would not be using electromagnetic radiation
(of any kind) for interstellar work, due to severe limitations of slowness
and attenuation, it became obvious to me that an f.t.l. signal could be generated
by modulating UEF intensity (preferably in a directional beam).
The 'demodulator' I have outlined, in two notes and a simple diagram,
may not be readily understood by the ordinary reader because I have not gone
into explanatory detail.
It could be described a detector of travelling variations in the permittivity
of space, which is why it has two detectors - to permit comparison of
permittivity (or UEF intensity) before, during and after, reception of a
wave of increased or decreased permittivity.
As you will readily see, a 'slow' wave would be due to natural causes
- as outlined in the notes, galactic
jets, pulsar beams, etc. (or, if nearby, even small atmospheric 'jets' might
give a response).
But a really fast stream of modulated variations could be produced -
and I have thought of a way of doing it - by a truly advanced species.
I believe the variations travel much faster than light, and the first
calibration tests, using a UEF 'telescope' trained on the hydrogen fusion
layer of the Sun, should establish this, and other features of the device.
I hope this gives pleasure, and remain
author at perceptions
IT SEEMS ADVISABLE NOT TO TRANSMIT ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS
FOR S.E.T.I. PURPOSES, AND NOT TO EXPECT
TO RECEIVE USEFUL ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS.
HOWEVER, WE SHOULD TRY TO INTERCEPT SIGNALS FROM ADVANCED
REASONS ARE AT
take off the blindfolds?
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