– Macroscopic engineered strings and membranes are quasi 1D and 2D structures that conserve forces by effective low-dimensionality, naturally hosting anyon dynamics. An striking example of a standing Faraday wave on a string is a polymer ship-towing rope of about 100mm diameter that can transmit 10MW at superconducting efficiency (rope stays cool to the touch). This interpretive framework Pythagoras’ monochord harmonics as a fully QM, in fact any macroscopic event with apparent harmonics, coherence, quantization, superconductivity, and all other hallmarks of QM. Experimental prediction includes-

– Scale-invariant BES and BEC analogs in multidisciplinary cases like sociology, traffic patterns, economics, biology, etc. integrate with particle physics. Nondimensional scale analogs, like semiconductor design whose lattice dynamics can be duplicated by macroscopic analogs such as polymer lattices in freespace, acted on by flows. Other affinities with aerogels, liquid-crystals, colloids, string-net liquids, metamaterials, etc..

– Modern ship-towing by polymer cable represents around 10MW of power transmission, yet the towing cable remains cool to the touch. This is superconducting efficiency at km scale. All mechanical transmission where large forces are transferred without significant heat loss are superconducting. When an engineering polymer is tensioned, as energy is added, entropy drops; this is negative temperature.

– The hallmarks of topological order and emergent phases of matter occur in string and membrane systems like flags and kites. These fundamental macroscopic objects, in the spirit that Euler marveled at the formal deepness of archetypal toys, can be interpreted as embodied string-net solids and liquids hosting qubits to perform cybernetic quantum computations. The kite, for example, calculates a complex flight solution in response to turbulence that is not just Turing equivalent but apparently superior quantum information thermodynamics to ordinary digital control with embedded sensors, microprocessors, and actuators. Kites of membrane and string in flight are effectively new quantum phases of matter.

The phonon approach to macroscopic QM opens new engineering vistas. The effects are especially striking in quasi one- and two-dimensional “rag and string” structures. Consider a airborne polymer lattice with crystal geometry extending up to the troposphere, wind- or pumping-supported by periodic kite membrane elements, and extended horizontally to planetary scale. Airborne wind energy could be harvested in bulk in the form of classical lattice waves that drive a network of generators on the ground. On average the wind is always blowing at the planetary scale, and the lattice could bridge the gaps by contributing energy to “reverse-pump” the kite elements to sustain lift.

pilot wave theory`

engineering similarities of “kite-matter” meta-material with liquid-crystals, aerogels, meta-materials, semiconductor design, and so on.

http://www.physics.nyu.edu/~jz11/publications/Unidirect.pdf

Xiao-Gang Wen, Topological order: from long-range entangled quantum matter to a unified origin of light and electrons

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.4356v1.pdf

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*h*with unity…”, which is precisely what I had been proposing for the last two years in my kite theoretic circles.