The Future of Augmented Reality (part II of II)

Maria Anna van Driel
6 min readOct 19, 2021

Will we soon be able to install an app on our I-phones what provides us to photograph the beginning of time?

By Maria Anna van Driel,

“To totally grasp the idea of time we must take a step back and ask ‘what is light’? So journey with me to the sun. Light travels from the sun to the Earth through space. And when I was your age, I wanted to know, how can light travel through space…through nothing. Let us isolate a light beam and travel along site it and let us go faster, faster, faster. What is time?” A passage from National Geographic’s first scripted anthology series, GENIUS.

Approximately 13.4 billion years ago a gigantic explosion of pure energy accrued in an infant universe. In those divine moments ‘life’ was not bigger than a coded photon. A tiny speck, struggling to survive in a huge, pitch black place. Soon after it started to evolve and illuminated its surroundings. Our universe was born.

Many scientists argue that, in these divine moments, several copies of the universe have been created, aka multiverses, and that these cosmic areas are connected through Euclidean wormholes. And so, in this line of thought, the possibility of a young universe being created while you are reading this article, should not be wiped under the carpet.

The reality of advanced AI

We, as humans, have always wanted to transcend time and space but we were convinced that traveling in a manner as such was nothing but hypothetical and, later on in time, a very expensive experience. Nowadays these very expensive things have become very inexpensive, replicable and sharable. Also location no longer matters.

Although we would never expected it while wandering the 50s, artificial intelligence (AI) has matured into a fundamental technology where it is used in a variety of fields such as robotics, computer vision and natural language processing. In the case of Virtual Reality (VR) you can transport yourself, or at least your mind, to another time and place by putting on a headset and look around as if you are actually there.

And the craziest part about this kind of technology is, it has become so advanced that when you put on a headset, what is transmitting the information into your eyes by means of vibrating light waves, your brain and your subconscious is processing that information whereby your body cannot tell that it’s not real. So, if you are standing on a virtual cliff your lizard brain simply won’t let you jump.

Advanced VR, it has the ability to bridge a huge distance whereby it lets us literally have great experiences anywhere and anytime, with your friends and family, no matter who you are or where you are in the world. And knowing what makes us different from our ancestors can help us see the challenges that we are going to face and, the advantages that we can wield to create the world that we want.

“While wormholes may be a possibility for space travel, travelling through them cannot work unless scientists discover a form of matter that behaves very differently than anything we have ever seen.” Photo source, Mail Online

Traveling through time and space

Although we have a pretty good indication of where we are on the real cosmic map and have become familiar with that image, very few of us have stepped back and seen where we are in time. But, us not having figured out yet how to see before the Great Filter (GF) does not mean we should rule out of the possibility that a succession of natural processes might just have started in a young universe in where the birth of a humanoid species can already be seen.

So, as soon as we understand how to stabilize and travel a Euclidian wormhole — crossing the bridges which are considered to connect the multiverses — we might have the possibility to, artificially, travel before the GF and bring back primordial cosmic information and rebuild it all as a 4D holographic projection. Taking a holographic photograph from the past so to say, without experiencing this infamous Spaghettification.

Even though this sounds really awesome, not to mention that Albert Einstein would finally see his theory of traveling back in time realized, we most likely will only see the birth and death of it at the same time. Meaning, like we have no visible image of God or, cannot predict the position of a virtual particle, we will not see much. This because we have yet no idea of how this cosmic moment truly looks like. So far we are looking into a pitch black region of a universe that, to cite Erwin Schödinger, ‘It is alive as well as it is dead’.

“What is time? A deceptively simple question yet it is the key to understand relativity. It is also the reason why my hair is going gray. When we describe motion we do so a function of time…10 meters per second, 100 miles per hour…but the mathematical description of velocity is mood unless we can define ‘time’. Is time universal? In other words, is there an audible Tick Tock throughout the galaxy? A master clock so to speak. The answer my friends, is no. Time is not absolute. In fact, for us believing in physics, the distinguishing between the past, present and future…is but a stubborn illusion.” A passage from National Geographic’s first scripted anthology series, GENIUS.

Chill and expand

So, how do we approach this galactic Sudoku and take a photograph of whatever it was that created the kick-off for the universe we move in? Should we refine our telescopes, build devices which can travel the Euclidean wormholes, create a Dyson sphere? Either way, what started the birth of our cosmic freezer is indeed a tricky question whereby multiply but plausible theorems are directing in several directions.

For instance, in 1927, when the Belgian astronomer Georges Lemaitre, who laid the foundation for the modern Big Bang theory by being the first to propose the theory of an expanding universe (later confirmed by Edwin Hubble), theorized that an expanding universe could be traced back to a singular point, which he termed “primeval atom,” back in time. But the most convincing evidence for the Big Bang model is the presence of the background radiation, discovered in 1965. It has the same intensity and distribution of frequencies in all directions and is not linked with any individual celestial object, and is interpreted by some as the electromagnetic remnant of the primordial fireball, stretched to long wavelengths by the expansion of the universe.

Nowadays most scientists agree that there was a beginning still there is a lot of speculation of how the universe actually started. But regardless from which angle one is viewing this question, in some enigmatic way; many end up with the entropy of Black Holes (BH) (originally discovered by Bekenstein and Hawking).

Even there is none who can say with 100% certainty what their true purpose is; it is an almost logical line of thought that these mysterious dark areas do have a purpose. Perhaps they are Euclidean wormholes after all. And, if proven true, it could force us to take another look at the standard model of physics.

EMMA is a project to build a non-scaling ‘fixed-field alternating gradient’ (FFAG) accelerator at Daresbury Laboratory. Such an accelerator has never been built anywhere in the world and this radical challenge has been financed by the joint Research Councils Basic Technology fund.

The challenge

Work, lunch, sports, going out to dinner… we go through our schedules and appointments without creating a second idea or opinion produced in this process of ‘thinking’ of what it is we are really experiencing. Are we experiencing the taste, smell and sound of the popcorn we are eating while watching a movie or, are we ‘sensing’ the time our brain needs to convert the myriad (chemical) processes taking place in our body when we eat the popcorn, into a simplified and coherent language for us to understand what is happening.

No matter how many mathematical numbers we apply to it or, build those devices which should tell you what time it is in that particular moment, we just cannot seem to wrap our mind around this wobbly phenomena.

So, how about challenging your brilliant mind by figuring out how to write a program for a novel apparatus what, while sweeping the borders of the universe, can determine the space coordinates of the origin of the universe, expanding the existing space communications networks, refining the near Earth networks, and improving the Deep Space Networks, would be a scientific triumph in human evolution.

Perhaps a device similar to EMMA, having the ability of A) converting and re-building relic binary information into a 4D holographic image within a complex vector space by using cryogenically cooled Dirac (bi) spinors. And B) can detect and unscramble the virtual distortion created by the single electrons and positrons which have spawn from the rapid decay of the relativistic X17 particle, containing the information from a primeval universe brought back by the

, which are, so is thought, expected to be accompanied by a special vibrating photon what in turn has spawn from the collision between 2 ordinary photons.

Regardless, we definitely need a highly sensitive apparatus what is able to bend not only space but also ‘time’ if we want an answer to the questions “Where did we came from?”, “What else is out there?” and, “How does it look like?”



Maria Anna van Driel

In 2020 I realized I was trapped in a toxic relationship since '00. In Aug. '22 I found the strength to break away, flip my life to become a psychotherapist.