But first, a bit of history of quantum physics theory and application.
Remembering a few things I learned in college physics classes ...(It's amazing the things I do remember from the days I wasn't cutting class, or sleeping in class, or cutting up in class,or trying to get up the nerve to ask a girl for a date... while in class. None of them said 'yes,' by the way. But, I digress.) ... I recall a bit about the functionality of speeding up materials, measuring the speed, and the goal of controlling the material while at high speed.
Much of what the professors would teach in the early 1980's was theory and not actually observed or repeatedly measured in the laboratory, until some late advances turned theory into reality. An example is the
And that brings me back to my discovery of the fastest thing ever recorded. Yep, standing in my kitchen on an ordinary afternoon I observed, measured, and felt the power of the fastest thing ever measured.
And that is.... the time between telling a ten year old I will buy her a new bike and her asking to go get said bike! Before I could say, "how about after dinner?," she dashed from the kitchen to the garage and buckled herself into the car. The whole thing took 1 attosecond! I'm sure of it.
She's had her eye on this little 21-speed Trek number for a while. Nothing like finding a bike that fits and is in your favorite color too!
So, all of you Einstein types, put down your lasers, photon microscopes, and spectrometers and turn your focus to the speed of desire of a kid for a new bike.
Now that I think about it. The same can be said for grown ups too.