Ha! Took Em Long Enough
I was about eight when my stepdad gave me the whole light = wave / particle talk, based on a line of interrogation I’d subjected him to around the Elven cloak Frodo used to hide from various baddies in The Lord of the Rings. I remember proposing this as a solution to the question of an invisibility cloak and becoming VERY indignant at being told the Adults – who were supposedly SOOO much smarter than me by virtue of being taller or some other criteria they never actually specified – hadn’t yet figured out how to make it work. I mean really, how hard could it be if light is both a wave and a particle? Just exploit the hell out of both possibilities instead of acting like it’s one or the other. Adults back then had problems with quantum physics too, as I recall.
I wonder if the folks having fun with the prototype are much older than me, or if they were having similar conversations about that time? What’s the quote – if we can dream it we can do it? Pretty damned cool.