Three Dimensional Spectral Data Transmission

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Three Dimensional Spectral Data Transmission

First, I’d like to say that it is obvious I am not a scientist. I am simply thinking out loud when I write my blogs.  Anyone is free to discuss and refute my writings. I’m simply putting these ideas “out there”. I am still learning, just as many of you are. The best way to learn is to examine and question.

Multiple universes and multiple dimensions are a common theme on this website because I am finding that many things that exist are not one dimensional. Some people argue that a single point has only one dimension and it would not be able to be seen in other dimensions. If existing in one dimension limits the universe so much, why do we humans tend to only think one-dimensionally? Why is so much of our technology based on the concept of one dimension?

One example of one dimensional technology is serial data transmission, where data is transferred one bit after the other in a line. The computer receiving this information knows when the strings of data begin and end because “start bits” and “stop bits” have been placed. Another example of single dimensional data transmission is parallel transmission. In this fashion, all the bits of data are sent at once, again, in a straight line, and usually pulsating. The pause between each pulse determines when new data begins and when it ends.

Next, I would like you to consider three dimensional data transmission. Imagine the infinte number of lines that make up a cube. In fact, imagine the infinite number of lines that would make up a cube of light. White light consists of 7 basic colors, but within this are many shades. Form a cube with this white light and how many colors do you think could be generated within the mere volume of the cube? Could we not assign a binary code to each color and transmit all of this data simultaneously and quickly, might I add? To do this, we would need to have a computer translate binary data into a color code on one end, transmit the newly form colors, or cube of color, then decipher it back on the receiving end.

As the reader, you may be asking how this differs from current fiber optics. Fiber optic cables consist of individual threads to transmit the light. The difference between my idea and fiber optics is that I would be utilizing every color in an entire beam of light without using individual threads. The light, of course, would have to be contained, but again, I am humbly just an average joe without a degree in Physics or Engineering. So, I would need some help figuring out how to do this. My idea is to bypass the use of cables all together, as they limit the amount of light that can be transmitted at a time, thus limiting the amount of data transmitted, as they still require lines of bits to be sent instead of one, three dimensional cube or even cylinder of data.  Of course, the light would have to be contained or it would spread.   I already see an error in my line of thinking!

Parallel transmission of this cube of light may be all that is required to send this type of data. Once you send a pulse of light out into the air, or space for that matter, it travels. Of course, a constant beam would be faster and more efficient, but it has security risks. So, technically, either method could be used.

Overall, my idea is to translate the thousands of colors in a cube of light into data to send enormous amounts of data in a single pulse. Maybe I’m trying to reinvent the wheel. Maybe it’s not possible at all. Perhaps you, as the reader, can shed some “light” on this subject.

Sources:
http://ecomputernotes.com/computernetworkingnotes/communication-networks/data-transmission
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/F/fiber_optics.html

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