32-bit microcontrollers can now fit inside a dimple of a golf ball.
How long before a listening device that can be inserted into food and have the target eat it without noticing it's in there?
That's not even a problem anymore, the colonoscopy camera in a pill seems to do it fine. The issues would be powering it and listening to conversations instead of mouth sounds and stomach noises.
>A photon is and isn't a particle
Physics doesn't have room for paradoxes. A photon is a particle. It may be a particle that also exhibits wave-like behaviour, but it's a particle.
>tiny mems microphone
>tiny robot arm to attach to intestinal wall
>tiny glucose-to-electricity engine
>tiny wireless transmitter
How to get this down to below the size of a rice grain?
>Light is definitely not a particle.
>No mass? No particle
You guys should collaborate on your paper that disproves the standard model. It'll be groundbreaking. I look forward to reading it, I was kind of disappointed when the LHC confirmed the Higgs Boson.
>How long before a listening device that can be inserted into food and have the target eat it without noticing it's in there?
This could easily be abused in humorous ways.
>feed your tainted food to the neighborhood dogs, cats, squirrels, birds
>NSA starts wondering why there's hundreds of you
My thinking is that if something has no mass then no energy is required to travel (since there's no mass to propel), if there's no mass then they're free to move without the cost of energy and move at lightspeed, if it weren't for this universal limit then those particles/waves would travel at infinite speed.
>implying NSA wouldn't use proprietary encrypted communication over licensed bands (so that consumer devices can't pickup the signal)
>implying the devices wouldn't listen for a special NSA beacon and only start transmitting when the beacon is nearby to prevent detection
If light has no mass, how can it be attracted to black holes?
The Electric and Magnetic fields are quantized through their dependence on a quantized scalar and vector potential. That unit of quantization is called a "photon".
Similarly, the Electron field is distributed spherically around an atom. But that Electron density is quantized (you can't have 1.3123 electrons), the unit of quantization is called an "electron".
All electrons are just excitations of the electron fermion field. All photons are just excitations of the photon boson field.
To be fair, the waves-in-the-ocean analogy isn't entirely accurate.
To be fair, matter is defined as anything which occupies space and has mass, so light does not qualify as matter.