Gravity

“Matter warps space and space tells matter how to move.”

“In what direction does light reside?”

“E=MC²”

“Gravitational waves may make permanent changes to space.”

Gravity, in some ways some of our oldest technology is based on it. Dropping a stone on another. The pendulum. A counterweight. The waterwheel.

We gave up on gravity and started a romance with the electromagnetic. The lightbulb. The motor. The transistor.

Then came the strong nuclear. The bomb. The reactor.

We forgot about gravity until The Artifact, and then we learned that mass warps space but the electromagnetic and the nuclear are aspects of space. Their fields are like up and down and gravity effects them.

Gravitational waves change the shape of space. Even small waves can reinforce each other into larger standing waves, those waves spread out and tell matter how to move. Matter is energy, energy becomes matter.

The smallest of black holes, microscopic, orbiting each other, and crashing together to build a gravitational wave to its crescendo. Understanding how to do that was the real trick. Loc taught us that.

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