Zero and Nothing are the keys to the Theory of Everything

Albert Einstein first announced his Unified Field Theory in 1929, and continued working on it until his death in 1955. In it, he aimed at combining gravitational and electromagnetic equations in a single theory. Is it possible that mathematical proof of the unified field originated with Filippo Brunelleschi (1377?-1446), the Italian architect who conceived of the vanishing point, the place where parallel lines converge. This allowed the development of perspective in art.

The theory of everything – a hypothesised theory which would combine all four forces (gravitation, electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force) in one set of equations is also a matter of perspective. We know parallel lines never actually converge but if we open our eyes and look in the right places, they do e.g. the 2 lines of a railway track seem to meet in the distance. Similarly, division by zero is accepted to be mathematically impossible. But we can regard division by zero as division by nothing i.e. division that has no effect. In this case, 1 divided by 0 would be 1.

But to a physicist there is no such thing as nothing, and even nothing has weight.Therefore, zero is not nothing but is something. We live in one universe of space-time. Whatever we divide it by (zero, one, two, infinity), the universe cannot be reduced because any “something” (in this case, any number) is equivalent to zero and dividing 1 by 0 is either impossible or results in 1. So we’ll still live in one universe of space-time i.e. in a unification – a unified field embracing the theory of everything. But perspective can tell us otherwise. If we use our current understanding of cosmology and mathematics (or our physical senses and scientific instruments, which function according to that scientific and mathematical comprehension), dividing the universe by infinity will result in endless separation. “A” will be here, “B” there, “C” will exist now, “D” in the past or future, and so on.

Unity or endless separation? It’s all a matter of perspective.