Hota realized that in order to open the gate, he had to manipulate the internal entanglement in the quantum field. Infinite vacuum oscillations cannot be used to power a perpetual motion machine because the oscillations in a given position are completely random. If you were to connect an imaginary quantum battery to a vacuum, half of the oscillations would charge the device and the other half would discharge it.
But the quantum fields are intertwined, or in other words, the oscillations at one point coincide with the oscillations at another point. In 2008, Huta published a paper showing how two hypothetical physicists, Alice and Bob, could use these correlations to extract energy from the ground state around Bob. The research hypothesis is as follows:
Bob needs energy. He wants to charge a hypothetical quantum battery but only has access to empty space. Fortunately, his friend Alice has a well-equipped physics laboratory in a distant location. Alice measures the field in her lab and injects energy into it to get information about the fluctuations. This experiment takes the overall field out of its ground state, but it oscillates randomly as long as Bob says his vacuum is in a minimum energy state.
Alice then texts Bob about her findings about the vacuum around his position and tells him when to plug in his battery. After Bob reads Alice’s message, he can use the new information to prepare an experiment that harvests energy from the vacuum. This energy is at most equal to the amount injected by Alice.
According to Eduardo Martin Martinez, a theoretical physicist at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute, the information allows Bob to time the oscillations. Also, the concept of timing is a metaphorical concept here due to the abstract nature of quantum fields.
Bob cannot extract more energy than Alice injected; Therefore, energy is constant. It also lacks enough information to harvest energy until it receives Alice’s message. This protocol does not violate any of the sacred laws of physics.
However, Hota’s paper does not provide any clear answers. Machines that use zero point vacuum energy are still the stuff of science fiction; But Hota was confident about his results and continued to develop his hypothesis
Huta also looked for a way to test his hypothesis. For this reason, he collaborated with Go Yusa, a condensed matter expert experimenter from Tohoku University. They performed an experiment in a semiconductor system with an entangled ground state similar to a magnetic field.
But their testing was regularly delayed due to a different type of oscillation. Shortly after initial investment in the experiment, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck the east coast of Japan, including Tohoku University. In the past years, the aftershocks of the earthquake damaged their laboratory equipment twice, and today they started their work again from scratch.
Hota spoke at the 2013 gathering in Banff, Canada, at his suggestion. This speech attracted the attention of Martin Martinez. “His brain works completely differently than everyone else’s,” he said of Hota. “He is a person with completely different and creative hypotheses.”
Self-proclaimed “space-time engineer,” Martin Martinez has long been interested in physics at the frontier of science fiction. He dreams of finding physically practical ways to build wormholes, warp drives, and time machines. Each of these strange phenomena is equivalent to a strange form of spacetime that is obtained based on the equations of general relativity; But at the same time, due to energy conditions and a set of limitations, it is impossible to implement them. A set of limitations that famous physicists such as Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking have proposed.