# April 15, 2018 O: Offset Mode

September 15, 2018: O: Offset (the first thing that can exist, that has a chance of existence, because it is the first relational boundary)

The definition of offset is the amount a system is out of alignment. To a research scientist the word offset means that a system under study is a disturbed field. So, first, what is it we can learn about systems and fields in relational philosophies, especially those applied to observing the expansion of our universe and the expansion of our perfectly circular, though expanding, droplet?

If the universe were like our perfectly circular droplet then nothing would experience flow, since there are no changes (that’s what coherent suggests in describing a singularity source as coherent). No change in perfectly circular form then no function. So function in our universe is matched with a change in form, and that’s where the mystery of the offset occurs in radial expansion.

Nothing exists if there is no offset, if there is no relationship or change boundary. Our universe was supposed to emerge from a coherent, Big-Bang, singularity source. That singularity that started everything was supposed to be coherent. For a droplet that expands radially the same condition starts the expansion (that is, if there are no vibrations or perturbations that get our droplet out of whack). We might call this perfectly circular expansion outward, a perfectly circular field with all field lines the same distance from their source. But we will discover some eye-opening facts about zero when we come to the letter z. (Z stands for zero, that might exist in our checking account, but in our universe, zero is a limit, that, we hope, does not exist).

In the radial expansion of our droplet from an injection point (an analog to the expansion of the universe), the injection point forms the center of the field (like the stem of the glass). When all the field lines are equal distance from the injection-point source then we say there is balance in the field, but how can our expanding droplet or universe go unstable? It goes unstable when the center of gravity/injection (c.g.) or its centroid is no longer at the injection point singularity. How does this happen?

Our unperturbed droplet as it expands from a point follows perfectly circular concentric circles as it travels outward. So how can we tell if it’s perturbed or if its boundary is changing shape (because we need to see a change of shape for us to believe some function has occurred over a first relational boundary).

[A relational boundary is a universal boundary that coalesces from the potential (statistical probabilities) of our initial universe. It is not an outside boundary between what is and what isn’t. The universal boundaries that place objects in space have characters of troughs and crests in initiating sine waves. Troughs are the stable gravitational wells (ground states), and crests are areas of subatomic energetic energy between those wells. Surrounding objects that exist in approximate 100% sampling, will be descriptions of boundaries coming in and out of existence at less than 100%.]

The surface tension on the outer boundary of the expanding droplet that controls its shape into a perfect circle.

But as I look down at the analog of our universe, this expanding droplet, how do I know it has begun to change shape and go unstable?You might say that when the shape of its boundary begins to buckle and change from a perfect circle, but you’d be wrong. Water has such a large surface tension that it prevents an initial change in curvature. A perfectly circular expanding droplet, as seen from above, looks like an unperturbed field (of constant curvature). But wait! That’s our human-centered/observer-centered view of what looks to us like a perfectly circular expanding droplet. But if we are good scientists, it isn’t for us to determine whether the droplet is unperturbed, it is for the droplet to determine that.

Remember, it is the droplet that sees any perturbations from it’s reference point (its injection hole/”singularity-source”). And the OFFSET in this experiment is the distance of the boundary of the droplet from this injection point. In the videotape of this experiment, when the boundary goes unstable, because of how powerful the surface/interfacial tension is there, the droplet keeps its circular shape, but to the droplet, its own boundary looks unstable (one sine wave superimposed on the boundary’s field line).

[Note: This may be the first (and last) supermassive black hole to form in our universe (perhaps close to the singularity source in a high energy initiation).]

[Note: The above observation about what looks like a perfectly circular droplet/field really having a sine wave boundary because the center of radial flow “sees” it that way is profound. It means we don’t live in a human-centered universe, but one in which each system we model has at least the aspects of FORM, FUNCTION, and EXPERIENCE. EXPERIENCE involves PERSPECTIVE (at least 2 across an internal boundary**) and so does RELATIVITY. (So, our study of relativity needs to expand beyond special and general to normal spacetime and the process of sampling there. Some sciences get it. Some don’t.]

Besides the offset mode of expansion looking like a perfect circle, it can fool a researcher into thinking the unstable or buckling phase has not yet occured, but that would be wrong. To the droplet itself, it is a universal system already gone unstable as it creates what looks like a perfectly circular expanding field that is offset from its original injection hole.

Something else that is most profound (if you’ve managed to follow me this far) is that if a droplet like a primitive cell only offsets then even though it looks perfectly circular, it experiences a crest and a trough around its boundary. If the offset mode of the droplet does not unstabilize or buckle or change its shape, then as it expands, the flow patterns inside the droplet will change and the trough will grow perfectly through the droplet’s center. There doesn’t need to be too much expansion or heat for this to happen, just an ingrown trough that forces the inner fluids to flow (around the highly curved trough) in such a way as to stabilize the trough membrane tunneling through the droplet. This is how I believe the first cell divided perfectly in half. The water-based droplet coated in an oil-based fluid (when the viscosities of the inner and outer fluids are almost identical) may make this situation of the first mitosis of a drop quite easy to occur and probably existing nearly everywhere in our universe (where it is ideal for water to exist as a fluid (or any other two fluids where viscosities are equal (Titan?)).

So, an offset is how a droplet’s perfectly circular field first becomes unstable—obvious to the droplet, but not so to its human observer.