I have not come to bury string theory but to resurrect it! This idea is at end of my archive paper that Waldyr Rodrigues did not understand in the large sense and got tripped by some inessential formal details. Lubos Motl understood my paper even less than Waldyr and it's no wonder he trashed Woit's book "Not Even Wrong" using polemics rather than physics. Lubos has recently left Harvard Physics Department unexpectedly and abruptly.
Woit's main point is the same as David Gross's in Nature - that the landscape is untestable. Well in fact it is testable provided that John Cramer's retro-causality experiment works http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/292378_timeguy15.html Then we can see beyond the observer deSitter horizons of the pocket universes to the parallel universes next door of the megaverse. Too bad for the no-cloning a photon theorem of course. Even if Cramer's approach fails, mine may work. http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/quant-ph/0203049 It's too soon to tell. It's too soon to be confident about any of these fundamental issues.
The basic new ideas in my archive paper that are trashed by Lubos Motl without any rational argument are
1. Einstein's theory of gravity is emergent in the same way that the superfluid velocity is emergent from its ground state coherence.
2. To be more specific, the Einstein-Cartan tetrad and spin-connection 1-forms are gradients of the coherent Goldstone phases of the vacuum ODLRO field that is essentially the remnant of the inflation field. The analogy is more to an elastic supersolid than to a hydrodynamic superfluid.
3. 96% of the stuff of the world is random zero point energy of which ~ 73% has positive energy density with w = - 1 negative pressure causing the universe to accelerate. The remaining ~ 23% is random zero point energy with negative energy density and w = -1 positive pressure forming things like the galactic halo holding our solar system in the galaxy. The latter "dark matter" is indistinguishable from w = 0 Cold Dark Matter (CDM) in terms of its gravity lensing of astronomical objects.
4. Therefore, I predict no dark matter particles in principle able to explain Omega DM ~ 0.23 in the LHC or any other lab experiment. This is a strong prediction.
Unlike the string theorists who promise that one day they will give us testable predictions, I am giving you predictions here and now. Looking for exotic dark matter particles in the lab is like Michelson and Morley looking for the ether wind fringe shift of the velocity of light in vacuum - no shift. So my prediction is a matter of deep principle.
So this is what I want to put on the table clearing away the smoke and mirrors of my ideological critics who actually do not address my real talking points.
It is argued that immense physical resources - for nonlocal communication, espionage, and exponentially-fast computation - are hidden from us by quantum noise, and that this noise is not fundamental but merely a property of an equilibrium state in which the universe happens to be at the present time. It is suggested that 'non-quantum' or nonequilibrium matter might exist today in the form of relic particles from the early universe. We describe how such matter could be detected and put to practical use. Nonequilibrium matter could be used to send instantaneous signals, to violate the uncertainty principle, to distinguish non-orthogonal quantum states without disturbing them, to eavesdrop on quantum key distribution, and to outpace quantum computation (solving NP-complete problems in polynomial time).
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
- Albert Einstein