Quantum Bogodynamics: why equipment fails and people behave mindlessly
10-28-2019, 10:34 AM,
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Quantum Bogodynamics: why equipment fails and people behave mindlessly
An old joke among nerds is that of "quantum bogodynamics" as an explanation for why things often mysteriously go wrong, both technically and among people.

The idea is that an invisible particle called the "bogon", a little bit like the photon - and its antiparticle, the "cluon" - is involved in a quantum-mechanical dance in which bogon sources exert an invisible, harmful influence, and that which successfully counteracts it amounts to filtering out the bogons. Sources of cluons can also make for a striking change for the better, in ways difficult to otherwise account for.

From the entry in The Jargon File:
http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/Q/quantum-bogodynamics.html Wrote:quantum bogodynamics ...

A theory that characterizes the universe in terms of bogon sources (such as politicians, used-car salesmen, TV evangelists, and suits in general), bogon sinks (such as taxpayers and computers), and bogosity potential fields. Bogon absorption, of course, causes human beings to behave mindlessly and machines to fail (and may also cause both to emit secondary bogons); however, the precise mechanics of the bogon-computron interaction are not yet understood and remain to be elucidated. Quantum bogodynamics is most often invoked to explain the sharp increase in hardware and software failures in the presence of suits; the latter emit bogons, which the former absorb. [...]

Here is a representative QBD theory: The bogon is a boson (integral spin, +1 or -1), and has zero rest mass. In this respect it is very much like a photon. However, it has a much greater momentum, thus explaining its destructive effect on computer electronics and human nervous systems. The corollary to this is that bogons also have tremendous inertia, and therefore a bogon beam is deflected only with great difficulty. When the bogon encounters its antiparticle, the cluon, they mutually annihilate each other, releasing magic smoke. [...]
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10-28-2019, 03:31 PM,
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RE: Quantum Bogodynamics: why equipment fails and people behave mindlessly
Sounds like a scientific definition of distorting light to ones will?
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10-29-2019, 01:34 PM,
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RE: Quantum Bogodynamics: why equipment fails and people behave mindlessly
While it simplifies away everything except the idea of a negative force with some general characteristics, you could think of higher-density STS psychic attacks in terms of bogon beams, usually aimed at people in a precise way.

But more generally, and apart from things having to do with narrowly directed activity, the idea of bogon fields and beams relate to everything bogus (in a certain sense) in the minds of people and propagated by bogus people. The same would apply in higher densities.

That is, people (and higher-D) with a vested interest in maintaining a falsified version of reality and sucking others into its sphere of influence are bogon sources. A mainstream joke somewhat related to this is that of Steve Jobs' personal "reality distortion field". Of course, that kind of thing comes into play very generally in the corporate worlds, and politics, and wherever PR plays a large part.
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