Rodney Bartlett – Tomorrow’s Science Today

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

Tomorrow’s Science Today – Proposed Future Discoveries in Science, and How Everyone will see Everything Differently. This book reached #30 on Amazon’s list of best-selling Cosmology books and has been nominated for a Global eBook Award. The ebook version (available on Amazon’s Kindle) is about 35% longer than the most recent paperback. It’s more complete and should answer any questions the reader has.

I saw a video in which it was stated that mathematicians are free to imagine anything while physicists work in a very different environment constrained by experiment, and that the American physicist Richard Feynman said scientists work in a straitjacket. Well, Albert Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge” so let’s see what happens when we throw away everyday tradition and conformity, let our imaginations fly (while trying to stay grounded in science and technology), and thus release science from its straitjacket!

In this book/ebook, the global financial crisis is seen as a prelude to a future world filled with peace, hope, wonder and fulfilment of every need – for every person on the planet. And the book leads to easing of worry about climate change in this century, details about how the 5th dimension creates spacetime + how to go to 5D (will the Large Hadron Collider detect 5-D?), assertions of instant intergalactic travel, of time travel into the past as well as the future (neither of which can be altered from what it was or what it will be), of unification of the large-scale universe with small-scale quantum (subatomic) particles, that the universe is a computer-generated hologram shaped like a Mobius loop or a figure-8 Klein bottle (where 2 Mobius loops are joined), that this loop or bottle becomes an infinity where space and time have no beginning or end, that everyone who ever lived can have eternal life and health, that motion is an illusion caused by the rapid display of digitally generated “frames”, that the terms “computer-generated” and “computer” do not necessarily refer to an actual machine sending out binary digits or qubits (quantum binary digits), that we only possess a small degree of free will, that evolution modifies but did not originate biological species, that humanity could have created our universe and ourselves though unification physics says a being called God must nevertheless exist and likewise be Creator, and that Einstein’s E=mc2 equation could be modified for the 21st century.

Tell us something about yourself.

I´m a guy who was born in Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia in 1956. I became an apprentice printer at the local newspaper in the early ‘70s. In 1999, my writings went online when my artist/computer-expert brother Darryl set up a website for me. This book is also dedicated to the other immediate members of my family – Dad, Mum, and sister Allison; as well as all my relatives … and everybody. I’ve been writing this book since the 1970’s (no formal qualifications – just an insatiable curiosity, a lot of studying books and more than 30 years of thinking) and it’s a total obsession with me. In the last 6 years, my ideas have taken off like wildfire and my simple goal is to share them. I wonder if there is any more writing hiding inside me?

What inspired you to write this book?

I’ve just got this unstoppable desire to know how everything in the universe works. When I’d written everything down to my own satisfaction, I decided to see if anybody out there wants to read my ideas.

What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?

The biggest obstacle to getting published is that I’m constantly thinking of new ideas for the book. As soon as I published, I’d find myself writing more ideas that I considered essential. So I’d publish again. Then I’d think of more ideas. After several paperbacks were published, I got tired of this ……… and settled on a Kindle version at Amazon. It’s easier to keep updating an ebook than a printed book.

Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?

I believe all my ideas are sleeping in everyone’s subconscious mind. So if I didn’t write my book, somebody else would have sooner or later.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

If you’ve got a dream (it might be concerned with writing and publishing and it might not), never give up! That’s easy to say. I’ve given up more times than I remember. But I keep coming back to my writing. So I guess I should say, never give up permanently.

Who is the perfect reader for your book?

Anyone who loves finding out how the universe works, from the tiniest scale to the greatest. He or she must love science but must also be prepared to step out of this or that speciality and mix them all with philosophy and religion, and to speculate. You’ll never uncover the mysteries of the universe by timidly confining your studies to any particular part of it, or by believing it’s impossible for the human mind to uncover all its mysteries!

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

From my website on Amazon.com.

There, you can click on this and half a dozen other books I’ve written to find out more (or buy them). You can also see a couple of my pics or 7 short videos (slideshows) I made. Sometimes the videos don’t show up at first. In that case, you can watch them (and 4 others) at http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee