Particle-less universe (my notes)
1. Things behave like waves when they interact with more of themselves, and particles when they interact with other things (are measured). It is difficult to isolate things, so wave-like things tend to be small.
2. The soft edge limit on the resolution of a continuous wave creates uncertainty when it is measured as an infinitely accurate discrete point - a particle or bit.
3. All information transfer is discrete and point like, even if the underlying carrier is continuous, since all information is mappable to answers to yes/no questions - bits. In other words, all information transfer can only be via discrete particle-like things rather than continuous wave like things, by necessity.
Particles are perhaps a feature of particular types of interactions between systems of waves (my guess is between waves of a new system that hasn’t previously been encountered, vs wavelike interactions which are reverberations within one system - this is the crux of this and needs investigation).
Waves appear to flow through a medium, rather than be a property of the medium. Water waves appear to move horizontally, when in fact the molecules of water bob up and down as the ‘notion’ of the wave is passed on to adjacent molecules and deleted from the current ones. Even at the scale of a living thing, such as a human being, we are more like these water waves, in that the idea of us flows through space-time rather than the stuff we are made of. None of the molecules that make up you are I are the same as when we were younger, just as none of the molecules in a wave are the same when it hits the shore, as a few feet before.
If the principal of ‘things’ as being an emergent property of the interaction of the background medium, applies to water waves and human beings, why shouldn’t it apply to particles and extremely particle-like things such as billiard balls? What if as a billiard ball moved, it was not a thing moving against a background geometry, but a wave-like ripple in the geometry of space-time? i.e. If a billiard ball appears to move from place x to y, what has in fact happened is that y has become billiard ball like and x has ceased to be so.
One possible benefit of this way of looking at things is that the problem of the tendency of thinking of things moving against a fixed background ether, goes away. All that exists is geometry, or ether and no stuff.