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Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video

The Kickstarter Page for Star Citizen notes that there are 24 hours to go (and counting) in the crowdsourcing campaign for this upcoming space simulation, which now stands at $4.7 million plus (and counting). They now offer advance sales of individual ships to support development, and one last AI gameplay video to help you choose, saying: "This is a short video of the AI attacking and defending a Bengal carrier. It demonstrates intelligent collision avoidance - a dense asteroid field, other space ships, including a large capital ship plus offensive and defensive roles. Note that this is very early pre-pre Alpha. There was a bug with laser bolt speed in this build and they were incorrectly capped at a very low speed. That is not how they will behave in the game. But we thought the video was awesome enough to show you anyway!"

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35. Re: Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video Nov 19, 2012, 08:26 eRe4s3r
 
You have a point I wish someone would explain how and what a photon actually is (with the quantum effects and all) because it confused me apparently. When I read up on what a photon is, I seem to stumble everywhere about this argument. Can we call a photon an particle when it is not proven that it is a particle (rather, what we see as particle like effect, could be the quantum observer effect...)

My point is, the wave-duality is not making sense to me. It seems like that is a short-cut to explain what can not be explained otherwise. This ties directly into the basic understanding of physics. What makes photons follow what wave patterns, and where does it get those patterns, what is the next step in physics? What defines what a photon is, how it acts. As long as this isn't explained to me, I don't feel right calling "light" a particle.

Apparently, Quantum Field Theory says that it matters not how one calls it, so it is a particle, apparently.

And I quote Einstein on this on the Wave-Duality theory....
This double nature of radiation (and of material corpuscles)...has been interpreted by quantum-mechanics in an ingenious and amazingly successful fashion. This interpretation...appears to me as only a temporary way out...

Someone cares to explain it better than Wikipedia does?

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