Perhaps this zero point energy hasn't been detected because it is everywhere and thus what appears as a ground state of zero is actually higher than that but cant be measured as that because it is virtually the same everywhere and can't be escaped. My uneducated musing.
I thought it might be a property of the geometry of space itself, perhaps this would be energy, its just that since this energy (zero-point energy?) has never been detected, it is just a property of space. Thanks for being so patient with my musings. :)
Could there be a field that is capable of doing no work, which makes it not energy, which is what interferes with itself in the double slit experiment? Perhaps particles travel along the path of least resistance in this field? Okay so I'm a novice already... :)
Just because "something else" hasn't been thought of doesn't mean it doesn't exist. To say that we have discovered all there is to discover in physics seems arrogant. We don't even know what dark matter or dark energy is though it may exist all around us.
I suppose someone has thought of this but is the supposed "interference" of light particles in the double slit experiment actually only the apparent interference of light particles and actually an interference of paths open for the light particles to travel? I. e. it is something else creating...