Main Question or Discussion Point
Since spacetime bubbles with quantum fluctuation energy, and energy is equivalent to mass, and mass generates gravity, wouldn't spacetime be awashed with gravity?
Let us say that spacetime should be awash with gravity. What would you like to observe?But gravity, unlike em forces, doesn't cancel itself. It adds. So adding each point, whereby each point has energy in the form of quantum fluctuations, should give an infinite force.
I don't know about that, but the idea that space is filled with quantum fluctuations would lead to infinite gravity force, which is not observed. So what gives?Let us say that spacetime should be awash with gravity. What would you like to observe?
Gravitons perhaps? Gravitational waves perhaps?
You don't know what you are looking for. Gravitons and gravitational waves can be thought of particles and distortions. If you don't find these, what does one look for? A psuedoforce is a bit like the corriolis force. It doesn't require a physical mediator. So when looking for gravity, there may be nothing physical to pin it to.Not much.
Good point.Space extends in every direction as far as we can see. Assuming the quantum fluctuations are uniform which direction would you expect the gravity to pull you?
If they are not uniform on a very large scale then we should be accelerating towards a region of higher density, us and the rest of the observable universe with us, in which case there would still be nothing to observe.
The only senerio where there would be observable effects would be if the fluctuations were ununiform on a scale we could observe. Very unlikely.
If it's uniform it would be like an effective addition to the cosmological constant.The only senerio where there would be observable effects would be if the fluctuations were ununiform on a scale we could observe. Very unlikely.