Light moves forward because, as Huygens proposed, it is a wave that spreads at every point, so the front of the wave spreads out before the back of the wave does. The backward spread of the wave front is cancelled by the forward spread of the wave rear but its forward spread isn’t, giving a forward moving wave. A quantum processing wave spreading on a network can do this.

In contrast, a standing quantum wave spreads on the network equally in all directions so it has no front or back in any direction. Light then is a moving quantum wave while matter is a standing quantum wave that should be inherently stationary. A photon is like a moving boat spreading ripples behind it while matter is like a stationary boat whose engine still spreads waves in all directions.

According to quantum theory, point matter entities don’t sit at a fixed point but tremble about their quantum distribution. Schrödinger deduced this zitterbewegung or “quantum fuzziness” from the Dirac electron equation. Light and matter then act alike in that while a measurement locates a photon or electron at a point, in quantum terms they exist throughout their distribution. A photon only restarts when measured but electron matter restarts every cycle based on its quantum distribution. A matter point is like a dot that is redrawn each cycle but not at the same point so it appears as a fuzzy patch not a clear point.

Quantum matter randomly trembles based on its distribution. If the distribution is symmetric, there is no average movement but if for any reason it is asymmetric, it will restart in a particular direction more often. As quantum events occur at a fantastic rate, this adds up to cause macroscopic movement in our time. If the distribution of a point matter entity is symmetric, the trembles cancel but if not, any restart asymmetry will give rise to visible movement.

Quantum trembling explains why matter doesn’t move as light does. Light moves by node-to-node transfer but matter moves by a point restart that is in essence a teleport. This movement allows quantum tunneling where an electron within an impenetrable Gaussian field suddenly pops up outside it, like a marble suddenly appearing out of a sealed bottle. It didn’t travel a path out as light does because it can’t exist in the field around it, it just teleported out. A quantum matter entity can tunnel to any point in its quantum distribution by restarting there.

*If matter moves by teleport not the path transfer of light, how does it change space and time?*