Consider photons and gluons have 0 mass and 0 charge. In many respects they're already understood as the absence of a particle by mathematical models. Couldn't this be interpreted to mean they operate by phenomenon similar to the charge carrying "holes" responsible for transmitting electro-magnetic waves (at the speed of light) in wires?
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Model (note photons, and "gluons" which are thought to make up protons and neutrons, have 0 mass and 0 charge)
The implications of this model would seem to be:
- There is a relativistic aether that is similar to the concept of a theoretical inviscid in fluid dynamics (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inviscid_flow).
- Differences in "pressure" at this fundamental level may be responsible for gravity, as well as providing possible explanations for a number of other phenomenon currently challenging physics.