Dark matter is likely to contain a superfluid of axions. Axions are so light in mass, about one trillionth the mass of a proton or one billionth of an electron, that given the inverse linear relationship of critical super fluid temperature, the axion fluid is likely to be super, what is called a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC), at room temperatures and perhaps even solar temperatures.
That means that we live in a medium that has no friction, which has 10 trillion particles for every proton, electron and neutron in the universe. The mass of each axion is so small that its wave functions are global, perhaps galactic, in extent. Therefore the superfluid on a global scale is completely entangled. Every axion particle on or in earth knows what is happening to every other axion particle.
So information can be transmitted in the superfluid instantly, just like the EPR experiments where an electron and a positron, or two photons with opposite spin, are created at a point and fly off in opposite direction. The two ant-particles know instantly what is happening to the other because they are still like one particle. (The explanation for how this happens is that the two particles are created in ten dimensions, according to superstring theory, and remain connected by the compactified 6 dimensions which form a string from one particle to the other).
So we do live in an aether. But it is not an aether like the one that EM waves were supposed to be fluctuating in. It is more like the Hidden Variables of Bohm Theory. The hidden variables know the future and somehow tell the electrons or photons where to go. This is Bohm's explanation of the double slit paradox. The axion superfluid instantly knows the state of the entire earth and on a locaL basis guides the electrons or photons.
In one interpretation of reality, similar to Feymann's, but without particles coming back from the future (Feymann used positrons going backwards in time to derive quantum electrodynamics), only particles exist- no waves or fields. But the hidden variable medium, like an aether, also exists and guides each particle. Thus the wave /particle duality paradox is solved by waves existing in the invisible and undetectable aether and particles having only forward timelike trajectories. That is essentially Bohm's theory. We have just added to it by proposing that the aether is actually an invisible superfluid of axions that constitutes Dark Matter.
There is some thought that consciousness and intelligence can exist in the superfluid and that each physical particle like an electron has a form of consciousness so that it gets to choose which axion path to follow when two or more equal paths are available for the particle to follow.
This is Bohm's theory of consciousness now being developed by his followers. We have a physical consciousness based on the coherent behavior of electrons in the brain. Metabolic excitation is required for the electrons to be coherent at room temperature. So physical comsciousness can turn off, as when you fall asleep.
But there is still sleeping consciousness. And there is also considerable exidence of a non-local consciousness that extends beyond the body. All this in Bohm's theory is explained by what he called hidden variables, or what you would call an AETHER, OR WHAT i WOULD CALL DARK MATTER.
Forgive the caps. I just hit the cap key by mistake- or was that meant to be. Perhaps the electrons in my neural system were guided by an external intelligence.