I was indeed very slow as a youngster.
I'm pretty tenacious when it comes to problems.
The basic theory in twistor theory is not to add extra dimensions.
As for morality, well that's all tied up with the question of consciousness.
Well I didn't actually see the Matrix but I've seen other movies where with similar sorts of themes.
But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality.
Ordinary photons do have spin, they have a notion of helicity so they spin around their direction on motion.
If you didn't have any conscious beings in the world, there really wouldn't be morality but with consciousness that you have it.
People think of these eureka moments and my feeling is that they tend to be little things, a little realisation and then a little realisation built on that.
My own way of thinking is to ponder long and I hope deeply on problems and for a long time which I keep away for years and years and I never really let them go.