Saturday, June 16, 2007

Remember, Baby Steps...

There has been a debate for a long time now. This debate has been centered around our very existence, and the dimensions themselves. Whether or not man could ever travel through time. In a situation like this, one must examine everything that could be.

First of all, everyone that speaks of time travel has concluded that it is, in fact, the fourth dimension. This is simple to understand, since we think of events as being in a specific location (X, Y, Z) and a specific time (T). So if you were to jump to a specific point in history (past or future) you would need all four coordinates x, y, z, t. Upon thinking about this, there is only one conclusion. Since we had to be at all four of those coordinates to make the event in the first place, we must have existed in the fourth dimension to do it, the fourth dimension being time. Scientists have constantly referred to us as 3-dimensional beings, only needing to worry about x, y, and z. Either we have been lied to, or they aren't as smart as they want you to think. So, assuming we are 4-dimensional beings, the 4th dimension being time, then we are already traveling through time, forward. We just haven't figured out how to control the speed yet.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to travel backwards in time as easily as we walk backward or drive backward? To revisit a moment in history as often as we want, preferably without altering the events. Or to be able to speed up time, causing us to see our own future, and know if we survive a modern day crisis. Or, better yet, to be able to freeze a moment in time, and hold on to it indefinitely. All we need to do is learn how.

But, what if the scientists are right, and we are 3-dimensional beings? Well, if the 4th dimension is time, and we exist in only three dimensions, then why are we bothering to figure out how to travel through time? It's obvious that we can't. And if we can't travel through time, then we are not moving forward through time either. All of our clocks are simply measuring how our planet moves, anyway. That means our concept of time is based souly on the three dimensions we live in. So, if our clocks are measuring "time" as we know it, and we only live in three dimensions, then that fourth dimension we are trying so hard to control is in fact all three dimensions we currently control already. Using this logic, one can only assume the obvious. Time does not exist.

So, what do you think?

Are we Four-Dimensional beings that are still learning how to "walk" the fourth dimension?

Or are we simple Three-Dimensional beings that are clinging to a false dimension that we actually created, just to give us something to grasp?

Honestly, whichever lets me sleep in later is fine by me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bolt, I myself have always wanted to travel back in time. I would have liked to lived during the 20's and 30's, before we had all of the conveniences of today. I think that there is a fourth dimension. They just haven't talked about it yet, because the world isn't ready for it. This article gives you something to think about. I just wish there was a way for more people to read your articles. I think that they would enjoy your take on things.