Theories on Time

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My views on time. As simple as that. Please read and discuss. Agree? Object? I want to know.

Submitted: October 29, 2007

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Submitted: October 29, 2007

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First, I must state that time, or the essence of it, is not in a material existence. It is merely a man-made concept to portray the "distance" existence has traveled. Then again, time has many forms. Time could be used to describe the position of the earth relative to the sun, as in "twelve thirty at night". Time also can be used to note a position relative to our own position now, i.e. "15 years ago."  In the case of this writing, I will be using the term of time that describes the "recording" of time throughout the universe's existence.

The main point of my theory on the concept of time is that the future does not exist, and the past is unchangeable. Now, when I speak of the future, I do not mean the time before our own time now, but rather the idea that the future has already happened to some extent, and that we can reach that future eventually. Take the present "time" now. Not this day, or this hour, but the slightest millisecond, nanosecond, and smaller still. At that point, that Exact Present Point, any time before that hasn't happened yet. A way to imagine that is thinking of a fuse. This fuse has a beginning, of course, but the fuse is so long, and has existed before we realized that we had lit the fuse, so the beginning is irrelevant, meaning time is actually a ray, and not a line, but since the beginning is long gone and plays no role in time any longer, we can still consider time a line.

So, the fire that goes down the fuse, leaving a charred fuse behind it is the Exact Present Point. The burnt fuse behind the fire is recorded time, used time, so to speak. It is time that has happened and can never happen again. It has no purpose but to only exist in our memories. In that case, it either ceases to exist, or merely clears itself. With this idea, my theory can branch of into two directions.

In the first direction, used time, or time after the Exact Present Point, exists only to show the unusable time, possibly existing only because it is impossible to get rid of any form of matter, including used time. In the second direction, the used time ceases to exist, because it was already used, or perhaps, it merely doesn't "char". Perhaps after the Exact Present Point, time reverts back to unused time, ready for the next fire to cross its path. In this instance, it could be said that it is impossible to exist without time, and time is a sort of path that only exists under our feet, neither before us or behind up, only appearing when we move forward, and disappearing again when we don't use it. Let us move back to direction one with my theory.

If you view time is a fuse, with the white, unused fuse before the fire, and a charred, used time after it, that is enough to understand that the future has not happened. If time travel were ever possible, it would not be travel at all. For one, travel to the future would not occur, because you can't go somewhere that doesn't exist yet. Even though we know the future will happen eventually, it won't happen ever, because all existence exists on the Exact Present Point, and that "traveling" to the future would mean you move forward on the unwritten time, leading you to nothingness. Now, "travel" to the past would be possible, but it wouldn't be "travel". To put is simply, time traveling means leaving the Exact Present Point, so traveling to the past isn't "recorded in time", so to speak. Try to imagine the recording of time isn't required. In this case, it's easier to think of time as a path that only exists under us. If you go back into time, you can see the path we took, but not walk on it, because the path is only under the Exact Present Point. In that case, you cannot change the past, and your expedition never happened in time. The travel did happen in your memory, though.

I'd like to explain memory briefly, or at least its relation to time. Memory can be seen as a person's own personal timeline. They remember things that happened to them, and not the rest of the world, the universe, or the dimensions. Memory, in that sense, should also be able to record something that time cannot. If you were to time travel, the Exact Present Point would not move with you to the past, but your memory's Exact Present Point would. So your memory records the adventure to the past, not time itself. So even though the travel doesn't exist in time, it exists in your memory, and possibly in other people's memories if they knew you were going on this expedition to the past.

So, to summarize, direction one of my theory states that time is unchangeable once it is written, and anything before the exact point of existence does not exist until the Exact Present Point writes the universe's every atom of existence onto the timeline. Direction two of my theory states that time only exists on the Exact Present Point, and that time isn't a recording, but more of a path that is only under out feet, not in front of us or behind us.

I must explain one thing more. Time is a concept, nothing more, but my theory is trying to explain the laws of time, just as the physics of the world has laws. Time does not have a material existence. It is not a rope, or a tread, or a fuse. The best way to explain what it truly is is a dimension that exists up against our dimension, keeping it stable. A good example of how the dimensions fall into place is they are all rings what share points. Like the rings that electrons follow around an atom. Only, the rings spin at such a speed, that they form spheres, like when you spin a coin. And since all the dimensions are the same shape ring, and share the same points, when they spin, they all form the same sphere, co-existing to make sure existence stays existent. This is as far as I can explain. I cannot express existence as a material entity, or what makes up existence, or how existence can even exist without existing before it existed.

 

I feel as though I must explain how I see how time works within our universe to an extent, but this is a bit farther from just my views on time. From my perspective, time must continue on even when our universe is a singularity. This assumes the big bang theory is true, that is. To elaborate, I feel there is a pattern to the cycle of the universe. This has always been and will always be. It works as such:

1. All of the universe is a singularity. Pressure is slowly building up over innumerable time due to the singular universe pulling into itself more and more.
2. Eventually, the pressure is too great to hold in a singularity anymore and explodes (big bang)
3. The universe slowly expands over, again, innumerable time and eventually gets too large and collapses into itself.
4. The universe becomes something of a universal black hole and sucks itself into singularity. Phase one takes from this point.

This idea basically says there has been, or could have been any number of universes before ours, and all of them, or none of them could have had live. It’s also impossible to tell how much time is between the singularity of one universe and the expansion of the next as absolutely everyone and everything is gone into singularity, hence absolutely any amount of time could have passed before the universe next expands. From this, you can say time is linear, while the existence of the universe is circular.


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