What is the difference between space/time and time/space?
When one mentions time, people immediately imagine a clock. Passing hours and minutes which defines by numbers and identifiers often referred to as time. Well, for most people this definition is enough. I often think and try to make sense of time. I mean, energy often cannot be seen directly, most of the time we observe the effect of energy. We cannot see electricity but the light which is generated by electricity is proof that it is there but seriously, What the heck is time?
Do we see the effect of time?
Well, some people say that the effect of time can easily be seen in people in the form of aging. My question is, is it correct to say, people are aging because time is passing? I don’t think anyone disputes the fact that we age by time. On the other hand, energy doesn’t age as time passes. If time is the cause of aging, it is not a universal effect. In the case of energy, we cannot see the effect of time. Can we then say that time doesn’t exist if we don’t see the effect?
The funny thing is that we have accepted that time exists, and it is a common understanding, but the fact is that there is no proof that time exists. Does it sound crazy to you? Can you offer me a single proof that time exists?
To be able to define time we need another identifier. Often in different situation one talks about space/time. This was a confusing term for me for a while and I don’t believe that I have a full undressing but let me explain this term as I understand it. I use an example.
If you have an appointment to meet someone, you will need to define two things. Naturally one of those two things is time. You need to define when you are going to have this meeting. Another thing that must be defined for meeting to happen, is the place. It means we often say, when and where something happens.
The term “place” is the “space” hence space/time. The illusion we call real life as well as the world as we know it has three dimensions of space, these are length, width, and depth. Some consider time as the fourth dimension.
Let’s break down this to understand better. Consider two identical images below. Although they are identical, they are not providing the same information about point A. One of the graphs is giving information about point A at 12:45 and another at 12:46.
So, if you consider the fourth dimension i.e. Time. These graphs are not the same although they look the same.
Ok, the above example is covering the current understanding of space/time.
There are however some other theories that cover this subject from a new perspective. Dewey Bernard Larson (1898-1990) was the creator of Reciprocal Theory. As a “simple” engineer his theories were rejected by the mainstream scientist. (Such as surprise, right?).
Summary of his theory:
First Fundamental Postulate: The physical universe is composed entirely of one component, motion, existing in three dimensions, in discrete units, and with two common aspects, space and time.
Second Fundamental Postulate: The physical universe conforms to the relations of ordinary commutative mathematics; its magnitudes are absolute, and its geometry is Euclidean.
Deep dive into the First Postulate:
To understand the above, we have to consider some background information. The first is that our universe is not made of matter. As a matter of fact, this has been proven in scientific studies. Here I am talking about the holographic universe.
Another point is that the universe is composed entirely of one component. (The law of one, Ra material). Everything consists of vibration. Different vibration creates a different physical illusion in the form of a physical object.
Definition of motion according to Larson:
In everyday life, we refer to motion as an object changing position in relation to time and space. Larson, however, removes the object. The assumption is that the space portion is increasing naturally, the same happens to time aspect. This time is measurable by the space clock. This is universal motion or space/time expansion.
Deep dive into the second Postulate:
The physical universe (which is a manifestation of vibration) follows the relation of commutative mathematics i.e. (a*b) is the same as (b*a). The universe is not endless, it means it is finite.
The geometry of the universe is Euclidean. It means, it is following the geometry of plane figures that are based on the five axioms of Euclid:
1. Any two points can be joined by a straight line.
2. Any straight-line segment can be extended indefinitely in a straight line. 3. Given any straight-line segment, a circle can be drawn having the line segment as radius and an endpoint as center.
4. All right angles are similar.
5. If two lines are drawn that intersect a third in such a way that the sum of inner angles on one side is less than the sum of two right triangles, then the two lines will intersect each other on that side of the lines are extended far enough.
Time by itself doesn’t exist. There is no present, future, and past. All of these aspects are happening simultaneously. Imagine a snail if you will. The snail is on a huge table.
The fact is that time is the same on a different part of the table. The snail however as it moves to another part of the table feels that there is a different time in a different part of the table.
According to the Law of one, the difference between space/time and time/space is the same as the difference between the visible and invisible or the physical and metaphysical. Using mathematical terms, like Larson, the difference is that between s/t and t/s.
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