Theories and speculations

Space-time or time space?

Einstein called reality under the fourth dimension of time ‘space-time’, by which term he defined the four dimensional parameters of reality, being the three physical dimensions plus time. He showed that while time is not a constant, it is variable (curved) in a predictable and determined way.

Einstein talked about time as if it is an extra aspect of space. According to Einstein space is always discrete and intact, and time is a separate consideration which affects space only in generality. In Einstein’s formulation time does not change the local nature of space. In fact it reinforces that nature as reality.

Time space denotes something different because it is primarily a description of time and not primarily a description of space. It is in fact nothing to do with three dimensional space. It describes all the space that it is possible for time to occupy. This space may itself be space-time, so that ‘time space’ might be considered to be a further fifth dimension. Time space describes different states of space-time in all possible occurrences. Time space includes all space which time might have occupied and all space which it might occupy. It is neither a determinable nor a predictable dimension, and it renders all other dimensions indeterminate too. It is what makes the entire construct of space a series of superpositions – that is, an infinite number of coexisting variable four dimensional space-times. 

The space that time may take is never exact and is governed by probability. The scope of probable events is amplified with distance, with respect to both past and future. Our presence in consciousness is like that of a particle within the form of a wave. Only the moment is certain. While this is analogous it may be as precise a description as is possible of our relationship to what we could consider to be the spacial and temporal landscape of reality. 

We therefore exist in a fifth dimension which is the wave function of the probability of events calculated as the superposition of an infinite number of possible four dimensional events stretching out to the memorable past and perceived future. This results in many consciousnesses existing within and across  the wave function but not in many worlds, because the laws of the wave function are identical for all forms of consciousness. It acknowledges only that consciousness may exist in all possible forms. For the same reason all forms of consciousness can be said to be relatable to some possible degree across all organisms across all perceived time and space. 

This means that the wave function is a pervasive condition of experience within which we exist regardless of temporality. It does not defeat or revise our perception of time as living and dying organisms but it does describe a condition in which our notions of present and future are purely relational and not temporal. That is, the wave function acts regardless of our perception of time. This explains why we see the wave function acting on particles in the slit experiment and particles behaving as if they are doubling or interfering with themselves. In fact they are simply behaving beyond the four dimensions of space and time we normally perceive – and as soon as we restrict them to four dimensions through measurement they vanish. 

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