Sunday, March 24, 2013

Is time idependent of space?

During the big crunch, does time move backwards?
From what I can tell all of time is essentially a loop however due to the nature in which I observe it I can't really tell how time behaves or functions leading up to the big crunch and subsequent bang. It appears to keep moving forward however as I've previously mentioned forward isn't necessarily the same as continuing on in the same manner and would be imperceptible to those within it making it difficult to really know.

I like to think that time is effected by space and is more or less a property of matter and thus would be effected by a substantial change in the universe however that is for a different post. The synopsis of which would essentially be that I'm almost positive that time functions differently just before and after the big bang and the big crunch irregardless of how it actually behaves in that time the time itself will be notably different from time as we know it now by behavior. I don't think we'd regress or anything of that nature like playing things in reverse but I would suggest that the big crunch and the big bang are one and the same and that anything entering the crunch is also at the same time exiting the bang like a dual sided funnel and the end and beginning of time are also the same at least as they relate to this dimension.

I also end up wondering if this is the case how do I know which point in time I'm really participating in. It's conceivable that all instances of this moment across all loops through time are in fact the same ignoring the fact that I move through and around all such moments. Going through one end to come out the other is indistinguishable from simply going back so what then is to say that it ever really begins or ends at all aside from the fact that there is a singular moment where all space is said to exist in a single point.

This brings me to the next question which is that if time is effected by space then why does the loop continue to exist? Unless time itself is also being compressed as well even if at a different rate which I can't conceive simply because as I observe it change while constant doesn't effect appearance. It's possible the timeline is also focusing back on that point and is progressively shrink into it without losing any detail which makes sense to some extent and yet again as one side of the point is expanding at some point should this happen then even the expansion would also have to become a contraction. Perhaps this infinite expansion and contraction is responsible for the literal movement of time which without it could be said nothing would ever move and rather everything exists everywhere in every state at all moments in all of time.

Yet I still am left with the itching feeling that in fact time is not connected to space and rather space is connected to time. Rather while they may be somewhat connected neither truly relies on the other and perception of behavior relative to either or both is merely that. Which is to say neither effects the other and they are actually independent of one another  not including their interactions. Existing both within and outside of each other time could be said to be both a container and a reference for what space is and yet could also be considered a byproduct of it like a field around a source. Perhaps considering it like a magnetic field around a magnet. If that is the case though then perhaps I should ask myself if it can be controlled in a similar fashion what could I accomplish then by focusing it or amplifying it or containing it? There's a lot to be considered and yet it's all open to interpretation so who knows if an answer could ever be found and even if one were to be found what's to say we could ever hope to understand it if it ever presented itself and we took notice which might not even happen.

What do you think?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Grasping Time

I can't show you exactly how close you are to controlling time and yet I can vaguely explain how it's so much closer than you would imagine. The future is always within our grasp even if we don't feel it there and our reach extends further than we can ever realize even if not everything within our reach is within our grasp. The first steps to realizing your control over time is realizing first that you do have control and you're already exercising it all the time as you slowly pull yourself through time. We try to explain to ourselves how we perceive time on chemical and psychological levels and rationalize away what we don't understand which is that we're shifting ourselves through time.

They say time flies when you're having a great time and yet I'm sure we've all experienced an amazing time only to have it end and seem like it was so much longer than it actually was and inverse where an amazing experience that seems short appears to have consumed the day. The reality is localized and collective time shifts. Triggering that state for some can be the first steps to controlling time. For others it's perceiving reality itself as a construct of pure imagination whose boundaries are self defined. The end result is a subtle change in the way time is being perceived on a regular basis which inevitably leads to subsequent changes in time perspectives. Eventually we all realize time is only a mere location like a city with many blocks and buildings and moving through this city of time is as easy as walking down the block.

I recently witnessed a first timer as she released herself from everything. This blissful state of empty mindedness just jogging and yet to anyone looking it was as if she was blinking out of existence and moving faster than a car on the highway. She didn't realize it at first and so I watched closely as it began to sink in. Of course I couldn't help myself though and had to play a joke or two on her in the process. I waited till she was on an elevator  headed some floors up when she thought she was alone and proceeded to pop in basically. Told her I was with the time travel police and just a grand old time at her expense. I then leveled with her and showed her a few things, all in all it was a good time.

In the end unlocking the secret of time travel is just that perfect state of mind where time simply doesn't exist and from my experiences there are as many ways to travel as there are travelers and the math of doing exists somewhere as of yet though I have not met the person that went that route and I think it's likely he doesn't want to share it, take from that what you will.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Perspective - Test Results?

I was considering an older experiment that's been repeated over the years. Originally the test was designed around authority and it's influence. The setup was that they would take the volunteers and have them ask a series of questions to what they thought was another subject but was actually an actor. Each time the "subject" answered wrong they were given instruction to press a button they were told would shock the subject and of course the actor would react. Each time they pressed the button the voltage would go up and the actor would complain of heart problems and the end result would be that people thought they'd killed the other subject. The concept was that people were willing to simply follow orders if they didn't feel directly responsible for the results.

I happened to wonder what if rather than the results reflecting on authority if rather they reflected on general apathy and people's lack of care for their fellow human. Simply put how do the results show that people simply didn't care about what they were doing? Granted some subjects refused to continue however they were in the minority and each subsequent test to my knowledge has had fewer such people. Though it may also be that people caught on and therefore those results can't be leaned on as heavily. Some variants, such as were you were the subject being asked the questions and getting shocked even when giving the right answer or almost constantly, might prove useful in getting more accurate results. Granted people are less likely to cooperate when they're in pain but that's not to say there might not be some other variant equally as effective and less painful.

I've been considering how often research results are considered from entirely different perspectives and to what extent. Not just the results themselves but how they were obtained. Looking at that example experiment above I would say there are quite a few potential views on what the study could've been used for other than authority and apathy. How often do people stop to consider each step in the process used to bring them these kinds of results.

I'm also curious how often the same results are used for different purposes. While results can be interpreted in different ways, sometimes quite drastically, how often are they significantly different from purpose. Consider that almost everything you see and touch has more than one purpose and as such test results also reveal a lot more than what you see up front and are often open to interpretation.