On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 08:19:05PM -0400, danny mayes wrote: > The core concept (which is somewhat muddled by the way I described > it) is that we live in a 4 axis universe, but we visualize it as a 3 axis > + linear time (i.e. viewing time as "motion", a linear series of events) > because we appear to be on a time-line due to the nature of > consciousness. Realizing time is a 4th axis, and not just linear, opens > up the understanding that we live in a multiverse.

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"dimension" is usual term here. "Axis" is an element of a plot to show the Cartesian coordinate system. > > Horizontal + Vertical axis = area, add depth = volume, add time axis = > multiverse space, hyperspace, whatever (but it is a higher space than just > volume) > Hypervolume. And a n-1 dimensional manifold within an n-dimensional space is called a "hypersurface". If linear, then "hyperplane". > The multiverse exists in the time axis. If the time axis is symmetrical to > the other axes, The time dimension is not symmetrical to spatial dimensions. An appreciation of Minkowskian space-time will tell you why. Try Wikipedia. > the higher space information storage capacity would fill > the volume of a cube of space along our world line. 3 axes = 10^200, 4 > axes = 10^300. Wait a minute. In a cubic volume 10^100 plank units across, you've assumed a discrete space-time, with n-states per cell. This gives rise to 10^300 log n / log 2 possible bits of information in that volume. How do you get to 10^200? > So if we could see the area of space across the time axis > (across the multiverse), we would see 10^300 information. But we do not > have access to anything but our world line, so this axis is excluded= > 10^200 (The Holigraphic principle). > You lost me on the last point, above. > So why did I get all twisted around trying to explain the mental image I > had all along that time is a fourth axis which creates a higher space than > volume that is the space the multiverse exists in? It is very hard to > imagine a spatial quantity above volume, and I kept wanting to refer to it > as a "time area" or a "volume of time" which greatly complicates the issue, > because obviously it sounds like I am referring to typical 2 axis area or 3 > axis volume. > > Imagine you have no knowledge of the physics of our universe, but > mathematical knowledge. You are told that you are about to enter a 4 axis > universe, but that the nature of your experience would make it seem you had > the freedom to move about in 3 axes, but were stuck on a fixed motion along > a line in the fourth axis. What predictions would you make about your > experience? The two that come to mind for me are: It will be very > difficult for me to appreciate the true size of this universe; and some > observations will make it appear there is a higher dimension, given my > failure to appreciate the fourth axis is really more than linear. > > The holographic principle is just such an > observation- it implies we live in a universe with a higher dimension. > Viewing time as an axis instead of a line, that higher dimension may be > the area created by the time axis (the multiverse). > > "This is the distinctive core of the quantum concept of time: Other times > are just special cases of other universes" - David Deutsch, FOR, p. 278. > > My follow up: Other outcomes/worlds are other universes beyond our > world-line on the time axis. > > Danny Mayes -- *PS: A number of people ask me about the attachment to my email, which is of type "application/pgp-signature". Don't worry, it is not a virus. It is an electronic signature, that may be used to verify this email came from me if you have PGP or GPG installed. Otherwise, you may safely ignore this attachment. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- A/Prof Russell Standish Phone 8308 3119 (mobile) Mathematics 0425 253119 (") UNSW SYDNEY 2052 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Australia http://parallel.hpc.unsw.edu.au/rks International prefix +612, Interstate prefix 02 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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