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**New Theories / What is time?**

« **on:**25/12/2017 07:07:29 »

Events that occur are dependent on the numerous interactions of the various particles. Changes in the positioning of these particles means a difference in events. So all the particles in a certain order represent a single point in time. As they interact with each other we perceive those interactions which gives us the concept of time.

I think that time is like a 4 dimensional probability matrix. Each point in the matrix represents a specific order in the particles of the universe. If we could rearrange every particle in the universe to as they were at a specific time 20 years ago then we'd effectively go back in time but we're not actually going back in time. As particle interactions occur, subsequent interactions occur in varying probability. Most probable subsequent interactions occur very near to the current order, whereas least probable interactions are further away. So think of it as a tree branching out into the future and into the past.

My image of time is why the concept of time travel bothers me. Let's say you go back in time and kill your great grandfather. The grandfather paradox is the issue that doing this prevents your own birth therefore making the subsequent time travel and murder impossible. But that's not the case because you are not going back in time you are merely rearranging the particles as they were all those years ago and then making a change. And then interactions continue on from that point forward. So to simplify let's consider each point in time as a number on a line.

For example:

123456789

Let's say we are currently at position 6, and we time travel back to position 3. Then the result would look like this:

1234563456789

To better explain:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Each column represents a specific point in time. Each number in that column represents an order that can occur. The top row represents the current timeline. The diagonal represents the minute probability that an interaction does not occur and everything stays the same. So at position 6 the most probable next step would be position 7 in column 7 but it could jump down to position 3 in column 7 effectively "going back in time".

So the great grandfather that led to your creation was not killed. He still led his life and you were born. We merely reset the particles to a specific order, mimicking that point in time, and then you killed this new version of your great grandfather.

This theory is still a bit rough, maybe is a couple ideas mixed together and maybe has some contradictions i don't see, but from what I can tell it removes the issue of time paradoxes.

Feel free to poke holes or tear it apart. It's just been rolling around 8n my head for some time and I needed to write it out.

I think that time is like a 4 dimensional probability matrix. Each point in the matrix represents a specific order in the particles of the universe. If we could rearrange every particle in the universe to as they were at a specific time 20 years ago then we'd effectively go back in time but we're not actually going back in time. As particle interactions occur, subsequent interactions occur in varying probability. Most probable subsequent interactions occur very near to the current order, whereas least probable interactions are further away. So think of it as a tree branching out into the future and into the past.

My image of time is why the concept of time travel bothers me. Let's say you go back in time and kill your great grandfather. The grandfather paradox is the issue that doing this prevents your own birth therefore making the subsequent time travel and murder impossible. But that's not the case because you are not going back in time you are merely rearranging the particles as they were all those years ago and then making a change. And then interactions continue on from that point forward. So to simplify let's consider each point in time as a number on a line.

For example:

123456789

Let's say we are currently at position 6, and we time travel back to position 3. Then the result would look like this:

1234563456789

To better explain:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Each column represents a specific point in time. Each number in that column represents an order that can occur. The top row represents the current timeline. The diagonal represents the minute probability that an interaction does not occur and everything stays the same. So at position 6 the most probable next step would be position 7 in column 7 but it could jump down to position 3 in column 7 effectively "going back in time".

So the great grandfather that led to your creation was not killed. He still led his life and you were born. We merely reset the particles to a specific order, mimicking that point in time, and then you killed this new version of your great grandfather.

This theory is still a bit rough, maybe is a couple ideas mixed together and maybe has some contradictions i don't see, but from what I can tell it removes the issue of time paradoxes.

Feel free to poke holes or tear it apart. It's just been rolling around 8n my head for some time and I needed to write it out.