Hi guys, I would like to put to your attention this sweet idea of the ‘two times physics’ by Itzhak Bars, from University of Southern California.
He proposed his idea of time being not ‘one dimensional’ , but ‘two dimensional’. So, instead of thinking about it as a straight line, we must think of it as a plane, an infinite plane.
An article of The Telegraph (on the web version of the UK newspaper) one could read:
Time is no longer a simple line from the past to the future, in a four dimensional world consisting of three dimensions of space and one of time. Instead, the physicist envisages the passage of history as curves embedded in a six dimensions, with four of space and two of time.
“There isn’t just one dimension of time,” Itzhak Bars of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles tells New Scientist. “There are two. One whole dimension of time and another of space have until now gone entirely unnoticed by us.”
As most of you know till now we have the theory of ‘general relativity’, which is a theory of gravity and explains the world let’s say macroscopically and the ‘quantum theory’ that describe the world ‘microscopically’. These two theories do not match, and scientists strive for a long time to find a theory that explains the whole universe and not only parts of it.
Scientists have been adding extra dimensions of space to their equations for decades, trying to come up with a ‘whole universe theory’. Even back in the 1920s, they found that moving up to four dimensions of space, instead of the three we experience, helped unify theories of electromagnetism and gravity.
Now they are studying a theory of everything called M-theory that adds more dimensions. We now think of the world as 11 dimensional: 10 dimensions of space and one of time.
Itzhak Bars points out that just adding one or more dimensions to the world theory does not solve anything. We need to come up with the equations describing the unified world. At the time there are theoretical problems to be solved about the symmetry of position and momentum… (I know this may seem too vague to you, but they know what they are talking about)
The familiar four dimensional world we see around us is merely a “shadow” of the six-dimensional reality, just as a hand makes many different shadows on a wall when lit from different angles.
Although we cannot experience the extra time dimension directly, we can effectively notice it through the different perspectives of the different “shadows”.
Itzhak Bars believes that we could find some answers or hints when at the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, we create the unseen “supersymmetric” particles.
I believe that scientists are getting there, steady but slowly. It will take many years. Even in our time, even if this is theoretically accepted none has tried it – except us though, the Time Squatters. Talk to you soon folks. Do not loose faith in science!