Journal - 25 September 2000: The Polytemporal Theory of Multiple Parallel Universes

I have opted to detail a theory of temporal mechanics I have composed in my mind. It serves to outline the existence of parallel universes as well as include the fourth dimension, time, in the compression of the universe predicted by the reduction of the red-shift effect. Assuming, as most physicists do, that our universe began with a single mathematic point (i.e. a point with no space whatsoever, merely a location), then it is logical to conclude that all matter thrust out from that point at the time of creation, i.e. the Big Bang. This is shown in figure 1. However, this theory usually only accounts for the creation of space, usually followed by some mumbling about how time was also created. The key to polytemporal theory is that just as newly created matter was thrust out in directions along the x, y, and z axes, it was also thrust out along an axis of time, t. Figure 1, in fact, does not show the z-axis, but instead the t. Particles of matter were thrust out at differing rates along space, thus resulting in varying matter existing at varying places. The same can be said of time.

It may seem counter-intuitive to refer to the passage of time as objects move through a dimension labeled time, so it is important to differentiate the two. Unit of time is defined as the position in a sequence of events. The time dimension is defined as the distance from the origin of space along the t axis. Living and evolving in a universe where time was more or less constant and fixed causes the understanding of such a differentiation difficult, so it is wise to thing of it in a more mathematical way; avoid trying to apply the results of this theory to the passage of real time as we observe it.

Let us imagine for a moment that a total of N particles were created, each being identified as Pn where n ranges from 1 to N. Each particle is thrust at one of two velocities in each direction (x, y, z, and t) at either a rate of -1 or 1 units/unit time. Assume that every Pn has a unique set of x(, y(, z(, and t( values, such that f( is defined as the derivative of f and, more specifically, the rate of egress from the origin of each particle along the axis f. Because we are dealing with two possible values of four variables (there are four dimensions), there are 24 or 16 possible particles. Let us now define a number of universes Um. Each universe will be defined as a set of matter existing at the same position on the t axis. This is logical, as we conceptualize a universe as a closed system containing all the matter and energy we can interact with. Because we do not have control over our position in time, matter existing at differing positions of t is not accessible, and therefore we are closed to this matter. Because the number of feasible Um is dependant solely on the number of possible values of t, and because the possible values of t are generated solely as a result of t((0), it can be concluded that the total number of m = f(t(). In other words, the number of feasible universes is dependant solely on the number of possible rates of t(. Because we stated that t( = {-1,1}, it can be concluded that in this example, a total of two universes exist. In reality, however, t( can be any real number. Thus, an infinite number of universes exist, each infinitely close to our own (as the distance between any two unique real numbers can be any real number).

Newtonian physics teaches us that two objects attract each other with a force directly proportional to their masses and inversely proportional to the distance between them. This effect has been proven a thousand times over with relation to objects in space (it accurately predicts the moon's orbit, for example). Given the expansion of matter along a t-axis, it should also be true to say that objects at differing values of t attract each other through time. Because each universe, defined as a unique value for t, cannot observe a change in the rate described by t(, it stands to reason that the effect of this "temporal gravity" could not be detected. However, we have observed the effect of spatial gravity through a reduction in the red-shift effect. This has led some physicists to conclude that the universe will ultimately end (either before or after an entropy-based heat-death) in gravity collecting all matter back into the mathematical point with which it all started. Assuming that this is the case, the exact same effect should apply to movement along the t-axis. In short, time is compressing toward a mathematical origin in much the same way as matter.


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