Often children say the funniest things, but equally they sometimes say something quite profound that knocks my socks off and leaves me pondering their statement for
a good while! Of course unaware by their statement the child will simply walk away without a care in the world and not realising the complex ideas they have left us with!
Recently my daughter Summer done this to me as we discussed time and then time travel. She basically stated something fundementally true (I think); “If we travel back in time things would be in a different place.”
Thinking she meant something along the lines of everything would look different because it was years ago, I queried her response. I wasn’t prepared for the answer in the slightest!
She told me that if you went back in time the planets and stuff in space would be in a different place, so you would end up in space without the earth around you. Words to that affect anyways!
After I picked my bottom jaw off the ground I found myself thinking this statement through and actually coming to the conclusion that she was probably right. Space and time are linked, thus travelling in either presents the fact that you travel in the other so to speak. At least if you travel back in time the planets, galaxies, etc wouldn’t be situated where they are today!
I’m no Astro-physicist (if that’s even the right area), but this has to make sense right and after all was exactly what Einstein was on about.
The reason I mention this is that in previous posts I have mentioned that there’s a possibility that perhaps time or our reality may not be set until observed. This may indeed still be the case, but then if everything is moving how can it be ?
Of course this is based on our linear understanding of time in which we are all used to and taught. The one in which we understand the past, present and future as the three main constructs. This is given more detail through our measurement of time by seconds, minutes, hours, days, etc. Hence we are bound by the very measurements we have created defining the movement of time as a constant linear thing we all understand and accept. If we then add into the mix that we are sat on this rock which orbits a star, all of which moves around a galaxy, which is also hurtling around the universe, we then begin to realise two things. Firstly, we are actually pretty damn small in the grand scheme of things. Secondly, the chances of us finding ourselves in the same patch of space as where something else occurred is unlikely.
So, what’s this got to do with my usual posts on ghosts, spirits, telepathy, etc? Actually everything! We often have a tendency to focus on what’s immediately in front of us, whereas what we are trying to understand could actually be the effect of a greater cause! It’s a bit like waking up with a serious headache, but the reason for that headache is something like a weather change. What if Gaia Theory was actually right and the Earth wasn’t a system by itself, but a greater part of a greater system which continues to expand beyond our universe and imagination? Then surely we can begin to understand that the probability of other dimensions beyond our own being a distinct possibility, perhaps even existing within ours simultaneously too! If you think that sounds mad then perhaps it’s time to read a little on Quantum Physics, String Theory and M Theory, these are real ideas from physicists not Hollywood or Ghost Hunters !
Everything is relative, we know stuff happens because we can compare it to other stuff which is going on. We have day and night because our planet spins, with the sun illuminating one side whilst the other is hidden in darkness.
I’m guessing if you do want to travel back in time or even forward, then you would be better off using a T.A.R.D.I.S rather than a Delorean. Which is strange in itself to think that an old TV show may had an actually been on the right track back in the 60’s if memory serves me well.
As I find myself thinking of various possibilities that could explain the existence of ghosts or spirits, the concept of time often comes up. The idea of ghosts perhaps being recordings or slips in time has been knocked about for a while, but if we present that against the concept that an historical event replaying then it seems less likely to be anything more than a memory. The problem is often that the memory doesn’t belong to the individual experiencing it and may not even be from that time, it could be centuries old sometimes. This is generally where we realise our perception of the communication could be wrong. It could be possible that our minds are receiving information telepathically from multiple sources which we then interpret and combine, which we conclude as spiritual communication.
We need to understand the true source of communication in order to really understand if we are dealing with the survival of human consciousness or perhaps a collective consciousness that allows information to be transferred without the confines of space. Perhaps the only way to truly achieve this it work with those that may have the ability to receive that information, like mediums.
The paradox here though is in relation to my previous statement regarding the possibility that time may not be set until it’s observed. Which would equally make time travel impossible as if it was not set until observed there would be no point of reference to travel to. That is of course if our understanding of space and time is correct.
So, if you managed to keep up with me thus far then you’re either as barmy as I am or I could be making some sense! On the plus side we now have something to talk to Back to the Futures Doc Brown about, unless that’s what the flux capacitor does! We could even get the Doctor involved and perhaps he could explain how he’s Police Telephone Box manages to travel through Space and Time. I’m sure I have made a number of mistakes in relation to both Back to the Future and Doctor Who, in which case their fans will be on my case!
Here’s a thought though, what if real time travel isn’t something that is achieved in physical reality, but within the construct of the mind. The collective mind at that. After all research into Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) and Remote Viewing has revealed some rather interesting precognitive abilities with some subjects. Perhaps this is the very time travel we seek, but confined to the mind.
This is one of those areas wide open for discussion, so that’s where I will leave it. Please let me know what your thoughts on this or any of my posts?