Poodle_of_Doom

12-14-2011, 07:11 PM

I got to thinking about the Uncertainty Principal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty_Principal) the other day. For those of you who don't know, a basic synaps follows:

In quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states a fundamental limit on the accuracy with which certain pairs of physical properties of a particle, such as position and momentum, can be simultaneously known. In layman's terms, the more precisely one property is measured, the less precisely the other can be controlled, determined, or known.

That said, to me, this concept seems easily understood. If anyone needs further explination, let me know, as it's imperitive you understand that to understand everything else I am about to say.

That said, I had a bit of a thought the other day about space/time. We know that quantum mechanics deals with the building blocks of building blocks of matter, ie., atoms and their building blocks.

As I'm sure you all are well aware, all matter as we know it exists in 3D Time and Space. Time is often considered to be the fourth deminsion of our reality. But this fact on time is a reletively mute point on what I'm about to say.

As you have seen, you cannot know both the speed, and direction of an object on its fundemental level. And as I'm sure most of you are aware, time is the study of how things change. These two points bring up an interesting ponderment for me. That is, if you cannot know both the speed, and direction of an object, how can you adequately measure its level of change?

This may seem to be a bit of a lack luster thought, but there is more. If you cannot adequately encompass that level of change, what does this say about time, and the measurement thereof. To me, it makes sense that you also wouldn't be able to measure both the speed and direction of time, reletive to matter. This revelation has profound implications.

If you were to know the direction of an object, you would not know it's speed. This is also a measurement of time. In this regard, an item would not seem limited by time. If you knew an objects speed, you would understand how it operates according to time, but not in relationship with space. Space/Time becomes something where ones understanding leans more towards one, or the other.

At that, my thoughts while thinking about this at roughly 3am were that one would not find it possible to understand the direction, and speed of time. We know that it goes forward, so we can not know it's speed, though we clearly have seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years. If we knew it's speed, we wouldn't necessarily know it's direction, whether forward, backward, or repeating. Fundementally, if one were to understand the math involved, as TWCB may have, I imagine a time nexus could exist, and be munipulated.

I know there are a few holes in this, as I thought of a few last night. However, I'm curious to know what everyone else thinks....

In quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states a fundamental limit on the accuracy with which certain pairs of physical properties of a particle, such as position and momentum, can be simultaneously known. In layman's terms, the more precisely one property is measured, the less precisely the other can be controlled, determined, or known.

That said, to me, this concept seems easily understood. If anyone needs further explination, let me know, as it's imperitive you understand that to understand everything else I am about to say.

That said, I had a bit of a thought the other day about space/time. We know that quantum mechanics deals with the building blocks of building blocks of matter, ie., atoms and their building blocks.

As I'm sure you all are well aware, all matter as we know it exists in 3D Time and Space. Time is often considered to be the fourth deminsion of our reality. But this fact on time is a reletively mute point on what I'm about to say.

As you have seen, you cannot know both the speed, and direction of an object on its fundemental level. And as I'm sure most of you are aware, time is the study of how things change. These two points bring up an interesting ponderment for me. That is, if you cannot know both the speed, and direction of an object, how can you adequately measure its level of change?

This may seem to be a bit of a lack luster thought, but there is more. If you cannot adequately encompass that level of change, what does this say about time, and the measurement thereof. To me, it makes sense that you also wouldn't be able to measure both the speed and direction of time, reletive to matter. This revelation has profound implications.

If you were to know the direction of an object, you would not know it's speed. This is also a measurement of time. In this regard, an item would not seem limited by time. If you knew an objects speed, you would understand how it operates according to time, but not in relationship with space. Space/Time becomes something where ones understanding leans more towards one, or the other.

At that, my thoughts while thinking about this at roughly 3am were that one would not find it possible to understand the direction, and speed of time. We know that it goes forward, so we can not know it's speed, though we clearly have seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years. If we knew it's speed, we wouldn't necessarily know it's direction, whether forward, backward, or repeating. Fundementally, if one were to understand the math involved, as TWCB may have, I imagine a time nexus could exist, and be munipulated.

I know there are a few holes in this, as I thought of a few last night. However, I'm curious to know what everyone else thinks....