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BIG Theory: What is Time?
What is Time?
Separation of Cause and Effect
The essence of Time is the separation of events across Space.
If resistance to motion were delivered without delay, motion would be impossible. Time would be frozen, the universe would be represented as a solid. But, luckily, we live in a universe that has a degraded to a fine granular consistency.
The "fine granular consistency" DOP serves as the separator of Mass in Space, DOP is the moderator of Time. It turns out that density of DOP affects the ability of Space to carry waves. More dense Space allows events to happen more efficiently (i.e., the ability of a solid to transfer force better than a jello), and thus clocks appear to move faster when compared to clocks, in a less DOP populated Space.
Extreme Gravity and or energy expands local Space, causing local Time to slow down. It works like heating the air in a balloon, as the molecules of air bounce around, the distance between them grows. The air becomes less dense.
So, density of DOP is the enabler of all events. This goes for the cycles of atoms, used as a basis of our most accurate clocks, to the orbits and rotations of planets.
Time is variable, but as it varies we humans, do not notice.
It's effect is subtle. It is not until we put up satellites moving at thousands of miles an hour, farther from Earth's Gravity that it begins to make any difference. Satellites orbits put them farther from Earth's Gravity, so their Time runs faster. But, they travel at 14,000 miles an hour, so that makes their Time run a little slower. Distance from Gravity wins out, and we measure their Time to run fast.
For the advanced reader: If I am to imagine myself as a mass moving through a Space as described in the previous section, what would the density of Space look like? In front of me, Space would become more dense. Events would happen with more zeal. If I were traveling near the speed of light, I would encounter more photons from the direction I'm traveling. Brighter in front of me, darker behind. Time at this point gains a directional property. I can only interact with events in front of me.
So Time is not only variable, it can also be directional!
Does that just blow your mind, or what?
Time as a sequence, this is the way people intuitively understand Time. Past, present & future, the order of our universe moving from cause to effect.
We live in the "Now", but this is where our line of understanding gets blurry. Let me ask you, how long is Now?
Warning: This may hurt your brain.
As a conscious being I look at my watch and see the seconds tick by, certainly "Now" can be found between the movements of the second hand? And then my thoughts drift, I remember all of the events since I rolled out of bed. So "Now" is this day? I can remember when I was still in school, many years ago. I am aware that my parents were in school once, but that was then and my life is the "Now"? You see? "Now" is only a chosen perspective on a changing existence.
Our universe is the collection of all Mass and DOP. It is always stirring, changing. This change does not happen like disembodied frames of a film, it is nearly smooth. All Mass moves in tiny jumps, but Mass is made up of parts jumping at different rates. These differences get averaged out by the fuzzy edges of Mass waveforms.
You cannot put your finger on "Now". Our human perception is based on a type of wave bridging across the advancing configurations of the universe around us. Just like Inertia, our thoughts stay on track until they are influenced by all that is around us, or is us.
Sequence happens, because our universe is held accountable for every motion! DOP works like a place holder for Mass, and all it's activities.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that systems must become more disordered over Time.
Acting in bold opposition to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, Gravity organizes matter into neat little clumps. It takes energy to organize anything, so where is it coming from and where is it going?
E=MC² States that Energy is equal to Mass multiplied by the Speed of Light squared. Loosely interpreted, Energy is Mass multiplied by our yardstick of Time (the movement of light). Conceptually simplified and restated E=MT. Where T represents time.
To get a more complete understanding of what is going on, we can reorganize this formula as such. T=E/M Time can now be defined as the balance of Energy and Mass. This directly addresses the paradox, of how time can speed up or slow down for an individual observer, depending on their motion or energy.
E=MT would seem to violate the law of Conservation of Energy, because it suggest that Mass would gain energy with Time. However, this excess energy vanquishes our problem of Gravity. To organize matter takes energy. All Mass radiates Gravity waves, in doing so it eliminates our surplus energy problem. All of that energy is going directly into space. Is this a problem? Not really, because the result of more energy in Space is that Space has to expand, like the air in a balloon that has been heated. Expansion of the universe, is already the accepted paradigm. It seems as if Space is a real thing, different from Mass, maintaining a capacity for Energy, but not the zeal to produce it.
One more observation to orientate to this new way of thinking of our universe, "Light moves at the speed of Time". However, the speed of light is only as constant as the speed of Time, which we know varies with the energy we carry.
This observation is instantly realized when you consider Speed=(Time)(Distance).
There is another problem that we can solve here today, the "Flatness Problem". Why is the universe so close to equilibrium? The "Critical Mass Density" of an expanding universe changes the speed of Time as it expands. Time is slowing down as expansion changes the energy to Mass ratio of Space (the DOP density).
Relativity and Time are reflected on, under the 2nd Law tab, but I have more to say on this subject.
The popular focus in physics today is on the subjects of "dark matter" and "dark energy". They observe galaxies rotations to be in error. Would you tell such a giant he is doing something wrong?
The "dark matter problem" as they put it is, "there must be some extra mass in these galaxies that we don't see. Something has to be holding the outer stars from flying away, because they are orbiting at nearly the same rate as the center stars".
Dark energy is needed because gravity as a attractive force should pull everthing together in the distant future. But, what they observe is an accelerating expansion of the universe.
Both of these problems have a resolution in BIG Theory!
Observed rotational frequency is subject to slowing of Time cause by extreme Gravity and energy at the center of a galaxy.
We are witness to a naturally occurring Time machine! Cool...
So the "dark energy problem" is no problem either. Gravity has two sides to it's coin. Gravity brings things together by vibrating DOP that fills Space. This causes DOP, the defining character of Space to expand. One small note on the predictions of doom sold to us by physicist today, our cold dark future universe: We won't even notice, because as our universe expands, it becomes less dense. That means that Time itself will slow. Everything around us will seem as normal as ever!
Science wishes to define the smallest moment of time as the Plank Time. But, the essence of Time is not duration! It is a relational construct between Mass, the density of DOP (Space) and other Mass, that throttles the changing of their position as it relates to one another, within volume.
Motions of DOP have their own regulator, geometry. With variance of density that occurs in DOP, the geometric relationship of particles changes. These changes affect the ability of DOP to move or conduct wave processes. This regulates TIME as we relate to it for Mass.
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