Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Time Keeps On Slippin'...
For those of you with the science bent, here's an article that will blow your mind: https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933
The article says that time exists only within the universe, not as an external property. Furthermore, it's an emergent property which exists only in relationship to quantum entanglement. To a Godlike observer outside of the universe, our universe does not experience any time at all.
There are implications that a similar situation may apply to gravity. It may be so different from all the other forces because it is also an emergent property which exists only within the universe and only in terms of relationships to other objects within the universe.
Wild and exciting, isn't it? Well, it is to me!
-- Perhaps most significant of all is the implication that quantum mechanics and general relativity are not so incompatible after all. When viewed through the lens of entanglement, the famous ‘problem of time’ just melts away. --
As Spock put it, "Fascinating."
Best of all, this has been indicated by an experiment. That means it is definitely not in the realm of philosophy or religion as so many physicists complain about string theory. This is an experimental result which is testable, repeatable, and falsifiable. In other words, this is solid science.
Let me add a comment I made based upon the report that a Canadian 10-year-old had discovered a supernova unknown to astronomers while "playing" on his computer. "There's a perfect example of what's wrong with this new generation. Wasting all their time discovering supernovas on computers when they could be out playing Cowboys and Indians."