Did you watch Buckaroo Bonzai or not?
Hi Buzztown. I'd like to share with you an email I just sent to BOL.. because I doubt (because of its length and complexity) it won't be included. Enjoy!
Hey TMV. I'd just like to contribute to the brainbusting discussion of time travel and multiple universes, which I was heavily engrossed in for several months for a school project. Your previously mentioned concept of "branching off universes" is a very accepted theory when imagining the 5th-10th dimensions. To start off, I'll summarize the first 11 dimensions.
0 - a point. Points from the 0 dimension is of indeterminate size. It is indeterminate because a point is unmeasurable, since every measurement can be continuously divided and never reach 0.
1 - a line. The 1st dimension is the connection of two 0 dimensions.
2 - axes. The 2nd dimension is length and width as found by crossing two 1st dimensions.
3 - space The 3rd dimension is the 2nd dimension with a third axis, volume, added. This is the dimension we live in.
4 - time/duration. The connection of two different points of time. 3rd dimensional beings can only see one moment of the 4th dimension at a time.
5 - life. The 5th dimension is different branches of places we can take ourselves through the 4th dimension. The 'route' we take is based on personal choice. e.g. choosing to make popcorn connects your current state of the 4th dimension to a new 4th dimension (you with popcorn).
It should be noted that it is conceptually impossible to successfully travel into the past without the 6th dimension...
6 - "time travel". Though not limited to time travel, the 6th dimension is a fold in spacetime which allows successful travel to previous branches of the 5th dimension traveled to in the 4th dimension.
7 - Universal Life in Point Form. Take a breath... The 7th dimension is conceiving that all possible routes to be taken through the 4th dimension (so all possible 6th dimensions) are a singularity in their own universe. Conceptually, it is infinity as a single point.
8 - Connecting Universes. In the 7th dimension, an entire lifetime or course of history: or anything that has or ever will happen in our universe is expressed as a singularity. But there are more than 1 universes.. there is an infinite amount of universes: all created by different initial conditions. The 8th dimension is a line to connect the completely different universes.
9 - Spontaneous Reappearing. Similarly to how two dimensional things can move to (what appears to them) as completely different places instantaneously through the third dimension.. the 9th dimension is spontaneously appearing in a completely other 7th dimension. Without taking routes through the 8th dimension.
10 - You'll need a second breath... As you may have noticed, the dimensions seem to repeat themselves. Points, turning into lines, turning into intersecting lines and so fourth. The 10th dimension, is conceptually, restarting. Take every dimension known/unknown to be possible in every theoretical universal time-scale that can every exist in any form, and put it into a singular point. This means that every lifetime, every universe, every dimension is expressed as one geometric point.
Unfortunately, (perhaps not), this spells the last dimension. Because the 10th dimension encompasses every possibility of every universe being a singularity, there is nothing else left in the entire space time continuum.
I AM VERY SORRY FOR HOW LONG/CONFUSING THAT MAY HAVE BEEN.
Using the information above, I would like to correct two statements I heard on BOL:
"If we had mastered time travel, we would already know of it because we would have been informed by our future selves"
Not likely. The difficulty of making it back to the exact same universe that you originated from would be very hard. You would most likely make it back to the past: but an entirely new past, where new decisions had been made and different things existed: thus not effecting the world you knew.
"It's not like there's multiple universes, there's one universe."
Conceptually incorrect. Conceptually, and most likely, there are an infinite number of universes existing in dimensions we cannot reach.
Thanks for the podcast, I love it!
Please; share your thoughts! Personally I love these concepts: most of my friends on the other hand get annoyed trying to interpret it. :-/