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But all three-dimensional objects have a fourth dimension, meaning they extend in time as well as in space. All three-dimensional objects are really fourth-dimensional objects. We only see three dimensions of these objects, because our senses evolved to detect a three-dimensional world. But we have come to mentally comprehend the existence of time, which we now know is a fourth dimension of physical reality.
Conceptually, since the dawn of human consciousness we will assume , we have known about movement, and change, which we have associated with this mysterious thing called time. We intuitively grasp the passage of time, even if, for thousands of years, we struggled to clearly define or understand its nature. But with the advent of relativity, we can now mentally equate what we came to describe as time as the fourth dimension of physical reality.
Our five bodily senses slowly evolved over millions of years, steadily strengthening and enhancing our awareness of the world around us. We now see our surroundings in vivid color; we hear things happening as we see them happening, providing a deeper level of experience, but we also hear things happening that are out of view, around corners and behind us; with our noses we detect an entirely different world, such as the chemical makeup of flowers in bloom, burning forests and fresh cheeseburgers; with our mouths we can enjoy the taste of those cheeseburgers, or sweet fruit, and spit out the bitterness of poisons; and we feel our environment of clothes, tools, temperatures and other people in a practically infinite number of various levels and combinations.
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Our five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch provide us with a full and vibrant experience of the world we live in. The steady accumulation of scientific discoveries and inventions has expanded our awareness of our universe far beyond our five bodily senses. With microscopes, for example, we see organisms far too small to be seen with our normal vision.
With telescopes we analyze stars and galaxies too distant to appear within our terrestrial skies. Telescopes also give us the amazing ability to actually see into the past , so that we are able to observe celestial events that occurred millions and even billions of years ago. Is this not a mind-blowing, newly evolved ability of our species? Microscopes and telescopes expand our vision, our sense of sight, but science does more than simply improve the senses we already have.
Our scientific universe reveals a reality that exists far above and beyond the one we evolved to perceive with our bodily senses. Relativity exponentially enlarges our vision of reality, describing the universe we live in as a fourth-dimensional spacetime continuum. This reality is so far removed from our everyday world that it remains mostly unknown and unrecognized by the average person. Within our normal, human world, space is still space, time is still time, and little speculation is even spent on what their union might mean to our ordinary human lives.
And yet this world potentially contains the answers to the age-old questions of who we are, where we are, when we are, and, perhaps, even why we are. Relativity unifies space with time into a single physical structure. Within this universe, the existence of time is as real as the existence of space, and both are essential for an accurate description of reality. Within the fourth-dimensional spacetime continuum, there exist fourth-dimensional objects. Apples, people and planets extend in time as well as in space. The equations of special relativity describe how fourth-dimensional objects change their appearance within three-dimensional space, as they move.
Superficially, the same phenomena occur within three-dimensional space when an object moves, as we see the object from a new angle. A coin, for example, looks like a round circle when we view it straight-on, but the circle flattens as we turn the coin until, edge-on, it appears as a straight line. We know the coin has not actually changed, only our perception of it.
The equations of special relativity describe the same phenomena, but in four dimensions. Its length, its mass, even its passage through time all change according to the equations of special relativity, simply because we are seeing this fourth-dimensional object from a new angle. The equations of special relativity are describing fourth-dimensional objects, objects that exist within fourth-dimensional spacetime.
Apples, people and planets are fourth-dimensional objects, but we do not normally refer to people as objects. We refer to them as people, as living beings. For us, personally, this means that our past moments still exist, within the fourth-dimensional spacetime continuum. Our aging, our future experiences, our eventual death, all exist out there, within spacetime.
But these moments do not simply exist as separate entities, having no relationship to one another. Relativity describes spacetime as a continuum. We exist continuously through time, as a single, complete, holistic fourth-dimensional organism. In three-dimensional space we might define our physical bodies as existing between, say, the bottom of our feet to the top of our heads.
We exist between these two events as a physical, continuous fourth-dimensional body—as a fourth-dimensional being. We have now slightly passed beyond the point in which the ordinary human, both layman and scientist, stops thinking about these things. Is this concept simply too far beyond our everyday experience? Does it mark the boundary beyond which the mind struggles too hard to comprehend? Perhaps, but consider paradigm shifts from the past, ones we have already successfully conquered.
We learned the earth is not the center of the universe, that humans and apes evolved from the same ancestors, that winds and earthquakes have natural explanations, and are not the whimsy of the gods. Our concept of reality has steadily evolved and matured over the years, improving and clarifying our picture of the world we live in. We believe it is premature to suggest the human mind has reached a limit of comprehension, a level beyond which we simply cannot pass.
Another possibility, then, is perhaps we simply need more time to digest this new reality. We need more than the hundred years that has already passed; perhaps we need several hundred years. Although possible, we stubbornly persistent refuse to wait that long. So, we will focus on a third possibility, instead.
Perhaps there is simply a psychological barrier preventing us from seriously contemplating our existence as fourth-dimensional beings. After all, if our past, present and future exist, then free will must be an illusion. We cannot be making decisions in the present that will decide our future, because that future already exists. We are not really reacting spontaneously to situations, making meaningful plans or goals, weighing outcomes, making choices. All future moments exist, and we only think we are making decisions, choices and plans.
We are forced to the conclusion that our fourth-dimensional beings are frozen, static and unchanging, along with the rest of the spacetime continuum. Our beings resemble fossils stuck in amber—the amber of spacetime. We cannot move, which within the fourth-dimensional spacetime continuum means we cannot change our destinies. We are trapped, unable to live freely. Who would want to live in such a world? How could you live in such a world? What would be the basis of living, of thinking, of doing? How can we not make decisions, have spontaneous reactions, have plans for next week, next year, or tonight?
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The mind rebels. Let us stop thinking about such matters; let us turn our mind to other things. This is the mental barrier causing most people we will assume to turn away, to look elsewhere. But we believe it is time we moved passed this barrier, to grab the bull by the horns and face our scientific world on its own terms, and ours.
In order to move passed this barrier, we need to have a clear objective. We will word this objective as a series of questions, like this:. How do we free our fourth-dimensional beings? How can we free them from the amber of spacetime? How can our fourth-dimensional beings live within a flowing river of time, with true distinctions between the past, the present and the future?
Before discussing our solution, however, we want to explore another possibility, offered within a book we only stumbled upon after completing our own book. This other book was published before our book—shame on us for not knowing about it—but, hey, we were busy preparing our own book at the time. This other book offers a completely different solution than the one we propose, and we find this theory not only exciting and revolutionary in its own right, but in a strange way it strengthens our own theory.
The solution Muller offers is elegant in its simplicity, even astonishingly so. Upon hearing it the question that immediately springs to mind is, how could no one have thought of this before? In his book, Muller does not mention fourth-dimensional beings. We understand; no one else does, either. This is not a criticism; it simply shows how he thinks about the problem, which is a clue to the solution he comes up with.
This replicates our dilemma, the one we have outlined above. Although he does not elaborate on this issue, if you solve the problem of now , so that the present moment has the meaning we humans have always given it spontaneity, free will, etc. We have known for many years that the universe is expanding.
Muller proposes that not only is space expanding, but that time is, as well. There is not only more space, with the expansion of the universe, there is also more time. What we call now is the leading edge of this expansion. The future does not yet exist.
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We are free in this present moment to decide our fates, to make our decisions and plans. Free will exists. But he is also a dedicated scientist who honors and respects the laws of physics. In our book, we collectively refer to all such adventurers, scattered throughout spacetime, as The League of the Stubbornly Persistent. The genius of this simple idea is that it respects the spirit and equations of relativity. The basis of the special theory of relativity is the concept of simultaneous events—that the simultaneous events in my frame of reference will not be simultaneous events in your frame of reference.
All of us only see into the past, anyway. Everything we sense is in some degree in the past. This is a somewhat removed way of describing the special theory of relativity. Everyone will define the present moment somewhat differently from everyone else, because of their unique location within the spacetime continuum.
Our future selves have not yet formed. Our beings only exist completely when we die, and then they become that fossil stuck in the amber of spacetime. However, the closest Muller comes to discussing our existence as fourth-dimensional beings is in these few lines, when he asks the question,. Actually, you exist in the past too; you know that quite well. You exist backward in time right up to the moment you were born or conceived, depending on your definition of life. Your focus on the present comes largely from the fact that, unlike the past, it is subject to your free will.
In his book, Muller does not elaborate any further on these ideas. On these ideas, however, we wish to elaborate much further. In our theory, which is based upon the popular theory of spacetime, our fourth-dimensional beings exist as complete organisms, within a fourth-dimensional spacetime that is also complete.
Our beings are conscious; they are alive and aware.
They are aware now, and they remember being aware in the past. Those past moments are frozen, unchanging, meaning our awareness is frozen, as well. It continues to exist within the fabric of spacetime; it eternally exists within the fabric of spacetime, as a part of its structure. Within this reality, we are eternally aware of existence—the existence of physical reality, and the existence of our selves.
This is one of those mind-blowing consequences of taking relativity seriously that is inexplicably missing in all popular science books on the subject. We exist eternally within the fabric of spacetime. We will always be aware; we will always be alive. We may not be alive in the future, of course, after our death, but this is no different than not being alive in the past, before we were born. We are alive where we are alive, in time and in space, and that life, and our awareness of life, and existence, is eternal.
How can you not be absolutely astounded by this conclusion, a conclusion derived simply by taking relativity seriously? Relativity, we remind you, is of one of the most accurately confirmed scientific theories in existence. Of course, looking beyond this amazing conclusion, we still have the problem of free will.