originally posted by: Bhadhidar
If there was a "minimum interval of Time", which, if I'm understanding the terminology correctly, would mean a minimum length of time which would
be identifiable as being discreet from the "next" interval of Time,
What exists between the two discreet intervals?
Would not that "gap" be an area of "no-time", that is to say a period-state in which Time did not exist?
By definition, could not exist.
And if a period were to exist in which Time did not exist, how could Time "span" that gap to advance from one discreet interval of time-existence to
the next discreet interval of Time-existence?
Thats actually a pretty great thought, but almost in the Zeno paradox sense.
Like if people declared, "We know the shortest length of distance, it is the inch!", and then people said, well you have one inch, what about the
distance between that, what about half that? And what about half that? and what about half that?
So what you said made me think of that similar thing for time. For spatial that paradox supposedly ends at the Planck length, but if it is a 3d area
I dont know how there couldnt theoretically and realistically be a half a planck length.
So for time to be composed of the 'quickest', 'shortest', interval of time (which first one, or many, must do a better and great job at defining
what exactly they are referring to when they say the word time, and then ask for the shortest interval of time possible), what is it that stops it
from going quicker.
And I think the answer may be that time is continuous. So there is no short interval of time occurring, as it is always occurring at all.
Where one decides to start their stop watch or not, is arbitrary. An arbitrary mode of measurement placed over the universe.
You are measuring how far, or how fast a quanta of energy travels over a certain distance, and saying, from here to here is a time of time.
But in reality, the fact that quanta of energy exists, and is moving at all, means that time is continuous!
So the fact that a wave of energy exists, means it is both the shortest and longest interval of time, it is time, time is energy, and the fact that
energy moves and changes.
Now you can compare how differing parts/quanta/conglomerates of this energy, behaves compared to one another. How quanta A vibrates up and down 100
times before you can count to 6. Or how Quanta B can vibrate 100 times before you can count to 4.
But is quanta B, expressing a 'shorter interval of time'?
Is time purely related then, the hierarchy of time related to speed over/in space, that is, the shortest interval of time, the theoretically highest
frequency of energy?
Which hypothetically would be I suppose, the entire energy of the universe, besides 1 lowly quanta, and then the entire energy of the universe
imploding creating the highest possible force and release of energy, which vibrates the 1 quanta left out, and then that quanta will have created the
highest frequency, thus creating 'the thing that utilizes the least amount of time'?