a reply to:
CLPrime
What do you think about my thought that in order to have a 'smallest possible spatial region' (potentially planck length) it needs to verge onto being
2d?
Do you get what I mean, any 3d object would have height,width and depth and there fore would be able to be 'halved in theory'. Though this smallest
area of possible space perhaps not being a true unit or quanta, would be expressing that a 'smaller distance of space' does exist? So the smallest
unit of space is pretty much, imagine a physical line made of the tiniest possible points, but they still exist, and then the length of this line
starts out one inch long, and then the line starts retracting, getting shorter and shorter, eventually you will be left with two points, and then
maybe you take one away, and then you just have a point.
So I suggested that is it possible that multiple, or maybe even two, 2d quantas together, would make the smallest possible 3d quanta? How does the
planck length fit into that, is it thought to be a 3d area?
I personally think time is continuous, so there is no such thing as time itself being fastest or smallest, only objects 'moving' and conglomerating or
decaying in varying spatial trajectories at different speeds, this says nothing about the truest capital T time that binds it all, that is always a
churning. Though I understand 'this cant be knowable, computable, or useful', which is why our use of time in relativity is defined and used as it
is, though that ultimate time may related to quantitative and qualitative figures regarding the big bang and age of the universe.
Anyway, I think because energy is always smoothly, moving, this is to say the total direction of time, and entropy, that time itself the fact it
exists is always the shortest interval, its undefinable really I think. So I think the time you are discussing, is relative time, which is how
comparatively quickly objects travel from one landmark in space point A to another point B. This isnt really time itself having interval. This is
physical quanta, having restrictions of velocity over distances of space.
edit on 10-5-2014 by ImaFungi because: (no reason given)