posted on May, 10 2016 @ 06:12 PM
For those unfamiliar with the concept of Time Dilation, I'll briefly explain it. As one's velocity increases, especially where approaching the speed
of light, time appears to progress more slowly for observers from the perspective of the experiencer and vice versa. That is, the fast traveller
percieves time to progress slowly for everyone else, while simultaneously those others also perceive time to progress slowly for the traveler. For
instance, the quicker your velocity, the more deep your voice and the more lengthy your radio transmissions would seem to those back on Earth, and
again, vice versa.
In general, we percieve a circumstance in which time and velocity or time and space are directly relative. The more speed you experience, the less
time you experience. One could interpret this as evidence that time, space and velocity are actually the same, single entity. As such, one can't
utilize more than 100% of a thing, and so to take more of that thing for one purpose is to reduce the ammount of that thing which can be utilized for
another. In example, if you're utilizing 33% of each of the three categories, then to increase the category of velocity to 34% one would decrease the
value of one or both of the other categories.
There's another way to interpret this circumstance as well. A finite closed system must possess a maximum threshold. That is, it must possess a
specific and finite ammount of resources. If sufficient agents within that system were to begin utilizing resources at a high rate, their total usage
could meet the resource limitations of the system. Without knowing more about the underlying mechanics of the universe, it's impossible to say what
the result may be. However, one possibility is instability. Operating at its maximum capacity, components responsible for maintaining the universe in
its current state could be jeapordised. Errors might begin to appear, or time may become less fluid due to lag and error correcting.
In fact, a finite thing experiences a finite lifespan, and is thus subject to damage. Imagine an ungoverned car placed in neutral then accelerated to
its maximum RPM. The engine will be damaged, and eventually destroyed. Another example would be to overclock a processor to its maximum potential,
then leaving it to crunch numbers at 100% utilization of the CPU, endlessly. Again, the processor would become damaged and eventually destroyed. Any
finite system which governs the mechanics of our universe must have a maximum operating capacity and thus maximum tolerance. In order to preserve the
integrity of the universe, it would be necessary to apply safeguards in the form of limitations.
Imagine now that you're driving around town in a sports car. As you begin to accelerate, you'll begin to experience the force of intertia as it
attempts to slow you down. Defying inertia, you'll now begin to experience the blurring of the environment around you. Approaching 120MPH, the
environment is now exquisitely blurred. Your perceptual ability has been reduced, preventing you from experiencing your environment in the same detail
you would have at a lower velocity. This is because in any given moment, the environment you percieve is larger than it would have otherwise been -
you're travelling faster, and seeing more per moment.
Why should light travel at the rate which it does? Why should that rate be the maximum velocity possibile? Why should time and velocity appear
interchangeable? Why does one percieve in less detail the more quickly they travel? Perhaps it's because you've only been allocated a specific
amount of resources from the universe, and you're attempting to draw on more resources than allowed. The universe is only capable of processing a
specific amount of data in any given instant, and so a maximum processing threshold has been allocated to each entity within it, in order to safeguard
against over utilization by any agents contained within.
Does this sound plausible in your opinion?