posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 02:37 PM
A great thread that got my mind working on this idea, which I haven't in quite a while.
I was reading and wondering why it is that space is seen as the '3rd dimension', which I understand on one level, but which seems false to me on
another.
The three dimensions we measure as space are static. Height, width and depth. They are constant or 'good data'.
But to my mind space actually has 6 'dimensions', widely recognized but not seen as 'dimensions'. Rather these are the ways we interact within
space. Forward, backward, right, left, up and down. Of course these shift depending on orientation and are not constant, ie 'bad data'.
Perhaps the issue with multi-dimensions is that we are simply viewing it wrong.
If we look at dimensions as our possibility of direction within them, then that would place space as the '6th dimension'.
Perhaps this isn't making sense to anyone, so you might want to stop now. Because looking at this way also alter time from being a single dimension
to a dimension of four movements. Two of which I was thinking of that may or may not have been posited before.
In time we can only conceivably move forward. Yet if we can count backwards, if we can have negative numbers, if we can move backwards in space, then
we should be able to do the same in time. Even if we don't understand how yet.
So that being forward and backward in time as two potential movements, I also suspect we can move up and down, explaining in some way
'gravitational' effects on time. In one direction, time appears slowed. In the other, time appears sped up.
Allowing this point of view, there are ten dimensions to space/time. Leaving an unknown number more, but I suspect there is one other with two
directions of movement giving a total of twelve.
Just thinking.