posted on May, 16 2010 @ 12:24 PM
Well acording to some forms of inflation theory the little 26 billion lightyear bubble we see may in fact be only as a single water molecule to an
entire drop of water of the full Universe.
As if what we see wasn't terrifying huge enough.
In a weird & perhaps logical way it implies that space, nothingness is the predominant form of things, or certainly in the domain we see.
Warning: Circuitous tangent follows.
I was thinking the other day that perhaps the reason one can not go faster than light without going back in time is because the past is linked with
the idea/notion/production of length. You can't travel faster than light because there is no length in the future or even sufficient length locally
available in the present, so only the vast realms of the past are left to traverse [eat up all that distance] Which would correlate to space, volume,
physical dimension. Also i was thinking perhaps the future might be sort of coalesced, gathered, centric, while the past may be disparate, spreading
They say when we look out into space we are looking into the past.
Maybe that is true in another sense as well?
Also think, if you add to the 26 billion lightyear sphere the almost as big 26 billion lightyear sphere bubble from the previous instant & the instant
before that & so on, be glad you are only looking at one of those puppies, because back in time there are a whole lot more of those out there.
There seems to be a great deal of empty 'was' & much less 'is' & we can't even find the 'what will be'. But i think that may be the essentially
constant state of things.