posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 12:46 AM
Time is the byproduct of existence. It is an illusion of distance.
For something to "exist" it must "be" at a constant rate. This constant rate of "being" is observed as time.
Think of a light. If the light flashed on then off, one time, you can say the light "existed". But, for the light to continue to "exist" it must
flash multiple times, at a constant rate. Time is the distance between each flash of light.
The Universe is like your computer screen, or television. Each pixel on your computer screen is flashing at a rate so fast that you can't even see
that is flashing. The ATS logo at the top of the webpage only "exists" because the pixels are flashing multiple times, at a constant rate, creating
the illusion that it "exists". Matter is basically made of an unfathomable amount of tiny little flashing lights that are flashing faster than you
can measure. The distance between the 1st flash, and the 100th flash, or any two flashes, is called time.
Time can appear to slow down when you observe more of the flashes, much like high speed cameras. Time can appear to speed up when you observe less of
the flashes, much like time lapse cameras.
That faster you travel, the distance between each flash decreases. When you decrease the distance between each flash you actually increase the rate of
flashing, which then increases the amount of observed flashes, which slows down time.
Time is an illusion. There is no past, there is no future, there is only a NOW.
Now is flashing at a constant rate. Each flash is different than the last. The difference and the distance of each flash creates the illusion of time.
You can not travel back in time because the light that flashed in the past is the same light that is flashing now, only changed. So the past
doesn't actually exist anymore.