posted on Feb, 12 2012 @ 11:14 PM
charles1952 sums up my understanding of time. Time is essentially our perception of change. Change occurs within the 4th dimension...though the 4th
dimension isn't really changing. It is our motion through the 4th dimension that allows us to see tiny cross-sections of the 4th dimension, and as we
move along, we see different cross-sections, which gives the illusion of change.
The 5th dimension is near impossible to contemplate, simply because we aren't sure what the heck the 4th dimension really is, since we can only see
tiny bits of it at once. It is theorized by some that the 5th dimension would be something like...timelines. Or, to put it another way, if we could
see the 5th dimension as time like we currently see the 4th dimension, then we would be able to see the multiple different choices or occurrences that
could take place...time would no longer appear linear, but branching in multiple directions.
As far as time-travel...who knows? Though I would theorize (without any real scientific evidence mind you, just speculation) that travel through a
higher dimension would in fact be possible...it just wouldn't be anything like you would expect. That is, you could go back to 1900 for instance, but
the events that took place then wouldn't be occurring. It could be either completely empty space, or a different "timeline" altogether. Or maybe,
when you reverse direction through the higher dimensions, your atomic structure "flips" and you become anti-matter. How would that work? I
dunno...no one knows. It's cool to think about though.