reply to post by Sandalphon
The cars represent two separate but equal starting points. The road is the medium through which they traverse be it empty space (though space is not
really empty at all), or water, gas, etc. The mile is the period of change. Speed is the factor in this scenario where the faster you go, the quicker
you will move through time. This has been proven by the Einstein equation of near light speed travel. The faster car, going faster through the change
(period we call time) will arrive in the future first, and the slower second.
The distance between each change IS time as we perceive it to be. A second on a time clock is only the spacial distance between the first click and
the next measured by a constant rhythm. The same hold true for the hour, the day, the year and so on. The space is the distance between each moment of
To use the word time is really not a truism because time as such does not really exist at all, only positional change. And this change goes on even in
the atomic fabric of the universe, and quite possible in the quantum level as well. And we are subject to the perception of positional change because
we are moving with the stars and universe in an unwinding dance of change through expansion. We are in fact continually within change.
They called the fabric of the universe "space-time" and this is a correct word. They are the same thing. More accurate would be "space-change". If
you run down the road and I see you do it, believe it or not, you moved through space time faster than I. But because we are relative to the Earth and
it's positional change around the Sun, I can relate to your change in real time. To give you the best example, when astronauts in Skylab, and on a
certain jet that carried cesium atomic clocks compared the time passing from their point relative to those on the Earth, they saw they there was a bit
of time displacement of so many nanoseconds or so. Yet, the whole time they were seen from earth and communicating with those who were earthbound,
even though there was a time displacement.
If the point of reference for each car were a future point of positional change, and one car going twice as fast gets to the future first, he will
wait there in the future for the one going slower to arrive, and he will have time to do things in the future while he awaits his buddy in the past to
catch up. This is no different than going at near light speed to a nearby star and coming back so that four years has passed on the earth, yet only
days for the star traveler. The only difference in this is that when he slow down to normal positional change, but he and the past are flowing at the
same speed and he will never see the past catch up to him. It's like being on a highway following the car ahead at 60mph with only a car space
between you. relative to each other, your not moving at all. But to the flow of positional change around you, both of you are flowing at the same rate
of change relative to the world around you.
So, if I were to make a time machine, all I would need to do is slow the rate of atomic speed, or increase it. I would need to do so within a
contained bubble that is not relative to the world around me. When I increase the change of the atoms where I am slower, the world around me will
speed up. When I slow the change where I am in the atoms the world around me will speed up. It would be the same as two cars going side by side down
the highway at 60mph in each lane. If I slow down he speeds away ahead of me into the future destination, and if I speed up he fades away into the
past of where I had been.
Is this a lot to grasp, yes. I know it will burn out a few fuses but that's ok. In a weird sort of way, the old movie called "Time Machine" mimics
what I'm talking about. When he increases speed, he goes forward in positional change, and if slowed, the world goes faster. So he doesn't really go
back in time at all, but his going slower allows for the past that is changing to catch up with him. As if when I take my foot off the accelerator and
put in on the brake, I slow, and the other guy catches up to me. But all i did was either speed up or slow my positional change. Time is not linear
but everywhere all at once in all three positions, past, present, and future. It's called appropriately, "space-time"