Without time, no event can occur. However, can time exist if no event occurs? If an equation is used to relate time to occurrence of events, what will be the constant, or will this mathematical relationship be an inequality?Antony Kagirison
“What is time?” I once asked my father just after joining high school. “For all I know, it is what my wristwatch and clock (at home) measures,” he answered and added, “For the more scientific definition, learn it at school”. At that time, the vogue terms were time dilation and time contraction, and anyone who used these terms – regardless of whether s/he knew what they meant – was considered smart. This obsession with the frontiers of science – as witnessed by present-day infatuation with quantum consciousness (which I explore in Consciousness and Gnosophy) – is quite marked in the general public. Any mystery that science has been unable to conclusively explain has always aroused public interest. This is because the unsolved mystery excites human emotions more than solved mysteries, which explains why Newtonian physics which is easy to explain and understand does not arouse as much public excitement as quantum physics.
Mystery of Time
Why is time such a mystery? Can the mystery of time be solved? Is time another dimension separate from space as astrophysicists argue? Can motion exist without time?
For me, I wanted to know where time came from, how it was discovered, and why it should exist. I have studied and researched for answers to these questions and have come up with working answers. These answers have also allowed me to relate biological intelligence (e.g results of intelligence quotient tests) with technological intelligence (which includes artificial intelligence and the avant-garde field of neuromorphic computing).
Currently, time is defined in terms of speed, either the fixed speed of light or the speed of oscillations of a non-radioactive caesium atom. This definition allows for the description of universal time and earth time (these are discussed later). Most importantly, this definition allows for the description of bradyonic and tachyonic particles which are explained in The Sumerian Black Sun. Moreover, it allows for an explanation of the contentious dark energy and its associated dark matter (which are explained later in this post).
I have another definition of time, which relates time to space, mathematics, platonic forms, and human existence. This definition of time allows for it to be defined in mathematical, computational, psychological, and philosophical terms. It also allows me to critique the string theory which is not based on solid mathematical formalism. Moreover, this definition allows me to use the philosophical concept called arrow of time to explain why time travel is unidirectional i.e we cannot travel back to time, and how the idea of the eternal present can be related to time travel. So, can we travel forward in time?
In Consciousness and Gnosophy, I explore the following questions: What is suffering? How is it related to the violation of predictions? Can consciousness be measured? Can suffering be measured? What is the measurable cutoff point for extreme suffering that makes life unbearable for living? The answers to these questions are related to time, and I explain in that post why prediction can be considered as attempts to bend or wrap time so as to achieve forward time travel. I then explain why the human ability to predict using the models created for sensemaking and fictionalism sets us apart from all other known living intelligences in our universe.
To me, if time can be proved computationally and mathematically, then philosophical definitions of time are superfluous. It also voids any philosophical arguments – such as those proposed by Alexander Bard and Sabine Hossenfelder – about the unreality of time.
First, let me describe time as defined in modern physics.
Time According to Modern Physics
According to the Big Bang Theory, time did not exist before the event described as the Big Bang. In other words, the event of the Big Bang allowed time to emerge. This means that time is event-bound i.e time came into existence during the occurrence of an event (which in this case is the Big Bang).