So I’ve been up all night with a combination of allergies, flu, indigestion, and I’m pretty sure a barometric pressure shift. I’m an itchy, gurgly, achy, coughy, hot, cold, churny, sore, sinus mess. So I just can’t seem to sleep.
The brain does funny things when you’re exhausted. Gears try to turn, but as the engine revs wildly, the transmission slips, and you just never know what’s going to happen.
But sometimes, that’s a good thing. On that rare moment of pure random luck, you launch like a bat out of hell.
So as I’m not sleeping, I’m watching an old episode of Through the Wormhole about multiple dimensions. That’s always fascinated me. Not like sci-fi parallel worlds, but like theoretical physics, string theory, etc.
Except … what if they’re actually related?
I mean science fiction does occasionally prove eerily accurate. And some awesome writers do try to incorporate real science into their works of fiction.
Still, a moment on string theory. Really people? Seriously? After all these years, you still can’t even agree on a number of dimensions? Everyone’s math is still imperfect? And we can add more wild speculation like branes and still nada? And now we’ve even got someone claiming there’s only one dimension? Sheesh! I could throw darts at a board and do a better job of theorizing.
And so, I will!
Here’s an idea that I’ve been refining for a while now, that time is multidimensional. I don’t care about more than three dimensions in space. I’m concerned with more than one dimension in time. And I think the key to proving that is in quantum physics. Because I’m truly starting to think that when an event happens on the quantum level, it really does have multiple simultaneous states. We only see one state, but in other temporal dimensions, other states also occur. At the same time.
Originally my model was perhaps a little oversimplified. I imagined that similar to how we have three physical dimensions (X, Y, and Z for a lack of better names), we have two temporal dimensions: time and entropy.
Now don’t get too caught up in the name “entropy”. I just didn’t know what else to call it. And I’ll get to explaining why I chose that name. Because if the total sum of the energy of “The Universe” were actually being split between supporting all multiple simultaneous states of every quantum event, represented as parallels of the same universe, that would mean that the number of parallel universes increases (rather rapidly most likely) over time. Which would mean that the individual fraction of energy contained in each parallel would diminish as time moves forward. (And conversely, as time moves backwards these parallels would merge, increasing in individual fractions of energy, eventually into one single massive all-energy event. Which would certainly model the Big Bang Theory, no?) It’s something like a tree. As you move up the trunk (time) the number of branches (temporal entropic parallels) increase.
Now, what is “entropy” if not the nature of the universe to decrease in energy over time, causing the distance between matter to continually expand.
So what seemed like an awfully appropriate name for the second temporal dimension then? Right! Entropy.
And I still think that model is generally true. However I’m starting to entertain the possibility that what I theorized as one extra temporal dimension could actually be multiple dimensions. Perhaps there are actually three entropic dimensions? Or four? Or six? Who really knows. I’m not even remotely interested in trying to do the math. I’ll leave that for people who find math entertaining. **LOL**
But regardless of the number of entropic dimensions that expand our understanding of “time”, after watching that episode of Through the Wormhole, I’m starting to see a relationship of this model to explaining gravity being such a weak force. Because what if while most particles like photons are limited to a single parallel, gravitons were instead able to traverse these temporal entropic parallels? It would explain why gravity is such a weak force.
That is only the beginning of the explanations this model refinement adds however. Because if gravitons aren’t stuck in a single parallel then this would suggest that the multiple temporal entropic parallels are actually spatially linked by forces of gravity shared between parallels drawing objects of mass together to the same points in space across parallels.
Now, what would happen if all of this were true and, say, a big amount of matter were to exist in the same place (at the same time) across many of these temporal entropic parallels … but for some reason be absent in just one parallel? That one parallel would see the gravitons enter that parallel en-mass … without matter in that parallel to explain that force of gravity.
Sounds an awful lot like dark matter, doesn’t it? Gravity without an explanation observable in our parallel.
So there you have it. Because I feel like crap and can’t sleep, my neurotic brain just explained dark matter to me. Multiple simultaneous quantum states existing at a single point in time, represented across multiple temporal entropic parallels, creates the playground in which were gravitons able to freely pass between these parallels that dark matter can be easily modeled.
So the universe may physically be a torus, but temporally it’s a tree, according to Arah’s Entropic Theory. And now I’m hungry for a maple donut.