Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I have been thinking about it and I think that there might be a flaw in the theory that reality is made up of 4 dimensions. These are normally thought of as length, width, depth, and time. I think there are only 3 dimensions though. These are space, time, and consciousness.
Furthermore, I think that space as we know it is fractured and has three qualities which are length, width, and depth. In fact, an alternate reality could in theory exist with only length and width, essentially making that reality's space defined by only two qualities.
I gather time can be thought of as having three qualities too, which are past, present, and future. Although this argument is far less reliable. In reality, the only real time is the present and it is not fractured into three separate aspects in the way space is (at least as it is understood today, if time travel turns out to be possible, then it would indeed be).
As far as consciousness goes, I am not sure if it is fractured or not, but I gather it has two different states. These are consciousness on and consciousness off. In theory I am not sure if it is anymore fractured than that. While I can speak less about consciousness as one of the three key dimensions of reality and don't understand how it exactly interacts with the other two, there are more than a little anecdotal evidence to support this. Mystics for past ages have asked questions like, "If a tree falls in the woods and nobody was there to see it, did it really fall?" If I were to answer the sage that asked this question and if consciousness was fractured into two different states of on and off, and there was no consciousness to observe the tree falling (even though I think there would be in a practical sense) than the answer would be "no" that indeed the tree really didn't fall. These questions run through many mystic traditions. I believe these leaders in their fields hit upon something that science is only beginning to point too. For instance, the two-slit experiment is a good example of how consciousness can effect particles and waves. It is hard to imagine, but I firmly believe data extrapolated from experiments like this one can help prove that consciousness is the third dimension.