Saturday, October 12, 2013

Piece 4: Thoughts on Einstein's dreams

24 APRIL 1905
"In this world, there are two times. There is mechanical time and there is body time".

Well, we are saying that, time exist as a manifestation of it self and its manifestation or measuring rod is a mechanical device or our body.
Our world is a world of these 2 times. They co-exist. 

Before 1275, before the Italian monk designed the first mechanical clock...
This very world had just 1 time. The body time.
The body time is the time which changes it's mine as it goes. In fact in most cases the body time is impulsive and un-predictable. Each new second presents an infinite possibilities for it.
In most cases we don't have control over the body time. We don't know what it's going to do next. It's imprecise.

A man decides to buy food because he feels he is hungry. He is subject to the body time.
A CEO of a multi-national company leaves a board meeting, to visit the toilet because that's what his body time says. His body time just ticked toilet. 

He may attempt to kill time by subduing the impulse. But clearly this cannot go on forever.
An African migrant who migrates to America suddenly finds themselves working.
They work long Monday, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
They work all other days. Till the second week of the second month.
They breakdown, they can't go on. They feel pains all over their body. Head, toes, arms.
Immediately, they know that the body time is calling them to see a doctor. They go and see a doctor. They get medication.
2 days later, they get a body signal that all these pains are gone. They know what to do. Resume work.
Consequently, they can live all their lives like this. Marry when they have the impulse to i.e they see a beautiful girl who turns all the alarms in the body time.

They would chose to marry quickly. The body time again would signal when they are to have sex. And signal when the wife is pregnant and signal when the baby is to come...
A man like this of course will have friends who also depend on the body time and his world revolves around.
If he by chance meet a man using the mechanical time, then their world would collide and it would seem they came from different worlds.

Immanuel Kant. "It is said that he was so punctual in whatever he did, that local housewives set their clocks at 3:30 every afternoon when he had his usual stroll".
He chooses to use the mechanical time. The one with the pendulum. It swings back and forth, back and forth. In his living room.
At his office. On the tallest building of the street such that he sees it from anywhere when he is out of office and out of home.

He gets up at exactly 6 chimes of the clock. He does other things and finishes his activities at 5 minutes before 7. He sits in front of his plate of Omelet, till the 7th chime of the clock over head his dinning table before starting to eat.
He arrives work at exactly 7:30am. He eats lunch at the 12th chime of the mechanical clock at the middle of the town. He finishes his desk work at 5:30pm.He waits. He waits. He waits. He waits for the 6 chimes of the city clock and picks his bag leaving his desk. He says goodbye to the Manager's secretary.

It's Tuesday and every Tuesday he walks from office to his club and plays chess, drinks beer till 10pm at the sound of the city clock. He would leave an uncompleted chess game for home. His club members know this.
In fact since his associations are people who use mechanical clock, his competitor on the chess board usually leaves at 11:00pm. So he finds another challenger or continues his beer.
The man arrives home at exactly 10:15pm. He lays on his bed till 11pm before closing his eyes. He gets up at 6am. Over and over and over.

In our world, a man may chose to use the body time and ignore the mechanical time totally. Evidently, he can still live a moral life. A good life.

In our world, a man may chose to use only the mechanical time and ignore the body time totally. Evidently, he can still live a moral life. A good life.

In this very world, a man may chose to use the mechanical time and body time because the two times can be used simultaneously. Evidently, he can still live a moral life. A good life, but how would it turn out? thinking...
It becomes clearer that time can't exist on it's own.

Disclaimer: Apart from the quotes from the book which I use in attempt to draw similarities from our world and day to day activities. Every other thought is mine and can be wrong, it's subject to discussion and investigation, needs mathematical proof. 
The Immanuel Kant precision is surely exaggerated. He is just used as an example of a mechanical time man. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Piece 3: Thoughts on Einstein's Dreams

19 APRIL 1905.
"For in this world, time has three dimensions, like space. Just as an object may move in three perpendicular directions, corresponding to horizontal, vertical, and longitudinal, so an object may participate in three perpendicular futures. Each future moves in a different direction of time. Each future is real. At every point of decision, whether to visit a woman in Fribourg or to buy a new coat, the world splits into three worlds, each with the same people but with different fates for those people. In time, there are an infinity of worlds."

I could not think about a possibility in our world. Where one person could be at 3 different places at the same time. If this where possible this would defy the laws of physics.

Well, except in our mind. Where we could picture this, but this would not be real.

In the physical realm, such manifestation is not possible, where at a decision point our world split into 3 and it's real.

One could say that if such a world is our world, the possibility is that, in each of this point of split, we make the same decisions in the X, Y and Z axis. Such that at each point 1 plane is sufficient to describe the other.

We could model this in reality by considering 3 separate bodies every time and subject them to the same phenomenon and watch their decision and the outcome.

3 students sit in a physics class taking the same exam.
These students prepared the same. These students have the same abilities.

As it must turn out, each student would answer the exams differently, simultaneously, even if they all read the same books.

Each of them would approach question 3.a and question 5.i differently.
With this each of them would have a different set of marks at the end.
Their outcomes would be different, because of the different methods they used in answering question 3.a and 5.i.

This is close in modeling such behavior of time in the physical world.

This behavior can also be seen in 3 friends standing at the same place witnessing the same event simultaneously. But each of them recounts the happenings to an interviewer differently from their friend.

Finally, this behavior of time reminds me of one of my old assessments:

Each second to come presents an infinite number of possibilities for all of us.
In fact each human would experience each second differently from another human and each second in their individual lives would never find them doing the same thing or find the same thing happening to them for the rest of their lives, in a micro and macro sense combined.

Disclaimer: Apart from the quotes from the book which I use in attempt to draw similarities from our world and day to day activities. Every other thought is mine and can be wrong, it's subject to discussion and investigation, needs mathematical proof.