Thursday, December 11, 2008
Greetings from a Time Traveler!
I think I got it! OMG, the clue is in the "tachyons!" My favorite theoretical physicists are Michio Kaku and Amit Goswami. If you put their ideas together, you got some "ball 'a wax!" And along with Stephen Hawking, they too are searching for the "Theory of Everything," which is considered the "Holy Grail" of physics.
The entire universe is governed by four fundamental forces: the gravitational force, the electromagnetic force, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. And the "Theory of Everything" will link together all the four forces.
Dr. Michio Kaku explains that before the Big Bang, the cosmos was a perfect ten-dimensional universe. Our ten-dimensional world cracked, creating a four-dimensional universe. Out of the chaos of the Big Bang came one electron, which traveled back and forth through time creating copies of itself and an infinite set of parallel universes, each with it's own clock. In a sense, all time exists at the same time in an expanding universe.
Dr. Amit Goswami writes that "consciousness" creates the material world. This has profound implications. It implies that each consciousness, from the Big Bang to the Big Crunch, must always be present as "an observer" in order for there to be a universe. Not one person can ever truly "die" and thereby no longer exist.
I believe in reincarnation, and superstring theory in quantum physics hints that it is possible to "time travel." When we "shuffle off this mortal coil" the consciousness is no longer confined by matter or gravity. The "tachyons" of the mind tunnel FTL through wormholes, at black holes, to one of an infinite set of parallel universes where you can be born again forward or backward in time. Such beauty exists in this simplicity. It is our consciousness after death that is the ultimate time traveler. We are all time travelers!
Oh, what a journey! I am left breathless by the infinite possibilities! Perhaps one glorious day I will ride with Jack Kerouac. Maybe one great night I will party with Marion Davies and William Hearst at San Simeon. I hope in a next life I remember not to book passage on the Titanic.
Can we begin to understand the strange cosmos? Stephen Hawking said: "to know the Theory of Everything is to truly read the mind of God." Albert Einstein said: "God does not play dice in the universe." Perhaps physicists are not hard-wired to ever find the mysterious and elusive missing piece of the puzzle.
Maybe we are just like little goldfish... goldfish who will never ever even understand that 1 + 1 = 2.