Friday, June 6, 2014

Time might originate in the accelerating expansion of the universe

The 2013 paper, 'Time from quantum entanglement: an experimental illustration'  might answer the most fascinating question ever: 'what is time?' The idea has great importance not only for philosophical reasons, but for science and even for every day understanding. The study proves that the global picture of the cosmos remains unchanging, time is a accumulating consequence of material existence. The implication of the hypothesis, originally proposed in 1982, is that our environment and the whole visible universe has the properties of a clock. When we look galaxies that lay at increasing distance from us, we find that we are observing a younger and younger version of our world. the further out we look, the closer things get to the creation of the universe. In order for the universe to remain static for outside observers, we have to find the entangled, opposing pole of this clock-like the material world.

Einstein's general relativity leads to a universe with two poles, formed by the black and the white holes. We know that the black holes form point-like singularity, where time grows so old, it stops. White holes should form their polar opposites: zero time. While black holes swallow space, and trap even light, the white holes expand space, and nothing, not even light can approach them. In black holes space is point-like, whereas in white holes space should grow to infinite. Because black hole horizon is the information depository of all that have passed, no information is lost in the universe. Our bad hair day, grandma's first kiss is still somehow part of the cosmic symphony as the aging of the material world and the accelerating expansion of the universe mutually determine each other; the whole cosmos maintains a static state. This means time machines are impossible. Would you like to know more? More details can be found in my book, 'The science of consciousness.'

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