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  1. #1 Spacetime, Imaginary Time, and a Singularity Question 
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    Hi, I’m really not a physics person, but I’ve heard this and that and was wondering if the following made any sense mathematically.

    I’ve seen spacetime and imaginary time depicted as x and y axes forming a cross, but what if spacetime is just an event in imaginary time and imaginary time is just an event in spacetime. To the observer inside spacetime, it’s linear and sequential, whilst imaginary time is nonexistent, and vice versa. Spacetime and imaginary time could both be infinite and nonexistent simultaneously. Therefore; if we place ourselves in ‘observer time’ (looking at the x and y axes from above), there would be nothing but the singularity. This would mean that everything that ever was or ever will be, always is and never wasn’t.

    Or to put it another way, could there be no ‘ticking clock’ of time at all? Just a singularity containing a time dimension that has no actual direction, just potential direction for every possible reality. Our Universe could then be both real and illusory simultaneously. To an observer within a given time dimension, said dimension is linear and sequential, but to an observer outside of that time dimension, said dimension is nonexistent.

    The reason I ask is, to a non-physics person, who doesn’t really know what is or isn’t possible, such a condition would appear to solve several of the problems that I’ve heard about over the years.

    General relativity and quantum field theory could both still be harmonious, and at odds with each other, simultaneously.
    Quantum entangled particles, could be both millions of lightyears apart, and still remain together.
    The expansion of the Universe, could be speeding up because it’s getting further away from the gravitational influence of the singularity.
    Light could have reached us from the far off reaches of the cosmos, because there was never a time when it hadn’t already reached us. It’s just that now that we’re ‘observing’, to us, spacetime is linear and sequential.

    Anyway, it's just a thought that came to me, and I thought I'd ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartL View Post
    but what if spacetime is just an event in imaginary time and imaginary time is just an event in spacetime.
    This is a mainstream physics forum, not the proper platform for peddling personal, fringe theories.
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    It's not a 'personal fringe theory', it's a question, perhaps poorly phrased.

    Stephen Hawking proposed 'Imaginary Time' to make the 'Big Bang' an event in time.

    If (a) all space-time exists at the same time i.e. past, present, future akin to a river we're floating along in. And (b) all of space-time takes place instantly to an observer in 'Imaginary Time', and vice versa. Is it necessary for time to have duration or flow in the conventional sense? Or could all time be compressed and only appear to have duration and flow to an observer within a given time dimension?

    I'm not suggesting it's the case, I'm just asking a question. I can see how you interpreted it as a statement, but that wasn't my intent. I apologise.
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    Space is merely an expression for the existence of energy. Basically, energy is an element that involves with the translational, rotational and vibrational motions. All things in the cosmos are made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. When there are opposing forces, there would be vibration and thus, the arising of space concurrently. This means when energy arising, space arises and vice versa.

    Now, what is time? Time is merely an expression for the becoming process in the cosmos. However, time would always arise at the present state of condition. The projectile movement of time as often experienced by observers is purely due to relativity that is arising out of the varying vibrational frequencies. As a result, we tend to perceive things a little bit linearly, thus creating the delusion of past, present and future movement of time. The conventional time that we involve ourselves with every day is a subjective-cum-relative time. This means the time orientation is dependent on the observer to provide the valuation on the other side of the object or matter. As a consequence, the time conclusion varies among different observers.

    In fact, Albert Einstein has given out an interpretation of spacetime that is actually the endless evolving frequency-cum-becoming process in the cosmos. We could liken the frequency to space and the becoming process to time because time is actually a dimension (indicator) for the becoming process and space is merely an expression for energy in play as per frequency (i.e. the number of occurrences or observations within a given time period or statistical category).

    Space x time = frequency x becoming process

    In addition, the fluctuating vibrational frequencies would bring about variances in terms of the relative timeline. This means a higher vibrational frequency would yield a slower becoming process and vice versa. This is the exact circumstance of time dilation. When an object is set under an accelerating motion, the becoming process of the object would be stretched as compared with a relative object that is set under a constant or a decelerating motion. In other words, the becoming process of the object has been slowed down comparatively and it is also translated as the slowing down of the ageing process for the object. This is the correct understanding behind the thought experiment of twin paradox which concerns a twin who flies off in a spaceship traveling near the speed of light and returns to discover that his or her twin sibling has aged much more.

    Once again, there is no backward or forward movement of time but just a regenerating of occurrences all the time at a common pace of spacetime. This means in the twinkling of an eye, all events or phenomena as observed would fluctuate and renew simultaneously and continuously. Just like the gravity effects on earth for all different masses are the same (acceleration value, g = 9.80 m/s2 even though the rock strikes the ground before the feather per se. However, the common pace of spacetime is unconjecturable and it is mainly due to its nature of beginning-less and end-less.

    For example, despite the vast differences in the cultural development, the time zone and the locality, a Bushman in Africa and a modern businessman in America are both living concurrently in the 21st century under a common pace of spacetime. Literally, we could not discriminate them by saying that the Bushman is from the past time and the modern businessman is a person living in the future time. The distinguishing factor among them and their respective surroundings is merely their variable vibrational frequencies.



    “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla
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