What Would Happen If There Was No Time?

HigherThinking (@hefan14) 8 years, 9 months ago

What would our world look like? Would we even exist?

February 13, 2013 at 8:23 am
Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

You would live life based on the rising and setting of the sun. Time is man made is it not? It doesn’t exist.

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Misty Grey (1) (@xmisty) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@luigiblue, isn’t rising and setting of the sun still a measure of time?

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Dino C. (0) (@filidino) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

From Dictionary.com:
noun
1.
the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.
2.
duration regarded as belonging to the present life as distinct from the life to come or from eternity; finite duration.
3.
( sometimes initial capital letter ) a system or method of measuring or reckoning the passage of time: mean time; apparent time; Greenwich Time.
4.
a limited period or interval, as between two successive events: a long time.
5.
a particular period considered as distinct from other periods: Youth is the best time of life.

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Anonymous (22) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

We would exist consciously in our minds. However, our bodies (or anything consisting of matter) would not be in motion. Time is a law of this universe that applies directly to matter and physics.

Imagine someone pushed pause on your life but, your mind still works because it doesn’t consist of matter.

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Anonymous (22) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@luigiblue, If there were no time, the sun (and other celestial bodies) wouldn’t be in motion. Time exist in this universe as a law. If we exit this dimension then time wouldn’t apply to us. While in this universe the laws of physics apply to us.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

What do you mean “if there was no time”?

There is no time. It’s just a concept we invented to mark one event to the next. Time is not inherent in reality. Time, if you wanna call it that, is actually space, and even space is an illusion. Nothing really exists externally, that is to say, nothing exists outside of your own mind. The physical is just a construct resulting from collective consciousness.

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Eclectic Adventure (1) (@EclecticAdventure) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

So totally agree… and even the measurement of one event to the next is just a jumble of actions happening all over the universe and they are not even simultaneous as it would require a measurement of time that math could not calculate in this lifetime to sort one motion from the other.

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OH yeh, i thought ias if time were frozen.. the sun not moving or moon

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Anonymous (272) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Ever take a REALLY big hit of high extract Salvia? That’s what happens when times ceases to exist.

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Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@xmisty, @lougrey, My interpretation of the question was that of a clock, time zones etc. If we are getting deeper into the meaning of time, then yes the sun is still a measure of time based on the physical act of setting and rising. If there were no time then our existence would only be within the mind. So yes I agree with both of your statements.

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Anonymous (22) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@luigiblue, Now I understand. Thanks for clarifying that to me.

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Monika (24) (@money) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

well…i don’t know, would we even age? How would we even begin to exist??? Aw man this is one of those mindfuck questions to think about when you’re high.

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syras (2) (@sixthgalaxy) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Think about what is the function of time in your life.Have you figured it out?Yes, it is just a measurement tool which gives you feedback how fast or slow you need to move forward in life.

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Anonymous (359) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I think most people’s spiritual beliefs include the absence of time in the afterlife/ god dimension but the question that baffles me is why are we here in this dimension where time exists? Are we supposed to work within the constraints or aspire to transcend them completely?

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Anonymous (359) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Is this dimension as true as the timeless one? Is one really better than the other? Should we aspire to our true nature as timeless beings or is our human nature which is structured by the consequences of physics something we should accept fully?

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Well without time, whether that is man-made or not is irrelevant, everything would just happen at once. Everything could be happening at once, but we have a perception of sequential events. Big bang/end of universe, all at the same ‘moment’

Perhaps this is the NOW people talk about?

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Thunderfeet (161) (@thunderfeet) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

As Einstein discovered Space and time are the same thing, so we have the three dimensions of space and the one dimension of time. So if we were to remove the time from spacetime we would just be left with space and nothing would every happen. If time never existed in our universe than our universe would have never grown past the singularity it spawned from. Or if time just randomly stopped existing right now, then all matter would stop moving since movement wouldn’t be possible with out time.

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@thunderfeet, In effect too, gravity would not work, and space itself would not exist without time. If time stopped, maybe things would just be a singularity again?

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@hefan14, We would assume back to the point of point zero. The universal imagination brewing and fevering, time would reappear promptly.

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Time is expression, without time there is only volatility.

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Which cannot be maintained; lest shatter – which breaks the laws of physics. So yup, time.

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Thunderfeet (161) (@thunderfeet) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@hollowinfinity, yeah there’s a ton of variables and outcomes that are possible, but would we really realize what is going on if time stopped? Probably not. So in the last second of time the entire universe could collapse into itself creating a singularity but we have no idea this is going on. We might still have some conscious thought but we wouldn’t be able to do anything about it because by the time we realize the universe has collapsed it will be to late.

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@thunderfeet, I agree with what Archangel is saying. If we did collapse to zero point again, there would be too much energy and we would have to explode into time again.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

No time = no space = Nothing, nothing at all, as well as everything. Mostly nothing though ;]

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Thunderfeet (161) (@thunderfeet) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@hollowinfinity, A cyclic model of the universe makes a lot of sense, so the end of time in our universe would just lead to the beginning of time in the next and so on. But would this new universe be a reincarnation of the last with all the same events happening or would it be a completely clean slate with everything new and fresh? These are some questions we may never know the answer to but that what makes them awesome to think about.

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@thunderfeet, Have you ever heard of the Cosmic Natural Selection theory? There are a bunch of different Universes, but Universes’ create offspring, with different ‘genetic’ traits, creating a plethora of different Universes following a similar path of evolution. I guess black holes would be a place in which a Universe was birthed. Makes sense though. I wonder if we live in the OG universe, or some offspring Universe after millions of other Universes

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Thunderfeet (161) (@thunderfeet) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@hollowinfinity, Holy fuck man I was literally just reading about that and I was about to make a post about it. I first heard about it from Through the wormhole but the more I do my own research on it the more sense it makes to me. We probably live in an offspring universe as I would assume the the OG universe wouldn’t have laws of physics that are as perfect as ours for sustaining life. With the laws of physics so good in our universe our offspring universes must be even better for life or worse depending on what traits get changed. It would be amazing if one day we could develop technology that could go through black holes into the offspring universe.

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