Could Time Be Compared To Another Attribute
Could we compare our understanding of “Time” to another attribute?? The answer to this question is “Yes”, and one that can be used across the universe whilst our “Time” is only good for earth people.
It would seem that the only measurement we can use to compare “Time” with is that of radians or portions of a radian. This in effect will produce a ratio of rates of spin and if we apply calculus we can slow the whole universe to zero
If we go back to our London to Bogota journey our over ground distance measured as a fraction of the radian around the sun is one figure, whilst the radians travelled by the Earth in the same period (of “Time”) is another.
So whilst we have the Earth conveniently rotating around its own axis we can assume that the Earth’s circumference/ diameter radians of revolution will bring us back to our original point relative to the Earth’s axis, but revolving around the sun for +/- 365 revolutions will not bring us back into the same point in universal space i.e. the definition of a year will be compromised, not relative to the Sun, but relative to the rest of the universe.
Now, let us take an extreme view and take the Sun and Moon and all the other planets out of our system leaving just the Earth to travel a straight line and it is not rotating. What would we measure “Time” against. We could still measure “length”, “depth” and “width” but we are struggling to “get a handle” on “Time”. Now take all the other visible stars out of the sky. We would not now exist, of course, but let us assume we can exist and our leaders have told us that “looking from where we came from and looking to where we are heading there are no visible or un-visible signs to show how long we have been travelling this route or how long we may be travelling this route and as we have nothing to give us a measurement of a day or a year we have no way of explaining “Time” on our journey”.
The conclusion I have come to, independently of others, is that my journey through my life is equal to a finite distance that I have travelled. It does not need to be expressed in years, months, days and seconds. It can be expressed in miles but to make that comprehensible to others, they would need to have a social understanding of a normal life span in miles, as they currently do of years. My total distance travelled in my life would be the sum of the transits around the Sun plus the orbital distance around the Earth’s axis. This equates to, at 70 years of age, a distance travelled of 40898 million miles at 67,000 miles per hour
So with all those miles past by on Earth’s journey, for every instant the “photo and audio” of that instant could be captured electronically or in our memory but, as the Earth moves on, the subject of the photograph, or memory changes, if only very marginally as people grow older, mountains move and seas roll and the total energy continues to be carried with us on earth. The energy has not been left far behind and there is no returning to that point in “time” to see if the “photo and audio” of that instant can be found. It cannot be found at that point long past (and in the past) because the energy of the photo and audio is still accompanying our planet, even if in a different form. The only place that the past events will be retrieved, if only partially, will be from our memory or our electronic devices.
“Time” is an instant in space, a moment, known to us alone and seen from our own perspective. Past “Time” is recorded in our memory or electronically. Future “time” is none existent. “Time”, as we define and understand it, does not exist. (To Part 8)