I was just falling asleep when I had this idea. What if time is an energy field that we feel passing through our fourth dimensional bodies? And this energy field is a ripple from an explosion or expansion from one point in fourth dimensional space?
Physicists have argued that space and time are connected, and that the future already exists just as the past already exists. If time can have different planes of existence and run faster or slower depending on the observer’s motion and proximity to mass, then the future must already exist in the cases where it needs to, i.e. for someone whose clock is running fastest. Many have suggested that we are one solid shape in 4 dimensions, from our birth and our death, and “now” is a slice/snapshot from that shape of us.
But that doesn’t really explain what time is, other than a plane of “now” / existence that’s moving through us.
Someone described time as something that prevents everything from happening at once. Without time we wouldn’t have death, or life. Time is what allows us to experience.
What if time was an energy wave going through our fourth dimensional bodies? What if this wave was spherical, like a radio wave going through a house? And the interaction between the house and the radio wave was the house’s experience?
I am excited about this concept for two reasons: one, who’s to say that this wave of energy won’t happen again? You may not be able to reverse the direction of the wave, but what if more waves come? We would experience life again.
And two, what if the point of origin were in a different place? The wave would pass through our fourth dimensional bodies at a different angle, and we would experience life entirely differently.
I woke up with the frantic question, “can time be converted to energy? Can time be converted to energy?” I’m not sure. Physicists?