And 'Through the Wormhole' with Morgan Freeman® goes and blow out my mind again.
OK, a recap- about a year or so ago, we debated when time started, and whether time and matter are related, and if time is just a construct of intelligent beings. If you're interested, go back and read some of the previous entries.
Tonight's program is "Will Eternity End?" Think about that for a few minutes, and if your brain is running down the street screaming at you, here are some of the ideas.
1) Time really isn't important, it's distance/space.
2) With the uncertainty principle, how do we even know if things have happened, or when.
3) If the universe implodes, rebounds, or goes through heat death, does time keep going, or does it reboot.
4) Multiverse theory- is time considered over all of the universes? Just ours? Just ones with sentient beings?
5) Can a multiverse ever cease to exist?
6) Say everything is reduced to a zero-energy state. But we know that there is zero-energy actions where particles can just pop out of a vacuum. So does time cease to exist in this odd quantum flux of nothing that has stuff pop up once in a while just to give the finger to the vacuum?
7) We're not every sure if baryons (i.e. protons) will even ever decay. So if just some particles are just floating about, is time still a thing?
8) Light waves don't dissipate unless they hit something, so if they're just running out there expanding the universe, do their watches stop running at some point?
9) (and we covered this before) In quantum equations, time is normally not a factor, but is usually ignored because it messes with the Standard Model.
10) And then there is the guy that is espousing the holographic time theory. Essentially, the further away from the "holograph" (i.e. time) you are, the less initial information you understand.
11) OK, one guy just is comparing time to the sport of curling. ??? I got lost here.
12) And there is a guy who thinks that observed particles transmit information to the past. Think Schroedinger's cat, but it kills your cat not because you opened the box, but because you opened the box in the future. Then they did some entanglement experiments on individual particles that showed an affect on current particles when in the future they did something with other entangled particles. Yeah, I'm still lost.
13) And then is just got weird. Let's just say one guy calculated (yes, calculated) that if we understand 10^-10^-29th percent of the universe, we'll collapse the universe into one big black hole.
Hope you enjoyed.