Life Inside The 3rd Dimension

Life Inside The 3rd Dimesion

We are 3 dimensional beings. Prisoners to the constraints of our movements, we exist only to move forward and backward, side to side, and up and down. Our narrow understanding of the world is generally limited to what we can interpret around us, but our interpretations bring us beyond the 3rd dimension.

The 4th dimension is where space and time combine to create spacetime. This dimension is characterized by our understanding of the relativity of time and space on our lives. We have a “sense” of time or a “sense” of space, that helps us be on time for meetings, park our cars and calculate future planetary alignments. But we don’t live in this dimension, we’re simply visitors.

The 4th dimension. You can see a 3 dimensional cube, suspended in the 4th dimension of spacetime.

The 4th dimension. You can see a 3 dimensional cube, suspended in the 4th dimension of spacetime.

In the chart above, it highlights the differences between 1D, 2D, 3D and 4D planes. But, today’s physicists postulate 11 dimensions, based on M-theory. M-theory is the theory which holds the key to unlocking the secrets of the universe. It is the combination of the laws of physics and how they interact, from microscopic scale to universal. The 7 further dimensions (5-11) are classified as higher-dimensions, affected by supergravity. But, these dimensions are not available to us. We remain locked into our 3 dimensional world, with the idea of a 4th.

With this information swirling around in your head, now try to picture a 2 dimensional world. In this world, beings would be able to move forward and backward, and side to side. They would have no access to the 3rd dimension, up and down. From their viewpoint, we would not exist. We would be an indistinguishable sliver. Take a second, and imagine what we might look like to 4 dimensional beings, those with mastery over spacetime. Now, imagine what they might look like to a 5 dimensional being, and so on and so forth until the 11th dimension.

We exist in one dimension, on one planet, in one solar system, in one galaxy, in one universe. Let’s make it count.

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  1. Pingback: Dimensional Dimensions…a series of 3 pieces by artist Emery Myers. | darwinsrightleftwing

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