Anything other than matter and space

However, it is important to remember that these are merely speculations and should not be confused with real science.
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Everything in our universe can be said to be matter, universe or rules that govern it.
So can you think of something other than that which a universe can have? (I'm not even sure if I understand this question but still)
I know it's hard for us to think of something that we do not know but can we have something other that matter, space and rules that govern them.

I'm not really writing a sci-fi novel/movie but I suppose this question best fits here.
Also hope my question makes sense!
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This thread does not meet the science fiction and fantasy forum rules

This forum is for the discussion of science fiction and fantasy stories.

Discussions of the internal workings of a fictional universe are allowed but any attempt to discuss speculative fiction ideas with regard to the real world is not. For example: discussing the pros/cons/handwavium of a fictional technology with regards to a plot is perfectly ok but asking how such technology could be built in the real world and what the ramifications would be is not. This is a grey area and mentors reserve the right to close a thread when they think it violates this rule.

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  • #3

Yes, it is possible to imagine something other than matter, space, and rules in a universe. One could imagine a universe where energy or consciousness is the fundamental building block instead of matter. Or a universe where the laws of physics are completely different and do not follow the same rules as our universe. There could also be multiple universes with their own unique set of elements and rules. It is also possible to imagine a universe where there is no concept of time or space as we understand it. The possibilities are endless and it is a fascinating concept to explore. Whether it is for a sci-fi novel or simply for the sake of imagination, the idea of a universe beyond our current understanding is intriguing.

What is energy and how does it differ from matter and space?

Energy is defined as the ability to do work or cause change. Unlike matter and space, which have physical properties and can be observed and measured, energy is an abstract concept that is not directly observable. It can exist in many forms, such as kinetic energy, potential energy, thermal energy, and electromagnetic energy.

Can energy be created or destroyed?

According to the law of conservation of energy, energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be transformed from one form to another. This means that the total amount of energy in a closed system remains constant, even as it changes from one form to another.

What is the relationship between energy and matter?

E=mc^2, or the famous equation proposed by Albert Einstein, states that energy and matter are interchangeable. This means that matter can be converted into energy, and vice versa. This is demonstrated in nuclear reactions, where a small amount of matter is converted into a large amount of energy.

How is energy measured and what is the unit of measurement?

The SI unit of measurement for energy is the joule (J). However, in some cases, other units such as calories or electron volts may be used to measure energy. Energy can be measured using various instruments and techniques, depending on the type of energy being measured.

What are some examples of non-material forms of energy?

Some examples of non-material forms of energy include light, sound, heat, and electromagnetic radiation. These forms of energy are not made up of physical matter, but they can still have a significant impact on the world around us and can be harnessed for various purposes.

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