Creation of Time: Understanding the Universe Through Perspective

In summary, the conversation discusses the concept of time and how it is perceived differently depending on the perspective of an object. It also delves into the idea of mass and its role in the creation of the universe. However, the conversation is based on a misunderstanding of physics and the thread is ultimately closed.
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So I understand there's rarely such a thing as an original idea. Perhaps this is already out there if so let me know.

From what I understand, one interesting way to look at the speed of light, is that it is the speed that everything travels at except when it has mass to slow it down. It is the base speed of the universe.

From the perspective of something traveling the speed of light it would be everywhere at the same time. In a sense mass creates time

Because we are creatures of mass, we see it the other way round, where the universe is being weird when objects approaches the speed of light, rather thus us being the weird thing experiencing this thing called time.

Whats the point in saying this? Where does it get us?

What would the universe be like if everything consisted off massless particles. Wouldn't every single particle be in every location at the same "time" so to speak. There would be no such thing as time, but if you were able to have the perspective of one of those particles, couldn't you say, every location in space has exactly every particle in it at the same "time", and that every single particle is in every single location.

Here's the question. Isn't that the same as what the very start of the universe was, all of everything in one point without the existence of time?

And could it be that the introduction of mass created the bigbang? That in a sense the big bang was just a consequence, the what would have to happen once time was created.

Has this been discussed mentioned thought about before, if so what's the consensus, if not what's your opinion on this perspective.

Note: I understand this could be seen as a personal theory... hypothesis, however all premises are grounded in real physics, this is more a matter of perspective, altering our perceptions to help us understand the universe.
 
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There certainly are original ideas, but this forum is pretty much defined to be place where people discuss what is known.
I'm not a mod or anything, but threads tend to get locked when they go into 'could it be ...?.'

There is always the Lounge section though ...
 
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Yeah was worried about that, we'll see. Its based on real physics, so let's see what a mod thinks.
 
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Katrex said:
From the perspective of something traveling the speed of light it would be everywhere at the same time.

No, this is not correct. What is correct is that the concept of "experienced time" does not make sense for an object traveling at the speed of light. But the worldlines of such objects still consist of distinct points, at which distinct events can happen; they are certainly not "everywhere at once".

Katrex said:
What would the universe be like if everything consisted off massless particles.

Actually, according to the standard model of particle physics, at sufficiently high energy (such as in the very early universe, before the electroweak phase transition), all of the fundamental particles are massless. They gain mass through their interaction with the Higgs field after the electroweak symmetry is spotaneously broken. However, that doesn't change what I said above about your understanding of massless objects being incorrect.

Katrex said:
I understand this could be seen as a personal theory

It is, but the real problem is that it's based on an incorrect understanding of what's already known. See above.

Based on the above, this thread is closed.
 
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Related to Creation of Time: Understanding the Universe Through Perspective

1. What is the current scientific understanding of the creation of time?

The current scientific understanding is that time is a fundamental aspect of the universe, and it was created along with the universe during the Big Bang. Time is also affected by gravity and the speed of light, and it can even be warped by massive objects like black holes.

2. How does perspective play a role in our understanding of time?

Perspective is crucial in understanding time because it is relative and can change depending on different viewpoints. For example, time can appear to move slower for someone traveling at high speeds or in a strong gravitational field compared to someone at rest.

3. Can we travel back in time?

According to current scientific theories, it is not possible to travel back in time. The laws of physics do not allow for this type of time travel. However, there are some theories that suggest the possibility of traveling forward in time, such as through wormholes or time dilation.

4. How does our perception of time change as we age?

As we age, our perception of time can change due to various factors such as our daily routines, memory, and brain chemistry. Time may seem to go by faster as we get older because we are more familiar with our routines and have fewer new experiences to mark the passing of time.

5. How do scientists study the creation of time?

Scientists study the creation of time through various methods such as observing the universe, conducting experiments, and developing mathematical models. They also use data from cosmic microwave background radiation, which is the oldest light in the universe, to gain insight into the early moments of the universe and the creation of time.

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