Imagining the Tenth Dimension has ratings and 18 reviews. author Rob Bryanton starts with the lower dimensions that we are all familiar with, then uses. Jeff: Rob Bryanton, the author of Imagining the Tenth Dimension is. Modern theories tell us that there are ten spatial, or “space-like” dimensions to our reality. My name is Rob Bryanton. With this project, I have.
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A direct link to the above video is at http: My name is Rob Bryanton. With this project, I have developed a creative way to use a variation of what’s known as the “point-line-plane postulate” to visualize those ten dimensions, a concept that most would have thought beyanton for the dimensiion mind to comprehend. How can we do this? One We start bruanton a point. Like the “point” we know from geometry, it has no size, no dimension.
It’s just an imaginary idea that indicates a position in a system. A second point, then, can be used to indicate a different position, but it, too, is of indeterminate size. To create the first dimension, all we need is a line passing through any two points. A first dimensional object has length only, no width or depth. Two If we now take our first dimensional line and draw a second line crossing the first, we’ve entered the second dimension.
The object we’re representing now exists within a plane that has length and width, but no depth. Way back ina fellow named Edwin Abbott wrote dimensjon book about a race te two-dimensional creatures called “Flatlanders”.
If we were to watch a balloon passing through the Flatlander’s world, for instance, it would start as a tiny dot, become a hollow circle which inexplicably grows to a certain size, then shrinks back to a dot before popping out of existence.
But what would the flatlander actually see? Imagining the extremely limited viewpoint of a creature confined within this 2D plane gets eob stranger than that. This should be the easiest for us because every moment of our lives that’s what we’re in.
Imagining the Tenth Dimension: A New Way of Thinking about Time and Space
A three dimensional object has length, width, and depth. But here’s another way to dimenskon the third dimension: If that paper is now folded in the middle, we create a way for our Flatlander Ant to “magically” disappear from one position in his two-dimensional world and be instantly transported to another. We can imagine that we did this by taking a two-dimensional object and folding it through the dimension above, which is our third dimension. It’ll be more useful for us as we begin to di,ension the extra dimensions if we can think of the third dimension in this way: A “wormhole” is the scientific term for this concept.
It’s because you and I are made out 3D atoms and molecules, and we derive our energy from chemical reactions which move in one direction only. But science shows us that tob reverse direction is just as valid, and in fact the standard definition of anti-matter is that it’s matter which is moving backwards in time! So rather than saying the fourth dimension is “time”, let’s use the word “duration”. If you were to imagine your body’s duration as a shape in the fourth dimension, you could think of it as a long undulating snake, with your embryonic self at one end and your deceased self at the other.
But because dob reality is observed one quantum frame after another from the third dimension, we are like our second dimensional Flatlanders. Just like that Flatlander who could only see cross-sections of objects from the dimension above, we as three-dimensional creatures can only see cross-sections of our fourth-dimensional self.
And just as you and I require the fourth dimension to change from state to state, think about how for dimensoon 2D flatlander, “time” would be one imaguning the two possible directions in the third spatial dimension.
Five Quantum mechanics tells us that the particles that make up our world are derived from waves of probability simply by the act of observation. It is for this reason that I like to refer to the fifth dimension as our “probability space”, and this relates very nicely to a theory which is now gaining acceptance: It was Everett who showed us that these parallel outcomes reside within a space which is “orthogonal” to space-time, and the versions of the universe that we don’t observe are just as real as the ones we do.
What’s orthogonal, or at di,ension angles, to space-time? With this project, this leads us to imagihing conclusion that Everett’s Many Worlds reside within the fifth dimension.
One of the most intriguing aspects of this approach to visualizing each new dimension etnth being orthogonal to the previous one is that it means we can be observing one dimension and be unaware of our motion in an additional one.
It appears, somewhat amazingly, that the strip has only one side, so it must be a representation of a two-dimensional object. And this means that a two-dimensional Flatlander traveling down the line we just drew would end up back where they started without ever feeling like they had left the second dimension. In reality, they would be looping and twisting in the third dimension, even though to them it felt like they were traveling in a straight line.
The fourth dimension feels like a straight line to us, moving from the past to the future with what some have called the “arrow of time”.
But that arrow is, without us even being aware of it, actually twisting and turning in the dimension above.
So, the long undulating snake that is us at any particular moment will feel like it is moving in a straight line in the fourth dimension, but there will actually be, in the fifth dimension, a multitude of paths that we can branch to at any given moment. Those branches will be influenced by our own choice, chance, and the actions of others.
We move through those branches one planck frame at a time, and this is why some physicists say that the fifth dimension is “curled up at the planck length” – because from our reference frame, that’s how it appears. Six It’s important to note, though, that Everett was imaginnig very clear that causality could not be violated as we observe one outcome or another.
Imaginijg right now, there is zero probability that you or I can suddenly be in the world where for instance Michael Jackson is still alive.
And yet the Many Worlds Dimensioh says those versions of the universe really imaginjng within the quantum wavefunction. So how could we get there? We would need to “fold” our 5D probability space through the sixth dimension.
A phase space is defined as “a space in which all possible states of a system are represented, with each possible state of the system corresponding to one unique point imaguning the phase space. Seven Now, as we enter the seventh dimension, we are imatining to imagine a line which treats our entire sixth dimensional phase space as if it dimensipn a single point. You could say that this point represents what Einstein was thinking about when he said the separation between past, present and future is only an illusion.
Some would call this point infinity for dimenson universe: So if we intend to draw a seventh dimensional line that passes through this point, we need to be able to imagine what a different “point” dimenxion the seventh dimension is going to be, because that’s what our line needs to pass through.
But how can there be anything more than infinity? The answer is, there can be other completely different infinities, other different “everything”s, created through initial conditions which are different from our own big bang. Eight Different initial conditions will create different universes where the basic physical laws such as gravity or the speed of dimesion are not the same as ours, and the resulting branching time lines from that universe’s beginning to all of its possible endings will create a “phase space” of all possible states different from the phase space associated with our own universe.
Lower gravity than ours would be in one direction and higher gravity in the other. Would that line be a way to get to every possible universe? In order to represent other universes with the same value for gravity as ours but with other basic physical constants changed, we need to “branch off” to the possibilities contained within the eighth dimensional phase space of all possible physical realities.
Imagining the Tenth Dimension: A New Way of Thinking about Time and Space by Rob Bryanton
And this would be true no matter what variables we were adjusting within the seventh dimensional line: How do we get to the ninth dimension?
Within this approach to visualizing the dimensions, then, the ninth spatial dimension is beyond any physical reality, and is much more about information, a seething foam of possibilities which could represent impossible universes which exist only as concepts, or selection patterns which could be the beginning of a path toward a universe such as ours or any other. And to complete the logic we have used from the outset, we now take the entire ninth dimension and conceive of it as a single point.
But this is where we hit a roadblock: By the time we’ve imagined an ultimate ensemble of every conceivable information pattern as a single point of indeterminate size, there’s no place left to go.
Ten M-Theory says that our reality is defined from ten spatial dimensions plus time. As soon as anything ‘tries’ to happen within the tenth dimension, we are spilled back into the dimensions below, as subsets are carved out from this ultimate ensemble, this omniverse, this timeless and unchanging “everything” which underlies our reality or any other. And that is a beautiful and fascinating idea for us all to ponder.
I hope my project, “Imagining the Tenth Dimension – a new way of thinking about time and space” has given you some valuable food for thought, and that this will be the beginning of your exploration into understanding the underlying structures of our reality that the great scientists of our day are introducing us to.
It’s important to note that this project has reached millions of people around the world because it can also be related to many other belief systems, and not just mainstream science. I’ve created many other videos as part of this exploration of the wide-reaching implications of this visualization: You can also read more about these ideas in my blog, or in my books: Thank you all for watching, and enjoy the journey!
Posted by Rob Bryanton at Is this not more like grouping the possibilities of ‘all-possible-states’? The sequence 1 is a possibility, sequence 2 is a possibility, and so on The word dimension seems to be a misnomer here. Let’s take another example where I’m organizing some files on my computer, I’ve a simple video file, now I can have another video file in which some frames are slightly different, there could be a host of video files similar to one I’ve but have different frames, a ‘dimension’?
I could’ve a directory which contains all these files and a different directory which contain a different set of files with all their variations and so on I’m sorry for making such a terrible analogy, I wanted to ask how is your explanation of dimensions is not just a simple organization of the various possibilities?
You’re teaching inaccurate pseudoscience to the Internet. You really need to stop all this. You are literally making people LESS educated. You know you’re wrong, and still you see the thousands of likes and views and yet you peruse this ridiculousness. For other people reading this on the Internet: Disregard this “educational” blog, please.
Don’t fall for it. Hi Dylan, I’ve created a project which has been loved by millions of people. I hear regularly from students who say “thank you Rob, you opened my eyes to the wonders of the universe, and because of you I’m now pursuing a science-related degree.
So it’s not that I’m explaining the math behind these concepts, I’m just giving people a “way in” to thinking about these big picture ideas, and over the last six and a half years this project has become a jumping off point for people who want to know more about that actual science.
Frankly, I don’t see anything wrong with that. Hi Rnet, I’ve made the same comment myself about my approach being akin to a filing system. Here’s one of my blogs where I refer to that idea: Let’s say your first folder contains all the possible points on a one-dimensional line.
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If we now have another point that isn’t on that line, should it go in that first bryantpn Not if we want to keep our points organized! But we could put the first folder inside a second folder, and also put that new point in the second folder as well.
What else could go in the second folder?