Some random thoughts I had while at work today.
What if “time”, as we think of it, doesn’t really exist? What if all moments that ever have and ever will occur in time, are all taking place right simultaneously in an infinite number of parallel dimensions? What if “time”, as we think of it, is really irrelevant in the grand scheme of things because all things that ever have and ever will happen, are happening right now in an infinite number of parallel dimensions that we just happen to be bouncing between as we move along through our lives.
What if our entire universe, as vast as it appears to us to be, is insignificant in its existence, in its impact on reality? I’m not talking about our solar system or our galaxy, I mean “everything”. What if everything we see, know, and experience, is existing in a random spark of static electricity in some infinitely larger universe? Kind of like in the kid’s book, “Horton Hears a Who”. What if there is some infinitely larger universe beyond our ability to comprehend or see, and a being reached for a doorknob, and as he did a tiny spark of static electricity shot between him and the metal doorknob, and in that split second of electricity, exists our entire universe? What if our sense of time is just much slower than that of the beings in the larger universe that spawned ours? We could be existing in a momentary spark that is doomed to go out. Again, I’m not just talking about humanity, this planet, or this galaxy, I’m talking about “everything” we know and see and experience, our entire known universe. What if our known universe really is floating around on a speck of dust, and we’re just too small to be affected by the external stimuli acting on that piece of dust?
What if, everything we’ve come to know as reality, is a lie? What if our conscious minds really occupy another body which we would find totally alien, and we’re just plugged into this illusion of existence as part of some big social experiment? What if you’re the only “real” person, and the rest of us are computer generated AI, put here to create an illusion for you to live in for a given amount of time?
Just some random thoughts I had while at work, thought I’d share.