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Understanding Length Contraction Is The Key To An Unified Theory


In this article, I introduce a new model of the universe that disregards our previous assumptions about space and time. This is not an argument for this model, it is meant only as an introduction. The full argument requires a book, which I'm currently working on: The Code: A Simple Theory of Everything.

One hundred years ago, Eintein published his theory of relativity, where he described a four dimensional space-time continuum where time dilates when objects move at speeds close to the speed of light. What is not as widely known and discussed is the fact that Einstein also observed a contraction of size in accelerating velocities. That implies that the faster an object moves, the smaller it becomes. This relationship between time and size keeps the universe in balance. As we can observe, small objects such as electrons move very fast relative to us and large objects such as stars move very slow relative to us. This is not coincidental, but a crucial feature of the universe. If we can shift our understanding of space from a postulated static "flat" 3 dimensional structure to a dynamic one composed of no such limiting dimensions, we can gain a much deeper understanding of how the universe functions.

Let's liberate ourselves from the flatness of space. Rather than postulate a 3 or 4 dimensional space, let's change our perspective and think of space as simply the difference between that which is empty or filled. If you look around you, you will notice that there is empty space which you can move around and there is filled space which you cannot occupy. Those are the only two "dimensions" of space. We can now define filled space as "objects". If you look at an object, you will notice that it has a certain size, but the only reason that you will notice that is because you are effectively comparing that object to all the other objects around it. Therefore, the notion of size makes no sense unless there is a comparison between two objects or the same object relative to time. By making this comparison between the sizes of different objects, size can then be understood as a vector from the smallest possible objects to the largest ones, from their "center" to their unified whole. The distance between the center and the "surface" of the object is what we perceive as "size".

We tend to think about small objects around us such as atoms as "close" to us, while stars are far away. In reality, the distance between a small object and us is about the same as the distance between a large object and us. This distance is measured through the size dimension, rather than space, and the distance between us and the small objects that compose us is exponential in nature, that is, the amount of empty space between us and all our component parts is akin to the distance between stars. As we move farther from something, we decrease in size relative to that object and that object decreases in size relative to us. We don't just move through "space" and time, we also move through size. Every object in the universe is moving smaller and larger towards the center of the universe through the size dimension. We observe that as the forces of nature. The reason why we don't perceive significant changes in size is because a lot of energy is required to move an object from one size dimension to the next, thus this becomes a limiting feature of the universe, which also keeps it stable and coherent.

We tend to think of the "big bang" as the beginning of the universe, but the reality is that the big bang is still going on and it will always go on. The big bang or, rather, the "singularity", is at the center of the universe and it is all around us. If you look at any point in space and you go "down" through the vector of size and time, you will be able to go all the way from the molecules to subatomic particles and all the way back to the singularity of the big bang. The universe emerges from that singularity, becomes larger moving through the vector of size and progressively "losing" energy relative to the singularity. The "loss" of energy through that emergence is expressed as objects slowing down relative to the smaller sizes. Eventually, you reach a point where the space observed is the size of the universe. At this point, you can continue to go "up" the vector of size until all the universe converges to a single point, which is a new singularity. From there, there is a new emergence observed in another cycle. This cycle of emergence and convergence goes on forever and it is this cycle that, ultimately, creates our notion of time.

This model ultimately unifies the universe because it maps out exactly how space, size, time and energy interact and balance one another. The universe of this model is described as a constantly fluctuating but always balanced dance of systems in an universal web of interactions, as the aspects of existence (space, size, time and energy) change relative to one another, producing the universe which we perceive. As such, the universe is described as an universe that is absolutely relative to the observer. The greatest strength of the model is that it enables us to understand how the entire universe works with a single theory.

The universe suddenly makes a lot of sense if we change our perspective of how we understand our concept of the continuum.

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