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134 Responses to Fourth Spatial Dimension 101

  1. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    Link: Fourth Spatial Dimension 101 - Do you want your head blown away with fourth dimension theory? Viola!
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    GunMetal Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    The computer voice annoyed the poo out of me until I finally stopped watching.
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    apermal Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    Its Voila.
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    JannatheGrea Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    Over my head starting at 0:02.
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    Zerro Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    Boring and it`s Voila not Viola.
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    Yaos Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    I also enjoy making things up and pretending they are real.
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    nlcs Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    I`m sorry but this is total assumption, you cannot make a rule using only one circumstance, in this case the circumstance being 3d, therefore any thinking about 4d is a complete and utter load of poo.
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    blkstallion Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    Whoa. I like it.
    Now how can we harness the power of the fourth dimension for world domination?
  9. Profile photo of CrepesOWrath
    CrepesOWrath Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    CELLO
  10. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    A simple description of a hyper cube.

    Idiots. Everyone knows that time is the fourth dimension. Now the fifth dimension...

  11. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    try string theory with its 11 dimensions
  12. Profile photo of dalek239
    dalek239 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    Patchouly, actually this is a description of the fourth spatial dimension. As shaboinkin said, there are at least 11 spatial dimensions according to string theory. We live in a 3 spatial dimension world with a time dimension. It is true we have a fourth dimension that is time, but it`s not a spatial dimension. That`s why it`s called time AND space.
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    Glowy Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    This is actually pretty retarded.
  14. Profile photo of FlamedNight
    FlamedNight Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    i did a poject on this last week!!!
    @ patchouly time IS the fourth dimension but in the title it clearly says SPATIAL dimension so no time is not the 4th spatial dimension
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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    Everything in the vid are all analogies and comparison of the relationship of 3d and 2d

    completely bullsh*t

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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    A book called Hyperspace is much, much better at explaining it. This explaination, while accurate, used hard-to-follow examples and images. It could have (and has been) done better.
  17. Profile photo of FlamedNight
    FlamedNight Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    btw I got third place at rejoinals for this(ACTE) :-)
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    Owanie Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    Funny, you`ve got spatial dimensions as well then? I know there are 10 dimensions, and that the fourth did indeed include motion, not time necessarily. Whatever.
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    FlamedNight Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    snoop dawg it compares 2d and 3d so you can understand it. All dimensions are related through patterns. ie 1d line has 2 points 2d square has 4 points 3d cube has 8 points
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    miraclewik Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    So am I the only one still confused after watching that??
  21. Profile photo of FlamedNight
    FlamedNight Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    btw I got third place at rejoinals for this(ACTE) :-)
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    FlamedNight Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    oops some how it reposted :-(
  23. Profile photo of riotDX
    riotDX Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    "Idiots. Everyone knows that time is the fourth dimension. Now the fifth dimension..."

    Time is not a spacial dimension. If there is a fifth spacial dimension, a fourth spacial dimension is also necessary.

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    D3 Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    I think I brained my damage.
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    They should warn people to put a helmet on before watching this, because it`ll blow the brain right outta your skull.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    That voice makes me want to punch ovaries
  27. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    4d? Can I roll to save for half?
  28. Profile photo of langdonhill
    langdonhill Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    RiotDX: time certainly is a spatial dimension, at least from a 4th dimensional point of view. In this video, the creepy voice describes how a 4D entity would see a 3D space as a series, showing differences (the cube being manipulated). Although the video doesn`t state it explicitly, it is understood that by seeing each state in the progression, the 4D entity would be seeing the progression of time simply as different points on a plane (a spatial perception). Where it gets interesting is when you consider how many points there must be, as time is continuous and can be subdivided quite a lot. That, my friends, is why we have Planck time!

    *this lecture brought to you by Scientific American and too much time on my hands*

    *oh yeah also my massive BRAAAAAINS*

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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    That voice was way too annoying to watch.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    no such Dimension exist.
  31. Profile photo of theo2
    theo2 Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    This voice makes me wanna punch a baby
  32. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    Absolutely amazing description of what a 4th dimensional being would see and do. Also Kaagan, you`re an idiot. There are an infinite # of dimensions, look at vector calculus for proof.
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    Sean162 Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    We`re gonna need this for 2012.
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    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    theo2
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    14 Posts Sunday, March 29, 2009 2:19:52 PM
    This voice makes me wanna punch a baby

    -----

    Agreed. I could only watch so much before it started to agitate me. I noticed the anonymous symbol, they`re still around- Eh?

    And Sean162, the world ISNT going to end in 2012. Cripe.

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    megantoast Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    IAB, what do you have malicious pop-ups that try to install viruses on my computer? Its getting really annoying. =[
  36. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    ..wait, wouldn`t a bunch of 3d rooms put together just equal... a larger 3d room?
  37. Profile photo of esopillar34
    esopillar34 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    Argh, the voice is so obnoxious.

    I like "Imagining the 10th Dimension" better anyways.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkxieS-6W...

  38. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    Sorry guys, that post was my badly failed attempt at humor...

    I`m actually quite up on string theory and have been reading about it for the past ten years or so now.

  39. Profile photo of JMoney100
    JMoney100 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    tl;dw

    also because I`ve seen vids like this before and the narrators` voices were not nearly as annoying.

  40. Profile photo of Havenshill
    Havenshill Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    O.k. I lasted for 4min and 55s before the voice got to me. Also I was completely confused.

    Why couldn`t they just have a regular person narrate the video? Surely easier than the fake voice thing.

    On a side note the pop-ups are horrible i-a-b. Don`t you love us anymore? If I didn`t have the wonderful AdBlocker on Firefox I would be seriously annoyed.

    I love i-a-b, the site kicks ass but don`t ruin it with pop-ups that just sucks...

    :-)

  41. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    havenshill, the pop ups only lasted for about a week for me. just hang in thee
  42. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    mech, theres only 10

    click the link that esopillar put up
    or search it on IAB, it was posted like a year ago

  43. Profile photo of Havenshill
    Havenshill Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    In fairness I don`t suffer too much habbazoot, only when I have to use I.E. when I`m not on my own P.C. where I only ever use F.F., AdBlocker is great and I don`t know how I managed before I got it :-)
  44. Profile photo of ghoulie11
    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    They really need to learn how to explain things better
  45. Profile photo of tazman321
    tazman321 Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    im sorry, but my mind cant be blown by microsoft sam using autotune
  46. Profile photo of SystemFail
    SystemFail Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    lol @ viola
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    lilhawk2892 Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    "They really need to learn how to explain things better"

    well.. thats impossible as we are 3d. the same as a 4d lifeform would find it hard to imagine the perspective of a 5d lifeform

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    MrFibbles Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    4:30 and onwards is shakey, because we draw in 2d a 4d object can create 3d objects?
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    MrFibbles Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    what this explanation does is treat a way of rationalizing something as actual observation.
    its still pretty good though.
  50. Profile photo of lifeavoidit
    lifeavoidit Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    so does this explain ghosts???????
  51. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    "a 3D entity can only think in 2D" - ? Huh?

    I have no trouble thinking in 3D. This whole thing was like a poor re-hash of "flatland" by someone who didn`t understand it very well.

  52. Profile photo of Animecha
    Animecha Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    The fourth dimension is easy to comprehend, its all mathematical. What people have trouble with is visualization. A 2 dimensional creature would see variations in the form of a line and perceive 2 dimensional depth, we see variations in the form of a 2d plane and perceive 3 dimensional depth. The next logical step up would be to see the word 3 dimensionally and perceive fourth dimensional depth, which is nearly impossible to imagine.
  53. Profile photo of Gluggr
    Gluggr Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    Why the crappy computer voice? I would have watched it, but that`s just unbearable...
  54. Profile photo of theelgeth
    theelgeth Female 70 & Over
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    Is God a 4d entity?
  55. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    so does this explain ghosts???????
    --
    No, but it does explain ninjas.

    We can`t see them because they`re in the 4th dimension...
    ....but they can see us.

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    agamemnon Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    Ok, now say it all over again for the 5th dimension, and use an even more annoying voice.
  57. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    i take back what i said about the popups. i just got one

    WHY IAB, WHY!?!?!?!?!?!?

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    fnkychkn Female 40-49
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm
    Is Stephen Hawking narrating this?
    Cool!
  59. Profile photo of chillimac
    chillimac Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    SO dratIN BORING!!!!
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    its_steve Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    What if what we perceive as a timeline might actually be 4d+ 4d-? Is that essentially time travel? You occupy the same space as this 4d creature in the third dimension but not in the fourth deminsion.
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    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    Viola? VIOLA? It`s "Voila" you dummy! What is this, twelfth night we`re talkin` about here?

    Video is too looong.....So I did not watch it all. Plus, the Mac Speech function thing gets old-FAST.

  62. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    That was actually quite interesting.
  63. Profile photo of DarkRose1593
    DarkRose1593 Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    I thought this would be interesting, but it`s the exact opposite.
  64. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
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    March 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    Personally, I find 38D much more interesting.
  65. Profile photo of tinky10675
    tinky10675 Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    ummmm.yea i get it now....NOT!!!
  66. Profile photo of apophisjon
    apophisjon Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    I think 4D Entity is a pretty cool guy. eh draws in 3D and doesn`t afraid of anything.
  67. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I`ve always found this subject absolutely fascinating.

  68. Profile photo of Xithor
    Xithor Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    Now if only this were actually anywhere close to correct. We already know what the fourth dimension is, and can physically see it every day. Time. The fourth dimension is nothing more than flowing time, or more correctly termed, a ripple in the third dimension. It is true that we can see only cross sections of this fourth dimension, as the video said, for seeing all of the fourth dimension would mean you would see every one of the 2,524,608,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 instants of your lifetime (For a person living to be 80 years of age) Yes, this is the true figure, the average number of the smallest possible measurable time intervals (attoseconds) is that number. You would see the instant you were born to the instant you died and live every moment at that time. I could go into explanations of higher dimensions, but http://www.tenthdimension.com/medialinks... does it better than I can.
  69. Profile photo of Youcantwin
    Youcantwin Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    Made it to 3:15 then my ADD got to me and i went and looked at 10 more disturbing photoes from fancy lad`s hard drive :)
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    facepalmist Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    aren`t we kind of arbitrarily assigning dimensions numbers? couldn`t we say time is the fifth dimension if we wanted too? is there some rhyme or reason to these numbers, or am i just completely wrong?
  71. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    Xithor, taking theelgeth and your points further, if there were a fourth (or higher) dimensional being (or beings). Wouldn`t they be theoretically omnipresent? A scientific explanation of what people say a god is? Life and the universe as we know it could all just be some other dimensional video game.

    Man, this stuff is instant mind orgasms.

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    regrhcp Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    gah!
  73. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    Not exactly, face. Don`t look at the term `dimension` as another `world`, per se. A common misconception.

    Height, width, and depth are dimensions, remember. An easy way to look at it is that difference between 2D and 3D is the addition of depth to the picture. You couldn`t have an object with only height and depth -- it`s progressive.

  74. Profile photo of Xithor
    Xithor Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    Peloos, theoretically, any being in the fourth dimension would omniscient of this dimension, and by many peoples` standards would probably be considered a "god". However, for a truly omniscient or omnipotent "god" to be real, it would have to be a being from the tenth dimension, a being able to see all possible realities of all possible universes in all possible timelines, whereas a being in the fourth dimension would only be able to the timeline that exists in this exact universe.
  75. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    I see what you`re saying, Xithor. Nicely put.

    I would do anything to know the answers to these questions....

    ::stares into space::

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    blackbird7 Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    So if this was true, everything we see could just be a shadow of a 4D object. But if we can touch it I suppose it would have to be 3D. Unless we`re only touching a slice of it... weird.
  77. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    lifeavoidit: so does this explain ghosts???????

    Perhaps, but not likely. You`d have to impose additional assumptions on this framework - perhaps including a connection between a 4th (or higher) dimension, and death.

    A better way to say it MIGHT be to state that "IF ghosts are 3D cross-sections of 4D beings, that would not be inconsistent with ghosts being able to appear and disappear at will - because they would simply be traveling within the 4D space and outside our field of view."

  78. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    blackbird7: "So if this was true, everything we see could just be a shadow of a 4D object. But if we can touch it I suppose it would have to be 3D. Unless we`re only touching a slice of it... weird."

    See Plato`s Allegory of the Cave for an introduction.

  79. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    I`m not sure from where the posts focusing on a "tenth dimension" come. So far, no falsifiable hypothesis has been tested and shown to be consistent with a fixed number of dimensions. Most physicists agree that higher dimensionality field theory is a promising avenue but it has its limitations, too. In particular, there`s no way to impose a maximum on the number of dimensions since it`s probably true that any such space could be embedded in a higher-dimensional space (this is not guaranteed, but is "highly likely").

    Visualizations such as the one in this video are difficult IMO. This one does a decent job but I think the creators went to far in the inferences. They should have just stuck to explaining higher-dimensional space and left any implications out.

  80. Profile photo of cndman15
    cndman15 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    its not that hard a concept. 4D is time.

    1D- no two things can occupy the same point on a length

    2D- two things can occucupy the same point on a length, just not on the same width

    3D- two things can occupy the same length and width, just not the same height

    4D- two things can occupy the same length width and height, just not at the same time

  81. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    the robotic voice is anoying
  82. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    Xithor: "Peloos, theoretically, any being in the fourth dimension would omniscient of this dimension, and by many peoples` standards would probably be considered a "god"."

    I disagree. Imagine you (as a 3D being) were able to view a VERY LARGE 2D plane - say... the size of the field in a large stadium. Many many many small 2D beings (say, ants... though not technically 2D, this will suffice) are walking on/in this 2D surface. Just because you were able to interact in a higher dimensional space doesn`t mean you`re omniscient. It just means you have a different perspective. In this example, you may be able to see the ants from "above" - implying that you may even be able to see more ants than if you were 2D. But this would be far from omniscience.

  83. Profile photo of Xithor
    Xithor Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    Simbha, it is true that there is no fixed number of dimensions, but our reasonable understanding means that we can conjecture what the first ten dimensions /should/ be, but we are not trluy sure that we are correct. As others have already stated, the string theory goes on to try to explain what the eleventh dimension might be, but as we can only perceive four dimensions, we cannot imagine anything besides our three spacial dimensions and time, much as is explained in Plato`s Allegory of the Cav as you suggested. Therefore we can only imagine that the highest imaginable dimension would be all spaces throughout all possible times, even though the fifth dimension could possibly be something besides all timelines, which would throw all of our theories out the proverbial door. So true, there is no fixed number of dimensions, but as three dimensional beings perceiving a four dimensional reality, we can only imagine the first ten and theorize an eleventh.
  84. Profile photo of mikhaillost
    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    God, this stuff is so boring and old. I learned this back forever ago. And dear lord that voice is annoyinh
  85. Profile photo of Xithor
    Xithor Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    I know that "omniscient" was not the right word to use, but it was the best for me to say that any being in the fourth dimension could possible perceive any point of the third dimension that they wanted, and many people would consider any being able to see and know everything to be something along the lines of "omniscient".
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    There is an unspoken--as well as incorrect--assumption here that because a measurement device, acting in essence as a transducer, operates in only two dimensions (such as our eyes), it constrains the interpretation of the output it generates.

    Simply put, a processor`s computation power is not linked to the data stream running into it. It is intrinsic; likewise, humans have the capability of thinking and analyzing in three dimensions, even though they can only technically percieve visually in two of them.

    And P.S., for those of you looking for a `testable hypothesis`...are you serious? This is clearly a theory, and is stated as such. NOT as fact. Once we are able to test and even prove the existence of a higher dimension, we (and listen carefully here) have the technology to prove/disprove GOD.

    And, perhaps more interestingly, INTERACT with God.


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    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    Not as good as that other dimensions video.
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    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    gah. that confused me. i`m happy in my world without having to think of other ones
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    WRNKLDTITFUZ Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    -_-`
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    Supersyko Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    Ow ow ow , my head is about to explode...
  91. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    ...And this is why I hate physics.

    D:<

  92. Profile photo of Nick7714
    Nick7714 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    i think if i moved on to more advanced topics, the fourth dimension entity in my room would just laugh >:[
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    thestringy Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    This was very interesting to watch for me, as i am currently writing a fiction book which deals with the 4th dimension (and a few more after that) so i am no stranger to trying to get my head around a feasible explanation for higher dimensions.

    Despite this, however, my head is still hurting from trying to understand this one.

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    sindel Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    ....daaamn!!! This would explain that experience I had once while I has high...

    I could see myself from the corner of the room, yet I was sitting down in the opposite corner, all in real live time!

    I AM MUTANT WITH A 4TH DIMENSIONAL SIGHT!!!! WOOHOOO!!

  95. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    "its not that hard a concept. 4D is time."

    Sorry, but I disagree strongly. Please define time and you will find it`s pretty much impossible. We think of things in causal ways, but this is not indicative of any order, or of time. Before us, there was no time. No one to think of it. Because, there is no time. It`s just an illusion.

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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 12:16 am
    they couldnt get a real person to narrate this? Had to be some introverted nerd using a computer voice synth?
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2009 at 12:36 am
    The most commonly repeated mistake in Science. Time is Dimension *1* not 4, an idea, for example, has no physical width, height or depth, but it has a duration. The dimensions therefore are:

    (1) Duration; (2) Length; (3) Width; (4) Height

    This is why time travel will always be impossible - you can only travel in 4D space; you can`t, for example, travel along a line which has only duration and length, but width and height are 0.

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    barrooo Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2009 at 1:05 am
    After listening to that I felt like I`d been smoking weed all day
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    jareddevour Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 1:36 am
    Lionhart, That`s Not correct. the 3 dimensions are x, y, and z. x being left and right, y being up and down, z being forward and backward (relatively speaking). the 4th dimension really is Time. Think about it. We (being 3 dimensional objects) can only time one point at a time. We can`t move freely through time. We subjectively move in one direction through it. If you think of the 4th dimension as time and watch the video again, it all works and is consistent with what we perceive.

    It just gets kind of weird when you think about drawing in time.

    Time is not an illusion.

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    jareddevour Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 1:37 am
    Ugh sorry. Meant:

    We (being 3 dimensional objects) can only percieve one point in time at any given moment.

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    austin808 Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2009 at 3:45 am
    so then some 4-d guy watches me masturbate!?!
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    Lycrian Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2009 at 4:30 am
    my brain hurts
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2009 at 4:37 am
    NOT VIOLA BUT VOILA!
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    Fuzzy89 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 4:50 am
    "so then some 4-d guy watches me masturbate!?!"
    just what i thought first xD
    BUT! i, as a 3D being have never seen a real 2d thing, so i doubt that 4d things would be able to see us..
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    pandapoi Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 4:58 am
    Yeah that felt gooood.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 6:43 am
    hellz yeah i always thought about not only being able to move up down left right back fowards.. but also in and out. say if i go 4d+ i start appearing to get bigger and disfigured a bit till i dissapear completely and 4d- i get smaller vice versa.
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    makkaal Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 7:07 am
    If that voice wasn`t so astonishingly annoying, I`d watch this again and again until I could finally imagine this... if at all.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2009 at 7:36 am

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    Freelop Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 7:40 am
    every time I start to understand I end up trying to visualise and then my brain melts.

    I think I get the drawing bit, and infact if a 4d person draws in 3d it can make objects that we can interract with?

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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 9:09 am
    the best example was the vision one. How we can only see things that fill up a 2D area, and we cannot see through things (lets just say everything is opaque), but a 4D entity can see past these opaque objects and see the things behind them. I surprised i got it, considering im only 17 and i don`t take physics!
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    blkstallion Female 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 9:12 am
    >Lionhart

    I think that dimension 1 is just a line- if you work backwards from their definition of dimension 3= an infinite number of planes laid on top of each other, then 2-d must be an infinite number of lines laid side-by-side.
    Maybe?
    I don`t think that ideas have duration. How can you mark when an idea starts? And if you believe that there is no original thought, then all ideas have existed since the beginning of time, and they will end at the end of time. And Time as the 4th dimension is not really what the video is talking about- it fits well, but this is one of the best *mathematical* models for a possible fourth dimension.
    Of course, my brain is laying in pieces, exploded on the floor, so... nothing makes sense anymore.

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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    March 30, 2009 at 9:36 am
    I kept on starting to get it and then he gave a new example and confuzzled me again.
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2009 at 9:40 am
    As for the "viola" thing, fancylad must`ve changed my description around. I have taken French in school for 12 years so i *might* just know it was "voila" even though that is kinda of a bastardization of the real french term.
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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 10:23 am
    and i already had a headache
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    Gingerrum Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 10:32 am
    i thought i understood it before but now im confused again...i think its his voice...is it microsoft sam?
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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2009 at 11:29 am
    "i thought i understood it before but now im confused again...i think its his voice...is it microsoft sam?"

    Me too. This used to make sence to me before, but now this video had completely trashed what I used to think I understood.

    I`m going back to bed.

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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    Smoke Salvia. You`ll see the 4th dimension. ;-)
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    What a load of bull.
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    LastDesprado Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    yea i think im perfectly fine with existing in the 3rd dimention thanks
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    CaptainHoogu Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    Well, I guess i get it.
    I just keep going from being confused as f*ck to actually understanding things.
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    CaptainHoogu Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    Also, I really like the idea that a 4D object/person can draw in 3D. I just think that`s cool :D
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    cndman15 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    sprinkz. yes i can

    time is a measurement

    just like inches or centimeters

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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    i think that infrared is another dimension.
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    crimsonattck Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    lol basic analysis...

    he said anal xD

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    neosporin Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    Didn`t blow my mind.
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    mikeyberman Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2009 at 12:05 am
    It`s true that the space in which we live is composed of three spatial dimensions, and one time dimension. However, this video is about a fourth SPATIAL dimension, and has nothing to do with time as the fourth dimension.

    And for those of you who don`t believe time is a dimension, research Special Relativity. It`s been scientifically proven to be accurate, and relies on time being considered as another dimension, albeit one which we have no control of.

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    Mighty- Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2009 at 8:06 am
    I personally believe that the 4th dimension is time. always have. This video was actually very confusing, but I guess that is understandable, considering how difficult it would be to think in 4D
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    ian123488 Male 13-17
    60 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    I am confused
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    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    he sounds like microsoft sam
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    mystery08 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    This was a bunch of words and pictures with little meaning.

    In physics there is something called the 4 Vector which describes space-time it can be described by the matrix

    where i is the square root of negative 1 and c is the speed of light in a perfect vacuum and t is time. This describes the 4-dimensional reality we live in.

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    superdud3 Male 18-29
    277 posts
    April 13, 2009 at 2:06 am
    basicly its saying that if you could look at ur monitor in front of you right now u could see all sides top bottom left right and behind just by looking at it, it would be as if u had a unhinged camera that could float around but be in 4 places at the same time to put it in a better way of understanding
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    superdud3 Male 18-29
    277 posts
    April 13, 2009 at 2:11 am
    *sigh* after reading about half these post I see that you ppl are stuck on the thought that time is a dimension .... time is relative, time was created by people as a way of planing things if you didnt know what time it was you wouldent know when the shipping needed to be done or when the money needed to be payed its just a way of orignization its not really a dimension a dimension is were an object exsits time is not an object its a fabrication -_- tired of this time is a dimension crap
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    "he sounds like microsoft sam "

    Irrelevant much?

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    tp1212 Male 13-17
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    May 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    Time `could` be a dimension, but this would imply that our universe is actually a static, unchangeable 4d shape or collection of 4d shapes.
    And that would also mean a 3d world without time, would also be a static collection of objects.
    Ultimately this would mean that (perception of) time, life, death, consciousness and free will, Are all the result of an illusion that the forth dimension casts over the other 3.
    (Let that one sink in for a while.)

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