20 March 2013
Being v. Becoming, Pt. 10, Time Travel: A Thought Experiment
Here's a thought experiment: Try to imagine you're not a spacetime traveler.
Go ahead. It's hard but not impossible—just ask the ancient Hindus.
To do so, of course, you have to imagine yourself not having a physical dimensional body (a vehicle) existing in (traveling through) spacetime.
Now, imagine further that this non-physical, atemporal You wants to design a vehicle that could withstand the rigors of traveling through (traversing) the entirety (eternity) of spacetime. You fully understand the costs in self-consciousness, identity, and even entity integrity. What do You come up with?
We can infer from the paltry experience of the short-burst of consciousness that we've called our world lines that You would need some form of longitudinally adaptive, evolvingly self-regenerative, multiform becomingness. Some sort of foamy process not unlike Life itself.
Musics for your meditation: