A New Theory On Time Indicates Present And Future Exist Simultaneously

According to a new controversial theory, everything around us is intricately planned, and each and everyone’s destiny has already been decided. The new theory suggests that time does not PASS and that everything is ever-present.
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In fact, time is not linear as we have been thinking all along, and everything around us is ever present.

The researchers indicates that time should be regarded as a dimension of spacetime, as relativity theory holds — so it does not pass by us in some way, because spacetime doesn’t. Instead, time is part of the uniform larger fabric of the universe, not something moving around inside it.According to a scientist, everything that has happened, and everything that will happen is in fact occurring at this very moment as time is positioned in space.

The new theory proposed by Dr. Bradford Skow, an associated professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) indicates that if we were to look down on the universe, we would actually observe time and events spreading out in all directions.

So what does this actually mean? Well, it suggests that time as we know it is incorrect, in other words, it’s not linear as we have been thinking all along. In fact, everything around us is ever present.

The new theory is detailed in Dr. Skow’s book, Objective Beginning, where he writes: “When you ask people, ‘Tell me about the passage of time,’ they usually make a metaphor.

“They say time flows like a river, or we move through time like a ship sailing through the sea.”

The author argues that he “wouldn’t want to believe in that unless I saw good arguments for it.”

In “Objective Becoming,” Skow aims to convince readers that things could hardly be otherwise. To do so, he spends much of the book considering competing ideas about time — the ones that assume time does pass or move by us in some way. “I was interested in seeing what kind of view of the universe you would have if you took these metaphors about the passage of time very, very seriously,” Skow says. e='text-align:justify'>“They say time flows like a river, or we move through time like a ship sailing through the sea.”

The author argues that he “wouldn’t want to believe in that unless I saw good arguments for it.”

Dr. Skow believes that in a so-called ‘block universe- a theory which states that the past, present and future exist simultaneously.
In other words, this means that once an even has occurred, it continues to exist somewhere in space-time.

The new ‘controversial’ theory is backed up by Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity which indicates that space and time are in fact part of an intricate four-dimensional structure where everything that has occurred has its own coordinates in space-time.
Dr. Skow further details:

The block universe theory says you’re spread out in time, something like the way you’re spread out in space. We’re not located at a single time.”
Dr. Skow agrees that while things change and we see time as if it were passing, Dr. Skow believes that we are in a ‘scattered conditions’ and that different parts of time may be dotted around the infinite universe.
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Comments

Jstjude said…
While I appreciate theory’s I really need to hear scientific finding and evidence. Please can someone elaborate or draw some kind of diagram with explanation. Maybe Jacob Barnett.
Sylvia said…
This is a philosophical theory. Interesting, but does science have anything to say about it?
Unknown said…
Sounds like a regurgitation of the "doubling time theory" by Jean-Pierre Garnier Malet. A lot of bollocks with no serious scientific support.
Unknown said…
I JUST made a comment and it says "3 months ago". Maybe the theory is right LOL
DoctorRobin said…
The mystical texts of Judaism, Kabalah, state that from the perspective of the Limitless, Timeless Creator, linear time is non existent-
Linear time is an illusion for the purpose of conferring free will to mankind. Our soul journey here is taken also via an illusion of space and material solidity- Quantum science is approaching this realization. But we still have to live our daily lives from within these illusions in order to grow spiritually-
Lzr1rocker said…
Time is the only viable measurement of our existence. Without time, you could not prove that an event or life itself ever existed. It is the only true measurement. However, this is an interesting theory that does not account for the expansion of space from the beginning. Expansion itself, is flow.
Mark said…
Anyone have more links to assist this article?
David said…
The book is Objective BECOMING -- not Objective BEGINNING.
Charliecsl said…
Time is spread out like the span of a movie thats printed on a DVD, there’s a beginning, a middle and an end this is similar to our universe where the future, the present and the past exist simultaneously, Where we focus our consciousness is where the immediate present is, our focus is comparable to the Laser beam that reads the data printed on the disc, the present could be anywhere on the disc as we can press forwards or backwards to any particular chapter of the movie, it’s when we press play that it becomes the immediate present while traveling in time would be like skipping chapters forwards or backwards, when they say the future, the present, and the past exist simultaneously, , they meant that it is just like the movie printed on a DVD,
Kayla said…
This is not new
Loanwolffe said…
it has been some time (no pun intended) since I have read such a poorly constructed article on what should be a significant line of research. Get an editor!
Unknown said…
If we think about it on a Quantum level it will be clear to us that moments are appearing into present and moving into the future. What is time and space? Only time as can see something, when we separate it from within. The time it takes for 'one' to acquaint oneself with something at a distance is time and space for that particular individual.
Professor Brian Green also believes same, in his documentary (The illusion of Time). He thinks that past, present and future exists as slides in the cosmic theatre and that the cosmic projector takes the now slide to be shown on the theatre. but the arrow of time is related to the Entropy (disorder), so not possible to reverse time.
Cícero Alberto said…
A strange way to end the neurons!
Anonymous said…
TIME do not exist. What we are experiencing is not Time but the motion of the continuous expansion of the Cosmos. Trillion of Light Years later, the Cosmos shall reverse its motion from expansion to contraction.
georg said…
Hey wait a minute. Einstein came to the same conclusion a century ago when he declared that "time is an illusion" and that the past, present, future exist simultaneously. Brad Skow's is plagiarizing Einstein! :O
Induscreed said…
The idea is not new. Check out this video by string theorist Brian Greene. Very well explained: https://youtu.be/9Qu9XaF2K10
Nancy said…
So Muhammad was right and what will be is written? I had no idea he was a physicist!
Unknown said…
What about the fact that the stars and galaxies are lights that finally arrived here after millions of years and the past is actually what we see when we see the starry sky? Does that mean that the past exists at the same time as well?
el_flesh said…
It's not "new" and it's not a "theory", it's an hypothesis, don't make it sound like it's either of those things. The book is new, not the hypothesis.
You don't want to allow a moron like Trump to have a kernel of truth in his bullshit ('fake news' for this case.)
Unknown said…
The article is not very detailed but its fundamentals are totally accurate. Time is not linear even if we experience it as such at our scale. People here ask for explanations and diagrams. They will have a better understanding of it if they actually search within themselves for this explanation. I have been lucky to experience this concept of "timeless" time with my own mind and at an early age. It does change everything and in a way makes everything a lot easier to understand.

I have been lucky to experience this in person
in a way that is
Unknown said…
Time is relative only to us. A way of keeping track of our own understanding of the universe.
Alex Parker said…
Interesting article
BlkStar said…
My guess is time as an illusion is incorrect. Our perception of it as a constant my be the illusion. But time seems to be a product the attraction and repulsion of all things. On the quantum scale its influence maybe to small to measure, but still it’s a factor. I thinking of perceived space as blank page in a book. Matter as the pen.The attraction/repulsion (pull/push) of matter and space would be the writing on the page. Quantum= the push/ pull contact of page and pen to form the letter symbols (A,B,C etc.) The words and sentences formed = space/time. Our comprehension of what is being said maybe the illusion time. But this also brings in the idea of the writer or the reader affecting the meaning or the outcome of push/pull of space/time. Just an idea. I’m fascinated with the make up of our existence. Not a learned scholar. Any thoughts?
Tony Simpao said…
��...not so new......�� ....This is actually a natural consequence of the WTM Geometrodynamics of 'Superspace as being the collection of all available 3-geometries as originally advanced 1950's by WTM https://the-eye.eu/public/WorldTracker.org/Physics/Misner%20-%20Gravitation%20%28Freeman%2C%201973%29.pdf https://arxiv.org/pdf/0902.3923.pdf
Dan Goorevitch said…
Utter nonsense. Ever noticed a wrinkle on your face? Is that a metaphor? Hardly. Go to a graveyard and wake up.
Treepipat said…
In the Buddhism erspective time is not real.
Andy Z. said…
I know I'll probably get hammered by the secularists on here but:

I’ve often said this when discussing a quality of God that doesn’t get discussed often. Most Christians have had discussions about God’s omniscience (all-knowing), His omnipotence (all-powerful), and His omnipresence (His being everywhere) - but few discussions have been had discussing His being “omni-temporal.”
When discussing His omnipresence – if He is everywhere, then the term “there” is without application to Him as everywhere is “here.” As He created space, He very well understands the terms “there”, “distance”, etc – they just don’t apply to Him.
By the same token, He created time when He created space. He’s “omni-temporal” (His eternal existence – w/o beginning or end). But this term that I’ve come up with for this quality goes far beyond His eternal existence. Just as “there”, “left”, “up”, “down”, “east”, “north” don’t apply to Him because everywhere is “here” for Him, so the terms “past”, “future”, “then” don’t apply to Him either as He’s not bound by a temporal existence, and all time from its beginning ‘til time ceases to exist are “now” for Him. Just as He understands distance (including the units used to measure it), up, left, there, etc. and how they apply to us, He also understands time (and its units), yesterday, tomorrow, etc and how humanity experiences it.
I mention this not only as a possibly new way for people to think of God’s qualities, but also in regards to how people will use the Biblical phrase “a day is like unto a thousand years, and a thousand years like unto a day” to pervert Genesis 1 to reconcile the Bible to the Godless, worldview-driven, secular science’s doctrine of millions/billions of years. God could have equally have said in Scripture that “an inch is like unto a parsec, and a parsec like unto an inch,” and it would be just as true for Him as the earlier phrase. But we have no evidence from the Bible that God ever gave specific linear dimensions of something, but was in reality meaning completely different values. Same with Genesis – to use the day/thousand years verse to re-interpret what God meant about the days of the Genesis account has no Biblically-based evidence. In addition, despite what science says about the proven “eons-old universe and earth,” much of that proof is based on data that are provided by highly-subjective, questionable methodologies, and the data is interpreted by even more highly subjective secular worldviews.
Unknown said…
Very good theory
Gråsuggan said…
If everything is intricately planned, then by whom?
Linear time was developed and synchronized to align capital with manageable labor.
George Anticus said…
This article is so badly written and has so many typos, missing and extraneous words that it is for all intents and purposes unintelligible. Why don’t you guys employ a real proof reader or don’t you care?
Anonymous said…
http://news.mit.edu/2015/book-brad-skow-does-time-pass-0128
Rek2008 said…
sssssshhh
Jagannath said…
Just what I thought one week from now ....
Unknown said…
Does time flow like a ship up shits creek, without a paddle, or does it skip like a stone upon the rocky shore? Is time ever present in the infinite expanse of our own Egos, or does it stagnate on the barren terrain of our Libidos? Is time an illusion or are we prisoners here of our won design? I believe that "time" is an arbitrary unit of measurement that quantifies a set of perimeters set against the span of infinity. Like taking a 12 inch ruler to measure the sky. You can't measure the whole sky; you can only measure a portion of the sky. Time is infinite. Space is infinite. This universe is finite, but the number of universes infinite. If one is able to rise above "our" universe, one would see infinity and that we are part of a cluster of universe. Any numerical value us would use to measure time would make it finite, but if time has always existed, and time will always exist; how can you measure something that has no beginning and no end? One should remember that a theory is not law and is only an "educated" guess. A Theory is an opinion that some one has about something. Opinions are like assholes; everyone got one.
Unknown said…
J W Dunne has a great book with a seemingly similar basis. An experiment in time. Anyone read this?
Unknown said…
I don't know I kinda like the Wayback machine theory
Unknown said…
God has limited our understanding for now, as even He told Noah to build the arc according to cubit measurements. One has to be dead or not yet alive, or incredibly and inextricably WOKE, in order not to conceive of living, aging, changing as taking place over time as a continuum. Descartes was aware of this fact while watching a candle burn and melt over time. Anyone who has flatlined and come back from the dead, as i have 3 times, knows that timespace is a human construct but so is living a human construct. Yes the article needs serious editing because, just like life, it must be changed in order to be perfected, and in this life, unfortunately or not, the process of perfection takes time.
Unknown said…
" Time " is a way to describe the occurrence of events and is a " concept " of our making that is convenient as it overcomes the descriptive limitations in communication
drw said…
So, how does experience fit into this theory?
Jarrod White said…
sure... why not. My only gripe is this physics question is presented by an associat professor in philosophy. With that said...this article is very vague and poorly written.
So does this mean every embarrassing thing I have ever done in my life is still happening somewhere? Arrrgghhh! Say it ain't so!
ogam5 said…
.....my own unified model, completely explains 'time ' - MORE accurately, 'temporal EXPERIENCES' - as a STRICTLY localized, entirely SUBJECTIVE consideration resulting from, as with EVERY aspect of (our) existence, facilitating medial density / resonant potential and extent of entangling / constructive, cohering relationships - absolutely NOT a 'dimension' - as NONE of those exist beyond the three - OR 'constant'.....
Leon said…
Very informative & interesting. So, Deja Vu would be some sort a time travel?
PETER said…
So, where's the math of it? or it is just a 'word theory'? lets see some equations, genius....
Unknown said…
Time could be like a vinyl record, perhaps we are just being played.
Daniel said…
"Dr. Skow believes that in a so-called ‘block universe- a theory which states that the past, present and future exist simultaneously. In other words, this means that once an even has occurred, it continues to exist somewhere in space-time."

ONCE AN EVENT HAS OCCURRED. I thought past, present, and future existed simultaneously, according to this theory. If you have to wait for an even to occur before it will continue to exist somewhere, that means the future does not exist simultaneously.

If all three exist simultaneously, there is no need to wait for an event to occur. If it occurs in the future, it is occurring simultaneously with the past and present.
Unknown said…
I agree that time is simultaneous but that NO ONE'S destiny is already decided. THAT is not what simultaneous time is all about. The past, present & future are simultaneous--but changing--especially the fluid future which sprouts infinite probable realities as we go along. To use another metaphor--time grows like an onion getting fatter and fatter and not like a line getting longer and longer.
Barrie said…
Seth from the Seth Material with Jane Roberts has been saying this since 1963.
Anonymous said…
Time is man made and is merely perceived as a linear "flow" by humankind. Our body and other bodies around us moving through space and our and their constant state of decay (entropy) is what gives us this perception. My belief is all occurrences then, now and to come are like the frames of a film strip which can be held in a given position or moved forward or backward. We as humans haven't or we just have not discovered the ability to jump from the now to the then or to come or at least not consciously.
Have you ever experienced a memory so vivid and real that in that split second you actually thought you were back there existing once again in it? Have you ever heard "Time Passages"?
Not a physicist, not a philosopher, I'm just another regular "Joe" wondering, "Hmmmm...."
Nikhil Bhartiy said…
so this way.... Time travel is possible?
Barrie said…
Anon, Kurt Vonnegut Jr put out your idea of past, present & future in his book Slaughterhouse Five. I believe tho that using your analogy, we have the ability to go into the film strips and actually alter them--past and future...and the people in all the film strips can communicate with other in altered states like the dream state or out-of-body states.
Unknown said…
The thought exists, therefore is a reality. Easy way to compare Newtonian physics to Quantum Physics is in Newtonian Physics (just like so many above have written) people object and say "You can't prove that!" But in Quantum Physics, people say "You can't dispove that."
Mark Burnes said…
Well ... it's an interesting read, and the thought is a variation on many metaphysical themes from many ages. BUT, I hope there is no truth to the suggestion that "once an even has occurred, it continues to exist somewhere in space-time."

I have said and done so many stupid things in my life - to think they are, and will be, perpetually occurring in some eternal space-time continuum is unsettling to say the least - and also a great reminder to keep those stupid things in check the best I can ...
Unknown said…
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312135734_Total_Consciousness_in_Total_Simultaneity
marika said…
It is still just a philosophy, a way of thinking. Time being linear or ever present doesn't affect our physical existence.
Barrie said…
Marika, I believe it greatly affects our physical existence--while at the same time not affecting it. This is what I mean. It doesn't affect it as far as our everyday waking reality goes. We still have to meet someone for lunch at 1 pm. Get the dentist at 2:30 pm. Go out for a movie at 8:30 pm and so forth.

But it would it greatly affect our physical existence IF it meant that we can communicate with ourselves and/or others in these other time periods--either in the dream state, meditative state, day dream state, out-of-body state or whatever.

In theory, we would be able to with our past and future selves--as well as other incarnational selves. We would actually be able to communicate with any humans who ever lived, lives or will live.

I believe these communications do go on--but mostly we don't remember them...like mostly we don't remember dreams or our full dream experience.
Vap's blog said…
It's like a realm