The Unified Field Theory
A summary of the Unified Field Theory
Perhaps you have heard the saying that ‘everything is relative’. You might also have heard that ‘time is relative’. The phenomenon known as ‘Time Dilation’ was described in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Since the Unified Field Theory includes a few strange sounding ideas, I thought it would be good to introduce the reader to a few of Einstein’s strange sounding ideas which have been proven to be true by experimentation both on earth and out in space.
A summary of the Unified Field Theory
If you put a sensitive clock, such as an extremely accurate atomic clock, that measures time in one billion parts per second, on the earth and then you put another such clock out in space, such as on the Space Station, what you discover is that Albert Einstein was right, and that time really is relative, for the clock on the space station runs faster than the clock which is within the Earth’s gravitational field. Time dilation is real, and truly everything is relative to where you are, including time, which most people think is a constant, but is actually a variable.
This is another one of those strange and very enigmatic concepts that one encounters when one leaves behind the world of matter and material objects and enters the realm of energy, the domain of the ElectroMagnetic energy..
Time is also relative to how fast you are moving. The faster you move, the slower time passes. Put an atomic clock onto a jet or the space shuttle and once again Einstein was proved to be correct. The faster you travel, the slower time passes.
Now a clock on Mount Everest runs faster than the clock in your kitchen because every micro inch of the gravitational field rrounding the earth gets a micro micro second clock adjustment. Even if the clock at the sub-atomic level down at your feet runs a few micro micro seconds slower than the clock at the top of your head your sub-atomic processes will still work fine, even if they are fine tuned and finely clocked, because of the smooth and continuous infinite clock adjustments made automatically by the gravitational field.
If a Blackhole took fifteen seconds to furiously gobble up a big chunk off of some galaxy, that process that seemed so furiously fast and enormously powerful in Blackhole time, would have taken 15 billion years according to the time as measured by your kitchen clock. As far as that Blackhole was concerned that galaxy chunk was gobbled up in a furious maelstrom in fifteen furious seconds. It all happened just that fast. If you fell into a blackhole, to you it would seem that you were plunging to your fiery death at top speed as you plunged into that seemingly bottomless pit, but actually, it would actually be taking you fifteen billion years to hit rock bottom, or so it would seem if the time was measured by the clock in your kitchen. The gravity within your kitchen is nowhere near as powerful as that found in a black hole, and so your kitchen clock does not require such extreme adjustments. Yes, it took you billions of years to fall into that hole. You could think about that as you plunged to your furious death at the bottom of the hole, but I imagine the fact that it took fifteen billion years would be cold comfort to you at the time, given that you seemed to be screaming down that Blackhole at top speed in fifteen seconds flat, for even though the clock was adjusted in that black hole, your internal clock received a similar adjustment and so you and the black hole were running on the same time. (Actually you would not need to worry about the horror of falling into one of those holes, because the tidal forces in that Blackhole would rip your atoms apart in under a second flat, a process that while it would seem like under a second flat to you, actually took a little under a billion years, as measured by your kitchen clock. Once again, that would be cold comfort to you as your feet, which went in first were ripped right off your legs, and then you were knee capped, and so on and so on, all this seeming to take place in under one second flat, as far as you could tell at the time.
Time dilation is a very strange effect, but as bizarre as the phenomenon can be, nevertheless it is real. It has been proven by the results of experiment again and again, and since the Unified Field Theory includes a few really weird sounding ideas as well, I thought it would be good to remind people that just because an idea sounds weird that is no guarantee that it is weird, and it could actually turn out to be the simple truth, hard as it might be to believe when you first encounter some really weird sounding idea..
Yes, it would be very hard to find a really good empty patch of space in this universe in which to run a perfect clock and where time would no longer be relative, because gravity was around generating those clock adjustments. If a patch of space was found that looked empty, but there was one galaxy about one bazillion miles to the left moving towards a grand merger with another galaxy about a bazillion miles to the right, a marriage scheduled for a time perhaps one or two hundred million years from now, in that case no doubt the clock in that patch of space would have to be tweaked backwards by about 0.001 percent by the interactions of the edges of those giant sized gravitational fields blown out into space by those two galaxies a bazillion miles away.
I want to make very sure that I have this Time Dilation clock shifting business perfectly straight in my mind, because even the smallest error in my clock setting thinking at those scales could introduce errors in my thinking which could have potential effects on the scale of orders of magnitude of errors, thus ruining everything. And I don’t want that.
So therefore I have given myself a puzzle to solve. Let us suppose I had a clock on a low shelf, like I do in this room where I am working, and let us suppose that I moved the clock up to the high shelf. Now let’s suppose I had a way to adjust that clock by micro micro seconds. Do I need to adjust the clock for the microseconds it might have lost during the time it spent on the lower shelf. Or, could it be that the momentum I used to lift the clock to the higher shelf automatically adjusts for those lost micro seconds so that I don’t have to do some math and work that thing out and then perfectly reset the clock for those lost microseconds that the clock might have fallen behind while sitting on the lower shelf.
Now I do understand that when the clock is put on the high shelf the gravitational field automatically speeds up that clock so that it’s time will run perfectly on that upper shelf. This will be done on the micro micro level so that every single atom in that clock mechanism will be keeping perfect time even if it turns out that the atom at the bottom of that clock mechanism was actually running microseconds behind the atoms an enormous distance away at the top of the clocking mechanism
So then I have a clock keeping perfect time up on the upper shelf. I also had a clock keeping perfect time on the lower shelf, until I went and moved it to the upper shelf, which was three shelves higher. Now we know that clocks three shelves lower run slower than clocks three shelves higher, even if the whole thing works out that given how time is relative to which shelf the clock is on, the whole thing turns out to be the same even though it is in fact different in the absolute real world. By absolute real world I am referring to some spot far away from all gravity, such as past the edge of the known universe, and then some, just to be sure, where a person could then become an impartial observer, who looked back over that universe of gravitational attraction and could see very well that every clock in the place was, actually running slow.
Let us suppose that John went into space with his clock and it ran normally, as far as he was concerned, but he was traveling at relativistic speeds, as close to light speeds as he could get, and so of course, his clock was running at a snails pace compared to our clocks here on earth, where we move a lot slower. He spent about a month on that trip and then he landed back on earth. Forty years had passed because of the much faster clocks on earth.
Now as one of his forty year long experiments intended to test Einstein’s theory of relativity yet one more time, John was called to a press conference where he would unveil his calendar clock for the world to see. Yes, it was a calendar clock, and John left on January the 1st and according to his calendar clock he arrived back on earth on January 31st, with the clock year showing no change at all, given that it was the end of one month, which was, of course forty years later as far as everyone else was concerned, since they were using the much much faster earth clocks. When John lifted the sheet on his space clock while the public awaited the results would his space clock read January 31st forty years ago, or would that clock have self adjusted on his way back down through earth’s atmosphere?
Now when my momentum changes, my clock changes. My clock would run the slowest it can run in this hole in the universal energy field called ‘earth’ if I could place the clock right next to the very center of mass of the earth. That would be the slowest clock running spot on this planet. When John stopped having so much momentum, his clock rate came back into agreement with everyone on earth. Therefore, it seems to me that the correct answer to my question would be that John’s space clock experiment would reveal the date January 31st forty years before the time when everyone on television saw that clock experiment unveiled for the very first time. If John wanted to use that clock at home he would of course have to set it ahead about 39 years and eleven months and however many microns of seconds to match the right time on earth.