I believe my friends are no strangers to time, because we are dealing with time every day and every moment. Maybe in the eyes of many people, time is a very simple amount, nothing too complicated. But in fact, in the eyes of scientists, time may be the most mysterious and complex thing in the universe.
I believe many friends know that our universe originated in the Singularity Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. Before the universe was born, there was no matter, no concept of time and space, but at the moment of the Big Bang, time was born and space was born. The combination of time and space is time and space. We can also conduct various research and explorations on space, because we can see space and conduct observation experiments.
However, it is difficult for us to start with time, and the time we know and recognize now is just a time defined by human beings for the convenience of themselves. For example, 24 hours a day, 60 minutes one hour, 60 seconds one minute, this definition is just a behavior of human autonomous consciousness. If there are many intelligent civilizations in the universe, then different civilizations may have different definitions of time. You say, which one is correct?
Time is a daily measurement unit for us. In physics, time is one of the seven basic physical quantities, and the symbol is t. The current scientific theory believes that time was produced with the Big Bang. Time can only move forward forever and cannot make it flow backwards. This is because time is an increment and can only be positive.
Simply put, time is the movement of matter and the transfer of energy, and it is just a way for people to record their lives. So is the time in our cognition really so simple? Of course not. When humans entered the age of science and technology, they began to study and explore the mysteries of time and space. At this time, scientists discovered that time was far more complicated and mysterious than we thought.
The concept of time is very abstract. Einstein once guessed that time may not exist at all. It is just an illusion of human subconsciousness. But when Eins proposed the theory of relativity, he had a new explanation for time, space, and matter.
Einstein once pointed out that time, space, and matter are closely linked. For example, the union of time and space constitutes time and space, and Einstein believed that time will be distorted because time has an expansive effect.
We all know that space can be distorted and expanded, but time can also be distorted, but it is difficult for many people to understand. Therefore, after the time dilation effect was proposed, it has always been considered impossible. The distortion and expansion of space have been confirmed by scientists through various experiments and methods. But time is too abstract. It is something we cannot see, touch, or observe. Therefore, after Einstein proposed the time dilation effect, it has been unable to be confirmed by experiments.
Until the 1970s, in 1971, a physicist conducted an atomic clock flight experiment on an airplane. This experiment is also relatively simple. Scientists put a very precise atomic clock on the plane and then let the plane fly around the earth. The other atomic clock was placed on the ground. After the plane completed its flight, scientists were surprised to find that the atomic clock on the plane was slower than the one on the ground.
Through this experiment, scientists have confirmed for the first time that the passage of time is not static, and that time does have distortions and expansions. This experiment brought confidence to scientists, and later a number of related experiments were carried out to confirm the existence of the time dilation effect. At this time, let us have to sigh Einstein’s greatness again.
The real greatness of a great scientist who can lead human science and technology is that he can put forward some great theories that transcend the times. These theories could not be verified and proved at the time, but they could lead humanity’s future science and technology for more than hundreds of years. The number of scientists now far surpasses Einstein’s time, but why can’t a second Einstein be born?
It turns out that our current scientists can only conduct research and exploration in accordance with the existing scientific system, and cannot really propose great things that subvert existing scientific theories and surpass existing science. Someone might say, then, isn’t it enough for Tianma Xingkong to put forward a theory that transcends the times? If it were that simple, there would be a lot of Einstein in the contemporary era.
But when we propose a great scientific theory that transcends the times, we must also have a relevant scientific theoretical analysis system. The time when Einstein proposed the theory of relativity and the effect of time expansion was not a random conjecture without any theoretical basis, but a very rigorous scientific argument. Although these scientific arguments were beyond people’s understanding and cognition at the time, it was with these scientific arguments that people believed in Einstein’s theory of relativity and the correctness of the time dilation effect.
Therefore, it is not enough to have advanced conjectures. There must be a theoretical system that can surround this conjecture. This is the most difficult thing to achieve. For example, many scientists now speculate on the existence of wormholes, but they cannot come up with more empirical theoretical arguments. Therefore, it is just a conjecture and cannot form a great theory like the theory of relativity.
The experiment of the time dilation effect proves that the meaning for human beings is extraordinary. It tells us a fact that we have to believe that there is a high probability of time travel. As long as we can really understand what time is? It is inevitable that the real use of time distortion and expansion may be able to realize the legendary time travel.