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Space Time Oddities

Since late September 2017, the new Star Trek: Discovery series airs on Netflix with a current rating of 7.3 in IMDb. It has a few technical novelties, like a spore drive rather than a Warp drive. It also assumes the existence of a Mycelium network, connecting spores. It’s a smart way of solving the scientific mysteries of missing dark matter and antimatter in the Universe.

Most science-fiction movies/series play with the Time dimension of SpaceTime. Star Trek only uses its Space dimension, by travelling faster than light (ie, warp drive/speed) or travelling with unlimited speed (ie, spore drive) through Space. Without being able to travel faster than light, space travel beyond the Milky Way Galaxy is probably an illusion in an ever-expanding Universe. Please see this space travel video and the future Andromeda–Milky Way collision (Milkdromeda).

Without SpaceTime travel, the arrow of time and Space and Time has only one (1) direction: see top-right quadrant.

Star Trek Discovery is still in “our” quadrant and uses a Mycelium network for travelling immense distances while still going forward in Time.

Travelling back in Time is in the bottom left and right quadrants. The right quadrant assumes little to no impact to the Space dimension. Example: the Back to the Future trilogy (IMDb).

The left quadrant does affect the Space dimension. Example: the 2014 movie Interstellar (IMDb, my blog) which uses a wormhole for travelling immense distances while going back in time and also addresses the grandfather paradox.

I’m not entirely sure if my arrow in the black hole example in the top-left quadrant is accurate. However, the survival chances (Time) seem slim (eg, Gravity, 2013, IMDb). Please also see this Futurism video: “Here’s How Time Becomes Space Inside a Black Hole”.

Early October 2017, scientists “found half of the missing matter in our Universe”. Futurism: “The two teams [of astronomers at the Institute of Space Astrophysics (arXiv:1709.05024) and the University of Edinburgh (arXiv:1709.10378v2)] confirmed that the missing ordinary matter in the universe can be found in the form of filaments of hot, diffuse gas linking galaxies together“. The word filament suggests a visual resemblance with the Mycelium network.

“The arrow of time obscures memory of both past and future circumstance with innumerable fallacies, the least trivial of which is perception.” Quote from Only the Deplorable by Ashim Shanker.

Space Oddity (1969) by David Bowie – artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

Here am I floating 

round my tin can

Far above the Moon

Planet Earth is blue

And there’s nothing I can do


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