The universe has neither beginning nor end – a zero and ten-dimensional, infinitely cycling existence.
Apologies in advance if I begin to waffle – transcribing my thoughts into a post has proved incredibly difficult. To start, reading my posts Sims: What is ‘time’ – exploring the fourth dimension and Sims: Free will doesn’t exist – the universe is ‘scripted’ will prove extremely helpful in understanding this idea, so I plead you to do so before continuing.
Anyway, this is an original idea of mine, and is something that wreaks absolute havoc on my mind. I really hope you will enjoy it. You must completely disregard the idea of time in order to visualise this; because our minds are so fixated on the universe unfolding via ‘time’, it will be very difficult to achieve this visualisation without doing so. Remember: TIME DOES NOT EXIST.
Right, where to begin…
If the universe consists of these three-dimensional Planck frames (as I have previously discussed), linked via the fourth dimension, then it logically has neither a beginning nor an end. Time doesn’t exist, so who determines the start or finish? Therefore, all of these frames must exist simultaneously. This means that every single moment in the ‘lifespan’ of the universe is happening at the same time, but we are only able to observe the moment we exist in (for obvious reasons). So if the universe has no set beginning or end, where did it come from? The Big Bang will not provide a satisfying answer because, as stated above, every moment in the universe is happening simultaneously – we only perceive it as the ‘start’ of the universe because, again, as stated above, we can only observe the moment we exist in: for us, it has only happened once.
So, for every unit of Planck time that passes in our universe, another instance of the universe begins with the ‘first’ Planck frame (the Big Bang). Because it is in a different position in the fourth dimension to us, however, we cannot observe it. This means that there are new, unobservable instances of the universe forming with every unit of Planck time that passes, and for every unit of Planck time that passes within these new instances, another instance is formed. What we eventually end up with is an infinite cycle of different instances of the universe beginning and ending. So, of course, our instance, and every other instance that exists, has its own beginning and ending. A holistic universe, however, is a zero and ten-dimensional, infinitely cycling existence. From this perspective, then, the universe never had a beginning and never had an end. It has always existed, and will continue to exist forever, as it is not constrained by ‘time’. ‘Time’ only exists within each of the universal instances.
Conclusion (TL:DR): I cannot find a way to sum up this idea, so please take the small amount of time to read it. I may, at some point, find a way to do so, but until then…
Thanks very much in advance, and I hope you enjoyed reading this as much I enjoyed conceiving it.