Everything is expanding.
Characteristic: The Omniverse
Everything is expanding, the numbers of everything is increasing, and everything ever possible is happening in some Universe.
Is the expansion of everything the force we experience as gravity?
After all, gravity can be simulated by causing acceleration or deceleration -- changes of rate of movement; changes of speed. Gravity is a tendency for masses to accelerate toward each other. To collide, to conglomerate, or to revolve or weave about each other.
Expansion is a movement outward,
and gravity is an accelerating force inward.
Two views or ways of describing of the same thing?
TimeTime is always known in terms of something moving in space -- if only the hands of a clock. Time is the dynamic aspect of space, that is, "something" moving.
Maybe the rate at which time seems to pass is proportional to how fast one is moving, compared to that of the speed of light. The speed of light is the experience of eternity. At speeds less than the speed of light, timeless eternity is experienced as temporality: things moving in time -- but the speed of light is the "comparison baseline" of no-time. Put that in your cartoonmaster.
Velocity is movement in space over a period of time: miles per second or centimeters per second. Distance. Space. Time.
Space, time, and gravity are all not only related, but are different ways of looking at and describing the same thing -- different perspectives on the same thing.
Put that in your cartoonmaster.
But that's just the Universe.
There's also the Omniverse
The OmniverseThe Omniverse is the integration of all possible universes, where this present Universe is to the Omniverse as Earth is to the Milky Way Galaxy.
With a difference.
In Omniverse, all possible universes co-exist and interconnect.
Time is but a concept we have for which universe scenario we happen to be attuned to. We may, through deep contemplation, tune into the Universe scenario of Camelot. In that case, we experience the qualities of Camelot (from our own perspective).
Some might say we were tuned into the twelfth century, A.D. Following that time-stream with intentional attention, our experience would track forward in time, like a needle in a record groove. But that would not be time travel; it would be scenario travel. All times are available when you tune in to scenarios.
Bifurcation: Forks in the RoadThroughout our days, we are presented with choices, some trivial and some momentous. Whichever way we choose, there is always the road not travelled. To our local universe, it looks like the road not travelled never happened. But in a universe formed at the moment we chose the alternative, instead, it looks like our first choice never happened. It's called, "bifurcation": bi: two furcation : fork.
In Omniverse, both Universes formed in bifurcation are available to each other as possibilities. All possibilities are connected to all other possibilities through intervening possibilities, catalytic possibilities, scenarios that exist among universes that are the substance of the Omniversal Dream. Put that in your cartoonmaster.
Closer to home, if two light sources are moving away from each other at anything more than 50% of the speed of light, their light never reaches each other; they are effectively in separate Universes (bifurcation). In this case, they can return to the same Universe by slowing down and reversing course. A wormhole of nearby possibility connects them, still.
Connection of All PossibilityAll space-time scenarios are connected via possibility. There exists no constraint by time on exploring possibility, all things being at least informationally available -- if not mysteriously, physically available. Things are informationally available through intentional attunement of attention in a certain direction; the information is displayed via imagination. As to things being physically available in all possibility, ever wonder where all those things that have disappeared, in your life, went? had things mysteriously appear that you remember being gone?
Expanding Omniverse Transcends the Speed of Light, at a Rate Beyond Imagination
The speed of light is a speed through space. Things can accelerate only up to the local speed of light in any local Universe -- but the local speed of light in another Universe may be relatively different from ours. Such differences of speed are differences of time-rate that may make tuning in a bit of a jump, with a weird time distortion noted, upon return, or even a sense of having "side-slipped" into another Universe where things are not as you remember them.
All of the Universes of Omniverse are expanding at a stupendous, fantastic, accelerating rate because of their ongoing, astronomical numbers of bifurcations. They are integrated with each other, interexisting in all possibility; because each is generating alternative Universes by astronomical numbers of bifurcations, the overall rate of expansion of Omniverse exceeds imagination -- as does all possibility.
Yes, our Universe is expanding and everything is interconnected -- closely or distantly.
Put that in your cartoonmaster.
Who Says So? and Thanks:Thank you, Ursula le Guin, for writing, The Lathe of Heaven.
Thank you, Burt Goldman, for pointing out the potentiality of Quantum Jumping.
Thank you, Dr. Richard Feynman, for pointing out that, in the quantum field, light is actually always tending to move in all directions, the way water back-splashes and side-splashes -- and that possibility necessarily does so, also.
Thank you, Dr. Neils Bohr, for your Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Physics -- that things actually do come into particular existence, as they are observed or measured.
and Thank you, Dr. Schroedinger-and-cat.