“Observable time and experiential time are different…”
Author — Post-modern physics
This short article will further increase your understanding of the distinction between relative, observable time and absolute, experiential time. I will be discussing with you the distinction between timing and the true flow of time by elucidating the difference between how we observe time and how we experience time.
Timing is the act of observing relative time. It is the time we observe through the use of (standardized) clocks. However, the true time which we experience has got nothing to do with clocks or timing.
Clocks don’t measure true time in any way. They are only indications of the existence of true time, but their operations are far from the subtle operations of true time. Observable time and experiential time are different, and how they are different is what I want to discuss with you in this article.
We have always suspected that our experience of time goes deeper than clocks tell us. Time is deeply connected to our experience of the universe, and the age has come for us to have the true understanding of how time is connected to us and our motion.
The first distinction you must realize is that while observable time seems to have one form, experiential time has two forms. The two forms of absolute time are the new insight which revolutionalizes our understanding of time from what Newton taught us.
If you have come to understand post-modern physics, you would have known that the two forms of time are the results of the two forms of motion that exist in the universe, uniform and accelerated motions.
It is based on this understanding that one form of time is called uniform time, while the other form of time is called accelerated time. It’s like having a universe with two differently standardized clocks.
I have discussed in some of my articles the difference between the two forms of experiential time which emerges from their orthogonal relationship with the two forms of experiential space. The article below is one of them:
In this article, we shall be looking at how time flows differently from clocks for uniform motion and accelerated motion. I want you to look into the metaphysical universe and see how it changes your understanding of time.
So, let’s begin.
The diagram below depicts an observer inside a moving or movable machine, like a car. The observer can experience both uniform motion and accelerated motion and he has a physical clock inside the moving object.
Fig. 1: Timing, True Time and Uniform Motion
Attached to the car on the top are the axes of uniform time dt and accelerated time Δt, and they flow differently and independently of the clock ticking in the car. This is just a first description, it will be extended soon.
Now, the clock ticks on, all the hands of the clock are vibrating according to its internal operations and so the observer in his moving machine observes a single proportion or magnitude of time A’ in seconds.
And regardless of whether he moves in uniform motion or accelerated motion, his clock moves on giving him a single proportion of time A’. However, according to the operations of the two forms of time, there is a difference between uniform motion and accelerated motion.
When the observer moves in uniform motion, only uniform time A flows. He doesn’t know this because he cannot observe with his eyes true time, but he however experiences it. The time the observer in uniform motion is experiencing is uniform time A, and what makes this insight crucial is that accelerated time does not flow in this instance.
The observer not knowing this falls into the error of assuming that the clock which he observes is what he is experiencing. This is very important, and this is one of the stumbling blocks against the physicist who only takes into account mechanistic time.
(I have also talked about time in the article below, which reminds us of the Einstein-Bergson debate:)
However, when the observer now moves in accelerated motion as is shown below, then accelerated time Δt now flows alongside uniform time dt. Uniform time has magnitude A, while accelerated time has magnitude B.
N. B: Uniform time is denoted as a blue line with equally spaced intervals on it, while accelerated time is denoted as a green line with unequally spaced intervals on it. This pictorial depiction gives you an intuitive understanding of the difference between the two forms of time.
The observer in the moving machine cannot know about the transcendental flow of the two forms of time through the observation of his clock, but he, however, finds that he cannot describe accelerated motion without squaring time. This is a very fundamental knowledge.
Fig. 2: Timing, True Time and Accelerated Motion
He doesn’t know that his discovery of time squared in his description of accelerated motion arises from the true flow of the two forms of time. In other words, when he accelerates, he experiences the magnitude of the two forms of time which are relatable to his absolute acceleration.
We must now distinguish between the observable time which our clocks represent and experiential time which the two forms of time represent. This goes even deeper, as experiential time is more fundamental and universal than observable time.
Just like absolute time govern the motion of the observer, so also does it govern independently the motion of the clock. This article is showing you how timing is not true time. The operations of the clock are mechanical and are dependent on the non-mechanical, transcendental operations of the two forms of time.
Also, just as the moving observer can move in uniform motion and accelerated motion, so also does the clock vibrate or oscillate uniformly and in an accelerated manner. Both forms of motion in a mixed way are part of the operations or motion of the oscillating elements of the clock.
So, both forms of absolute time are also associated with the motions of the clock as shown below for accelerated motion. Both the clock and the observer are experiencing absolute time in a similar manner. This is very important for the observer if he must understand the universe.
N. B: While we should have had two uniform time and two accelerated times to represent the two hands of clocks shown in the figure below, I used one uniform time and one accelerated time because timing through the use of clocks is cumulated in seconds and not in second squared.
Fig. 3: Timing (Clocks), True Time and Accelerated Motion
When the hands of the clock vibrate or move in uniform motion, only uniform time would flow for the clock, but when the hands of the clock move in accelerated motion, both uniform time and accelerated time would flow for the clock. Experiential time is universal, while observable time is not.
The above diagram shows that uniform time has the magnitude c while accelerated time has the magnitude d for the instance of the acceleration of the hands of the clock.
Uniform time c of the clock is different from uniform time A of the entire system and accelerated time d of the clock is different from accelerated time B of the entire system because the hands of the clock can maintain their motion separate from the motion of the entire system.
Thus, as I have said, the two forms of absolute time govern the motion of the clocks and the motion of the entire system independently, for the moving parts or hands of the clock are unattached to the system.
The existence of two forms of time gives more weight to the distinction between observable time and experiential time, and it makes it even more important that we understand the true nature of time which we would have ignored if time truly had only one form.
It is upon the two forms of time that the true laws of the universe were written. The true laws of physics come down to us from our internal experiences of motion and not from physical observations.
True time is non-mechanical and it has two forms, and it should be distinguished from timing which includes the observation of physical, mechanical time. The operations or motions of the hands of clocks are governed by true time and they don’t in any way represent the true and pure flow of time.
I really hope you enjoyed this article.
Until next time.
– M. V. Echa