Can time exist without consciousness?
- 6 months ago
Time doesn't exist. It is a social construct developed by humans.
- ♜Ⓢⓚⓨ ❍ Ⓓⓞⓥⓔ ♜Lv 56 months ago
Time is the pace at which the matter operates. And it is different everywhere. But none is the wiser except when they compare clocks. According to General Relativity, the concentration of energy or mass as well as the momentum of matter, it determines the pace and the metre of each location relative to the others.
Personally, I believe space and time are wave like phenomena of energetic entities in combination. And the phases of the wave over three dimensions of space and one of time explains the structure of spacetime. There is no real space or time in which they are embedded. Just nothing. But energetic entities in combination and exchange determine it.
The structure of the container and that which is contained are co-dependent. The container is an extension of the contained but at the same time is the contained in action.
If everything affects everything, it is not possible to take anything in isolation. It is not the movement of singular objects. It is one movement of the entire universe from one snapshot to the other which various weights placed at every location for extension of space or time.
Consciousness is an operation of matter. Though matter itself may be more than it appears but as a vehicle for reality defining information which determine reality at any location. In the brain there is duality between the primal and the rational. Between the cause and the control.
Matter is holistic organic defining reflexive and receptive. So maybe we can consider the brain as a whole in which smaller wholes build and there are no exact basic building blocks. But every existent object is a partnership and this partnership sweeps from the smallest whole to the largest whole. Everything is joined at many levels and ways which cannot be broken. Only the nature of the partnerships change.
The brain is a whole inside the whole of the universe, everything inside it is working together. As a dynamic chaotic system trained toward a function of what keeps a human being with human requirements alive and thriving.
Consciousness is an experience effected by the brain. People without a neocortex cannot move their minds or act in the intricate ways we do. They are frozen. We depend on the brain to move our minds and act in intricate ways.
Consciousness is just the TV screen. The brain provides the content. And what consciousness is is both the container and the contained. Without content our consciousness cannot function. The screen is an extension of the content which enters its field.
It is the principle of unity of container and contained.
- Andy CLv 76 months ago
Yes, just like the novel coronavirus exists despite the Great Orange One's opinion that it already disappeared.
- j153eLv 76 months ago
Zaphod Beeblebrox gave a good answer. Time at Planck scale may be construed as a function of geometrization of Energy. A photon at light velocity "views" the entire Universe as a (large) point of eternal Now. (As Jesus was the Light of the world, so with the photon He may say, "I live in Eternity now.")
The "Oh My God" particle encountered in 1991 over Utah was traveling at 99.99999999999999999999951% of the speed of light. The more geometrized the energy, the slower, the greater the "time." One second in the energy geometrization of the OMG particle was ("was," as alas, the OMG particle collided with another particle :-( equivalent to 10,000 years of "our time."
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- 6 months ago
Yes, absolutely. Time is a function of motion. As long as there is motion in the universe, time exists. Time keeping (noting the passage of time) requires consciousness. There is a big difference between the two.
p.s. this is a scientific matter, not really a philosophical one.
- RPLv 76 months ago
Definitely and, regardless of a person's perception, its steady march continues uninterruptedly.
- JORGE NLv 76 months ago
The time we are conscious does exist. Can be measured and qualified. And if a clock is set next to the bed, unconscious time can be measured.