#### JamesAnthony

**Timekeeper**

First we assume that the universe has only two dimensions, ie flat, and that we are looking down at it.

At the beginning of the universe there was nothing. If we consider that light is the fastest travelling element in the universe, we can assume that the first source of light becomes the border of this universe. Therefore after 1 second, we have a circle created in our 2d universe. This circle has a radius of 300,000,000m. After 2 seconds it has a radius of 600,000,000m. Now dealing with denominations of time so short, and distances so great it may be helpful to imagine a smaller scale for c. eg we'll say that the speed of light is 1 and that every second is also 1.

Now place these circles on top of each other. A three dimension shape is being formed, with the third dimension being time. The three dimensional shape being formed is a cone. Now, if we traverse this already gigantic cone up to a point of several trillion years or so, and take a transection of it along the 'time' axis t, we get a snapshot of the universe at this point. Visualize an inhabitant of this flat universe somewhere on the transection. If we take the next slice of the universe we might see that he might have moved relative to his position. I say relative, because of of the universe is still expanding. This relative movement would simply occur because of his daily routine, oblivious to us Gods looking down at him. His points in each slice of the cone would show his journey through life if they were joined together.

Now the important part. In a 2d world, the people would have no concept of a 3d universe. Therefore their view of the universe would be just a series of concentric circles eminating from the centre. Imagine having points to represent the various positions of our little frind going about his day to day life. These points would appear once for every circle that he existed for. We could draw a line connecting the dots to show the path that his life has taken.

The visualization of all of this seems pretty straight forward because we exist in a 3d world. Hopefully I don't get tied up here...

In our 3d universe, the first light expands in a sphere. Here comes the first problem. Do we assume that we can only visualize the passage of time within our own dimensions ie a sphere with many layers, each layer being an entire and complete sphere itself representing a snapshot of the universe, with a larger sphere representing the next snapshot of the universe superimposed over it? Or do we try to visualize a 4d shape? A string of ever increrasing spheres? If so, how are the stationary points of an individual linked? What about time having a vector - superimposed spheres moving in a certain direction but getting bigger? Time moving at the speed of light - The sphere with many layers but at a certain point, on the surface, all points since the begining of time are superimposed over ecah other representing a superconduit to everytime in the universe!

In any case. If our life lines cross over each other in the superimposed models, due to mainly the orbit of the earth and other such phenomena, does a possibility exist where we could kind of switch tracks into our future or past life-lines?

This post is based upon an idea which is mentioned in the book Necroscrope III(or IV) by Brain Lumley.

James