Time is the 4th dimension. It is interwoven with the 3 dimensions of space to create one entity known as spacetime. Since the universe's inception, time and space were created together, with space expanding ever outward, and time moving along the curves of the continuum. Time has, and is still currently moving forward.

Most of us experience the forward flow of time at a rate of 1 second per second. There are places in the universe, however, that slow the flow of time due to mass and gravity. Black holes, for example, slow time down to near zero because the gravity distorts the space around it. Nothing has yet made time flow backwards.

So yes, time is real, and exists everywhere in the universe.

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i think time is reall... without time.. there is no age.. but there is age.. so there's time... lol idk.. :P ha ha

Yes, and without a lengthy explanation, I'll say; time as a dimensional factor is absolutely real. As a human concept, it is fundamentally misrepresented.

The universe exists in an infinite amount of nows, when its now on one side of the universe, it's now on the other side. Now does not respond to anything in the universe, not speed, and not gravity. The universe has no need for time, it exists in the now. I believe space is Infinite, making time irrelevant , other than a tool invented by man to measure his movement.

According to scientists, the Big Bang can be thought of as the 'flip side' of a black hole. This is because the equations for the Big Bang and a black hole 'satisfy' each other. I'm not entirely sure what that means. Perhaps the equations are inversely proportional? Anyway, scientists think that our Big Bang could actually have occurred when a black hole was created in a parallel universe. It bears consideration... black holes suck matter in, where does all the matter go? This suggests that big bangs release the matter that is trapped in a black hole. Big bangs can be thought of as 'white holes.'

You might be skeptical in believing the existence of parallel universes. Well, they're not fully proven. But then again, neither are black holes. Black holes twist the spacetime fabric beyond comprehension. It could be possible that they twist 'in favor' of each other... maybe they are wormholes that connect? Maybe they twist spacetime so much that the resulting 'gateway' leads to another dimension, in which the matter that is sucked in is released in another big bang.

I'm not sure if we'll ever get a definite answer. But I, myself, don't mind pondering these scenarios. It makes the knowledge you gain that much more interesting. Does any of this help your understanding?

Did you know that when astronauts return to Earth, they are 1/48 of a millisecond younger than they should be? The cause of this is speed. Astronauts in a spacecraft experience speeds of 17,000 mph. Moving at fast speeds like this slows time down for the astronauts. This is known as time dilation, as proven in Einstein's theories of relativity. The theory says that a clock moving at fast speeds ticks slower with respect to a clock at rest. Upon the astronauts' return to Earth, they are a fraction of a second younger than everyone who remained on Earth. There's the physical proof that time is the 4th dimension.

Another way to prove this is by understanding Lorentz's length contraction. Traveling at fast speeds actually decreases the distance in which to make the trip. And since speed=distance/time, a decrease in distance means a decrease in time. I've actually plugged in my own numbers into Lorentz's equation, and here's what I got... If you travel 1 light year (5.8 trillion miles) at just under the speed of light (670 million mph), the distance will actually shorten to 250 billion miles. Further, the time needed to make the trip (which should have been 1 year) shortened to 16 days. There's the mathematical proof that time is the 4th dimension.

You can try the equation for yourself here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Length_contraction

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Also, generally speaking, if space was 1-dimensional, we would only be able to walk forward and backward. If space was 2-dimensional, we would also walk side to side. Our 3-dimensional space allows us to incorporate altitude... we're able to jump, fly, walk upstairs in buildings. Therefore, isn't the 1 dimension of time very similar to the 1st dimension of space? Doesn't time move forward and (possibly hypothetically) backward? Isn't the future 'forward' and the past 'backward'?

Anyway, science (as well as I) has proven time exists. So it really doesn't matter if someone chooses not to believe it... a fact does not require approval :) I really hope this helps.

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Time cannot be considered real. Relativity itself says it. it is relative. there is a phenomenon called time dilation. the more we move faster the more the time slows down. it is a consciousness. when certain yogis meditate they lose the awareness of time. so it's not absolute as Newton said, but relative.