The world wide web was invented in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee. Ernő Rubik brought the Rubik’s Cube into existence in 1974. Remote controls got their start in 1898 with Nikola Tesla. The gun made its way to the stage in the 900s in China. Music got its start in prehistoric times. So when was time invented?
Well, I wasn’t there (at least I have no recollection of it), so I can’t really know. But I do have a theory (not based on any specific scientific or mathematical facts – but a theory non-the-less). Time is but a symptom of change. If nothing changes, then time becomes irrelevant, and therefore non-existent. When I speak of change, I mean the infinitely smallest measure of change on the infinitely smallest object of change.>/p>
Before I continue, let me again remind you that these are just thoughts that have swum around the synapses of my brain, leaked through my fingers and made it way to this blog.
Back to change… At the point where change creates time, we no longer have matter (or the stuff that we see, hear, taste, smell, or touch) – instead we have pure energy. This is the energy of life, the energy of spirit, the energy of dreams. So, to answer the original question of when was time invented, we must first answer when did change begin. And to answer that question on change, we need to ask (and answer) the question of when energy created.
It is widely known that energy cannot be created (by man or anyone/anything man knows). So the answer must be God. I believe that God is the creator of energy, which is the start of it all.
God -> Energy -> Change -> Time -> Life (as we know it).
More on this in future posts…