Tuesday, January 4
The Journey Of Immortality
Not sure where I'm going with this post today, where it will end or even why I'm writing it. I'll just see how it pans out.
I had a strange dream last night and felt I had to write about this.
In my dream I was on a journey of some sort, which was very enjoyable. My problem, however, was that I always had another half of the distance to travel and so I knew I would never return home.
When I'd travelled half way I still had half to go. But when I had done half of this particular half, I still had another half to do and this went on ad infinitum, which meant I could never reach my destination.
When I woke up this got me remembering about how, when I was in my teens, I used to muse over various questions which were popular at the time. Such as: If a tree falls in a forest, and no one was around to hear it, does it make a sound?
But the one question that always got to me was about completing a set distance. To complete the distance I would first have to cover half the distance. Then I have to cover half of the remaining distance, but when I'd travelled half of this ... then I have to travel half the remaining distance, but when I'd travelled half of this ... and so this will go on forever.
At the time I concluded that there must therefore be a basic unit of matter from which everything is made or constructed. I remember reading about atoms and presumed this had to be the answer.
But atoms are 99.99% space. So that means I'd have to travel through this for eternity as well - providing I split the atom first, of course.
All of this got me back to my dream.
But then I got thinking about what would happen if I kept on halving time. Again there would always be a half of the time remaining ad infinitum: Half of a half of a half of a half of a half ... I would never reach the end of time.
After writing the above, I tried to look on Google quickly to see what I could find. The journey is similar to Zeno's Paradox.
But could this actually be an argument in favour of immortality - as we will never reach the end of our existence. Like Gods we will continue forever through time and space, maybe never quite reaching our final destination unless, that is, we fully merge with our creator.
So that's how this post has panned out.
Enjoy your journey!
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