I was thinking deeply about the concept of dimensions. We’re all familiar with the dorky 3D glasses in cinemas and homes, but our lives involve interactions with various dimensions every day and we don’t really pay much attention to it. Most of our activities involve moving within a 3D space much like this cube
We’re able to move anywhere within the cube and interact with objects that are also contained by the cube. We have become very accustomed to life in this space and things inside it have predictable rules they follow.
If you were able to break one of the rules of the cube, it might start to look something like this:
The cube is still the same cube we started with, but alterations in the fabric cause some points to be closer together than they were previously, and other points farther away. Changes like this happen gradually which allow us to make new predictions to understand how the contents of the cube operate but these predictions will be innacurate if the cube changes between prediction and outcome. If the changes happen on a different scale, you can end up with a cube where the contents converge at a single point with a space in between the cubes edges.
But until the next step we’ve remained in the same dimension. The changes have all taken place in the cubes dimension. The dimension we’re moving to next adds perspective to the cube, allowing us to see some of the cube at one time, and making some part of the cube impossible to see at any given time or space.
This image is reminiscent of our friend the moon. We’re not able to see every point of an object in this dimension, but it is possible to still keep track of the cube from the previous dimension. The perspective dimension has its own plane of measurement, like this:
Do remember that the portion of the cube that we can see is not stagnant and is possible to shift at any point, for demonstration purposes it will remain static. The next image adds pattern to the plane of perspective, but this is to achieve understanding and does not replicate the plane
Finally, this image reminds us that perspective is not the final dimension. It’s impossible to know how many dimensions there could be. It is important to remember that we are inside multiple dimensions, even ones past our comprehension.