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Hi again, and sorry for such a big gap in my blog. Been busy with a few things and when I do get time, blogging comes around 11th on the list of things I want to do :)
Anyways, so my friends and I do some gaming almost every weekend night. Just the 4 (sometimes 5) of us spending some guy time playing multiplayer PC games over LAN. For the last couple of weeks, my friends & I were trying to figure out what game to play next.
Welcome back! This article shall give you your first glimpse at a 4-dimensional object.
Wait! Is that even possible? How does one look at a 4-D object in this world? Didn’t the previous article explain how one cannot see the higher-dimensions in a lower-dimensional world?
Correct, you won’t really see the 4th dimension; but I can still show what it would look like in this world. Just like you can see a 2-D photograph of a 3-D object you can see a 3-D visualization of a 4-D object.
First things first, let me explain how we arrived at the conclusion of how a 4-D object would look like. Obviously no one has ever seen a 4-D object, so this is pretty much theoretical (but interesting!).
Continuing where we left off in my last post, I shall try and explain why it is so difficult to imagine or understand a dimension beyond the basic 3 spatial dimensions.
It’s simple actually, if you first try and understand the impact of a 2-dimensional object in a 1-dimensional world, and a 3-dimensional object in a 2-dimensional world. It will be pretty obvious, what it would be like to have a 4-dimensional object in our world.
I have been fascinated by the concepts of ‘higher dimensions’, ‘time travel’ and ‘teleportation’ ever since I remember. Call me a ‘geek’ to your heart’s content, but in my opinion, if these concepts don’t excite you, you haven’t really understood them at all!
A lot of people have difficulty understanding these, and term them ‘sci-fi’ or ‘fantasy’ (my wife does too!). Truth is, it’s far from being a fiction/fantasy.
I shall try my best to explain these concepts in a very easy way. (So easy, even a caveman can understand it!)
We have all heard how big the Sun is, and how big Jupiter & Saturn are, and how small Earth is compared to them. But are you really able to comprehend the immenseness of all this? Honestly, I wasn’t. When I researched more, I found myself off by a factor of 50-100 in most cases. That’s like assuming the width of USA is 30 miles (instead of it’s approximate 3000 miles).
Let us start of with our own planet. How big is that really? Easy, and most of you will have almost the right picture of its size. Most of you.