Time Is But a Stubborn Illusion
Watch an exclusive sneak peek from the Genius, starring Geoffrey Rush as the older Einstein and Johnny Flynn as the younger. Einstein was so much ahead of our understanding of the science like Leonardo Da Vinci was during Renaissance. Special relativity was “due”, but General Relativity was like a telegram from the distant future. It didn’t become understood and incorporated into physics until the 1960s, and it wasn’t surpassed until the 1970s. Einstein once said “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion”.
Surprising as it may be to most non-scientists and even to some scientists, Albert Einstein concluded in his later years that the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. In 1952, in his book Relativity, in discussing Minkowski’s Space World interpretation of his theory of relativity, Einstein writes:
Since there exists in this four dimensional structure [space-time] no longer any sections which represent “now” objectively, the concepts of happening and becoming are indeed not completely suspended, but yet complicated. It appears therefore more natural to think of physical reality as a four dimensional existence, instead of, as hitherto, the evolution of a three dimensional existence.
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