Propably I somehow clicked my own thread away, or somehow cleared all my "unread messages"...
What I want to say to imagining more than 3 Dimensions:
Actually you can't... It'd be a very big suprise if you'd be able to.
Imagine a 4D world (yeah... not imagine, but think of
). This world has a sun. The shadows the sun casts of 4D objects are 3D. How would you think of 4D objects, a sun and a 3D shadow being cast.
Also we "live in" a 3D world. For us it is 3-dimensional, but for scientists, there are theories where the world actually has 11 Dimensions! (M-Theory on en.wikipedia
They based this theory on the fact, that gravity somehow behaves strange, when you assumed that the world is only 3-dimensional.
Also, one could say, we ARE able to think of a 4D world, when you see the time as one dimension of them.
I actually agree, because you ARE able to think of an animation, which changes it's object's position over time, which is 3-dimensional.
But what I PERSONALLY think about that is: saying time is one of [insert number]-Dimensions, is like projecting a [inserted number-1]-dimensional projection of the room.
It's what I did with my 3-dimensional noise. Our monitor is only capable of showing 2 dimensions: x and y. But how did I manage to show you a 3-dimensional noise? I projected it in time, and now it animates smoothly through all the "layers" of the 3-dimensional world.
You are able to animate through all the layers of "our 4D world" (in case you assume time is one dimension of them), since you only have to "deal with" 3 Dimesions "at a time".
What the good thing about assuming time is one of those 4 Dimensions we can imagine is: Just like one is able to bend the 3 Dimensions of room, one is also able to bend the 4th dimension: the time.
This allows Einstein's theory of relativity
, because you need to bend the time, since light is not allowed to move faster or slower than c
, the speed of light...
Thinking of 3 Dimensions is hardcoded
in our brains. There is a guy, who is able to draw projectional, even given the fact that he is blind since he was born.