• Question: What would life be like in the fifth dimension?

    Asked by owen14 to Dave, David, Jack on 28 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Dave Farmer

      Dave Farmer answered on 28 Jun 2013:


      I suspect it’s impossible to imagine, so I’m just going to say:

      uncomfortable!

      Dave

    • Photo: David Freeborn

      David Freeborn answered on 28 Jun 2013:


      Hi owen14,

      In some ways, it might not be so very different, as the other Dimensions of the universe will probably be curled up to a tiny, microscopic size. So, for all practical purposes our motion would still be constricted to 3+time.

      More generally, it’s very hard to visualise multi-dimensional objects. This is what the projection of a rotating 4d hypercube looks like.
      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/8-cell.gif

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