“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground amongst light and shadow, among science and superstition.” -Rod Serling
If we take a appear at a two-dimensional surface, it is fairly apparent that we’re fairly omnipotent in comparison. We can draw or erase anything in that dimension, add or eliminate objects, rearrange their internal structures with no leaving them any defense, etc. All of that may well lead you to wonder no matter whether there’s the possibility of a fourth spatial dimension out there, and regardless of whether that could be part of our Universe?
Geometrically, it’s certainly feasible. From a historical point of view, there’s no explanation a dimension needs to remain the exact same size over time, either. In 1980, Alan Chodos and Steve Detweiler showed that a Universe that started with four spatial dimensions could have effortlessly evolved into a Universe quite much like the one we see today. Creating on that, it would be attainable for a extremely small added dimension to develop massive over time. If it did, the consequences would be devastating, but fascinating.
Come discover out the full story of what it would imply if the Universe grew an added dimension!