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How to Visualize 10 Dimensions — Really (video)

If you’re a math geek — or a physics geek — you probably have heard that theorists now believe there are 10 dimensions — or 11, which is, of course, the dimension of time. But how do you visualize it? Check out this great video — it’ll turn your world upside down or — more precisely — inside out. Totally worth this short video to understand something so estoteric. It took a YouTube video and the brilliant folks at tenthdimension.com to explain in easy-to-understand animation, graphics and terms.

If you’re a math geek — or a physics geek — you probably have heard that theorists believe there are 10 dimensions — or 11, which is, of course, the dimension of time. But how do you visualize it? Check out this great video — it’ll turn your world upside down or — more precisely — inside out.

Do 10 dimensions — or 11 — let you travel into the past? This video says yes, but you’d have to do it from the fourth dimension. What would you look like to a being in the 10th dimension? Watch the video to find out.

It took a great brain to take such a difficult concept and translate it into visuals non physicists and mathematicians will easily understand.

This video arrived at YouTube from the past — uploaded by 10thdim
Scientific American had great things to say about this project last year.

Bulgarian subtitles by Tanja Djekova. Check out the tenthdimension site and blog for more on this. It’s illustrating the concepts in one of my favorite books, Rob Bryanton’s Imagining the Tenth Dimension.

So now you don’t have to struggle with the idea. Just watch. And let the understanding begin.

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David Street