Thursday, January 1, 2015

Cycles & the Flow of TIME

By Martin Armstrong and originally published at

More and more emails are starting to recognize that cycles are all about time. Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity is one of the most ignored fundamentals that applies even to economics. We see in general unable to grasp the deep meaning of what Einstein truly discovered. It was something much more important than providing plots for movie adventures.
Einstein wrote:
“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.”
In reality, the theory of relativity applies in markets far more than most would even ponder. True, it is extremely complex. It is virtually impossible for most people to contemplate the fourth dimension outside of a straight line concept of a steady flow in one direction. How do we measure and deal with a dimension that can be altered by gravity? If there is no real “now”, is it possible that waves of time flow through all dimensions yet yield the illusion of “now”?
Time dilation is an actual difference of elapsed time between two events as measured by observers either moving relative to each other or differently situated from gravitational masses. Nevertheless, being able to map the flow of time and relate it back to a three dimensional world is tricky, but our only hope.
We are withdrawing from Afghanistan this weekend. This comes after 13 years of a NATO involvement. Gold rallied for 13 years as did oil. Curious. Is TIME unpredictable? Or is it that the complex nature of time is unknowable by simple minds?