I sure am glad that we decided to stop at the 3rd dimension.
Thinking about different or new senses got me thinking about when people talk about “seeing the future”. Now if humans had the ability to see the future, or rather, see the 4th dimension (usually time is called the 4th dimension) it would harder to deal with than we think.
Personal opinions and wild leaps of logic to follow:
If humans had a sixth sense and it allowed us to see the 4th dimension would it not function just like all of our other senses? Chances are this sense, like our other 5, would be working all time. We would always see the future and past of everything around us. Would people look like long chains of themselves, like a low F-stop picture. A big blur of that person going through their entire life, but you could see it all? If you could see every point in a person’s life (with your sixth sense) how would you know which point in that person’s life you should talk to?
It’s even more confusing when everyone else has this ability. If everyone could see what you were about to do, do you really have any free will? People could no longer be responsible for their own actions, becauce the future will have been set. Contrastly if we can change the future, then our sixth sense would constantly change. The view of the future would be a shifting sea of images as present actions reshape the possible futures.
In all, this is far too confusing and I’m happy to live in my 3 dimensional world.