When we see growing numbers such as a million (1,000,000) or a trillion (a million million or 1,000,000,000,000) we gradually begin to realize that the number itself may well be feasible on paper, but the amount quickly becomes difficult to mentally grasp or let alone visualize.
Today I have two questions - please help me out - and let me briefly explain...
In much the same way as it is hard, or rather impossible, for the mind to understand the concept of infinity from an exploding point of view (like "there is no end to space") so it may also be the case in the opposite direction..!?
As children in elemantary school we learn about 0.1 and 0.001 as well as 0.00000001 etc. Think about this, for a second; is there an end to this? I mean, how small can a number get? Maybe, does it keep on going in exactly the same manner as exploding numbers, only in this respect moving inwardly "into space" almost as it were like an implosion? (I don't even know if this would be the proper use of the word "implosion".) And I mean seriously, not just from a philosophical point of view.
My first question, therefore is: Do you believe space is infinite - both ways?
My second question is: Would you please help me find online material where someone shared something to shed more light on this subject? (I suppose we may quickly move into Einstein's relativity..? which I find intriguing, to say the least!)
For instance, I quickly found a YouTube video that explains the vastness of the universe, but what about the other way around..? You see, they way I picture it, we're already living on an atom in the grand scheme of things, i.e. relatively speaking ;-)