In thought theory, SpaceTime is defined very simply: the line represents Space and the circle represents Time:
The network pattern demonstrates how the two concepts differ in shape, meaning, and function. For example, time is circular and is used for storage, while space is linear and is used for exchange.
In contrast, the union pattern reveals an intersection between them.
The benefits of using patterns to describe spacetime are in developing a clearer picture of a hyper-dimensional structure.
Think of a symbol as a object that exists within an intersection of space and time, and which can be visualized in 5 different ways.
If patterned symbols are actual objects (called Universals in Plato's theory of forms), then the Universe is quite simply an architecture of self-similar circles and lines spread across some depth (ie. fractal cosmology). And in thought theory, the Universe can even be described without using the words 'time' and 'space'.
Within the Universe, circles establish pathways to exchange energy, fueling their growth and expansion. The pathways are forged by the electromagnetic field.
Patterns could help explain why the Universe is in-homogenous and may even explain the existence of dark energy and dark matter.
Symbols are fundamentally connected to the arrangement of matter, and every atom of matter represents one or more patterns in mindspace:
Think of an atom, or any large arrangement of atoms, as the tip of an iceberg.
Above the fold we see matter, however hiding below are massive patterns.
If our traditional 4-dimensional view of spacetime overlooks the tip of an iceberg, then a mindspace perspective sees the entire iceberg including spacetime and the region below it that explains abstraction.
Mindspace = SpaceTime Dimensions + Abstract Dimensions