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#1    taniwha

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:55 PM

Is time really speeding up or are our perceptions merely changing with time?

An interesting commentary here...

http://beforeitsnews...up-2446594.html

accompanied by a fake Hawkings voice-over if you need....



Edited by taniwha, 11 August 2013 - 12:35 AM.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:01 AM

Personally...I don't think "time" is speeding up...

It's your perception of time that is changing.

When you were 10 years old, 1 year was one tenth (10%) of your life....Man it felt like forever!

When you become 20, it was 5%...half the percentage of age 10

At age 40....wow...it's only 2.5 %....kinda small...

At age 50....2%

On and on...

As you "live" more years....each increment of life...be it a year, a month, a day or an hour...becomes a smaller and smaller measurement of your entire life experience and therefore your perception says it is moving by faster....

Just a thought.


Also...I find when I am really bored....time drags and when I'm busy....it flies.  Go figure

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:02 AM

Ask any 50 year old and you'll get a resounding YES!!!

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:10 AM

My theory is that as you age the landmarks of your life become fewer and further between.  This includes educational achievements, marriages, children arriving, changes of employment and residence.  These are the things we measure time with, not years, in our  reckoning, so as they become rarer time seems to accelerate.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:22 AM

Yes it would seem our mindbology is  perplexing however time speeding seems reliant on the Earth slowing, I wonder if there has been any calibration done recently to consider

if indeed our planet is winding down. :unsure2:


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:22 AM

No in fact it's slower here on earth.  The earth gravitational mass acts as like an anchor in a river.  It's why we have to constantly re-align gps satellites with earth because they'd lose sync.  Space passing faster in orbit than it does down on here on Terra Firma.  According to Mr Hawking anyway.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:32 AM

Time is not speeding up, but the amount of crap we are piling into each year is getting bigger, so years seem shorter.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:37 AM

My theory is, the Vulgarians who created our Universe bacame bored observing everything that is happening here, so they are speeding up time in our Universe so they don't have to waste so much of their time observing foolish Humans.

Why these Vulgarians would want to observe we Humans in the first place is yet one of the greatest and most mysterious questions in the entire Cosmos. Then again, maybe they just like reality shows.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:00 AM

I find the subject interesting, sadly I may just be getting old lol.

Here is one example how to realise the Earth is actually slowing down...

http://www.physlink....perts/ae695.cfm

Edited by taniwha, 11 August 2013 - 03:14 AM.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:22 AM

View Posttaniwha, on 11 August 2013 - 03:00 AM, said:

I find the subject interesting, sadly I may just be getting old lol.


Getting old is still better than the alternative.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:33 AM

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:18 AM

The author really needs to understand Einstein's relative time before using it to explain his perception of time.
The fact is if time was really speeding up or slowing down, he wouldn't notice it with the examples he's given.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:34 AM

View PostJeremiah65, on 11 August 2013 - 01:01 AM, said:

Personally...I don't think "time" is speeding up...

It's your perception of time that is changing.

When you were 10 years old, 1 year was one tenth (10%) of your life....Man it felt like forever!

When you become 20, it was 5%...half the percentage of age 10

At age 40....wow...it's only 2.5 %....kinda small...

At age 50....2%

On and on...

As you "live" more years....each increment of life...be it a year, a month, a day or an hour...becomes a smaller and smaller measurement of your entire life experience and therefore your perception says it is moving by faster....

Just a thought.


Also...I find when I am really bored....time drags and when I'm busy....it flies.  Go figure

Good analogy J65,

I guess thinking back to my youth, distances seemed greater and 2 or 3 hours travel lasted ages.
Playgrounds that I have revisited from my childhood memory are not the unending spaces I had imagined...

I wonder if there was no age limit if even the universe itself would become finite... Just whimsical thinking lol


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:36 AM

I think it is that as we get older, we just get too busy.  We have soooo much to fit into each day.  I remember when I was little, my mom used to say that time goes fast.  I'll be in school, longing for the December holidays and it felt like the holiday is still far away.  I could not understand when she said that before I know it, it will be holidays.  Didn't  feel that way to me at all.  Time seemed to drag.....But now, it's barely January and then December is on our doorsteps.  I feel these days that there are only 2 days in a week...it seems to be Monday and then Friday..

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:41 AM

View PostRlyeh, on 11 August 2013 - 07:18 AM, said:

The author really needs to understand Einstein's relative time before using it to explain his perception of time.
The fact is if time was really speeding up or slowing down, he wouldn't notice it with the examples he's given.

It took Einstein  a lifetime to grasp Einsteins perceptions of time






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