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Is sleep a form of time-travel?

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#31    Zaphod222

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:43 AM

Simple answer to the OP: No, it isn´t.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 04:05 PM

View PostWhatsinausername, on 19 August 2013 - 09:11 AM, said:

It's just your perception of time. When you're anesthetized for surgery you're effectively asleep, and it only seem to be mere moments that have passed when you've woken up while the surgeons have been working away on you for an hour or so.

Yep. When I had a minor procedure done, the anesthesiologist told me that she was administering, I remember thinking to myself, "It won't work on me because I'm strong willed..."

In what seemed like an instant from that moment, I was being carted down the hall with florescent lights passing by above me on my way to recovery. I had asked if they cancelled the procedure or something because (in my mind) there was no way the 45 minutes they predicted for the procedure had passed. The nurse assured me that I had gone through and that my question wasn't uncommon.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

LIFE IS time travel.

Once the threads of fate become entangled,
they can never be undone.
So as we create our destiny, from our own angle,
we stretch and pull this web, as one.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 05:17 PM

Actually is some since it is.  Part of the twins paradox is that no information can reach the twin traveling at the speed of light.  He is essentially a singularity with an event horizon preventing observation and information reaching him.  In that small since sleep is like that.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:31 PM

View PostAwakenAscension, on 29 August 2013 - 05:05 PM, said:

LIFE IS time travel.

Yup. Can't fault that one. And I would even go as far as to also say, I doubt anyone would be able to debunk that!

Nicely done!!

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:27 PM

View PostAwakenAscension, on 29 August 2013 - 05:05 PM, said:

LIFE IS time travel.

I had a good chuckle at this. :D

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