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Why Time And Life Seem To Pass By Faster
01-10-2014, 04:56 PM #16
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(01-10-2014, 12:23 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(01-10-2014, 06:10 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  A great read Softy, I'll bookmark that for the morning when I'm more coherent. chuckle.gif
Supposedly entropy proves the reality of the linear passage of time from the present into the future...

Entropy - "A process of degradation or running down or a trend to disorder"

"The degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"

In other words in my own words everything within this universe is in a constant state of evermore chaos and continuously breaking down into eventual nothingness...

So time must be entropic as well?

But what would time really be and what would time actually mean if we eliminated all of our clocks and watches and calendars and stopped living enslaved by them?

Is time really anything more than our human way of trying to structure and give order to the changing seasons and the days and nights of the rising and setting sun and moon?

I like this post! Time is a strange one... In answer to the question in the last paragraph, I guess yes and no. There are two aspects to the time we perceive, you've already discussed both of them, it's about making a distinction between the two.

We have real time (the decay of entropy as you rightly stated) and our 'imaginary time' based on our orbit around the sun. The problem being of course that or calendar and clocks are consistent, whereas our view of real time is changing based on our waking experiences and even due to extreme gravity/speed. If you read any of Hawkings major publications, he discusses this subject in depth and gives examples of experiments in the past which have proved entropic time and our clocks work differently. Building a clock that measures entropy would be impossible however, especially considering time works differently at different points of the earth. For example, If you find the area of earth with the highest gravitational pull, your experience of 'real' time would be different to that of someone living on the area of earth with the LEAST gravity. After a while, these two places would show different times entirely.

So yes, time is real, but clock time, we invented. However we do need the clocks in order to reference when things happened along our timeline (when people talk of time as a dimension, this is what they mean. A dimension just means direction with which you can name a co-ordinate. Think of our X, Y and Z axis in a 3 dimensional universe, with these 3 axis we can mark any place within a 3D structure. But if you want to mark an EVENT, you need the time co-ordinate too. You can't relay when something happened just using spacial dimensions.

It's all pretty incredible!
01-10-2014, 05:16 PM #17
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On a personal note as opposed to scientific theory. I had an interesting conversation with a friend yesterday. I'm planning on going traveling, the reason I gave is that time is flying by too fast recently for me. There is the reason (stated up there somewhere) that when you're older, another year is a smaller percentage of your life. This is very true, but I think there's another aspect at play here.

When you're younger, your life is filled with dramatic milestones. Going to primary school, learning to socialise, getting after-school hobbies, moving to secondary school, starting puberty, getting your first girl/boyfriend, exams, leaving for college, first job, being legally allowed to drink, planning your career, your life.

Then you get to your mid 20's, things become mundane. You realise the milestones are thinning, you still have a family and kids to work toward (if you don't have them already) but after that, it's just you, your family and your job until retirement. The lack of drastic change blends one year in with the next. Sure you might move house occasionally, but your mindset won't change very much for most of the rest of your life.

My answer is, every 5 years to change my life drastically. Rather than one goal to work towards, accomplish, and then wait to die, I'll have several short, fast paced lives in a way. Hopefully when (or if) I'm old, I'll have a life worth looking back on!

Never settle, people, your life is your own. Those at the top would have you sitting peacefully in our houses with our families until death, scared of the outside world. This is because every idealistic person looking to make the most out of their short lives is a threat to them directly. A threat to their 'monopoly' on the good life. Don't buy into it, what you want out of life is out there for you, it's yours to take.
01-10-2014, 08:53 PM #18
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Evidence to support the existence of time and space intrinsically dependent upon each other?

"I'll meet you at six tonight"......"Okay,where?

"I'll meet you at the theater"......Okay,when?

Or evidence of just how obliviously locked into this animated holographic matrix we really are?!
01-10-2014, 09:07 PM #19
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wayne5 makes note to himself: The fatter I get the slower time gets, so increase my gravity until time fits the tasks at hand. This is the best one yet for eating Twinkies.

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01-11-2014, 04:19 AM #20
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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As the old saying goes..."Time flies when your are having a good time".

I'm confused again. blink.gif

And, time actually slows down when one is about to experience a car crash. Well, for me it does.
01-11-2014, 04:35 AM #21
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I think it's all perception. When you're young you want to get older to get life started, in your 20s you're getting ready, in your 30s starting to count the years. 40s you can live or let them go by without living at all. 50s, I don't know but hope I'll find out! beercheer.gif
01-11-2014, 04:58 AM #22
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I agree it's all personal perception and age is not a factor.



01-11-2014, 05:27 PM #23
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(01-10-2014, 09:07 PM)Wayne5 Wrote:  wayne5 makes note to himself: The fatter I get the slower time gets, so increase my gravity until time fits the tasks at hand. This is the best one yet for eating Twinkies.

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Haha, it really is! But you need to be dedicated, if you're gonna do it right, you need to make yourself about the size of the moon.

I believe in you.
01-11-2014, 05:33 PM #24
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(01-11-2014, 04:35 AM)Shadow Wrote:  I think it's all perception. When you're young you want to get older to get life started, in your 20s you're getting ready, in your 30s starting to count the years. 40s you can live or let them go by without living at all. 50s, I don't know but hope I'll find out! beercheer.gif

Perception is of course a major factor, but we must be perceiving something.

I guess there are so many aspects to the perception of time, that not the laws of thermodynamics or neurological research could come up with one theory that would be fully satisfactory.

It's ironic that one could spend their life trying to unlock the mysteries of time, and having done so, run out of it.
01-11-2014, 05:43 PM #25
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The Top 37 Things Dying People Say They Regret.

Some are silly but worth a read cheers.gif
01-11-2014, 08:24 PM #26
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(01-11-2014, 05:43 PM)Shadow Wrote:  The Top 37 Things Dying People Say They Regret.

Some are silly but worth a read cheers.gif

Pretty inspiring :)
My favourite is this one;
34.) Getting caught up in needless drama. Drama can be addictive, but there is no point. Don’t get off on how bad your day is.
This is 90% of England these days!
01-11-2014, 09:21 PM #27
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(01-11-2014, 05:33 PM)mcmxc Wrote:  
(01-11-2014, 04:35 AM)Shadow Wrote:  I think it's all perception. When you're young you want to get older to get life started, in your 20s you're getting ready, in your 30s starting to count the years. 40s you can live or let them go by without living at all. 50s, I don't know but hope I'll find out! beercheer.gif

It's ironic that one could spend their life trying to unlock the mysteries of time, and having done so, run out of it.
Theres really no real time for anyone to run out of because no one knows how much time they will or will not have just like i know all too well that i could die before i finish typing this sentence or i could live for another fifty years and thats the mind bending faith shattering truth about this temporary illusion we call reality upon planet earth that could actually be the bizarre beyond human comprehension singularity of a black hole existing within another universe...
01-12-2014, 07:00 PM #28
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(01-11-2014, 09:21 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(01-11-2014, 05:33 PM)mcmxc Wrote:  
(01-11-2014, 04:35 AM)Shadow Wrote:  I think it's all perception. When you're young you want to get older to get life started, in your 20s you're getting ready, in your 30s starting to count the years. 40s you can live or let them go by without living at all. 50s, I don't know but hope I'll find out! beercheer.gif

It's ironic that one could spend their life trying to unlock the mysteries of time, and having done so, run out of it.
Theres really no real time for anyone to run out of because no one knows how much time they will or will not have just like i know all too well that i could die before i finish typing this sentence or i could live for another fifty years and thats the mind bending faith shattering truth about this temporary illusion we call reality upon planet earth that could actually be the bizarre beyond human comprehension singularity of a black hole existing within another universe...

Strange isn't it, that any of us could just drop at any given moment. Yet, here we still are, consciousness and all. It feels eternal, yet it's so fragile. We're very lucky in a sense, considering where we were born (never thought I'd say that...) especially since 99% of humans in history have lived at a time/in a place where taking someones life is as natural as creating one. Add that to the fact there was a near infinite-to-one chance of us being born in the first place, and you have a new found appreciation for life.

Something to always remember in our darkest moments.
01-12-2014, 11:35 PM #29
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(01-12-2014, 07:00 PM)mcmxc Wrote:  
(01-11-2014, 09:21 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(01-11-2014, 05:33 PM)mcmxc Wrote:  
(01-11-2014, 04:35 AM)Shadow Wrote:  I think it's all perception. When you're young you want to get older to get life started, in your 20s you're getting ready, in your 30s starting to count the years. 40s you can live or let them go by without living at all. 50s, I don't know but hope I'll find out! beercheer.gif

It's ironic that one could spend their life trying to unlock the mysteries of time, and having done so, run out of it.
Theres really no real time for anyone to run out of because no one knows how much time they will or will not have just like i know all too well that i could die before i finish typing this sentence or i could live for another fifty years and thats the mind bending faith shattering truth about this temporary illusion we call reality upon planet earth that could actually be the bizarre beyond human comprehension singularity of a black hole existing within another universe...

Strange isn't it, that any of us could just drop at any given moment. Yet, here we still are, consciousness and all. It feels eternal, yet it's so fragile. We're very lucky in a sense, considering where we were born (never thought I'd say that...) especially since 99% of humans in history have lived at a time/in a place where taking someones life is as natural as creating one. Add that to the fact there was a near infinite-to-one chance of us being born in the first place, and you have a new found appreciation for life.

Something to always remember in our darkest moments.
Knowing how anyone of us could suddenly pass away into forever any moment of any morning day or night...

What should really matter and which is really more important?

Desperately clinging onto the hopelessly fraying threads of this greed driven temporary illusion?

Or spiritually preparing our souls for the eternal afterlife thats always a breath away?

It doesnt require an elite government protected nazi rocket scientist to figure out the answer...

Over one hundred billion people have lived loved hated and died upon earth before you and i were born...

But there is only one woman in the world,one woman,with many faces...

But there is only one man in the world,one man,with many faces...

This perceived reality is just a dream a nightmare we are awakened from when we die...




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