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Time, it isn't simple at all!
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Posted 11/15/12

haikinka wrote:

Since time is relative anyway, I reckon I could speed it up/ slow it down if I concentrated reaaaallly hard.


That reminds me of the episode of The Big Bang Theory where the gang go to watch the meteor shower and Leonard says the Earth is spnning too fast, Raj slow it down so Raj concentrates really hard then asks leonard how is that then Leonard says perfect.
Posted 11/15/12
Faster, so I can die faster.
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Anyone ever seen the movie 'Click' with Adam Sandler when they go past the woman jogging and slow down time? Yeah...
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Posted 11/19/12
I really want to fast forward it.

I just want to do my thing... then disappear into oblivion again.

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Posted 11/19/12
I refuse to wear a watch. I haven't worn one since jr. high (which was a looooong time ago). I hate being bound by the clock....Consequentially I'm always late for everything...
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Posted 11/23/12
depends on what's going on. i would speed it up sometimes, slow it down sometimes. all to make life more enjoyable.
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Posted 11/23/12 , edited 11/23/12
I'm little confused by the question. I assume when you say time gets slower, you mean we're increasing the number of hours in the day (effectively). Likewise, if you say time gets faster we're decreasing the number of hours in the day. If that was the case, I'd like time to go slower.


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haikinka wrote:

Since time is relative anyway, I reckon I could speed it up/ slow it down if I concentrated reaaaallly hard.


You can. Time is just a mental construct.



Time is a physical quantity too. I won't go too far into special relativity, but suffice to say it is possible to make something that takes one second according to one observer take half as long according to another observer (such as how long it takes for a train traveling near the speed of light to clear a tunnel). The name of this effect is time dilation, but it's really just a special case of the more general Lorentz Transformation so be warned that time dilation doesn't always apply. This would be true even if the observers were machines or simply lasers recording when something happens between Point A and B (in their respective frames). IT'S A STRANGE UNIVERSE OUT THERE.

But to say time is just a mental construct is like saying length is a mental construct.
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Posted 11/23/12
I don't get the question...
Measurement of time is an arbitrary setup.
Our perception of time can change, depending on our attention. (In emergencies, your brain might process things faster, so time can seem to move more slowly, but if you're absorbed watching a movie, it might seem to pass more quickly.
If you actually want MORE time, just make sure you live a long life.
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Posted 11/23/12

Zoraprime wrote:

I'm little confused by the question. I assume when you say time gets slower, you mean we're increasing the number of hours in the day (effectively). Likewise, if you say time gets faster we're decreasing the number of hours in the day. If that was the case, I'd like time to go slower.


-Vega- wrote:


haikinka wrote:

Since time is relative anyway, I reckon I could speed it up/ slow it down if I concentrated reaaaallly hard.


You can. Time is just a mental construct.



Time is a physical quantity too. I won't go too far into special relativity, but suffice to say it is possible to make something that takes one second according to one observer take half as long according to another observer (such as how long it takes for a train traveling near the speed of light to clear a tunnel). The name of this effect is time dilation, but it's really just a special case of the more general Lorentz Transformation so be warned that time dilation doesn't always apply. This would be true even if the observers were machines or simply lasers recording when something happens between Point A and B (in their respective frames). IT'S A STRANGE UNIVERSE OUT THERE.

But to say time is just a mental construct is like saying length is a mental construct.


So, therefore the observer is controlling or at least influencing time by the observer's action of observing time? The same applies to matter. That's called "the measurement problem". Matter is only a wave when not observed/sensed ergo immaterial like what the Buddhist say, but when it is observed, matter materializes as a illusory solid of mostly nothingness.
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Posted 11/23/12
If you want time to go slower, just lay down. It's been proven that the closer you get to the surface of the earth, the slower time goes. This is why your head is literally older than your feet.

Posted 11/23/12
I don't understand how anyone would be aware if they made time move faster or slower...
Posted 11/23/12
Slower. I really like taking my time on things and just enjoy being in a moment, even if it's by myself. I take my time cooking, reading, writing, talking. I wish I knew more people who liked just taking it slow. Almost everyone I know needs to live fast for some reason. Sometimes it's fun but not all day every day. Not for me anyway.
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Posted 11/23/12
Fast, I want time to go by fast so that more manga and anime will be release to be read and watch.
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So, therefore the observer is controlling or at least influencing time by the observer's action of observing time? The same applies to matter. That's called "the measurement problem". Matter is only a wave when not observed/sensed ergo immaterial like what the Buddhist say, but when it is observed, matter materializes as a illusory solid of mostly nothingness.


Boy howdy, someone thinks he understand physics...

First off, time dilation is NOT related to "the measurement problem." If nothing else, special relativity is deterministic while the measurement problem is a result of quantum mechanics being probabilistic. And special relativity is not a quantum phenomenon, so you can't really apply quantum mechanic principles either. I could go into much more detail about special relativity, but I'm pretty sure no one here wants to read an essay on physics over what is really a trivial question.

Also, while it's not nearly as important, bringing up that matter is mostly void is completely irrelevant. Yes, most matter is 99.9% void, but it's an electromagnetic phenomenon (namely, the normal force) that makes it so that we can stand on solids and light simply reflect and refract off solids (and liquids, for that matter, as well as gases that aren't colorless) to make it look like they are one uniform color even though it's mostly empty. So, it's true, but it's not relevant in the slightest.
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Posted 11/23/12
In reverse I wanna redo some things I have regets about, like bullying that one kid and telling a 3 year old santa doesn't exist
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