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Is time speeding up?

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posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 12:27 PM

Originally posted by Knight783
No mate, its not the gravity that dictates time, at least not in the human mind. Time in our minds is based on seasons and daylight hours, i.e a day

But if one was to travel near the speed of light, time would go by slower for the people back on earth.

Like cosmonaughts that havent aged the same after coming back from space.

posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 04:53 PM
Isnt this Einsteins theory of 'strange time'?

posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 08:32 PM
Yes it feels is as if the sands of time are falling ever faster, like racing towards the inevitable end. Maybe time is speeding up. Imagine if we could find a way to slow down our perception of time. We might all get the chance to feel we have lived for 100 years.

Are there any ideas on slowing down our perception of time?

Here's some ideas off the top of my head. I'll welcome your views.

Don't you think vacations stick out? Each day was longer than a standard day? Maybe it comes from doing new things, seeing new things, breaking regular routines.

I guess, routines should be axed. All the things we do everyday that are similar blend in to each other. So let's drive home a different way. Stop the car for a moment somewhere and take in a view. Change flavour of toothpaste, add in new experiences all through our day.

I get the point about each year being a smaller percentage of our lives, but maybe there is something else in childhood that as adults we lack.

Maybe we need to try and think like children to perceive time differently. Maybe we are too obsessed with time and need to recapture a sense of fun and excitement?

[edit on 28-3-2006 by Clipper]

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 03:35 AM

Originally posted by Knight783
No mate, its not the gravity that dictates time, at least not in the human mind.

The question I was posing is whether or not relative time was speeding up.. I understand perception of time, and how we judge time.

The question I'm posing is whether or not universe time is speeding up, and whether or not we would be able to sense it if it was.

posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 05:00 PM
Scientists have added 61 sec. for every min.

Tidal friction causes the Earth's rotation to slow down, which means that solar time tends to drift out of sync with atomic clocks.

If this disparity was not corrected, the "error" could increase to several seconds within a few decades; and, claim astronomers, eventually make some of their software and possibly hardware obsolete.

There have been 22 leap seconds added - and no subtractions - since the first one on 30 June, 1972.

The Paris Observatory adding the first "leap second" in seven years.

One extra second was added to Chinese clocks on the first day of 2006.

Globally, a leap second was added on December 31, 2005, at 23:59:60, Greenwich Mean Time, according to the International Earth Rotation Service.

Leap seconds are inserted since atomic clocks tend to go slightly ahead of the earth's rotation, largely because the rotation of the earth has been slowing down.

posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 05:02 PM
As you get older you get more aware of mortality, yes it does make time looks like is faster.

posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 05:12 PM
I've always thought that when you are young everything is new to you. You take the time to observe it, so every minute is filled with new lessons. As you get older things aren't new anymore. Things aren't interesting, so you focus less on the present, and focus more on the next moment, hoping it will be better than the last, with something new to fill the space. The future becomes the focus, so we perceive it more. The present however is being ignored, so we barely notice it pass by. Before you know it you're at the end, and you're wondering where your present went.

I hope this makes sense.

posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 05:34 PM

Originally posted by Rasobasi420
Before you know it you're at the end, and you're wondering where your present went.

I hope this makes sense.

We most be around the same age because that is exactly what goes on when as you age.

I wonder sometimes the old say that we age comes wisdom.

I feel that the wisdom comes with knowing that we have less time in this world left that when we were teens.

The fast pace life we live don't leave anytime to meditate on what we have done and what we still need to do.

posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 05:41 PM
I'm 23, but understand the importance of the here and now. I am often caught up in the future. Looking forward to 5pm so I can go home from work, and getting excited about things like my birthday coming up in a few weeks. I have to remind myself that the desire for better things is what causes suffering, and that if we could all focus on the now rather than later, time becomes so much more valuable.

posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 05:58 PM

Originally posted by Rasobasi420
I'm 23,

No, no the same age
My daughter is 22.

When I was your age time was the last thing in my mine.

posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 01:34 AM
Maybe your having to much fun

posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 02:57 AM
dont know neither if this subject is paranormal but for all i can say for now, because time goes fast and i have to go to bed, when i'm on ats the time definetly goes faaaaast. But interesting subject , later

posted on Apr, 2 2006 @ 08:51 PM
have you ever heard of the "Schuman frequency"? It is appointed by some researchers as the reason why time seems to pass more quickly now, then when we were kids.

You can do some google search on that topic, or under the name "schuman resonance" also, but here is the main idea...

the Earth has, as far as scientists could tell a few years back, a constant frequency, or vibrating signal, just like if it was a "heartbeat". It was overall measured in 7.8 cycles per second. Several global military communication system used it as standard measure. But, somehow, it as recently increased up to 11 cycles.

Some people say, this is the reason we feel time passing each time more quickly. We weren't able to adapt ourselves from the 7.8 cycles per second frequency, to the 11 cycles frequency.

I don't have much more info on this, but I hope to have been of any use.

[edit on 2-4-2006 by Falkner]

posted on Apr, 2 2006 @ 09:49 PM
I got more info

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There's NO DOUBT that a few ,
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[edit on 2-4-2006 by toasted]

posted on Apr, 2 2006 @ 10:23 PM
my grandpa refers to this very same things (time going faster). he calls it 'gettin' old'.

fudgestik - great avatar! luv da donald up:

[edit on 2-4-2006 by DirtyBoots]

posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 12:39 AM
If "time" was speeding up, it would explain the population increase. If you think back, most civilizations had a relatively small populations.

But in the past few hundred years, the increase has been coming a lot faster, although technology and living conditions makes up for a lot of that, the amont of overpopulation today came rather quickly.

posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 11:42 AM
Time speeding up on Earth relative to the rest of the universe wouldn't affect us much at all. No matter how fast time goes, it can only be measured relative to something. If everything were the same all over the world, we wouldn't be able to tell times relative speed. Maybe if we compared Earch clocks to Mars Rover clocks or something, but there is going to be a little discrepency at least, just because of the differing gravitational fields.

posted on Apr, 8 2006 @ 10:59 AM
I think an explanation for this could be that as you get older you remember less. You perception of how fast time is moving is based on how many events you can remember in any span of time so if there are less events to fill that time span it would seem that time is speeding up. Just my opinion.

posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:51 AM
I believe the human mind has really nothing to do with it. Think of it this way; if you're sitting in a cozy chair in your den, you assume that you're not moving.

If you're sitting in a cozy chair in a high speed a spaceship moving through space just below the speed of light with blinds on the windows.. (so you can't see out), you also assume that you're not moving, which in fact, you obviously are.

Our time and space IS the above mentioned "spaceship". If time was REALLY speeding up, we'd never notice because we're all in the same "spaceship".

Those memories that others have mentioned about "long summers" and "short weeks"and what-not are only the result of either brain stimulation or simply 'having fun'..(which would give the effect of time flying by..)

.....or complete boredom..(which would give the effect of time just dragging by...)

posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:54 AM
Ok, yes its speeding up. Iv talked about that some time now. Heres something I remember. As a child on the longest day of the year it was almost 10 pm when I came in cause it was still light out. However, in the same area 20 years later same time of year and its like 9:30 when the light goes away.

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