posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 07:09 PM
Okay, going back to the OP's thing about time going faster. The fact is that as you age, "time" (I put that in quotes due to the fact that the
concept of time as it applies to humans is merely a coping mechanism your mind created to deal with the fact that we live our entire lives in the
meter of memory) appears to speed up as you accumulate more memories... think of the brain as a hard drive in a computer... there is a finite amount
of space to store memories. As such when new memories are created, old ones must be erased to make room for new ones. This is why we forget mundane
things like where you left your car keys. The after affect is this "increased speed" that you mention... it feels as if time is giong faster due to
the fact that you are storing fewer memories, and have fewer reference points. Fewer reference points basically translates into that feeling that
"time" is going faster. Think back to when you were a child... a year seemed like forever, that's because everything was new and your brain was
storing new memories and experiences at a rapid rate. As we age, and get into daily routines of work and such, there are fewer points that stand out,
and therefore fewer long-term memories are created...
P.S. Praise Bob!
[edit on 15-6-2008 by Blixx]