posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 05:08 PM
Its SOP for people to feel time or things as you put it it are speeding up as they get older. As a child of 5 or 10 yrs old, a year seemed to last
forever. I think our perception of time is based on our limited experience. The more time we experience, the shorter period of time we view days,
weeks, and years. I view this as a psychological and not true, real event. To compare this idea with technology, one need only look at stealth
Stealth profoundly changed every concept of warfare. It was so profound in its impact it changed the concept of war, and in the process drove the USSR
into bankruptcy. I am sure most of you have experienced the "car accident, slow motion effect". When in a car accident we seem to see greater detail
and everything seems to move in hightened slow motion. Why does this happen? The reason is biological, and would be the same if your body was about to
be eaten by a lion.
The body dumps cortisol and adrenylyn (spell?) in large amounts in to the blood stream under percieved stress. The speed of the the body goes up,
hence time seems to slow down. Its basic biochemistry. But its also kind of neat to see this mechanisim in action, and know why its happening.