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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 02:11 AM
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When i was younger, time felt to go really slow. Now that I'm older it feels if time just passes and flys by. What if time actually got quicker in your mind when you grow older, as if it grew exponentially? I know it's not physically possible, but imagine if we didn't realize this was happening. Adults always tell you enjoy being young, because your only 10 once or 16 once. etc.

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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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Yes! And, what about: "Time flies when your having fun"?
What if we didn't know about these ways of affecting time?
Or, of time being affected?

Thanks for the thought... I know for sure that at (my age) time is presenting some strange anomolies...

We say: " If, only, I could go-back-and-do that again.. and, Now, that would be a good day to live forever..."

But, we can remind the children to savor certain moments. To "Go for what they want, and, be sure of what they wish for, and, they will get what they want from each moment, and, life is short..."

Maybe we all have alot more fun when we are young... Time is not slower but, more detailed and full of sweetness...complicated in a different way than now. So, it takes up more space... Maybe, as we get older we stop having fun... time then gets a whole lot quicker than "fun" - quicker... just goes past us... So, when we get older we can look back at those times as "thicker"

cmariesees



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 03:21 AM
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Ever heard of bullet time?....its real

Apparently the brain due to a high rush of adrenalin processes things faster due to which we feel like things around us are moving slower than usual allowing us to respond quickly.


Bullet time(As shown in video games) has been experiences by cops, armymen etc.

Will post the link to the article once I find it...



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 03:38 AM
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I really look forward to the link to bullet-time.
I will search for it now, myself.
Looks like the OP has gone to bed... I will fall-out soon myself.

I hope this thread will be alive tommorrow...

Time: the distance between two eternities...

cmariesees



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 04:05 AM
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When i was younger, time felt to go really slow. Now that I'm
older it feels if time just passes and flys by.


When all you have is $100, $100 is a lot of your money. When you have $1000, suddenly $100 doesn't seem like so much. When you're 10 years old, a year is ten percent of your entire life. By the time you're 30, a year is only about 3 percent.

It's not time that's changing.

It's your measuring stick.


[edit on 6-7-2010 by LordBucket]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:13 AM
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check the links below.....

www.visualexpert.com...

scienceblogs.com...

I could not find the exact article but I found these links that explain the phenomenon somewhat. Ostensibly our higher processing functions are shut down except for a few parallel processing functions and response via instinct whose processing time is souped up...i.e it creates an illusion where you're processing things so fast that everything appears to be moving slower than usual and you're forced to make a split second decision to survive....in a nutshell your brain slows down everything for you which is essentially a survival mechanism.Sort of something akin to spider sense gving you an enhanced reaction time :p


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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:46 AM
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i think you hit the nail on the head there i was thinking about this the other day and came to a similar conclusion.

The bullet time i think is just the body speeding itself up to make the best decision it can, not sowing down time



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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I feel like time is going faster as I get older.

I count my days/time in segments of how much time I have until I get to do what I want. In a similar way that people don't "count" the hours that they're sleeping as having "free time", I don't count the hours that I have obligations.

When I was a child, my days would be comparatively longer. I'd go to school for 8 or so hours and then have the rest of the day off. I'd count the days until weekends or until school started after summer break. Those hours added up. Now, as an adult, I have many more obligations. Instead of just 8 hours of school, I have many more hours of things to do. I'm sure others do too. Things such as work, family, etc.

Now instead of my days being 10 hours or so during a school day, 18 or so on the weekend, and 24 hours long during summer break, my days consist of the 2 or so hours I have daily for "me" time. It's the time I look forward to each day. Nowadays my time just flies by. I'm always so busy with very little down-time.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Funny, I got to tell you a quote...

When I was much younger, I was at an over night camp out, there was an older man playing a banjo, he stopped dead cold in the middle of a song stared at me and said.."Life is like a roll of toilet paper, 1st you have plenty but the closer you get to the end the faster it goes"

I'll never forget that, plus it was kinda spooky how he did it, so I try to keep the saying "going" so to say, and tell younger kids the same thing..nowa days.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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I wonder if it has to do with our peak years? Does time seem to speed up when you get really old - like 50 or so? No just kidding - like 80 or so?

I've heard that the older you get the more you become like a child - so does it slow back down?

Any 80 year old folks here?

One other thing that I noticed - After I got older I visited my old elementary school and it seemed so much smaller. I was thinking, this is weird (while sitting in one of those tiny chairs).

Peace



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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I feel like time is going faster as I get older.


I hear this fairly often, but I just don't feel it. When I was a child I remember very frequently just getting started with playing, and then BAM! Suddenly it was time to go home, or to come inside, or go to bed. Play time always went by so quickly.

That doesn't happen anymore.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:50 PM
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Time occurs in the mind....It is a phenomenon that is relevant to you. Time flies when your having fun....When you are bored or doing something you don't like, it drags... I remember riding in the car with my mom, distances that would take 10 minutes to drive would seem like eternity... "ARE we there yet? Are we there yet?" I would ask every minute. Its funny now driving those same distances and how quick it takes now. Definitely a product of perception. I remember turning 21, and how I could not wait for it to happen. Now 9 years later I smack myself in the face, where did the time go? I cannot stop it. Its picking up speed as we speak.

Watch an hour glass. You'll see the time phenomenon in action.


To me this is why time travel is ridiculous. One can only travel through time in the mind. Time is relevant to the person. It is not a matter of position, it is a matter of appealing to your personal perception of time.

Could a machine ever intercept that? Maybe. But I won't be holding my breath waiting around for something like that. I am far too impatient.....



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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Interesting topic. The conclusion I came to on this phenomenon, when I was younger is as follows:
When you are 10, 1 year represents 10% of your life.
When you are 20, 1 year represents 5 % of your life.
When you are 40, 1 year represents 2.5 percent of your life.
... and so on. The older you get, the smaller a fraction of your overall experience any given time-span will represent. Does that make sense to you?



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by yeahibelieve
 




When i was younger, time felt to go really slow. Now that I'm
older it feels if time just passes and flys by.


When all you have is $100, $100 is a lot of your money. When you have $1000, suddenly $100 doesn't seem like so much. When you're 10 years old, a year is ten percent of your entire life. By the time you're 30, a year is only about 3 percent.

It's not time that's changing.

It's your measuring stick.


[edit on 6-7-2010 by LordBucket]


I may be getting older, but can we leave my measuring stick out of this?

...sorry, Lord I apologize for that joke...And please be with all
the starving Pygmies in New Guinea.

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Time and motion are connected. Without motion, there is no time.


Distant roads are calling me...
You dad en dad en dad en dad you dad---Bachman, Cummings



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by Mayson
 




I feel like time is going faster as I get older.


I hear this fairly often, but I just don't feel it. When I was a child I remember very frequently just getting started with playing, and then BAM! Suddenly it was time to go home, or to come inside, or go to bed. Play time always went by so quickly.

That doesn't happen anymore.



Hmmm... It happens to me all the time.

Maybe you need to find some more fun things to do with your free time. I can still sit down to play a video game and "time warp" hours into the future in what feels like minutes of subjective time.

I predict that it will speed up even more as death approaches.

I used to dread the start of the school year every summer. Looking back it seemed as if hardly any time went by and here I was 3 months later buying school supplies. I could see the same thing happening in my twilight years.

Everyone always says, "where did the time go".



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 12:38 AM
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Time is as perceived by the mind.Which means it is purely subjective as Einstein stated(Check the links in my previous post). As for a time machine it has nothing to do with subjective notions or ideals.

Its like your mind is some kinda remote where you can slow, fast forward and even rewind.

When you die your mind sort of rewinds everything that happened to you....you're entire life flashes by in those brief last moments.The human mind is the perhaps one of the most intriguing mysteries ever and I hope one day we shall be able to comprehend all the intricacies it entails.

[edit on 8-7-2010 by Leonardo01]



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