posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 05:41 AM
I like the "time is speeding up" theory because it begs the question why? I agree that it feels as if time is racing past us these days, and not
just because of advanced technology or a busy world. Sure, there's still the same number of hours in a day, but it feels as if overall the days are
shorter. An odd feeling for the middle of summer. Why could this be happening? I have several thoughts:
Brain function- Time is relative to the viewer, and depending on the speed your brain is running at, it can appear to speed up or slow down. That's
why you can get more done after drinking al large cup of coffee or why time seems to "slow down" in high-stress situations where adrenaline is
pumping through your body. Perhaps our brains are becoming slower. You could even go so far as to claim that humans collectively and subconsciously
are slowing down as a natural reaction to the fast-paced world we live in. It's like nature's way of saying, "Hey there humanity, take a breath for
Planetary influence- We know that clocks at different altitudes run at different speeds, but regardless of where you are on Earth, you still rotate
every 24 hours. If Earth were changing, it could probably effect our perception of time. Maybe it could even effect the speed at which clocks move at.
Earth's size, gravity, and speed at which it rotates all effect our perception of time. If one or a combination of these factors were to change, it
could change how we sense time.
2012, Prophecy, and Celestial forces- All kinds of things fit into this category, from dead stars or giant planets, to the potential that we are
entering into the 4th dimension, which would eventually result in seeing all of time existing at once. Many religions refer to time speeding up as we
approach a theoretical judgement day. Who knows if any of these theories could be true, but most would probably be denied by modern science.
I'm no scientist, though science does interest me. I'm more of a creative philosopher with a very open mind. If there are scientific reasons why my
theories are wrong, then so be it, but there are still a lot of things we don't know about time and our universe, so it seems like anything is
possible here, including the rather benign theory that people simply perceive time as going faster as they age. That being said, I hope that's not
the explanation for how I've felt lately, because I could swear that a day feels like it passes about twice as fast as it did ten years ago. Of
course, there's no way to measure something that isn't being picked up on clocks and other time-recording devices, but it's strange nonetheless.