We all say it: "Man, this week has gone by soooo fast!"
Doesn't it seem like everyone has been saying something about how quickly time is moving recently? I still don't know where the summer went. CHRISTMAS
IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!
Time is flying, and everyone around me seems to agree.
What if time really is speeding up? There's really no way for us to know. Time is completely relative and it's a figment of our imagination. A fly, a
cat, and a human all perceive time differently. We sometimes feel it fly and sometimes it crawls. Regardless of how we feel
, the second hand
clicks at the same interval. Should we trust our feelings over our measurements? It seems like we shouldn't, but when discussing time the game is
different. We have NO WAY of truly measuring time because it is completely relative in its nature. In other words, that second could be quicker and we
wouldn't know, because it would still technically be a second. We will always have twenty-four hours in a day regardless of whether it feels fast or
not. I have a feeling this all fits in somewhere when discussing quantum physics.
My point is, time seems to be speeding up for everyone. Our planet, solar system, galaxy, hell maybe even our universe, could surely be
passing/entering a plane in which time goes by that much faster. We've all heard it or said it, "Time goes by quicker the older you get." What if it
isn't just a feeling and time literally is speeding up as "time" goes on?
Expanding on this thought led me to look at life expectancies throughout human history. In Classical Rome, the average life expectancy at birth was 28
years old. That number seems ridiculous, but that's because such a huge amount of babies died. Still, at age 15 life expectancy rose to 52 years old.
Sure, you say, they didn't have the medicines we have now, and I agree. But they also didn't have the disgusting processed food we eat today. I
believe that most health problems stem from diet and considering the terrible food we eat today, compared to the natural food from ancient times, that
life expectancy number takes on a new meaning. I don't mean to nonchalantly dismiss our modern medicines, but how many of us actually have to go
through problems/procedures that we would die without? How many of those stem from poor diet?
Now consider for just one second that we are indeed entering some kind of speed zone
in terms of time, which maybe even culminates in something
massive in 2012. It all fits perfectly, right?
It's a stretch, but it's thought, and I felt like sharing it with this great community.
Life expectancy source (hope you all accept wikipedia):Life
Expectancy Variation Over Time
edit on 19-12-2011 by Proctor11 because: (no reason given)