a reply to: Krazysh0t
so, I wrote this thread quite a while ago, and then, totally unlike me, really, failed to keep track of it, or continue replying, or even star my
repliers!! No, not like me at all. So, I apologize for the late response. However, I do have one, as your question is a very good one….as to what
if we were in space, considering time….
Well, I've read enough of your posts to know you're fairly smart, so I don't need to really go into space/time relativity here. We both aleady
know that. Or, at least, the supposition of that science, that we accept as reality in the here and now.
There was a science fiction short story about just the question you've raised here: how time would be experienced differently in the vastness of
space, perhaps. Unfortunately, though I'm relatively well read, I have a defficeint memory. Anyway, in general, in an attempt to answer your
cogent question, if we were in space, we might experience time in a totally different manner than we do here, as I'm sure you are already aware, as
it is absolutely "relative" to "where" you are……which could be a whole other conundrum..
The point of the thread, in general, for the posters above who didn't seem to get it,which I'm sure was due to my poor communication skills at the
time, is…most of us rely upon our computers or cell phones to tell what time it is.
It used to be the gold standard for "real" time was radioactive decay. I don't even know if anyone keeps track of such things anymore. The reason
the radioactive decay is important is this: time can be seen as just a linear order of events by which we reference. The half life radioactive decay
of certain isotopes and using their decay progress as a means to track "time" is/was an effort to link time to a really meaningful and natural
process, unaffected by mankind and/or technology, supposedly…..
Thanks for your response.