How Time Works

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Is time subjective or objective?

I think it is both.

I've always been fascinated with the idea of Time. It is one of science's greatest mysteries.

Anybody else interested or fascinated by concepts of time?


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  • Ric Axlerod
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    I vividly remember time slowing down for me. My friend was racing in his car and something happened with the brakes and we swerved and hit a light pole and the car flipped over and spun around. I was in the backseat with my other friend and I swear when the car flipped over, everything seemed to go really slow, even though everything happened in a split second. My friend next to me also said he felt everything happen in slow motion as the car flipped over and that he felt like he "floated" in mid air before he hit his head on the roof.

    Abram Regel
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    Hey Adam, Einstein combined the concept of space and time to make "Space-Time." It's the concept that three dimensional space is fused with time, to form a four dimensional continuum. So basically time is linked to a physical location in space. So by altering your physical location at different rates of speed/velocity, you're altering your (subjective from the moving objects point of view) perception or interaction with Time.

    Luke Shields
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    I've heard that people in near death situations, like cops or military people at war, "feel" time slow down.

    I think animals with different lifespans like dogs or ants experience time differently as well?

    Charles Smith
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    Well, time slows down for me when the ol missus wont stop complaining or nagging me! Ahaha 

    Adam Trump
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    So people can experience different rates of time? Like people can experience time speeding up or slowing down? 

    Edward Barlow
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    The passage of time and the subjective experience of time are two separate matters, yet everything is also connected. 

    Jean Vallier
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    A paradox:

    Different rates of time can all occur at the same time. 

    Yao Zhang
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    Time passes slower, the faster you move.

    Richard Grayson
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    The brain can adjust for time:

    There was this experiment done where subjects would see a flash of light on a wall 10 seconds after they clicked a clicker. After doing this a few minutes, the experimenters changed the light to flash immediately when the clicker was clicked. When this happened, all the subjects swore they saw the flash of light before they clicked the clicker. 

    Tuan Tran
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    I think time is subjective and how people experience time. Sometimes time seems to go by fast when you're having fun, but other times, it can go painfully slow...

    Eddie Drake
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    I heard that time is also affected by altitude or height. Two synchronized clocks set at different heights ran differently.

    Adam Trump
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    How does physically moving fast alter time? I can't understand how this works. So if I'm driving a race car all the time, I'll age slower than those that don't?

    Robert Cosman
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    I heard about an experiment with two atomic clocks in sync running. One was put on a plane and sent around the world. When it came back it was running slightly slower.

    Nelson Turner
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    Physicists in Germany verified Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity. Experiments at a particle accelerator confirmed that time moves slower for a moving clock than for a stationary one.

    Peter Monico
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    I like the concept of Time Dilation. 

    "Time dilation is the idea that as you move through space, time itself is measured differently for the moving object than the unmoving object. For motion that is near the speed of light, this effect is noticeable and allows a way to travel into the future faster than we normally do."

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