### Author Topic: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?  (Read 7320 times)

#### AllPurposeAtheist

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2013, 08:09:44 PM »
Don't go fucking up the space/time continuum. I don't want the special super bowl edition of the Brady Bunch meets Gilligans Island on the South Shore staring Justin Beiber or some shit like that.
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#### Hakurei Reimu

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2013, 08:17:33 PM »
You know, you would probably be better served of you to just pick up a good university-level textbook on relativity (special or general) and learn the material, rather than than idly speculate about it here.

There is no reference frame that goes at the speed of light. The Lorentz transformation collapses at that speed and you cannot give every event in the local environment its own unique coordinates, so there is no physics that can be done in it.

But there's a more subtle reason: a particle cannot possess 0 total energy in any
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#### Seabear

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2013, 11:31:30 PM »
Quote from: "Solitary"
#-o Only with regards to space-time. We are moving through space-time when moving through it, but time would be less. Standing still with regard to it, we would be moving through time, and that would be at the speed of light, according to Einstein. Solitary

Lol, standing still in what frame of reference, exactly? The reason you cannot travel faster than the speed of light is because you can't travel slower, either. You are always moving at light speed in space-time.  Accelerating in the spatial dimensions relative to a given reference point causes time dilation between the two points. You "borrow" from the time vector when you accelerate in space. When your stop accelerating, you are effectively "at rest" with regards to your own spatial reference, and you are then traveling at light speed thru time.
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#### Solitary

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2013, 12:38:32 AM »
« Last Edit: July 11, 2013, 01:03:21 AM by Solitary »
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#### Colanth

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2013, 12:34:45 AM »
Quote from: "Solitary"
Since space and time are simply different examples of dimentions, can we speak of an object's speed through time like an objects speed through space?
You move through space at the distance of one foot per foot.  (Or one inch per inch or ...)

You move through time at the speed of one second per second.

Time is not a distance, space is not a duration, and neither one is a speed.
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#### Solitary

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2013, 04:47:18 PM »
Quote from: "Seabear"
You are already moving thru space-time at the speed of light. Explained, with diagrams:
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#### josephpalazzo

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2013, 05:32:44 PM »
Quote from: "Solitary"
The rate of the transition outward from the Big Bang, time, is equal to the speed of light. The speed of light is the maximum for all transitions in the universe, including our transition in the time dimension.

Solitary

I'm not sure what you had in mind with this statement and your use of the word "transitions". But for clarification, the universe is not expanding at the speed of light. If you mean by "transitions" - which is very unclear and not the usual technical language in cosmology - "signals"  then it would be correct to say that signals are transmitted at the speed of light.

#### Solitary

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2013, 12:41:52 AM »
Quote from: "josephpalazzo"
Quote from: "Solitary"
The rate of the transition outward from the Big Bang, time, is equal to the speed of light. The speed of light is the maximum for all transitions in the universe, including our transition in the time dimension.

Solitary

I'm not sure what you had in mind with this statement and your use of the word "transitions". But for clarification, the universe is not expanding at the speed of light. If you mean by "transitions" - which is very unclear and not the usual technical language in cosmology - "signals"  then it would be correct to say that signals are transmitted at the speed of light.

It doesn't say that, it says the speed of time is equal to the speed of light, not the universe.
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#### Jesus

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2013, 04:01:47 AM »
Time is subjective, is it not? We have clocks that measure our time, but we also have the inevitability of our aging. We have the internal clocks of our organs, and the ticking of the universe around us.
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#### josephpalazzo

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2013, 07:39:28 AM »
Quote from: "Solitary"
Quote from: "josephpalazzo"
Quote from: "Solitary"
The rate of the transition outward from the Big Bang, time, is equal to the speed of light. The speed of light is the maximum for all transitions in the universe, including our transition in the time dimension.

Solitary

I'm not sure what you had in mind with this statement and your use of the word "transitions". But for clarification, the universe is not expanding at the speed of light. If you mean by "transitions" - which is very unclear and not the usual technical language in cosmology - "signals"  then it would be correct to say that signals are transmitted at the speed of light.

It doesn't say that, it says the speed of time is equal to the speed of light, not the universe.

Time doesn't travel at the speed of light but it does tick at different speed for different observers depending on how fast they are moving and how strong the gravitational field they happen to be in.

#### SGOS

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2013, 08:32:53 AM »
Quote from: "stromboli"
Our perception of time is experiential. At a young age we constantly encounter new experiences, so time seems to move at a slower pace. As we age those experiences diminish, so we dismiss them as occurring. In old age you tend to think back of your experiences over long segments of time, rather than as moments- all of which makes time seem to move faster. And as such, you become more aware of its passage in older age.
I heard an interesting explanation for the time acceleration we experience as we grow older:  We can only experience time based on the single reference of our personal experience of our own lifetime, which we might consider to be 1 unit.  From ages 0 to 10, we experience 1 unit.  From ages 10 to 20, we experience 1/2 of a unit.  From 20 to 30, it's a third of a unit, and so it goes for each additional 10 years of our life.

I've pondered this theory some, but I suppose not completely.  There could be a flaw in it, but I think it rather mirrors my personal experience of the phenomenon.

#### josephpalazzo

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2013, 09:26:27 AM »
Quote from: "SGOS"
Quote from: "stromboli"
Our perception of time is experiential. At a young age we constantly encounter new experiences, so time seems to move at a slower pace. As we age those experiences diminish, so we dismiss them as occurring. In old age you tend to think back of your experiences over long segments of time, rather than as moments- all of which makes time seem to move faster. And as such, you become more aware of its passage in older age.
I heard an interesting explanation for the time acceleration we experience as we grow older:  We can only experience time based on the single reference of our personal experience of our own lifetime, which we might consider to be 1 unit.  From ages 0 to 10, we experience 1 unit.  From ages 10 to 20, we experience 1/2 of a unit.  From 20 to 30, it's a third of a unit, and so it goes for each additional 10 years of our life.

I've pondered this theory some, but I suppose not completely.  There could be a flaw in it, but I think it rather mirrors my personal experience of the phenomenon.

Show the math or it isn't true.

:P

#### SGOS

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2013, 02:59:30 PM »
I don't even have the energy to play with the math, let alone show it to anyone.  I'm not even sure it's true.  I just like it. :-D  :-D

#### Colanth

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2013, 08:03:40 PM »
Quote from: "SGOS"
I heard an interesting explanation for the time acceleration we experience as we grow older:  We can only experience time based on the single reference of our personal experience of our own lifetime, which we might consider to be 1 unit.  From ages 0 to 10, we experience 1 unit.  From ages 10 to 20, we experience 1/2 of a unit.  From 20 to 30, it's a third of a unit, and so it goes for each additional 10 years of our life.

I've pondered this theory some, but I suppose not completely.  There could be a flaw in it, but I think it rather mirrors my personal experience of the phenomenon.
That's how I've always seen it.  To a 1 hour old baby, an hour is a lifetime.  To me, an hour is a minuscule portion of a lifetime.  That, to me, is why time passes faster to an old man than to a very young child, to whom "tomorrow" seems impossibly far in the future.
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#### Solitary

##### Re: How Fast Are You Moving Through Time?
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2013, 08:27:20 AM »
Quote from: "Seabear"
You are already moving thru space-time at the speed of light. Explained, with diagrams: