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Time - Is it what it seems?

Time as we know it is not time as others know it. For us time is going faster than for others and time is going slower than for others.
Time for us is going at a certain speed, and for others it is going faster or slower than time for us.


By Douglas Krantz

Imagine that you're in a tall office building in a large city, overlooking a street. There aren't any cars, but below, it's crowded.

People are moving around. Some seem to be walking normal speed, some seem to be walking moderately slow, some seem to be really slow, and some seem to be still as statues.

But look a little more closely at all the walkers. It's not that people are walking fast or slow, or even stopped, they're all actually walking normal, but most of them are walking in slow motion.

Even the statues, moving so slowly that you can't see any movement, if sped them up using slow motion photography, would be walking normally. It's just the way the statues are now, pigeons are roosting on them.

Slow Motion

But wait. You're seeing the people down on the street from an overview; each person on the street sees the world differently.
Now we look at the point of view of the statues.
Each person walking on the street thinks they're walking at a normal speed, but in comparison to them, everyone else seems to be moving fast or slow.

The Perception of Time is Relative

All of these people on the street are seeing time as relative to them. They're looking at everyone else and comparing the others to how fast they, themselves, are moving.

However, no one can see themselves from your overview position. You, on the other hand, are seeing an overview. You are seeing all of them on the street from the real speed: the real time.

Theory of Relativity

Getting back to reality though, real time exists but we can't know how fast real time is going: we have no reference, we're on the street, we can only guess.

Einstein, when explaining the Theory of Relativity, was trying to explain that time, as we see it, is time from the street view. Time from an overview, time that we cannot actually see, is still there.
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