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Can time slow down?

SirCedric2

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Report this Mar. 24 2008, 8:33 am

vgrbabe

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Report this Mar. 24 2008, 10:02 am

I don't know if it actualy can slow down, but it sure feels that way at work

Engage_Cloak

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Report this Mar. 24 2008, 11:42 am

Yes, and I discovered time travel...... :laugh:

Solesius

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Report this Mar. 26 2008, 3:44 am

Ofcourse, it's called time dilation in special relativity.

The faster you travel the slower time will 'tick'. At the speed of light time will stand still.

Greetings,

Solesius

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Report this Mar. 26 2008, 5:35 am

Well this seemed to take an age to load........


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

CaptainRobertVienna

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Report this Mar. 27 2008, 2:50 am

Nope. Just ask Data. The kettle always boils at the same rate.

Solesius

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Report this Mar. 27 2008, 4:51 am

Quote (CaptainRobertVienna @ Mar. 27 2008, 2:50 am)
Nope. Just ask Data. The kettle always boils at the same rate.

There is a difference in measurement of time and the human experience of time.

We can have the feeling time goes fast, even though an hour was still an hour :)

However, time dilation is a process that occurs when one travels faster relative to a observer.

Greetings,

Solesius

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Report this Mar. 27 2008, 4:19 pm

Quote (Solesius @ Mar. 26 2008, 5:51 am)
Quote (CaptainRobertVienna @ Mar. 27 2008, 2:50 am)
Nope. Just ask Data. The kettle always boils at the same rate.

There is a difference in measurement of time and the human experience of time.

We can have the feeling time goes fast, even though an hour was still an hour :)

However, time dilation is a process that occurs when one travels faster relative to a observer.

Greetings,

Solesius

also gravity fields effect the passage of time, we have done experiments showing that clocks tick faster at the top of a tall building than at the bottom ( while only careful measurement using atomic clock is the only way you are going to see it in earth gravity).

Ghost187

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Report this Mar. 27 2008, 8:04 pm

I don't think time can slow down on Earth. It could be possible in space.

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Report this Mar. 28 2008, 10:31 am

given that Earth is in "space" the average time frame is unitized and directly related to the assumption that thought occurs with in 'said' time frame.  If perhaps there are no thoughts there+ then there is no time there- then what = the watch falls off?

lanceromega

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Report this Mar. 28 2008, 4:31 pm

Quote (Ghost187 @ Mar. 26 2008, 9:04 pm)
I don't think time can slow down on Earth. It could be possible in space.

actually the experiment actually shown time dilation as a function of position in the earth gravititional field was conducted by R. V. Pound and G. A. Rebka Jr. of Harvard University in 1959. They measured the very slight gravitational red shift in the frequency of light emitted at a lower height (22.5 meter different), where Earth's gravitational field is relatively more intense. The results were within 10% of the predictions of general relativity. Later Pound and Snider (in 1964) derived an even closer result of 1%. This effect is as predicted by gravitational time dilation.

The time dilation associated with gravitational redshift over a distance of 22.5 meters is very small so it took very careful measurement of doppler effect in the photons used in the experiment.

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Report this Mar. 29 2008, 6:15 pm

Max Payne's method of slowing down time. Don't think anyone want to try it. :D

Max Payne: "When you are looking down the barrel of a gun, time slows down."

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Report this Mar. 30 2008, 11:12 am

All this reminds me of something I once read about professional baseball players. Good hitters supposedly have the ability to focus in on baseballs so that they can actually see the stitches rotating around where the rest of us would just see a blur. The inference is that they have trained their minds to "slow down" the baseball so that they have a better chance of hitting it.

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Report this Mar. 30 2008, 12:20 pm

Quote (caltrek @ Mar. 30 2008, 11:12 am)
All this reminds me of something I once read about professional baseball players. Good hitters supposedly have the ability to focus in on baseballs so that they can actually see the stitches rotating around where the rest of us would just see a blur. The inference is that they have trained their minds to "slow down" the baseball so that they have a better chance of hitting it.

Well, not literally slowing down the ball.

It is like a fast moving train, u look outside the window, u can try to focus on a fast moving object & realise u can see it clearly for a split second before it passes.
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Report this Apr. 01 2008, 11:36 am

Quote (SirCedric2 @ Mar. 24 2008, 8:33 am)
Here's a study worth a look.

http://www.noob.us/miscellaneous/can-time-slow-down/

Well it slowing down at work is really just ones veiw.

Why it slows down when we are at work is because many do not enjoy there jobs.

They are stressful and annoying.

But as for actually really SLOWING down time I must say Im sure there could be time anomalies out there as fabled in trek because I must remind everyone that lots of stuff in trek have come to reality.

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