Does Time Go Faster In Space?

‘So depending on our position and speed, time can appear to move faster or slower to us relative to others in a different part of space-time.  And for astronauts on the international Space Station, that means they get to age just a tiny bit slower than people on Earth.  That’s because of time-dilatation effects.’   Google

‘Time feels like one of the only constants in life-it passes day after day at the same pace.’

‘Then Einstein had to go and ruin that for us.’

‘We’ve all heard the phrase that ‘time is relative,’ but it can be difficult to wrap the mind around what that actually means.’

‘The phrase came from Einstein’s Theory of Relativity that joined space and time and created the idea of a fabric that permeates the whole universe: ‘space-time.’

‘We all measure our experience in space-time differently.  That’s because space-time isn’t flat-it’s curved and it can be warped by matter and energy.’

‘So depending on our position and speed, time can appear to move faster or slower to us relative to others in a different part of space-time.  And for Astronauts on the International Space Station, that means they get to age just a tiny bit slower than people on Earth.’      Business Insider

What is time and why are we so governed by it?

Einstein postulated that time was the fourth dimension and the travel in this dimension was theoretically possible.

Indeed, the imagination of the human beings have been captivated by the idea of traveling through time.

From the H.G. Wells story, The Time Machine, to the Back to the Future, Marty McFly Time adventures, we have an innate feeling and burning desire to visit the past or the future.

‘Philosophers have discussed the nature of time since at least the time of ancient Greece; for example, Parmenides presented the view that time is an illusion.  Centuries later, Newton supported the idea of absolute time, while his contemporary Leibniz maintained that time is only a relation between events and it cannot be expressed independently.  The latter approach eventually gave rise to the spacetime of relativity.’   Wikipedia

And, so, how would you feel if you could travel back in time and prevent the Kennedy Assassination?

What if you could talk with yourself as a child and give some pointers, regarding life, the mini-you?

How would it feel to see your mom and dad as their younger and vivacious and virile selves?

Would your understanding be enhanced by visiting the Second World War or the Feeding of the Five Thousand or to be able to push Martin Luther King to the floor of the Lorraine Hotel Balcony in Memphis…before the fatal shot?

Does God look at the film of our lives as if it was rolled out and each frame is visible?

Does he relate to the baby, that we were, as much as the old man or woman…that we have become?

When you think of the Earth…and all that is contained therein…and the fact that everything that we see and touch and smell and hear…ultimately dissolves into entropy…what is the constant…what is the construct that our world and our place in it and our planet and it’s universe and the totality of the millions of universes that astronomers are currently aware of?

Time travel was once in the realm of the Outer Limits and the Twilight Zone…the Science Fiction worlds of Philip K. Dick and Veronica Guerin and Issac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke…but in the future…may be science fact?

Albert Einstein created the Theory of Relativity through the power of thought…let us all…think!

 

 

5 responses

  1. Thanks for an informative read BJ on time and relativity. Happy Sunday ahead for you😃

    1. My pleasure, my friend. Happy Sunday to you as well. 🌞

      1. Sorry typo Thank you😃

  2. Time is relative
    Dimentiona space

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