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Offline kimthejindo

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Time is different for everyone?
« on: 25/03/2014 11:12:25 »
I'm not a scientist just to say off the bat. Everything i will say is from personal and speculation.

I have a theory that everyone experiences time a different rate and not at the exactly 1 second per second. The logic behind it is based off personal experience. I feel I experience time slightly faster mentally and physically.

Ex1: My vision is time is different. I view the world around me is going by faster than the average person. 1 person may see 2 weeks as a long painful wait but me its like over night.

Ex 2: My body is aging at a faster rate than people. I'm 22 but I already have greys more than my dad who is 60 and i have medical problems that are seen mostly in elderly like arthritis

Ex 3: people see me talking and moving at a faster rate and i see them talking and moving too slow. When people try talking to me im manic but in my point of view im talking slow. I move faster than people to what they say but i feel im moving slow.

Ex 4: sense of time jumps and distortions. I sometimes get these weird time jumps even though they really arnt they seem to be mental where im at one location and i don't remember inbetween point A to point B like i sudden when forward in time. my doctors think its a seizure but when people watch me as it happens there are no signs or symptoms of seizures.

I know what i say may sound like bs science but its what i experience i do not know if it just me with a weird mental issue or what but thats is what i experience


 

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Re: Time is different for everyone?
« Reply #1 on: 27/03/2014 02:29:43 »
Time does not exist. It's an illusion. So yes everyone can have own illusions.
 

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Re: Time is different for everyone?
« Reply #2 on: 31/03/2014 05:36:42 »
Time does not exist. It's an illusion. So yes everyone can have own illusions.
Nonsense. People who make claims like this have no idea what time really is. Learn physics, especially relativity, and you'll understand why.
 

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Re: Time is different for everyone?
« Reply #3 on: 01/04/2014 13:35:10 »
Quote from: kimthejindo
I'm not a scientist just to say off the bat. Everything i will say is from personal and speculation.

I have a theory that everyone experiences time a different rate and not at the exactly 1 second per second. The logic behind it is based off personal experience. I feel I experience time slightly faster mentally and physically.
You didn't think that you were the first one to notice that, did you? :)  This has long been known to be true. However you're confusing the notions of physical time and subjective time. Physical time is that which is measure with a clock. That's why the time it takes for a ball to fall 1 meter is the same for everyone who measures it. However subjective time is that which is perceived by an individual and is thus the different rates of personal time is not a physical phenomena but a psychological one.

As explained in The Meaning of Relativity by Albert Einstein, page 1
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The experiences of an individual appear to us arranged in a series of events: in this series the single events which we remember appear to be ordered according to the criteria of "earlier" and "later," which cannot be analyzed further. There exists, therefore, for an individual, an I-time, or subjective time. This in itself is not measurable. I can, indeed, associate numbers with events, in such a way that a greater number is associated with the later event than with the earlier one; but the nature of this association may be quite arbitrary. This association I can define by means of a clock by comparing the order of events furnished by the clock with the order the given series of events. We understand by a clock something which provides a series of events which can be counted, and which has other properties of which we shall speak later.
I recommend ignoring that comment about pot.
 

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Re: Time is different for everyone?
« Reply #4 on: 05/04/2014 19:25:41 »
Kim,

Myself, I would think that to a individual, you may be right in comparison to a person's individual perspective of time.   

It's a extremely rare condition.  Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome, causes a person's body to age prematurely.   It would make you think,, since their body is aging rapidly.   Would their perception of time be different as well? 

Since they were born with the syndrome at the beginning of their birth, their entire body, ages , it does make you wonder.    And (if) that were the case,, I look forward to see what you come up with on it. 

(By the way Pmb, I didnt see anyone make a reference to Pot, other than you?????) 

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Quote from: kimthejindo
I'm not a scientist just to say off the bat. Everything i will say is from personal and speculation.

I have a theory that everyone experiences time a different rate and not at the exactly 1 second per second. The logic behind it is based off personal experience. I feel I experience time slightly faster mentally and physically.
You didn't think that you were the first one to notice that, did you? :)  This has long been known to be true. However you're confusing the notions of physical time and subjective time. Physical time is that which is measure with a clock. That's why the time it takes for a ball to fall 1 meter is the same for everyone who measures it. However subjective time is that which is perceived by an individual and is thus the different rates of personal time is not a physical phenomena but a psychological one.

As explained in The Meaning of Relativity by Albert Einstein, page 1
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The experiences of an individual appear to us arranged in a series of events: in this series the single events which we remember appear to be ordered according to the criteria of "earlier" and "later," which cannot be analyzed further. There exists, therefore, for an individual, an I-time, or subjective time. This in itself is not measurable. I can, indeed, associate numbers with events, in such a way that a greater number is associated with the later event than with the earlier one; but the nature of this association may be quite arbitrary. This association I can define by means of a clock by comparing the order of events furnished by the clock with the order the given series of events. We understand by a clock something which provides a series of events which can be counted, and which has other properties of which we shall speak later.
I recommend ignoring that comment about pot.

 

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Re: Time is different for everyone?
« Reply #5 on: 05/04/2014 20:52:17 »
People do seem to subjectively experience different rates of time, for example, things around you seem to slow down during a fight-or-flight reaction (like when you're in an accident), and time seems to pass quicker as you get older.

Some clever experiments have shown that your brain doesn't actually work faster during a scary event, but the stress hormones cause you to remember more of it per unit time; so in recall, you interpret that extra memory density relative to normal levels in terms of a temporal slowdown. Similar effects cause boring periods to seem subjectively longer than they are at the time, and much shorter in hindsight; and novel experiences lay down more memory than familiar experiences, which are dropped or merged, so in retrospect, time seems to speed up as you have fewer novel experiences - e.g. as you get older.
 

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Re: Time is different for everyone?
« Reply #6 on: 06/04/2014 16:16:13 »
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(By the way Pmb, I didnt see anyone make a reference to Pot, other than you?????) 
That's because the thread in which it was mentioned was deleted.
 

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Re: Time is different for everyone?
« Reply #7 on: 06/04/2014 16:21:21 »
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..and time seems to pass quicker as you get older.
This one is easy to explain. When you're younger, one year is a large fraction of your life up until that post.  Then, later on in life, time seems to pass by faster.

Going from 5 to 6 years old took 1/5 th the amount of your life at that point. Going from 50 to 51 took 1/50 th the amount of your life at that point.
 

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Re: Time is different for everyone?
« Reply #8 on: 06/04/2014 20:14:00 »
This one is easy to explain. When you're younger, one year is a large fraction of your life up until that post.  Then, later on in life, time seems to pass by faster.
It's a tempting hypothesis, and it may contribute, but it depends on one's sense of the passage of time being perceived relative to the total time to date, and I don't know of any evidence to support that. Also, the relative change in the fraction of total life from year to year reduces rapidly, until by the teen years it's pretty small, which would lead one to expect a correspondingly small change in the sense of time passing more quickly, whereas the sense of time speeding up seems to accelerate quite noticeably in the later years.
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