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Ammar Gh

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What is time?

Wasting time makes you think what time is... How everything is connected... After long contemplation you realize that time is everything around you! Gravity, matter, space, energy... All of it cooperate together to make time pass.

Actually, why do we even say time? Everything in the universe orbits a bigger object, the Earth and the rest of the planets orbit the sun at different speeds but they all move around the center of the milky way at the same speed. That galaxy floats around some bigger object etc. at some point we will realize that everything in the universe floats through it at a constant rate, then space = time! We all float through this space-time and each second passed can (theoretically) be measured in kilometers if only we had a point of reference (we can't find it as everything we know moves at the same rate). The theory that we can travel through time when reached over-light speeds seems not so realistic to me after tonight. There is something missing, we just accept that everything is relative. Each object in the universe is influenced by a bigger object, but the universe as a whole is influenced by something even bigger and it floats at a constant rate around it...
What do you think?

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  • Jan 9 2013: An abstraction of physical processes such as the slow creep toward a fully entropic state. Time is a convenient fantasy in any absolute sense. It is wholly dependent on the presence of matter and a change in the state of the matter m. Outside of that context there is no such thing as time per se or at least not the clean linear flow we think about when we say time. Or maYbe not
    • Jan 10 2013: "It is wholly dependent on the presence of matter and a change in the state of the matter" exactly! This is exactly what I have been thinking as well... But since the Big Bang all the matter does is change it's state.

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