Time Dilation – How time isn’t the constant it seems to be.

I will shortly attempt to reduce and extrapolate this and various other scientific data into the context of my own metaphorical ponderings. But to avoid too much being lost in translation I recommend that those interested read the source material. I would love to hear your comments 🙂

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TzadikJanuary 3, 2015 / 12:27 pmJust a few observations from a layman that is fascinated and enthralled by this stuff.

The so called ‘speed of light’ is actually the speed of all electromagnetic radiation (NB in a vacuum). It is the speed at which any massless particle will travel. One of the ways I understand this is that it is the maximum ‘clock-speed’ of the universe. In other words it is the maximum rate at which the universe can calculate the next state of the universal equation.

If you relate this to the perhaps more familiar concept of the maximum clock-speed of a computer’s processor we can see why. Above certain limits any further energy that you pump into the processor gets converted into friction or heat and one loses performance rather than gaining it.

I will have more to say about this later but a pretty good definition of mass is resistance to acceleration (changes in motion) – a pretty good definition of friction would be exactly the same.

Hence the occurrence of time and mass dilation as one approaches the ‘speed of light’ – the universe can simply not perform any faster without an increase in mass / friction.

For those of you who read math the link below discusses is the equation for the above – basically Einstein’s equation taking into account the Lorentz time dilation factor:

http://trouserstogrow.blogspot.com/2010/01/e-mc-2-1-v-2-c-2.html for a more mathematical version of the above 🙂

Another nice simple article I just found – he may have plagiarized me lol

http://www.physicsoftheuniverse.com/topics_relativity_special.html

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