The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Time seems to follow a universal, tick-tock rhythm. But it doesn’t. In the Special Theory of Relativity, Einstein determined that time is relative in other words, the rate at which time passes depends on your frame of reference.
“Time is relative” means the rate of change of time is not same for every frame of reference. Two people sitting in two other frames of reference can measure different rate of time, i.e. one’s clocks can tick faster than others or vice-versa.
It doesn’t matter how much our lives are governed by the same seconds, minutes, hours, days, and weeks, regardless of where we live on the globe, time will never be absolute. The rate at which it passes depends entirely on your speed and acceleration at any given moment.
The theory of relativity usually encompasses two interrelated theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity.
If an object(you) travels at the speed of light it experiences all of its journey instantaneously whilst outside observers would simply see you travel at the speed of light. because to you no time past during your journey, you experience of time is relative to your own observation.
Einstein’s theory of special relativity says that time slows down or speeds up depending on how fast you move relative to something else. Approaching the speed of light, a person inside a spaceship would age much slower than his twin at home. Also, under Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravity can bend the time.
Albert Einstein once wrote: People like us who believe in physics know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent Illusion. Time, in other words, he said, is an Illusion…. He says he thinks time is real and that the laws of physics may not be as permanent as we think they are.
According to theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli, time is an illusion: our naive perception of its flow doesn’t correspond to physical reality… He posits that reality is just a complex network of events onto which we project sequences of past, present and future.
As light is spread out by the observer moving away from the source of the light time is decreased. The faster the observer moves the more light is spread out and time slows down…. Time slows down as you travel faster because momentum bends the fabric of spacetime causing time to pass slower.
If you ask, Can we stop the time..? The simple answer is, “Yes, it is possible to stop time. All you need to do is travel at light speed.” The practice is, admittedly, a bit more difficult…. To phrase this tenet in a more friendly manner, it means that a light beam’s speed remains unchanged even if the observer moves relative to it.
There is no “absolute” frame of reference, every time you measure an object’s velocity or how it experiences time, it’s always in relation to something else.
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