2.b.3. Speed of time and time concept

The definition and time concept includes not only differences in the perception of absolute or objective time but also the real differences in the personal speed of time.

As I have commented, in a certain way the vision of this metaphysical theory of time can be confused with the time concept of the subjective acceptance of the classical concepts of time. In this case, it is not about differences in the perception of absolute or objective time, but rather the real differences in the dimension of personal time, by putting it in another way.

What is certain is that for everyone else there is no difference between one reality and another, given that both are of internal nature to the individual. What is interesting about this greater concept of time lies in the fact that the same happens to the rest of us, which is why it is good to tell the difference, assuming that it is a correct distinction.

Let us look at some specific examples about the importance of love in the theory of time that almost all of us are familiar with:

  • A knife falls

    In this case, the change in the timeline, speed of time or its acceleration or deceleration shows with much greater clarity. It is no longer about avoiding a glass breaking but rather to avoid hurting ourselves or to have one of our cells dying violently.

    What is relevant is the change in the speed of personal time that is clearly due to the love for the knifepoint, the floor and our own cells…

    However, despite affecting our own concept of time, that I know of, no one proposes altering any clock; or once the knife stops in the floor, the person finds herself in a different year, week, or millisecond than the rest of the mortals. Perhaps someone could argue that that person is older than what she should be without the knife event having occurred.

    Where do the physics formulas fit into this case?

    Of course, from an outside or objective point of view, we normally say that a thing has been over-used or that a person has had a hard life.

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  • Immediate danger of death

    When an accident occurs, for example a fall or a car accident, at first, the subjective speed of time, the perception of absolute time, or both could change.  If there is a perception of a life-threatening danger, sometimes it produces a very strange and beautiful phenomenon.

    One sees the sequences of his own life like in a movie; they are in chronological order from early childhood to the present, and the images capture in detail many of the happiest stages or moments, or the strong presence of the time in love.

    The most incredible thing is that everything has lasted perhaps a tenth of a second and it seemed that the movie covered an entire lifetime. It is impossible not to ponder about love and the definition of time.

    This activity was at an emotional scale, at a very essential level of the being. The speed of subjective time increased a lot. If we were the light, (someone said it apparently as a metaphor and I have interpreted it as a reality or something of the like). I wonder if we could say that its speed had decreased (due to the speed of time, and the speed of space and normal space being inverse concepts), maintaining that way the intuitive thought or model about the concepts of space, time and velocity.

    The cause but not the purpose of this physical phenomenon is clear. Then two possibilities occurred to me: it is either a farewell and to re-live everything one last time, or it is a preparation of that which one wants to bring to the other world. I think that the latter is more probable due to the sensation that one has and the enormous content of the movie and its perfect chronological order.

  • The bubble of interest

    Another case of the variation of the timeline, or the relativity of time and of space as well, is that, at times it seems that space reduces to a bubble around ourselves and that only we are aware of what happens inside the bubble…, but what awareness!

    What is remembered clearly is the limits of the spheroid bubble; speed of time is altered but I do not know very well in what sense, it could be that time undergoes strong accelerations and decelerations. It could also be due to that it undergoes a constant normal acceleration or with a unitary vector towards the center of the bubble, which is not normal.

  • Making love

    We could say many things about this lovely activity but here we are interested in highlighting the fact that in certain moments there is a loss of the notion of time. It is not surprising that it would be this example about love that causes the clearer and more intense effect on the speed of subjective time.

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It is worth pointing out that whether they are different perceptions of absolute or objective time or real variations of the subjective time, the objective reality do not altered at any time. If something changes its speed of time of 1 to 2 s/m, it is equal from a mathematical point of view to change at a normal speed of 1 to 0.5 m/s.

When I say objective reality I do not presume that such a thing exists, it is enough to say that it exists as an abstract convention. In this sense, if time and space as objective and abstract concepts are absolute, then any variation of the relation between space and time will have to attribute it to a variation of speed whose definition is precisely the relation between space and time. In the case of needing to create new physics concepts, I think that it would be convenient to use new words not to muddle ourselves up too much.

On the other hand, one would also be confused with the definition of relativistic time from Modern Physics, given that they have tried to explain the relativity of time included in their mathematical equations with examples about the perception of the lover’s time even if, later, there is not any relation with lovers in the formulas. Perhaps they are referring to a type of Greek love in a Pythagorean time that has been unknown until now.