If you live a long full life and we consider 1 second the base time interval of that life. You’ll double your life 32 times. The amazing part is 26 of those happen by the time you’re 1yr old.
Why do I care – is it significant?
No idea. However, my theory is that perceived time speeds up because of the lack of learning new things + the way that time doubles. For instance, the first time you drive somewhere can feel like forever but the 2nd time feels much faster. There are new sites, sounds, and traffic patterns. Can you extend your perceived life by learning new things? If you’re a radio listener then you need to seek new stations.
Maybe doublings are the wrong frame for this. Half-life may be an interesting approach https://mathinsight.org/doubling_time_half_life_discrete
To be continued…after I continue to pontificate and wonder if this matters at all.
Music that I can re-listen to over and over again: DeVotchka – All the Sand in All the Sea
But what does AI think about this concept?
Act as a writer for https://www.ant.cat. Write a blog post about how one perception of time is impacted by the rate at which their time alive is doubles.
Response from ChatGPT:
Time is a fascinating concept that has perplexed scientists, philosophers, and individuals alike for centuries. It is a fleeting and elusive concept that is ever-changing, with different perceptions and interpretations across cultures and individuals. One such perception of time is the impact of the rate at which our time alive is doubled, and how it affects our perception of time.
The concept of time dilation is one that has been extensively studied in physics and cosmology. According to this theory, time passes differently for objects moving at different speeds or in different gravitational fields. However, time dilation also has a significant impact on our perception of time, particularly in relation to the rate at which our time alive is doubled.
The idea of time doubling can be understood as the period it takes for an individual’s age to double. For instance, a person who is 20 years old would experience a doubling of time when they reach the age of 40, and so on. Studies have shown that our perception of time is heavily influenced by the rate at which our time alive is doubled.
When we are younger, time seems to pass much more slowly. This is because the rate at which our time alive is doubled is much slower in our younger years. As we grow older, this rate increases, and time appears to pass much more quickly. This is why many people often comment on how time seems to fly by as they grow older.
Furthermore, the rate at which time doubles also affects our perception of the future. For instance, if the rate at which our time alive is doubled is slow, we tend to think more about the future and plan for it accordingly. On the other hand, if the rate at which our time alive is doubled is fast, we tend to focus more on the present moment and live in the here and now.
In conclusion, our perception of time is a complex and multi-faceted concept that is heavily influenced by various factors, including the rate at which our time alive is doubled. Understanding this concept can help us make better sense of our perception of time and how it affects our lives. Whether time flies by or crawls along, we can use this knowledge to live in the moment and plan for the future accordingly.