Have you the time?

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By Lapis on Saturday, August 2, 2003 - 06:28 am:

    I just finished a long conversation with my friend Harrison about the existence of time. Well, it began as dreams but dreams led to time.

    So time is relative, due to the speed of light being a constant. Essentially it's a construct of humanity. It exists linearally but also, being a construct, it also exists perceptively.

    Here's the population of the world, right now, at this moment, it is 6,308,980,416.

    So if you take one second and add it up it is:
    6,308,980,416 seconds or
    105,149,673 minutes, 36 seconds or
    1,752,494 hours, 33 minutes, 36 seconds or
    73,020 days, 14 hours, 33 minutes, 36 seconds or
    10,431 weeks, 3 days, 14 hours, 33 minutes, 36 seconds or
    2,434 months, 14 hours, 33 minutes, 36 seconds or
    202 years, 10 months, 14 hours, 33 minutes, 36 seconds
    ...all occuring in the space of one second, at the same time! Isn't that amazing!

    I am such a nerd.

By patrick on Saturday, August 2, 2003 - 12:57 pm:


    how about the population of ardvarks?

    and maybe you read the headline of the declining tasmanian devil population....figure that out, in terms of time.

    why limit your number play to the human population.

By semillama on Saturday, August 2, 2003 - 01:30 pm:

    not to mention the accounting of how animals percieve time, if they do in any way less general than day and night.

By Nate on Saturday, August 2, 2003 - 02:23 pm:

    time isn't linear. we can only comprehend time as being linear because of our limited perception of time dimensionally.

    if your perception is limited to two dimensions, you can perceive three dimensions as a succession of two dimensional objects. your lathed table leg becomes a succession of squares and circles.

    linear time _is_ a human construct. it is the basis of our consciousness. we depend on the table leg being a succession of shapes, otherwise our lives would be meaningless.

    or, rather, our lives would appear to us to be as meaningless as they really are. and then where would we be?


    fucking stoners.

By sarah on Monday, August 4, 2003 - 12:17 am:

    there are specific areas in the geography of the brain which control or temper our perceptions of space and time.

    did anyone read the piece in time magazine about meditation?

By William Burroughs on Monday, August 4, 2003 - 12:59 pm:

    time needs control

    control needs time

    what are you here for?

    what do you want from me?


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