Time: The Sixth Sense

By speeding up the pace of thought, could we slow down the passage of time?

In the future, perhaps all too soon, time will slow down. Certainly that is not what most of us experience now. Time seems to be speeding up: Our computers run faster, our clocks are more accurate (diminishing the luxury of lateness), and our cell phones make communication immediate and ubiquitous. Yet all these ingenious “laborsaving” devices have only made us labor more. Time, said by poets to resemble a flowing stream, feels increasingly like an igloo: a hard, shrinking exoskelet...

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