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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