Our neighbors to the East...???

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Re: Our neighbors to the East...???

Postby StroppyChops » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:42 pm

FreeSocrates! wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:I once convinced my ambulance partner's daughter that if you travel back through the time zones, you get younger. Hilarious, but more so when she presented that as 'news' at school the next day. She was pretty uptight with me after that, but being the good guy that I am I explained that it only works while you're flying, not if you're going from country to country. After she'd been to school and shared this update, she never really fully trusted me again.
Actually I believe it does work if you're travelling at the speed of light, but I don't believe timezone direction matters. Though I think it would be affected by the direction the earth spins in.

I've always wondered how much affect the direction of the Earth spinning has on Flight Duration, I'd assume in one direction must be faster than the reverse direction since the Earth is catching up to you... but how big of an affect does it have?
I've often wondered if jetlag is more a result of shifting in time rather than geography.

Also, it's been demonstrated that elevation affects aging (so, time) - the twin astronaut paradox/hypothesis explores this.
http://www.einstein-online.info/spotlights/Twins" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Our neighbors to the East...???

Postby General Mackevili » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:55 pm

FreeSocrates! wrote:
Actually I believe it does work if you're travelling at the speed of light,
.....Actually, to get younger, I think you have to travel FASTER than the speed of light.

Traveling at the speed of light will only stop you from aging further.
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Re: Our neighbors to the East...???

Postby FreeSocrates! » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:50 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
FreeSocrates! wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:I once convinced my ambulance partner's daughter that if you travel back through the time zones, you get younger. Hilarious, but more so when she presented that as 'news' at school the next day. She was pretty uptight with me after that, but being the good guy that I am I explained that it only works while you're flying, not if you're going from country to country. After she'd been to school and shared this update, she never really fully trusted me again.
Actually I believe it does work if you're travelling at the speed of light, but I don't believe timezone direction matters. Though I think it would be affected by the direction the earth spins in.

I've always wondered how much affect the direction of the Earth spinning has on Flight Duration, I'd assume in one direction must be faster than the reverse direction since the Earth is catching up to you... but how big of an affect does it have?
I've often wondered if jetlag is more a result of shifting in time rather than geography.

Also, it's been demonstrated that elevation affects aging (so, time) - the twin astronaut paradox/hypothesis explores this.
http://www.einstein-online.info/spotlights/Twins" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks for the link, it's pretty decent. I've for a long time tried to understand Einstein.

I do get some of it, but some of it just really blows my mind...

It's all those pictures with the Earth in the center, and the moon going around it like a funnel. I understand that the earth is warping space-time, what I don't understand is why they always represent space time as a graphic as a flat surface.

Isn't the earth surrounded by space-time in every direction?

To me it appears that the the universal is flat except for the occasional place where a plant or star sits when I look at graphics like these:

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General Mackevili wrote:
FreeSocrates! wrote:
Actually I believe it does work if you're travelling at the speed of light,
.....Actually, to get younger, I think you have to travel FASTER than the speed of light.

Traveling at the speed of light will only stop you from aging further.
Time is observer dependent I think.

For example if I was traveling at the speed of light visiting exotic planets and banging aliens with 17 orifices and came back 40 of your earth years later and posted on here, I'd still be like 35, and you'd be like 75 with an 18 year old GF that hangs out at GSM. lol, j/k

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Re: Our neighbors to the East...???

Postby General Mackevili » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:57 pm

Hopefully we get the chance to test this out in the not-so-distant future.

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