Ever since the equation Time = Money came into use, Western society has bought the notion of ‘saving time’ and, by implication, money. Living in a world ruled by the clock, and living longer, with a host of technological advances designed to help us, we still often end up running harder to stay in the same place – and running out of time.
If you were on a ship, how do you know it is moving? You must look outside and check your position relative to the ocean.
When you walk on deck, you think your speed is normal walking speed. But to someone on shore your speed is your walking speed PLUS the speed of the ship. That’s the basis of the THEORY of RELATIVITY proposed by Albert Einstein.
Light ALWAYS travels at the same speed. So if you and the person on shore see two different speeds, then something must be changing. And that is TIME.
So can Time go backwards?
Time is an arrow. A smashed cup can’t reassemble itself. You can’t unmix the cream in your coffee. You can never step into the same river twice.
The only way time can run backwards is to run the film backwards.
Confusing isn’t it!?
And a cup of coffee can’t heat up by itself. That’s due to the second Law of Thermodynamics. Much too complicated…
… SO GO HAVE SOME FUN!