Realtime Perception

Georg Cantor was a brilliant mathematician, well ahead of his time. He proved that some infinities are larger than others. He showed that some infinities are countable, and some are not.

Time is countable. The number of days in our lives, and hours in those days, and seconds in those hours. They are all countable. But the distance between the seconds is different. There is no limit to the reduction of real numbers. Meaning in the set of real numbers, there are infinite numbers between one and two. It sounds meaningless, but time is essentially the same as this set of numbers.

So why would time pass if there are infinite numbers between one and two? Because while these numbers may be infinite, our perception of it is limited. So no matter how you perceive time, you cannot perceive all of it. Because if you could, seconds would not pass. Time would not pass. It would stand still.

But since time does pass, we know that our perception of it is limited. And it is just that that may allow it to pass in the first place. 


Ginger Mysteries

Redheads are not normal. But since we’ve already cast doubt into genetics, let’s try to explain these differences with our time perception model. 

They need more pain medicine. We’ve discussed pain tolerance before. If time moves slower for redheads, they would naturally need more pain medicine. Not because they feel pain differently, but because they feel time differently. 

They have a higher risk of Parkinson’s disease.  If the disease is associated with higher levels of brain entropy, it would make sense that a group of people that experience time slower would have an elevated risk.

They have a better chance of melanoma. We’ve already discussed how you may control your sunburn. We know this group is light skinned, but what if they simply live at a more excited state? 

They detect temperature changes more accurately. If entropy is high and time is slow, it would be easier to detect changes in temperature, in a similar manner that it would be easier to get sunburned. Think about it for a minute. If you could get twice as sunburned in the same about of time as the average person, you’d also get colder faster or warmer faster. Not because they feel temperatures differently, but because they feel the same temperatures longer. 

They need less Vitamin D. If you assume that our time perception theory is correct, they’d naturally need less sunlight than other people. But not exactly less sunlight. Since time is relative, time in the sun is relative. So it’s not that they need less sunlight, it’s that they get the same sunlight in less time. 



Time is like a tree

Time, the way I see it, looks like a tree. The trunk is the past. The future is the branches. The present is the point at which the branches start. Forgive the drawing.

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The past is written. The present is not the future or the past. The future is a set of infinite potential future outcomes.

What’s interesting though, is to use that comparison, God would look at the future the same way we look at the past. Except for the hidden gem that he exists presently with us now.

We know that we have free will because we make choices every day, and our lives are indicative of these choices, to some extent. I can tell you to touch your nose, and you can touch it or not. Whether you touch it or not, it immediately becomes part of your past. God knows what you were going to do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have the freedom to do it.

Not only do we have the freedom to make decisions, but we also have the freedom to decide what we think is true. This becomes the basis of our belief system. Determines our logic, and thus governs our thoughts and behaviors.