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Asked by thepaleone to DJ, Kyler, Mia, Mick, Peter on 25 Aug 2013.
Keywords: discovery, future, timecontrol
@thepaleone This is similar to your question about time travel. I think freezing time (in the way that everyone else stops but you can still move around) is really a kind of time travel (because aren’t you just moving faster than the people around you who are ‘paused’?) and so my answer from the other question (https://nitrogena13.imascientist.org.au/2013/08/25/will-people-ever-invent-time-travel/) probably applies here too. 🙂
Do you think we will?
Interesting question. Moving very, very fast (think about the speed of light) relative to others who are moving normally ( walking, driving, etc) is probably as close as it gets to freezing time. The person moving very fast will feel like it hasn’t been a long time at all, whereas the people who were just moving normally will have aged a lot. For example, astronauts moving in space (e.g. International space station) age slightly slower than us on Earth, but not by much in that example.
I don’t think we’ll ever be able to do that. But plenty of scientists are thinking about how time and space are related, and how they both came about as part of the process called the “Big Bang”. There are even some people who are trying to speculate about what might happen outside of our space and time, but it is very hard (OK, impossible) to actually do any scientific tests on those ideas. But that doesn’t stop people from having ideas about it!
@thepaleone, I can only echo @David and @Kyler. Sounds like @David’s hit the nail on the head in terms of how we can best approach freezing time as we understand it now. But don’t let that stop you imagining the possibilities. Don’t you think freezing time would be a bit scary? What would you do if you could?
yes by putting a clock in the frezza
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