I am first time poster, didn't know where else to go found this site in a google search. Hope somebody can answer my question.
Was watching a documentary the other night on Einstein and time. I found it kind of intersting and surprising, but not sure I understood it. They had a quote from him saying "life in an illusion....a stubborn one...but an illusion."
What they were talking about is time not being constant like it was long thought but relative to the viewer. Time passes different for everybody. Events that have happened are not really in the past just in past relative to me. Same as events in the future they have already happened. For example my death has already happened, even though it is probably 30 years in the future to me. Doesn't make much sense could somebody put it in layman's terms?
They were saying if we are in motion time will pass slower than if we standed still. They said an experiment was done in early '70s where 2 atomic clocks set at same time, one was stationary while the other was put on jet plane and flown around the world. When it got back there was 2 or 3 seconds different in the time. Which should be impossible as atomic clocks are precise. This got me to thinking...is it possible our motion in the universe is responsible for our time? If motion can decrease the passage of time, makes sense with universe expanding, galaxy moving, sun moving in galaxy and earth orbiting the sun we are under a great amount of motion? The little amount of motion in a jet plane can only change time by 2 or 3 seconds.
They also said things came from great order at the point of the big bang and keeps going to disorder. Things had to be just precise for universe to end up as it is now. Is it possible the future was determined by amount of energy and heat at point of big bang?
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