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What effect would freezing time have on one's aging?

 
 
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 12:12 pm
@contrex,
The Flash comics are all about time-travel. They go into stuff like this.

I'm referring to the DC Comics superhero.
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parados
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 12:32 pm
@JGoldman10,
If time is frozen so nothing moves, how do you move through air that refuses to move? How do you breathe air that refuses to move?
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 12:50 pm
@parados,
parados wrote:

If time is frozen so nothing moves, how do you move through air that refuses to move? How do you breathe air that refuses to move?


He doesn't care. He's just attention-seeking. I suspect he has mental health issues. He has sent me numerous obscenely filthy personal messages. Next he'll be asking "What happens when an irresistible cannonball hits an immovable post?" and quibbling with all of the answers that appear. It's a game; the idea is to spin the thread out as long as possible. This person is a (very) notorious "attention troll".
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 12:53 pm
There was an Out Limits episode that dealt with this.

The Premonition

Jim Darcy, the pilot of an X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft, and his wife, Linda, become trapped 10 seconds ahead of their time, enabling them to watch time unfold to catch up with them at the rate of about one second every 30 minutes. In the time left before returning to synch with normal time, they see that their daughter, Janie, is about to be hit by a rolling military truck whose parking brake had not been set. Jim and Linda's inability to move objects in the "real" world prevents them from resetting the truck's parking brake or pulling young Janie out of danger. Their problem is aggravated as they soon learn that at the moment when time "catches up" with them, they must assume the exact positions they had been in five hours earlier, when this whole thing started, or they could remain in that state forever.

They meet an unnamed and seemingly malevolent individual (played by Kay Kuter and identified only as "Limbo Being" in the Cast) who earlier experienced the same situation, but failed to make it back in time. When it reveals that it could take from them their chances to return to reality Jim and Linda come to see just how grave their situation is: one or both could end up being stuck in this state forever.

On discovering that he can move and manipulate items in the crashed plane and car, Jim hits upon a way to save his daughter from death. He removes seatbelts his wife's car and ties them to the back wheel of the menacing truck. He then ties the other end around the brake lever so that the truck's brakes will engage the moment the time warp ends. (It was, by that time, moving at 10 mph.)

With no time to spare, they hurry back to the crash site and assume their original positions. When time catches up the seatbelt pulls the emergency brake, stopping the truck. Their daughter is safe, the world returns to normal, and no one the wiser.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 01:00 pm
@parados,
There would still be oxygen in the air for you to breathe. The atmosphere doesn't have anything to do with time being frozen.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 01:01 pm
@contrex,
I DON'T LIKE BLACK WOMEN YOU LIAR- I TOLD YOU TO BUG OFF.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 01:01 pm
@chai2,
Thank you.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 01:07 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I DON'T LIKE BLACK WOMEN YOU LIAR- I TOLD YOU TO BUG OFF.




YEAH CONTREX, I SAID THAT YOU COULD BORROW MY JACKET, NOT KEEP IT!!!!

chai(doing what I can to help)tea
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 02:13 pm
I've been reading Carl Sagan, and he cites Einstein saying that when you approach the speed the light-186,000 miles per second-time slows down, including biological processes. Sagan says, for instance, that if you were on a space ship to the center of our galaxy going at the speed of light you could make it there and back in several decades, but when you got back the Earth would have aged 60,000 years. Since you can't go faster than the speed of light time wouldn't slow down any more than that.

If you are writing a science fiction novel, then Einstein's theory would be a good premise. Who would volunteer for a space journey that would totally wipe out their past on Earth gambling on what the planet would be like when they return. Even a short journey of one year at the speed of light the Earth would have aged 2000 years or so on their return. Totally disorienting!
parados
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 02:33 pm
@JGoldman10,
Of course it does JG..
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 07:42 am
@coluber2001,
Are you referring to the paradox of the two twins?
coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 12:29 pm
@JGoldman10,
I don't know what the "two twins" are that you're referring to.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 12:44 pm
@coluber2001,
There's an old paradox in which one twin goes to space and the other remains on Earth. The one in space doesn't age as fast as the one on Earth. The concept of time in space is distorted.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2011 11:42 am
@JGoldman10,
That sounds like what Einstein was claiming, according to Sagan, that as you approach the speed of light time--including biological processes--slows down, doesn't stop or freeze, but slows down. So a space traveler going the speed of light might travel a few decades and age 30 or 40 years or so, but when he got back to the planet of departure 60,000 years or so. This is the premise of many science fiction novels, Planet of the Apes etc.
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contrex
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2011 12:19 pm
@coluber2001,
coluber2001 wrote:

I don't know what the "two twins" are that you're referring to.


Don't encourage him! He'll start prating about the "four triplets" if you aren't careful.
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Chights47
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2011 05:58 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Hypotheitically, if you could freeze time, and move freely while everything else around you was frozen in time, would you age or age very gradually?


Easy answer, although there are two. Based on the information, to you, you would age the same since only time AROUND you is frozen, you are still moving the same. As far as everyone else, it would seem as if you had aged instantly...where ever you ended up when you pop out of the time freeze.
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Artificial
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jul, 2011 08:24 pm
Hypothetically, if you froze time you would therefore (As perceived by everyone else) be moving at the speed of light (which is of course impossible). This means that while you would not age a fraction of a second, the world would actually speed past you. Therefore you'd actually live much longer. For example, (I'm not going to do the math right now), say you ALMOST froze time, to the point where you hypothetically moved 0,98~ percent of the speed of light for one hour, you'd probably advance roughly 1000 years in time while you only got an hour older.

That's just my 2 cents though.
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Mrblue
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2011 12:32 am
@JGoldman10,
lol, calm down dude. thier just bored and between 30 second pornos cuz thats all the pull they they can handle. If you could stop time on everything and one but you, youd go flying really, really fast in one direction. the earth is in constant motion, if it stopped, then *poof!* billions of miles away.
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Krumple
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2011 12:39 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Hypotheitically, if you could freeze time, and move freely while everything else around you was frozen in time, would you age or age very gradually?


The problem is, you couldn't move around without time. Time is necessary for actions and you wouldn't be able to move around freely without time. Hypothetical or not.
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