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Do you think that we could find a way to manipulate time?

Asked by: Bluepaintcan123
  • Of course we will.

    How else could we create the universe? Nothing comes from nothing so obviously whatever created the universe has to travel back in time. Nothing existed before the universe was created that could create the universe. Unless you buy this whole antimatter bs science has come up with to fool people.

  • Time is more of an indivisual experience

    Here is the thing, I most picked yes because I can't pick kinda. Time in itself isn't a real thing. That the opposing team got clearly and I agree. It is more of an experience of ones moment. The debate question says if we could manipulate time. Scientifically and logically, we already have. Ok, if I asked you how we know what time is? You might tell me it is what clocks measure. No, your wrong, it is called standard time. I will try to say this in the simplesed way possible. Time is the moments that pass in your life. If I were to be more descriptive I'll have to go to Quantumn Physics. Back to the debate question. Your consciounce is quite literally a time machine. It can zoom into the past, recap on facts and come back to the present. Time is manipulated and it already has been done by you. It is just that other people have their own time that doesn't connect to yours.
    For people who understand what I'm saying, good job. This question isn't stupid, it's just hard.

  • Scientists discover how to make time pass faster (or slower).

    A new understanding of how the brain processes time could one day allow scientists to tweak an individual's sense of timing. New research suggests timekeeping in the brain is decentralized, with different neural circuits having their own timing mechanisms for specific activities.

    Not only does it raise the possibility of artificially manipulating time perceptions, but the finding could also explain why our sense of time changes in different conditions - such as when we are having fun or are under stress. Two researchers from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis trained to rhesus macaques to perform tasks requiring them to move their eyes between two dots in regular one-second intervals, New Scientist reported.

    Despite having to external cues to help them keep track of time, after three months the monkeys had learned to move their eyes between the dots with average intervals of 1.003 and 0.0973 seconds respectively. Using electrodes, the researchers then recorded brain activity across 100 neurons in the monkeys' lateral intraparietal cortex - the brain region associated with eye movement - as they performed the task.

    They found that the activity of these neurons decreased between each eye movement in a regular way that allowed them to predict when the next movement would occur. A slower rate of decrease in the activity of the neurons corresponded with a macaque overestimating the length of a second, while a faster rate of decrease meant they would move their eyes before the time was up.

    The results of the experiment suggest that scientists may one day be able to manipulate the subjective experience of the passage of time by tinkering with the neural connections that indicate its passage in our brains. And it also suggests an explanation as to why, under certain conditions, the subjective sense of how much time has passed feels different.

    When an individual is under stress, for example, it affects that amount of chemicals such as adrenalin in the brain. Scientists know adrenalin affects the rate of activity of neuronal activity. 'And in our model, a change in the activity decay rate is all you need to have a different sense of "what time" it is,' lead researcher Geoffrey Ghose told New Scientist.

    Dr Ghose and his colleague Blaine Schneider now plan to test whether the neurons they have identified are the ultimate mental clock for the dots task by interfering with their behavior to see if that affects the monkey's timing.

  • Of course we will.

    How else could we create the universe? Nothing comes from nothing so obviously whatever created the universe has to travel back in time. Nothing existed before the universe was created that could create the universe. Unless you buy this whole antimatter bs science has come up with to fool people.

  • We already know some of the effects of time on the human experience.

    It is well known and prove that the perception of time moves slower next to objects with large gravities, so we already understand a subtle manipulation of time. We understand that distorting space also distorts time, and we understand that time acts differently on fast moving objects. We, unintentionally, already manipulate time, for clocks on satellites that orbit the earth tick a little faster than those same clocks on earth. With this knowledge, it can be hoped that the manipulation of time in these ways could lead to intergalactic travel being a reality, and only taking a couple years in the perception of the travelers.

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  • I'm not talking about time moving slower for astronauts.

    (Also I have no idea if we could but I'm forced to pick one.)
    What I mean is being able to slow or quicken time from Earth (not from space.) I personally have no idea and doubt we could, but I wish we could because that would be amazing. .

  • Not Even Possible

    Time doesn't exist, it is a method that humans invented millions of years ago. You can't manipulate something that has never existed in the first place, I think if someone else argued that time exists, and we could. I would love to hear their opinions. Frankly, it's a dumb idea.

  • Time cannot conform in a way we want and can understand it.

    Time has always existed but its not what we believe it to be. When time was first thought to exist scientists wanted to find a way to measure it control it and make sense of the concept of time. But that's just it we made time into this concept of seconds , minutes and hours. We have no definite way to properly measure time because it simply cant be measured. Time is the only real thing that truly exists. Some say a day has passed when a sun rise and sunset have occurred. And that a day consists of 24 hours but how do we really know that? We make time seem so small and short but time is everlasting and will always exist in a way we can never be sure of. If we dont understand time and how time its created and measured nobody can find a way to manipulate time whether to speed it up slow it down or go backwards or forwards in time. Past and future ideas aren't right. Time is equal in all ways.

  • Time cannot conform in a way we want and can understand it.

    Time has always existed but its not what we believe it to be. When time was first thought to exist scientists wanted to find a way to measure it control it and make sense of the concept of time. But that's just it we made time into this concept of seconds , minutes and hours. We have no definite way to properly measure time because it simply cant be measured. Time is the only real thing that truly exists. Some say a day has passed when a sun rise and sunset have occurred. And that a day consists of 24 hours but how do we really know that? We make time seem so small and short but time is everlasting and will always exist in a way we can never be sure of. If we dont understand time and how time its created and measured nobody can find a way to manipulate time whether to speed it up slow it down or go backwards or forwards in time. Past and future ideas aren't right. Time is equal in all ways.

  • Time cannot conform in a way we want and can understand it.

    Time has always existed but its not what we believe it to be. When time was first thought to exist scientists wanted to find a way to measure it control it and make sense of the concept of time. But that's just it we made time into this concept of seconds , minutes and hours. We have no definite way to properly measure time because it simply cant be measured. Time is the only real thing that truly exists. Some say a day has passed when a sun rise and sunset have occurred. And that a day consists of 24 hours but how do we really know that? We make time seem so small and short but time is everlasting and will always exist in a way we can never be sure of. If we dont understand time and how time its created and measured nobody can find a way to manipulate time whether to speed it up slow it down or go backwards or forwards in time. Past and future ideas aren't right. Time is equal in all ways.

  • Well, it could be fun to go back in time, but it's complicated.

    Even if we find a way to travel in time, what would happen if we went back in time and made a little chit chat with our younger selves? Our memories would be totally different and maybe we wouldn't then travel back in time to talk with our younger selves, therefore creating a paradox. It would also mean that if you took something valuable from back in the day, say a plunder from pirates in the carribean, and took it back to modern times, the object you took would've aged away when you arrive in our time, and then you would've heard about that plunder getting stolen as a kid, therefore creating yet ANOTHER paradox, which is one of the reasons why we (at least i think) shouldn't mess around with something we don't understand.

    But that's just my opinion.

  • Not a Probable Outcome

    The concept of time is based on movement. As with the Earth 24 hours is a day, divided into hours, minutes and seconds; a year is once around the Sun. This is a measurement based on Earth's rotations. If you look at Mars in Earth time, its day is about 45 of our hours, 108 minutes to make an hour. Saturn’s day is 10 hours of Earth time. Also, as our galaxy spins, it has its own sense of time. To overcome all these different time measurements between planets and galaxies, the mathematic ramifications would be infinite, therefore not probable.

  • No, Time is an idea.

    Going off of what @Jessia8914 said, yes, Time doesn't technically exist. It's an idea created by humans long ago, and is used commonly for measurments. Time is constantly being created, and being lost. Every second, you lose a second of your life (sorry for sounding harsh). Every second you're alive, however, is another second, per say, that's been apart of your life. Time is infinite, and has always existed, even before humans discovered it and researched it. It's been argued that it IS possible to accelerate time, but only for yourself. In the future, there might be a drug or pill that speeds up your PERCEPTION of time, but doesn't really change how time is actually behaving.


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