Ten Things About Time (You May Not Know)

Sean Carroll, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology, has just participated in a multidisciplinary conference on the Nature of Time, a subject that should interest us all!

Here’s his take on the ten most important points that came out:

  1. Time exists.
  2. The past and the future are equally real.
  3. Everyone experiences time differently.
  4. You live in the past.
  5. Your memory isn’t as good as you think.
  6. Consciousness depends on manipulating time.
  7. Disorder increases as time passes.
  8. Complexity comes and goes.
  9. Aging can be reversed.
  10. A lifespan is a billion heartbeats.

Full details on the list here (together with links for further info).

Fascinating stuff!

Picture credit here.

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