@just-jeepin thanks for sharing. I have many times heard that the arrow of time may be linked to entropy, but all those descriptions lacked any links that could be tested. Maybe I missed a lot in the past discussions. This article is a pretty exciting subject.
The idea that no time measure can be perfect is intuitively similar to the uncertainty principle.
The concept of a larger system being more accurate as a clock/entropy generator is also intuitively, because a larger system has more configurations and consequent greater stability in a statistical sense.
Interesting read. I was at the doctor's office this morning and we had a short chat about the perception of time. It was prompted by me saying I've entered the phase of my life where time is speeding up. Funny coincidence.
It's interesting that we are rate-limited to 1/10th of a second. I skimmed the article and didn't see if they said anything about that changing with age. I did see them mention a fellow being fired because his observation time didn't match the researcher's. I wonder how much of that was being driven by their difference in age.
I've been thinking about the recent videos clarifying that gravity is not a force, but a function of space-time and our movement through it.
These helped me realize that in order to function, any anti-gravity device will have to warp space-time or directly affect the flow of time. The implications of this make my brain feel uneasy.
Capitalism isn't necessarily evil, but it does breed this sort of optimising of profits, and such it is the way of the world right now.
Could I be so bold as to rephrase that? Capitalism isn't necessarily evil, but greed is. There's nothing wrong with wanting to make money, but there is something wrong with wanting to make money at the expense of the future.
I 2nd the general thoughts of @Nauraushaun. There is no baked-in reward system for NOT making money at the expense of the future (neither immediate nor long-term really) within capitalism. If anything, the primary result for not doing so is to fail by the standards of this late stage capitalism we are now within. And since the world functions via capitalism, there is no escape, and trying to turn the tide would require a global consensus and agreement to do so. Good luck with that...
If I'm renting a car I have to give my information to the rental agency who knows what car I had and how long I had it, my name, address, email, and phone number. I will also have my phone which can tell you where I've been and when and all the data on it is stored where forensics could get that as well including what maps I've looked at, text messages, calls, etc...
So they can get all that information whether I pair the phone or not. And I do pair the phone, then delete it when I return the car. The likelihood that anyone is going to tear the computer out of it, retrieve all that data, and figure out that I was in the car at a certain time going a place a year ago....what are they doing that information, and why? This is not something the vast majority people can get at.
I'm all for less data but I live in this reality. Sure I can pull up a map on my phone but then I can be ticketed for looking at my phone.