Imagine you are watching the world and the world moves in slow motion (as in movies). Are you fast or slow ?

If the answer is slow:
World is moving slowly w.r.t. you. so you are not slower.

If the answer is fast:
You are watching and you know you can not be faster to watch !

If the answer is while watching you are neighther fast nor slow:
Is n't it amazing, we can see slow motion real time world by just watching ?

It is upto you whether you want to feel or understand!


Anonymous said...

According to Einstein's Theory of Gravitation, all objects have their own independent clocks.

Which is why, if you have one of a pair of twins going off on a long journey at high speeds, on returning home to meet with his stay-at-home twin, he would find that the stay-at-home twin is older.

Perhaps you should read Stephen Hawking's A Briefer History of Time.

Badhri said...

What do you mean by "the world"? Do you mean people around you (walking in slow motion like the Matrix) or the globe revolving and rotating?

I would assume the former. In that case, I have a counter question. If I am sitting still on a "kutti chuvar" and a beautiful, young blonde is walking past me very fast, am I slow or fast?

I think your answer to the second answer is flawed! Just because I can watch, it doesn't mean that I cannot watch the slow world. Of course, the blonde, who is faster than me can watch me (only if she care to! :) ). The only necessary condtion here is that light has to travel faster than the blonde (and thankfully it is!)

I love confusing the confusion (that is you!)

Badhri said...

I meant to say "Just be cause I can watch, it doesn't mean that I cannot be faster than the world"

Hope I have confused you in the proper way and not the improper way!

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

I myself got confused. Following article gives a glimpse of what I say.


it is funny also.

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...
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Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

I myself confused :).
Following article gives a glimpse of what I am trying to say. it is funny article.

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