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the things i ponder when incredibly sleep deprived:

i had a conversation with shawn (later continuing it with kirtan for a while) this morning that was quite odd.

you know, as you approach the speed of light, time slows down. if you had an analog and a digital clock would the displayed time be effected? and would they be effected in the same way? would one slow down more than the other?

and if you were there, would you percieve the time slowing down, or would it not seem to change?

discuss.

(edit: read comments if you want to watch boys throwing their geek cocks around)

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On July 5th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC), johnphys commented:
KEY POINT ALERT!!!!

I just thougth I'd bring this up because of all the talk of g-forces and such.......

You'd only feel that while you were ACCELERATING!!! For those with some exposure to physics, recall F = ma (force = mass times acceleration). You only feel the force if you're changing your velocity (or direction of travel).

Think of when you're in a plane, or on the highway. You don't really feel anything once you get to a speed and stay there.

In fact, if you couldn't look outside, you'd have no idea you were moving at all!

So, once you get to your speed and stay there, even if it's close to the speed of light, there are no "g-forces" and such. You're just has happy and oblivious as a clam.
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On July 5th, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
as a clam?
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On July 5th, 2004 11:42 pm (UTC), johnphys replied:
Yes, clams are happy, aren't they?
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