We experience time in seconds and minutes, in hours and days, in weeks and months and years. We mark our life in decades, your teens, your twenties, your thirties. We can even experience generations, posing for a photograph and capturing the moment when four generations shared the same breath. Centuries are a bit more difficult but we wrap or minds around them, whether as historical fiction or the statistics of marketers and futurists.
But once we move even further, to a millennia, we lose all existential sense of time. A thousand years ago feels like ancient history and a thousand years from now is science fiction. And then we move to epochs which might as well be to infinity and beyond.
Our sense of time is centered around our human experience. But what happens if we shift our sense of time to center it around the experience of the cosmos?
- How do you typically experience time?
- What happens if we shift our sense of time to center it around the experience of the cosmos?