How a planned one-way trip to the moon is symbolic of my birth before my time. I should have been born in the future!
Children want the future today! Maybe one day in the future, they will, and I’m sure it won’t be long until they’re teaching us how to operate the controls of the family time machine!
How watching a football match a day late got me thinking about biotechnology as a means of time travel.
What would happen if time stops? Are we bound tightly to it, or would we continue to slide along the time line with our time inertia? There seems to be some evidence that this may be the case…
Will the expansion of the universe affect my time at home?
Cars, video tapes and time travel technology. What do they have in common?
I’m living the lucky narrow escape from an alternative outcome my life could have taken. This alternate reality family doesn’t exist – and won’t exist – because I already exist in it!
I wake up in the dark early hours of the morning, and go to bed when it’s still daylight outside. How does daylight saving time give me more daylight?
Ultimate daylight saving time: bears have the right idea about maximising their sunlight time by hibernating through the dark winter months and staying awake for the sunshine! The rest of us are being duped…
Which is easiest – dropping Matt Miller in Colonial America or dropping a package containing the novels through my letter box?
The “River of Time” is a commonly used model of the passage of time where time flows in one direction. But in which direction?
My alarm clock has marked the passage of time for me but its time is finally up. Alarm bells have been ringing and alerting me of its imminent demise with limp hands, no glow and yes – a dead alarm feature. Farewell, my ex-trusty alarm clock. May you snooze in peace…
Does the psychology of showing us a watch with a smiley face on it really help the sale?
Tomorrow my little 5 year old girl won’t exist any more yet I’m certain she’s looking forward to the event which takes her away from me…
The differentiation between “later”, “now ” and “never” is not as clear as we might think, but a trip into London with my daughters helped me to unravel it!
When we fall back an hour in winter time we’re supposed to gain an hour. In my recent experience I’m not sure if I gained an hour – or lost many!
Watching Arrival reminded me of The Story of Your Life (Ted Chiang) which I read whilst Arrival was being made. Then I read it again. There’s something a little circular going on…
“A Single Life” is a short animation where time is bi-directional on a single time-line. “You might think your life is never ending” – but only for as long as the duration of your life.
Reverse archaeology where we’ve dug up a piece of ceramic from the Portuguese future?
Spring seems to be a forgotten season. It’s more of a stepping stone to summer; a time of change. Is that why we turn to summer time in Spring?
Eternalism is where all moments in time co-exist. Can dreaming give us a clue as to how we can train our brain to access the past or future as well as experience the present?
It seems to me that we’re obsessed with time enough as it is, and by putting on watches we’re strapping ourselves to time even more literally! We want more degrees of temporal freedom – but there’s a paradox…
“The Arrow Paradox” and “Time’s Arrow” work in space and time respectively and each have limitations. Can they be reconciled to allow time travel?
The new year is a time which is traditionally celebrated by most people. But is it really worth all the fuss?
As we approach the winter solstice on 21 December 2016) a paradox looms ahead of us. And it’s in cahoots with the daylight saving time.
There were repercussions when I met my doppelganger in space; when I see temporal doppelgangers on the same day there’s a similar disturbance in the force…
The movie of Ray Bradbury’s “The Sound of Thunder” uses time waves or ripples to perpetuate changes from the past into the present. But is it accurate? Should we wave goodbye to them?
The daylight saving hour – do we use it wisely? I don’t think so, and in which case can we really be trusted with time travel?
The Time Machine by H.G.Wells is not the first time travel novel, and as far as time travel novels go, it doesn’t have much time travel in it. But both he and this novel have opened up the world of time travel. Happy birthday Herbert!
How does time flow in Clock Anti-Clock? Is there personal time, is it a matter of perception of time, or does time actually flow backwards?
Is there a future with optic fibers and warped mirrors as time machines? Or are these just some random thoughts from the reflection of a wrinkly old man day dreaming in front of a mirror?
Punctuality seems to be a rare commodity, yet it’s presence isn’t recognised. I’d like to think that punctuality to time is a matter of temporal precision and should be rewarded!
We’re deeply entangled in space and time – but if people can’t deal with different cultures or with people who change location how can we expect to deal with time travelers?
The Echo Back Action Cut shows the physical strain of time traveller Vance’s fight with the authorities, and his frustration that he needs to repeatedly go through this fiasco. He learns and becomes wiser – but they don’t.
Can complex number theory be applied to time? Would a “complex time” component would effectively turn a time line into a time plane (or time volume?) possibly allowing for multitasking?
Can we accept that church bells chiming “now” aren’t for ‘just’ now but that they’re a link through time where the past is connected through the present and into the future?