Spanish Scientists Claim Time is Slowing Down and Will Eventually Disappear from the Universe
But these measurements and most other cosmological ones depend on one value remaining constant throughout the universe: the passing of time. If time is slowing down, all calculations pertaining to the universe are erroneous.
If time gradually slows, but we naively kept using our equations to derive the changes of the expansion with respect of ‘a standard flow of time, then the simple models that we have constructed in our paper shows that an ‘effective accelerated rate of the expansion’ takes place”
This paints a grim scenario for the future of the cosmos, because if time is decelerating, at some point there won’t be anything left to slow down. Absolutely everything will remain frozen like a snapshot, forever or until the heat death of the universe does everything part, whichever comes first. Oh wait, without time nothing will occur, ever.
If the Big Bang created time, it makes perfect sense to assume that one day, the inverse process could happen, eliminating the fourth dimension.
“We do not say that the expansion of the universe itself is an illusion,” he wrote. “What we say it may be an illusion is the acceleration of this expansion – that is, the possibility that the expansion is, and has been, increasing its rate.”One of the proponents of the thinning time theory, Professor José Senovilla says that time slowing down could be responsible for the illusion that the expansion of space is accelerating:
For us humans and our perception of time, such a change would be too minute to detect. But when considering the astronomical time and distances characteristic to the cosmos, the reduction in the flow of time becomes apparent and also measurable.
The only good thing about this scenario is that it won’t play out until Earth is long gone and by that time, humanity will have had enough time to leave its mark on this universe and perhaps migrate to greener pastures where time still passes.
So, if you were looking for a reason to stop wasting time, nothing motivates more than the idea that time itself might one day stop existing. Go appreciate the seconds you have, because they might all be numbered.
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