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is it possible to make time go fast for others and slow for yourself? (more details in the comments)

is it possible to make time go fast for others and slow for yourself? (more details in the comments)

LiterallyATalkingDog

I've always though how cool it would be if we could develop a drug with magic mushrooms so you have the perspective of time moving really slowly and be able to do something productive aside from being a useless puddle of colorful hallucinations and giggles


AnkiAnki33

Yea man imagines how cool that would be. But my question is a bit different time will still go at the same rate for you but for others, it will be slow.


LiterallyATalkingDog

I guess if you strap Nation-A on a big rocket going near lightspeed that would slow them down That's an interesting idea for a sci-fi novel/show - using lightspeed as a weapon to slow a civilization down while you advance past them


AnkiAnki33

Thanks that is what I was thinking of :). Some were far off into the future...


afaber003

>is there something opposite to the black hole that makes time go slower? the answer to this is simply *not* a black hole. Gravity has the property of making it seem like time is moving faster for everyone else, for anyone under its influence. This is known as [time dilation](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation). To have the opposite effect, where the rest of the world would seem to be moving slower relative to you, you would need to move away from sources of gravity. ​ >Nation A lives near a black hole and Nation B lives on earth. Nation B will advance faster because they can use much more time. Basically, yes. this is how this would work. ​ >could this be used as a resource? Kind of? You can harvest virtually unlimited energy from a black hole by exploiting the rotational momentum, but that wasn't really your question. ​ >Also could being near this object be a cause for war for future nations Again, yes? You could theoretically send researchers to places with little to no gravity so that they could research weapons or whatever faster than people back home. But I don't think this would be enough to be worth the effort unless the civilization in question were to live around and close to a black hole, thus already watching the rest of the universe in fast-forward mode. The catch is that the researchers sent to this time would age "normally" but when they returned back home, they would find that much less time had passed for everyone there while they were away. They would be old and their kids may have only aged a few days. (like the scene from Interstellar but in reverse) ​ Finally, for anyone with knowledge on these topics please feel free to correct me and/or explain something better. I don't have any degree in the subject, my knowledge comes from AP Physics courses and the fact that I like learning about this stuff as a hobby.