Saturday, June 04, 2005

Lynds: Time's Up, Einstein

Wired 13.06: Time's Up, Einstein:

"1687: Isaac Newton

The universe has one absolute clock:
• Time and space are independant of the observer.
• Time's arrow points forward; events move ahead from the now.

1905: Albert Einstein

every observer has his or her own (accurate) clock:
• The universe exists in a space-time manifold.
• Everyone's 'now' is different.
• Acceleration affects time.

2003: Peter Lynds

There is no clock; 'time' is an illusion
• Time has no indivisible unit.
• There is no 'now,' only sequences of events."

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