Time Dilation.. Does one believe in such a hefty theory?
It is said that when one travels at high speeds, such as those speeds faster than light itself (speed of light = 300,000,000 m/s approximately, which is 1,080,000,000 Km/h) one experiences the effects of time dilation. The twin paradox is a great example of this. When a person flies at such great speeds it is theorized that light is “bent” and gravity dilation occurs, so time is “warped” to a certain degree.
When an observer on a aircraft traveling at high speeds sees light, it enters his eyes almost instantaneously. The light can simply reflect off the aircraft wall and back to the light. Which is a direct short path. When a person standing outside the aircraft has to perceive this light, it has to travel diagonally, since the aircraft is faster than light can catch up. It will have a diagonal path to the aircraft wall, and back, increasing the amount of time it takes for the light to travel the same path as the closer observer traveling at the higher speed. It is theorized that this causes time dilation which in turn causes things to age more slowly than objects at slower speeds.
Imagine out in the vast expanse of space, how much dilation must be occurring with planets speeding, black holes, and other unknown physics happening in the universe. At some places we may have some lives happening in what we we perceive to be seconds, and vice versa.
I believe that all things in motion tend to last longer, since it tends to conserve energy and stretch on due to an immediate evolutionary need. Let’s say one person sat in a chair the rest of his life, he would tend to wither away faster than one who were active and always were moving. This “slow” or “lazy” body/organism would pass off his energy to other organisms and energies requiring higher energy amounts. This is a natural things that atoms do, they arrange themselves in balance where they are needed. It is also to show that we live longer with physical activity, then people who are less active. Movement also dictates time dilation through bending of light and bending of gravity fields. Because, really, time and gravity are not measurable empirically. They are not matter, nor energy. It is a simple law that becomes complex because of this unmeasurable quantity. We only dictate time through our own sense of timing. What we tell ourselves a second of time consists of. Now with bending of these through high speeds brings all new laws of physics into play, maybe many of some we have not yet discovered.
So in summary, I believe we may not know everything or may be able to measure it properly.. yet.. but this theory on time dilation seems plausible yet far-fetched. We have only been out in space for not even 100 years, and supposedly time is infinite. You do the math. What we understand so far may only be a scratch of the surface of much more. Although these values are so miniscule to properly assume much more.
Experiments were conducted to test this theory in 1976 by the University of Maryland. Planes were flown and nanoseconds were gained on clocks traveling at high speeds. This is our proof and what we have to base our theories on(theories thought up by Einstein). Most of the predictions were accurate to 1%.