According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, each new period of the current age is shorter than the previous one, but time moves twenty times faster in the new period.  This means that the current period that began in 1999 is moving twenty times faster than the previous one.  
    I think this interpretation is essentially correct.  I remember hearing on a History Channel special on 2012 that a scientist who noted the rapid increase in technological growth programmed a computer to figure out when this increasing rate of advancement would lead to the point where everything that can be developed, was , and any new ideas were coming so fast that they were obsolete before they could actually be built.  The date he came up with is the end of 2012.  
    This doesn’t mean that clocks are literally moving faster, but that things are happening faster.  Progress in various fields such as medicine and electronics is happening at an ever increasing rate.  This may cause many people, especially older ones, to feel overwhelmed by the pace of change.  We all need to be patient and helpful when that happens so our society as a whole is not overwhelmed and unable to adjust.


One thought on “Time Acceleration

  1. rosie says:

    I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by how fast technology has been going for the past 4-5 years. Things are moving so fast it’s frightening.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *