Time is slowing whilst life is speeding up: Where’s Einstein when you need him?

The news that the world is slowing down – and that time itself is running slow – announced to explain the leap second at midnight on June 30th will have struck many readers as odd. After all, all the available evidence suggests that the pace of life is speeding up, not slowing down. And it certainly feels like it is speeding up faster than one second every two or three years. by  DonkeyHotey  Anyone close to keeping up to speed over the past decade will only have seen the pace of their life accelerating. Ever-faster connectivity, shopping that arrives without you having to leave home, instant messaging, mobile everything, and all of it available 24/7 full of organic veg. Everything is getting faster all the time (everything except coffee, actually, but there is always at least one exception).

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