The act of measuring time is not a new concept in our world, this act has been practiced by humans for a very long time. The first devices made to measure time dates back as far as 3500 BC. Ever since the invention of the Ancient Egyptian Obelisks, we have developed several better devices to do the same work, i.e., measuring time. But the concept that we call time, does it actually make any sense? After all, it is an intangible form, and there is no proof of the concept. You sure can look at your watch and say time is passing, but isn’t the watch invented by humans to make our mind accept the sense of making progress in an event? Other than that, you can try recalling an event from your past, but how accurately can you sense the passage of time in your memory? Time only becomes validated when we think about it, doesn’t it?
The debate is still on between scientists and philosophers about the existence of time. According to philosophy, time is related to the motion of physical events which can be identified but can’t be measured. Buddhism even goes as far as saying time doesn’t even exist. On the other hand, according to science, time is a measurable entity which can be mathematically proven if we can understand the relation between the physical time and the speed of the realm of its existence. However you see it, there is no absolute way to define or prove time. Doesn’t it make you question time? Is it even real or are we chasing a false concept? To argue against that, let us consider the most popular example given to make people understand that time exists and it gives us existence.
Imagine a moving car that exists in some space, then gradually increase the speed of the car in the same image. As you keep increasing the speed of the car, there will come a point where the car will just disappear in the space.
This example sure makes sense but what if instead of just increasing the speed of the car, we also increase the speed of our cognitive ability? Let our mind move at the exact speed of the car when it disappeared, and we would be able to see the car back in existence. Nothing changed this time, it’s just the car and us moving at the same speed making it seem normally still. And even if we increase our cognitive ability but not the speed of the car, we would still see the car moving in the space at its normal speed. This indicates our inability to speed up our mind, what does time have anything to do with it?
Time as we know it is just an illusion that is created when two or several matters in space are not in the same flow. If we can make all the matters in space flow together at the same speed and towards the same direction, there will be no meaning of time. The concept of time is soothing because we live in a world where every matter has its own speed and direction—its own flow, which we can’t control, but can only measure when they’d be aligned together in the space. Therefore, time exists, yes, but not in the sense we understand it. In my words, time is the measurement of matters coming in alignment in space. It doesn’t give us existence, it’s not even a big deal, it’s just another way of measuring things.