Thread: Theoretically Extending Life by Hundreds/Thousands of Years

1. Space and time are one and the same, a fabric (if you will) called space-time
so does the passage of time occurs because we are actually moving through space itself?
if this is the case then could we theoretically extend life by many times by somehow slowing the passage of the cells in the human body, through space?
if we could somehow slow the passage of cells through space without slowing down the cognitive thoughts of the brain, could we also by default, slow the passage of the cells through time?
so in effect the body would actually age much slower but the brain would perceive time at the same rate as we all do now, we would live for hundreds if not thousands of years
obviously if the cognition also slowed then we wouldnt feel any different i imagine, like we might live a lot longer but we wouldnt know because your brain would also be in a state of slow motion

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3. The twin "paradox" is an example of what you are describing. Travel around the universe at near the speed of light so that when you return to earth hundreds of years may have passed.

4. I am aware of the twin paradox i just didnt make the connection between the two. thank you for bringing what seems such an obvious answer to my attention.
Could it theoretically work the opposite way around though? Instead of increasing speed to nearly 186000 miles per second, slowing it to such an extent that you actually pass slower through time?

5. Originally Posted by systembuxton
Could it theoretically work the opposite way around though? Instead of increasing speed to nearly 186000 miles per second, slowing it to such an extent that you actually pass slower through time?
Note that this is only a relative effect; i.e. if you are moving relative to someone else, then they will see your clock running slow and you ageing more slowly. (And, conversely, because all motion is relative, you will see their clock running slow and them ageing more slowly.) The faster you are moving, the greater the effect. (So going slower means there would be a smaller effect.)

But you will not notice anything different in your own ageing. You will still age a year in one year measured by your own clock.