Episode 93
Guest: Gudmundur Smarason

Time Management

Feb 15 / Petra Färm
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Time Management
Finally a ProductBeats’ show. Maybe this is the day it will happen and I will fully understand the fabric of space-time. I envision it as a Matrix moment when the Reeves character (Neo) is fully integrated into the matrix and can control what happens with his mind. He is the matrix. This is what will happen today – we will be the matrix!

Ok, this is where I’m at now.

The fabric of space-time is a conceptual model combining the three dimensions of space with the fourth dimension of time. Space and time are relative.
Right, space and time are relative, not independent. Einstein had this in his theory of relativity. What does it mean?

A person in a superfast rocket will measure time to be moving slower and the lengths of objects to be shorter compared with a person traveling at a much slower speed.
If you’re late with your lab report you can just jump on your rocket and get those extra minutes you need to finish it. I bet that’s why Elon Musk is building a rocket, to get more time.

For the rest of us, we have 24 hours a day to manage. Seems a lot for some and not nearly enough for others. Some 20 years ago this marvelous Swedish book called “Ten Thoughts about time” written by physics professor Bodil Jönsson was published. In it, she is describing the western concept of time, how time became equal to money, and different types of time. It takes a professor in physics to connect time with space and our everyday lives.
In this show, we were joined by the amazing, marvelous time expert Gudmundur and his side-kick Eisenhower. Gudmundur, it was lovely to have you on the show!