Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Time traveler wisdom (VII)

A fellow time traveler, Dr. Ramin Assadollahi, 34, computational linguist, recently communicated these remarkable words:

Q: “What is time”?
A: “Zeit ist der quantisierte Übergang einer Situation zu einer anderen. Für perzipierende Objekte mit bestimmter Abtastrate kann daher Zeit gestreckt oder gestaucht werden.

(Time is the quantisized transition from one situation to an other. For perceiving objects of a defined sampling rate time can thus be dilated or contracted.)”

Ramin Assadollahi is one of the smartest people I have ever met.

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