The most precious concept of our collective consciousness is time and its inevitable passage. We haven’t begun to understand the scientific mechanism behind it, yet we’ve tried to attack it from every philosophical angle. What is time? What’s its smallest unit, its atom? Can it be manipulated? Tick, tock.

Time has one inherent property: it passes. Relentless, unwavering, inevitable. Recognizing the passing of time is a staple of human cognition. Indeed, after language, it’s the ability that best separates us from animals. …

Andrei Popovici

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