CC-v.3 said; Oh come on W – I though we’d agreed that memory a product of our neural net, which is something other than Physical Reality.
I am not claiming that time is a creation of memory, it is a measurement of something associated with physical reality in our past and can only be experienced as a product of memory.
Of course memory is a product of our neural net, but it is the only way we are able to measure the duration of something starting in the past, like the start of a race and how long it has taken from then to now. That is a measurement of the past and a product of memory.
We use stopwatches to record the duration (of time) of a race and remind us of the start of a race and how long it took for the runner to reach the finish line. All this is in the past. If you really come to think of it, time is a subjective experience of duration from start to finish of an event in the memory of an observer. To an observer “now” has no time and the future does not yet exist. Only the past is measurable and that is a product of memory, usually with the aid of a measuring devise. A stopwatch is an artificial memory devise.
Time couldn’t give a flying fart what our body or mindscape thinks about it.
I don't disagree with that at all. We
care howt our mindscape perceives and experiences the phenomono of time. Time (duration of something in reality) is a subjective experience.
IMO, time doesn’t even exist except as an emergent bi-product of duration of something. To an observer that something is always a relative past experience in the mind (memory) of the observer. Time is experienced differently in each observer relative from the point of observation and motion of the observer.
Read the link, it’s from a respected source and really very informative. I have highlighted the past philosophical musings of very good minds in the quoted portions. I had never really considered this myself, but as my POV is that time does not exist at all independent of duration, then all my relative experiences of time are a product of my memory of my observation, and not anyone else’s.
I should really like to discuss this further as this a whole new perspective which I had never considered, but sounds very interesting prima facie.