Is the experience of time different for an ant and an elephant?
Yes. All animals experience time at a unique rate.
This is why pigeons blithely stroll out of the way of buses. For them - the bus takes ages to reach them.
They’ve even done it with F1.
And it explains why flies find it easy to avoid being swatted - they see it coming a mile off, and have plenty of time to finish their meal before making a move.
In fact, humans experience time at a variable speed. Because it is all a matter of how much information you are processing.
When we are young - time travels slower, because we are processing more new information. Remember how long the summer holidays were? And how bored you got in the back of a car? That’s why. The journey was taking much longer for you.
So be merciful. There’s a reason they whine.
And when you are old - you can sometimes be shocked while driving. Because if the information you are processing doesn’t vary (as is the case on open stretches of road) the journey can only seem to take a minute.
You wonder where the time went - and worry if you fell asleep. You probably didn’t - time just sped up massively for you.
But if you crash - then the opposite will happen.
People describe accidents as happening in slow motion. And it is not an illusion or trick of memory - it really happened. They will accurately describe events that took a few seconds in great detail.
This is because their brain ramped up how much information it took in and processed. And so their perception of time slowed down.
All of which means: if you absolutely must kill a bug, be kind and make it quick.
Because however quickly you kill them - for a fly, every death is a slow death.
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