I get so confused with my modern appliances. Especially when I have to adjust the time. I can change my bedside clock, that’s just winding a few knobs at the back, but I don’t even know how to open my kitchen clock.
And I ‘ve just noticed that everything has a little clock in it!
The video, the DVD, the burglar alarm, the stove, the hose in the garden and the (new) microwave oven, and I may have to ring up an electrician to come over and adjust my time settings.
Time was never so confusing when I was young. Why do they all need to tell me what time it is?
But what actually is time? Does time exist when nothing is changing? Is the future infinite? Was there time before the Big Bang? What role does time play in our reasoning? What are the neural mechanisms that account for our experience of time? Does time exist for beings that have no minds? Does anyone care?
It’s all too much for me, I need a small glass of sherry while I wait for the electrician to come and move my clocks forward. Or is it backward?