PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
The amusement park had installed a new ride and claimed it to be fastest. Only invited adult couples were allowed the first ride. Leaders, government-officials, CEOs and other elites came for the ride.
After much fanfare, all were seated according to their seniority and protocol. Finally the ancient mayor (too old to be on the ride) pushed the start button. The carriages started rotating. Slowly it picked up speed – till the crowd could just hear the whizz and were unable to visualize individuals or the cabins.
Ultimately it stopped and a crowd of teenagers got off.
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A round centrifuge would slow down time as it gets faster – thus increasing the Gravity in that location. A space-time like blanket would cover something that has a high mass in comparison to other areas as it possesses more gravity in comparison as well. The higher gravity “weighs down” the blanket. In these weighed down areas time moves at a slower rate than that of a spot with less gravity/mass. A good example is if you’re near a black hole, which has a lot of mass and thus gravity, your perception of a few minutes or hours there could be, in comparison, years on Earth. There may be academic errors in this ….. but it provided the theme for this tale.