Einstein's Dreams - 26 April, 1905 through Interlude Summary & Analysis

Alan Lightman
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26 April, 1905 through Interlude Summary

In Einstein's dream on April 26, everyone lives in the mountains because time goes more slowly the farther you are from the center of the Earth. Although the effect is small, people live as far from the center of the Earth as possible, to extend their time. The higher up a house is, the more prestigious and valuable it is. People in lower altitudes envy those higher up. People in high altitudes look down on those below. When people must leave their high-up houses, they hurry through their chores, afraid to age a little bit faster with the change of altitude.

A few people don't care about saving a little bit of time by staying high up. They happily swim, walk, and play wherever they like, not keeping track of the time. People have forgotten why being high up is better, but they teach...

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