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Questions tagged [time-manipulation]

For questions about the non-standard passage of time ie speeding up/slowing down/stopping/time-bubbles etc without actually time-travelling or reaching faster-than-light speeds. Also consider the tag [time] for the standard passage of time, [time-keeping], [spacetime-dimensions], [alternate-history], [universe], or [time-travel] tags.

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I cast my stop-time spell and really, really, really want to punch my sworn enemy - which of these two scenarios is more believable?

I spent my life, my fortune, my family connections... I sold my children into slavery and my soul to Ilnarren... Wanted posters hang from from the Abyss of Shrondir to the expanse of d'o (most ...
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Time manipulation based on physics equations

I'm fairly new to the idea of writing.... anything, and I was asked to make a character to insert in a friend's world. I am trying to create a fictional character that has the power of manipulating ...
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What could trigger an Inverse Chronological Order experience? [closed]

In the movie "Memento", we as the viewer see the movie from what's called Inverse Chronological Order experience, where we see the ending first, and then the subsequent events leading up to the "...
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Gravity being weaponized for its time altering properties

Physics isn't my strong suite, but I'm trying to understand if something could be theoretically possible in some highly advanced future: Would it be possible for an advanced civilization to invent a ...
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What pre-information age jobs benefit from running at a higher speed?

Chronopolis is a city built on modern time-technology ("chronology") and is split into three sectors, slowtown, midtown, and fasttown, whose residents function at 1/2, 1, and 2 times natural speed, ...
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Maximum Survivable Time Distortion Factor?

This question is somewhat inspired by the number of "time bubble" questions that have been popping up on the site recently. If a real "time bubble" with a large enough time distortion factor existed, ...
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What would a area of slower/faster time look like?

I've been thinking about doing something involving bubbles of stopped (already answered here), slowed down or sped up time. What would that look like for different speeds? Is there any way of ...
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How does a time travel paradox actually begins?

A while ago I was conceiving a story about a guy that actually creates a method for viable time travelling but gets stuck in a paradox after using the machine. The background story for this is that ...
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Theoretically, can time be controlled locally?

I mean can time be controlled within an area or even a small portion of space? I would like to mention time-bombs, which either reverse time in a radius of explosion or take time forward. Also ...
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My time machine needs to know when it is

I've built a time machine and it works in unmanned testing... sorta. I tell it to go into the past, it disappears, and then comes back to the present. The problem is that it isn't terribly accurate. I ...
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Are there size constraints to Time Bubbles?

I'm creating various artificial Time Bubbles in my universe where time flows faster or slower inside a specified area, typically depicted as a semi-transparent bubble. Before developing any more ...