(News story idea - we have pitched to the Today show and local TV)
The summer of 2015 will have 94 days, 2232 hours 133,920 minutes and 8,035,200 seconds. This is the exact same number of seconds as a summer when you were 8 years old. Yet, when you were a kid, summers lasted "forever." Now, however, with 35 days left, summer is fading quickly and will disappear in a wisp of nostalgia. "Where did the time go?" you ask.
Why does time feel this way? If it is not true that summers have fewer hours and minutes and seconds, then it must be a collective error in our perceptions. Can something be done to slow, stop, and reverse this perceived acceleration of time? Can we go back to experiencing summers as long as those when we were kids?
Horologist and "counterclockwise" specialist John K. Coyle, has some answers. "98% of adults feel this slipping away and acceleration of time, but it is just not true - it is cognitive bias - cognitive error. Therefore if a cognitive error is causing time to accelerate clockwise, what if we could manipulate our brains in a counterclockwise way and 'unwind cognitive time'?"
John has discovered how to do exactly this. He has uncovered 3 rules that govern experiential time and that allow you to slow, expand, even 'create' time. According to John, "I experience time in a way that is fundamentally different than most other adults, and is even more expansive than when I was a child."
John will be sharing some of these ideas in his role as the lead-off keynote speaker at Chicago Ideas Week - Edison Talks (October 16th). There he will be discussing his upcoming book "Counterclockwise: Unwinding Cognitive Time". John is available for interviews and discussion at your convenience. You will never see time in quite in the same way.
FYI -- John spent much of his life turning counterclockwise chasing time as a world class track cyclist and Olympic medal winning speed skater.