Shifting Time

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Director Cesar Kuriyama, who shoots one second of video every day as part of an ongoing project to remember the special moments of his life, asks if you can remember your life that way? Poet Rives explores why "four-in-the-morning" has become popular shorthand for the strangest hour of the day. Psychologist Dan Gilbert shares research on what he calls the "end of history illusion," where we think the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. (Hint: that's not the case.) Psychologist Laura Carstensen explains why we should look forward to getting older. And cosmologist Sean Carroll tackles a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all?

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