Hello! I had a username on here from a few years ago (the site looked different then), but I can't remember the email or password, so I humbly return to the community as a noob. I am working on a short science fiction novel, and I could use a little informed insight. The planet on which the story is set has a region where time moves more quickly than outside the region. Let's say it is not the result of any change in gravity or anything like that, just a stand-alone phenomena... at some boundary time is moving "normally" for that frame, and as you pass the boundary and approach the center of the region, time moves exponentially faster. This phenomena is going to be an important plot point in the story, but I am trying to spin a little science-justified backstory in there as well. So, my question to you all is, if this sort of thing existed, could it be useful for anything? E.g., could it be used to harvest energy in some way (and thus justify why people might fight to control it)? Are there any other consequences of something like this we might imagine? Any natural processes that we might want to accelerate by sending through this area? Obviously I am not looking for something that stands up to highly rigorous scientific scrutiny, just looking for some fun thoughts that more or less obey the laws of physics as we understand them. Anything would be much appreciated! But please only post if you don't mind me borrowing and/or tweaking your idea for implementation in my project. Thanks!!