Hi, forgive my ignorance on this subject, but I was wondering if you could help me understand how time slows down the faster something moves: Here's where I have the problem: Imagine a room with person1 sitting in a chair clapping once every minute. Now image person2 is sitting in a machine that can spin him around the room as fast as he wants up to near the speed of light. According to the theory of relativity, as person2 goes faster around the room, the slower time will pass for him, thus person1 will seem to be clapping faster, even so fast as to be a hum. Doesn't this completely conflict with the logic that the faster you move the slower things around you seem? I.E. if I was gifted with a superhuman metabolism, where I could race around and do things much much faster than everyone else, I would perceive them as slower than me, not FASTER than me. So why whould person2 be able to watch person1 age faster than him? Shouldn't person1 seem to be slowed down to almost a stop?