when i was a kid, i stared at a digital watch, and imaigned that the numbers did not stop at the seconds, but went on , so that you had milli-seconds, billi-seconds trilli-seconds(probably not the right terms for them) and so on. i imaigne you could continue this series forever, just get smaller units of time each progressive column of numbers(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This extremely accurate watch had an obvious rule to me: when one column of numbers reached its max( 60 seconds, 60 minutes..etc) the column to its left would increase by one. so when you had 60 seconds, you had one more minute. but if there was an infinite set of rows, wouldnt time cease to run, because each column would be "waiting" for the column to its right, which would be waiting for the column to its right and so on?

i think that this would probably not be a flaw of time, but of the time-keeping method.

any thoughts that could help?

P.S. im not sure if i posted this in the right section

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