It was an old theory propounded by I guess Alvin Tofller that times flies faster in relation to the time we spent in this world. Years get shorter as we live our years. That time fundamentally is relative.
Toffler wasn't wrong. 2016 went zooming past. Faster.
Each of us wants more in life. More money. More fame. More of all. Time for WhatsApp and Facebook included. Given this desire for more against the inexorability of Tofflerian time, how can we achieve more? We - both as individuals and collectively as a species - gathered much knowledge, skills and technology, and it seems we will need less time to do more. Accumulated years shorten time but accumulated knowledge makes it easier to accomplish tasks. Technology makes say shopping a breeze compared to the rigor of walking through the maze of malls. I am an optimist. This is how I would like to define my/our progress. Malthusians abound. But that's for them to write how Toffler's impedes our achievements.
Is life, btw, about achievement? What metrics should we apply to measure life? How do I explain to posterity about how I see my own life? No ready answers given history and human memory have been quite ignoring even of those that endowed us some great inventions and innovations.
PS: I also succumb to the bouts of being a sulking Malthusian. Allow me the crib as we all go through the double whammy of a passing calendar year as well as Tofflerian time.