If me, and someone else, were both born at the exact same time........

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  1. 6six6 macrumors newbie

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    If me, and someone else, were both born at the exact same time in two different time zones, with a 17 hour difference (Vancouver and Sydney), who would be older?
     
  2. raygungirl macrumors member

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    Whoever was born first.

    :p
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Essentially, yes.

    It would be the person in Vancouver.
     
  4. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    lmao This is truly a great question im going to ask my professor.
     
  5. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    What if they both moved to Spain and got married and had kids that were born at the same time twins in fact i did not punctuate for more drama
     
  6. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    the aussie, because we're awesome.
    anyways who cares, we can drink at 18 in aus, so the vancouverite is screwed either way:D
     
  7. raygungirl macrumors member

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    See, I knew that. I just wanted to see if anyone else did. ;)

    Truth be told, I didn't bother trying to figure it out. I am lazy.
     
  8. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    It wouldn't matter, the person in Sydney would be generally more awesome :cool::D
     
  9. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I'm reading the question correctly, but if two people are born at say, 9pm on Saturday the 15th in their respective time zones, doesn't that date and time come "earlier" in Sydney than Vancouver? So wouldn't the Sydney child be older? Maybe my brain isn't working properly at this late hour.

    Edit: I know I'm up late when the UK contingent of MacRumors is on at the same time as I am.
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Only to other people in Sydney... :p
     
  11. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Technically, the person in Sydney would begin celebrating each birthday earlier than the person in Vancouver, and thus, legally, would be considered older.
     
  12. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    wait, the question is
    Vanny: 7:00:00:00 pm Vancouver born
    Syddney: 7:00:00:00 pm AEST was born

    not at the same time in the scheme of the universe?
     
  13. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    no, melbourne is the best:p
     
  14. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Convert both to UTC+0 and then you'll know the answer.
     
  15. arkitect macrumors 601

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    It would be the person in Sydney.
    Unless the sun rises in the West in Canada? ;)
     
  16. djellison macrumors 68020

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    The point the OP is trying to make is that if you do that, and they're born at exactly the same time, who's older.

    i.e. Someone born at 3pm somewhere that's UTC+3, and someone born at 9am somewhere that's UTC-3 - are born at the same 'time'.

    So who's older.

    I suggest that the person who can begin celebrating each birthday first (i.e. the UTC+3 person) is legally older, as he/she can start driving/drinking/fornicating etc etc 6 hours earlier than the UTC-3 person.. under the assumption that they remain in the native time-zone and all laws for age restrictions being equal.
     
  17. mscriv macrumors 601

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    The Aussie wins!

    "Time waits for no man." We didn't create nor do we control time. Time zones are simply a way mankind chooses to organize itself. If you actually think about it, as a species we can be quite OCD. :p
     
  18. Melrose macrumors 604

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    It wouldn't make a difference, because age is determined based on two points, relative only to the individual whose age is under discussion: Point A (birth) and Point B (what the time/date is now).

    Assuming both infantile subjects were born (however impossibly, save only for the purposes of postulation as in this analogy) at the exact, precise same sub-microscopic-nanosecond both would be the same age. When the birthday arrives doesn't effect the fact that both were born at this same, precise instant in time.
     
  19. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Pretty much what I was going to say, except you said it in more complicated words. :eek:
     
  20. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Isn't Sydney ahead of Vancouver in time? If two people were born at the exact same time in those two cities, wouldn't the person in Vancouver technically be born the day before the person in Sydney?
     
  21. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    LOL spoken like true aussie.
     
  22. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Yes, in terms of just comparing local times/dates. But if you imagine them living in their respective birth cities, since the time difference will never change, they will celebrate their birthdays at the same times, year after year, despite different dates. The Vancouver-born is only "older" when in Sydney, and the Sydney-born is only "younger" in Vancouver.
     
  23. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    OK like the other guy said it doens't matter what time zone, they will have existed on the earth the same amount of time, making them exactly the same.

    But what if one was born in space and lived on the moon for his first 10 years?
     
  24. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Sry. I figured if I sounded scientific and used vocabulatory fluff less people would try and argue. ;)
     
  25. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Ah, I see what you mean. :)
     

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