Why Time Flies As You Age, Explained With An Interactive Timeline

We’ve all heard folks older than us lamenting how fast time flies. Some of us have really begun to notice it ourselves.

Austrian Designer Maximilian Kiener has created this amazing interactive timeline that illustrates just why this happens. The basic idea is that we perceive the passing of time relative to how much time has passed in our lives. So five years to a twenty-year-old is like one year to a four-year-old.

If you ever find yourself wistfully nostalgic about the speedy passing of time, now you’ll know why.

Why Time Flies by Maximilian Kiener (h/t Flowing Data)