Why Time Flies as You Age

While time certainly does fly when you’re having fun, you may have noticed that it also flies as you get older. In his latest interactive digital project “Why Time Flies,” Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener illustrates this phenomena by culling past research into a simple, scroll-able experience. As he points out, each passing year feels shorter than the last because of its relationship to our entire lives. As an infant, one year might be half of your whole life, but, by age 50, a full year is just a fraction of that, making a year in your 40s feel equivalent to a high school summer.