Wouldn't you love to stop time? Put off going to school or work for just a few more hours, or use it to get some more sleep? It's never going to happen. Even 700 years into the future, Hyperion tells us, we can't stop time. In fact, it just gets more complicated. See, as travel approaches the speed of light, time slows down. That means that if you were on a lightspeed spacecraft—say, like Sol Weintraub's daughter, Rachel, traveling to Hyperion for her graduate dissertation—what feels like a month to you might feel like years to your parents waiting back home. Add to that the fact that time is measured differently on other planet because of differences in planet rotation and orbit times around their nearest star, and you'd have no use for a watch or paper calendar anymore. There has to be an app for that.