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# Fast-forwarding speed is unitless, amirite?

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You can't fast-forward a unit of measure.

@freq432 You can't fast-forward a unit of measure.

I mean fast-forwarding speed as ‘how fast you fast forward' seconds per second = s/s = unitless

@contextrip I mean fast-forwarding speed as ‘how fast you fast forward' seconds per second = s/s = unitless

But speed is distance/time. If you fast-forward distance/time you just get the same distance/less time, so all you're doing is increasing the speed

@Thenaturelover But speed is distance/time. If you fast-forward distance/time you just get the same distance/less time, so all...

I mean fast-forward like how we use the term for media. E.g. fast forwarding a movie or show

@contextrip I mean fast-forward like how we use the term for media. E.g. fast forwarding a movie or show

When you fast-forward media, you're just increasing the FPS. So a standard movie (24 fps for example) at a 4x FF is just displaying at 96 fps although you're probably only seeing frame 1,5,9, etc. still the same unit of distance over time

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