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    Could time be a fractal? So, if I dropped a ball, the time it would take to hit the ground would be infinite? Similar to the fact that a coast line is "infinite?"
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    I have no idea what you could mean by "could time be a fractal". Sets are "fractal", not variables. "Time" is a variable, not a set. In any case, it is fairly easy to calculate exactly when a falling object will hit the ground, even in the more complicated cases including air friction.
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    I wonder... can't time be thought as a set?

    An index set like \mathbb R.


    Something like Time=\{\text{the set of all instants}\}
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    Yes, and in that case, it will be an interval, not a fractal set.
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