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see "Back to the Future"? Well, I have and it really made
me think. Could we travel back through time? Would it be a two-way
what I have to say... At first I thought, no way, time travel can't
be achieved! But when I really think about it, why not? Let's talk
about Einstein. Space and time co-exist. Giant gravitational forces
(such as stars) cause "dents" in this space-time fabric.
Could we possibly "jump" over these dents? In the future
maybe, but for now we have to think realistic. If you don't know already,
if you travel even close to the speed of light, time starts to slow
down. Back on Earth though time goes at normal speed therefore the
people on Earth will age faster since time is going faster for them.
That's one way you could get to the future faster.
going back in time? You'd need a giant ferris wheel o' time travel.
It would of course have to spin at the speed of light and it would
have to have tremendous mass! You could in theory beat the light to
where it was heading and again in theory arrive back in time by beating
the light to it's intended destination.
where I try to explain complicated things. Hold on. Two-way time travel
is going to a point in time and then returning to the point you came
from. Such a journey is said to open a closed timelike loop (CTL).
The problem with this is, if you go back in time and cause the (accidental,
inadvertently, whatever) death of your maternal grandmother before
you mom was born you would have therefore never been born and never
made the trip. So the journey never happened and granny didn't die
after all. In which case the time traveler HAS been born...and so
on. Causality is a hypothetical law that says causes always precede
effects. That theory does give us reason to believe we can open a
electron/positron pair is made out of gamma radiation, the positron
may annihilate with a different electron, leaving it's original partner
free. Feynman pointed out that this is exactly equivalent to a single
electron bouncing off a gamma ray and traveling backward in time before
bouncing off a second gamma ray and continuing it's path into the
future. Got it?
in my opinion, have come up with their theories of two-way time travel.
From tipping light cones to my rotating cylinder theory, it is complex!
Thanks to John Gibbin's book, "Unveiling the Edge of Time",
I better understand these ideas and it's the source of my information.
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