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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Stewart, Aug 2, 2005.
Thanks for clearing that up! And I concur!
Welcome back, Mr. Burns, if you even left...
I have been living in the fog of war.
Well come home.
Well, apparently the speed of light is not achievable with the materials we currently have, as the sheer speed will disintegrate all known (to me, anyway, which is about maybe 10) material.
However, if light speed is at all possible, then time travel will also be possible. This is proven, after all (the time travel bit, I mean).
More details to follow.
"If you can imagine it,You can achieve it.If you can dream it,You can become it."
William A. Ward
I will definitively prove or disprove the possibility of time travel very very soon. more info later after I finish reading all the ridiculous books I bought.
Proven by theories. Not by emperical data.
What do you mean? Where do you think Bobby's been? Look at his picture for *** sake
And theories are only theories... damn imaginary numbers!
√(-1) = i ... my ass!
Surely we all forward travel in time as it is?
To travel to a specific point in time by an accelerated means is the tricky bit.
To travel to the future would be like going into an empty room, there would be nothing there because it wouldn’t exist until you get there and then it would look remarkably like the present. In order to travel in time you would need to be able to construct a complete universe for your particular future, which brings to mind the consequences of chaos theory.
It would be fine the first time you do it but how can you guarantee to get every sub partial of every atom in exactly the right place on the next visit. Let alone whether you natural time line would ever join up with the future event
I think the same would apply just as equally for the past
I’ll be happy if I can just get a juice carton open without spilling it
Michael Crichton wrote a horrible book (and I love Crichton's earlier work) called Timeline in which characters ventured back in time by the same "atom by atom rearrangement" theory you mentioned... but sometimes their calculations would be a smidgeon off and their interior biological make-up would be off a bit... a slow, strange, and painful death... That was the part of the novel that interested me; the entire dark ages part was a bore.
I read Timeline, I think they made an even worse movie out of it, did they show the splitting(that's what it was called wasn't it) in it?
i'm with your, Stewert. i WANT to believe it's possible. i certainly don't think it will be achieved in my lifetime.
Sirmyk- i really liked Timeline! the movie sucked ass, but the book was fun to read.
what about folding space? i've heard theories about this and the book Battlefield Earth utilized this method of travel. ahh- the possibilities!!!
I really enjoyed Timeline though I thought the film was dire.
Now I wish I remember where the heck it is, but I'm pretty sure it was either BBC or CNN.
There was an experiment using two atomic clocks and a supersonic jet. One clock is aboard the jet, and the other grounded. The jet travelled around the world twice in supersonic speed, and when it came back, the clock on the jet is xxxxth-seconds *slower* than the one that's stationary.
This is consistent with Einstein's theory of relativity - time moves slower in a moving object when observed from a stationary point (I know I'm simplifying things a little, but this is a forum post, and my car is nearly finished with its servicing, so I need to go soon).
Now we know supersonic jets are *nowhere* near the speed of light. Given what we have, and since there is a time difference in time after the experiment, all one needs to do an extrapolate it to lightspeed to imagine what will happen.
When we achieve lightspeed, it may be possible to stay inside a lightspeed vehicle, use it to travel in stupendous speeds for maybe a year, and step out from the vehicle to find the world thousands of years in the future from whence we left.
Now let's repeat after me: CONJECTURE!!!
I have not yet seen the movie, primarily because that horrible actor from Fast and the Furious is the lead. He always sounds like he's trying to make his voice deeper than it is, like a prepubescent boy.
It was fun to read, and I like the science behind it, but the plot was sub par compared when to his other works. Why did that choose the time they rolled back to? Why not just an hour before to make things right? While reading the second half of the novel I kept thinking why not just (fill in easier methodology)...
Dire... better to avoid this one, then?
I'd say so, unless you don't mind wasting time and money - It really was terrible
Well, time -- pshaw.
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