Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Time travel is possible!

Time travel is possible. Time travel has been one of the more frequent movie concepts the last years, changing the idea what time travel actually is. People get hyped when they hear the word and now think we have some sort of time machine because of this articles title and the fancy picture.


Well, we do not have a time machine that could make us go to any time we want, I am sorry to disappoint you. What were you thinking anyway, it isn't even possible to travel back in time only forward at different speeds. One of these speeds we do every day on planet Earth, we are traveling in time constantly, constantly going forward. It is not my fault you have this mainstream idea whenever you hear time travel you think of a car that leaves two burning lines of fire on the ground and travels through time and sends us to the past!

So you can't go back in time you said? Yes that was me, I said that. Let me explain, we go forward in time all day long, we even changed the pace on how fast we go forward in time ( more on that later ) but backwards just isn't possible. Lets say you are eating an apple, in this example the apple is time, you can eat your apple really quick or slowly but the apple becomes smaller and smaller whenever you take a bite out of it. You can't make the apple bigger by eating it, same goes with time, you can't go back to a former state ( for the sake of argument you are NOT about to vomit! )

Lol Logic : If I have a solid object that is 5 light years long and I move it forward did my message travel faster than the speedlimit called the speed of light?

Are we able to manipulate how fast we travel forward then? Yes we can, yes we did it before, yes we are doing it right now. There are a number of possibilities to change the pace you travel at. If you are close to the speed of light you will travel faster through time than your surroundings, you could say you travel into the future at a more rapid pace than others. If you want to travel slower you could always stay close to an object with extreme mass, a black hole ( actually I wouldn't quite recommend this! ), or something closer to home, Earth.

Did you know the satellites in space go faster through time by 38 microseconds every day? They are not as close to a big mass like Earth than people on it.

9 comments:

Triper said...

Wooow , awesome post! thanks for share.

BigMike said...

hmmmm solid object 48 trillion KM long.... if it is only 1cm x 1cm it would only take the entire moon to make it....

ds said...

It's actually pretty simple physics, but of course if physics doesn't interest someone then it maybe more difficult to understand. Good post anyway.

Lesha said...

About the satellites - very true. Because of that, the software on them (especially on the navigation satellites) has this error taken into account for calculations. So we may say that the stuff flying around the Earth is being conserved in the way it was 38 microseconds before :D

Dejch said...

good post!

also like your blog, keep up the good work!

+following

BluRayBoy said...

The topic title made me excited haha.

daniel said...

Good post man, following...

Spartan094 said...

Awesome post, really high caliber thoughts.

blazedrelief said...

shame it's so condescending

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