Do you think time travel is possible?

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  1. moneyfairy profile image61
    moneyfairyposted 9 years ago

    I'd love to hear a scientist's view of what they think about time travel.

    1. kess profile image59
      kessposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Time is the segmentation of existence by the body for the sake of the body, thus we have past and future, here and there. So to travel in time(as per your concept) you must first nullify the effects of the body.

      The truth is you are already travelling in time, but your body superimposes itself upon the experience that you do not perceive it for what it is. If you pay attention to your reason for wanting to travel in time, you would see it is merely for the sake of bodily experiences.

      The furthest back you can ever go is to your future and the furthest forward you can go is to your past, but both are already present with you. You just need to begin see beyond the body.

      There is no other machine that can be built to traverse the segmentation which we call time, other than the one that is already built, which is your body. And you can traverse these segmentation at will with or without the body.

      Just to let you know though that once you get beyond your body your desire are greatly affected in that you will not want to return to the body to fulfill the desires of it.

      Actually when you return to the body is wont be because you want to fulfill the desires of it, but to fulfill the desire that is beyond the body.

      1. moneyfairy profile image61
        moneyfairyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Kess for sharing your thoughts.

    2. A Troubled Man profile image56
      A Troubled Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Time travel is only valid in one direction, into the future, not the past. And, it relies heavily on being able to leave the Earth traveling away at near light speeds, stopping at some point, turning around and returning. This is explained in the "Twin Paradox" of Relativity.

    3. tsmog profile image78
      tsmogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Okay just doing some thought exercise for a bit.

      I agree with troubled man to a point. Yes, time travel is possible. If you just sit in you chair and stare out the window you are traveling in time as troubled man stated. You don't even have to leave your chair. Time is a measurement of a vector. That vector is going forward always, so far as we know. Time begins at 'from' and goes forward until reaching 'to,' yet that point is never reached basically. Time travel is a continuum of moving 'from' in the direction of bigger.

      To visit the past you cannot go backward. If you turn around you will still be moving 'from' going 'to' and relativity says it will get 'bigger.' Conundrum, canard, or quandary it is always so.

      Next, you measure the line to determine the motion of the movement in distance and relate that to time. The conundrum, canard, and quandary of that is for their to be an objective truth, and not subjective, the point has to be defined. Logic says to define the starting point since you are there. Whoops, you are not there any longer. Objectivity is lost and now it is subjective to the past. What do you do to define the point you are at now in order to determine the point you were at? Whoops you are not there now.

      Each interval a whoops occurs a moment is added to the starting point and it is now bigger in relationship and relativity. Probability surmises to move in a reverse direction of time to discover the past as a real event one must stop in time or stop time. Which is easiest?

      Okay, it has been scientifically proven thought moves across the neuro-network at 3.1MPH. They did this two ways - Johns Hopkins and University of Arizona. Let's create an exercise. You are traveling in a car at 60MPH and see the sign post and it is one mile away. That means it takes 1 minute to get there.

      The refraction of the light of sight occurs at the speed of light so we will pretend and say instantaneously. It is approximately a foot from eyeball to occipital lobe where the sight is comprehended into a logical or cognitive thought or 1/2 second will transpire for that process. To Know that sign exists from the point the refracted light entered the eyeball is pretty close to that 1/2 second and the car moved in that time period 440 feet.

      Or, the driver will recognize and comprehend that sign 120 different times in that one minute to get there. Another way is to say the driver 'experienced that sign by sight' 120 different times before it becomes a thing of the past. Yet, each moment of experience lasted only 1/2 second and then it changed as a result of 'time as a measurement.' The travel again was 440 feet for each occurrence.

      Now comes along the funny part. Memory. To know you experienced that moment you have to remember that moment. Yet, 'when you remember that moment' it is 'now' the past. Or, the question becomes to travel back in time we have to stop time for at least an instant. How can we know we stopped time if that is always the past?

      Just food for thought . . .

      1. moneyfairy profile image61
        moneyfairyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        thank you for your thoughts.

  2. jacharless profile image77
    jacharlessposted 9 years ago

    Time is a construct of measure, nothing less or more.
    Traversing a measurement or rule of measure is rather ... pointless.

    A distance from here to there; the point of entry or exit; a measure of living is not what is important. It is the journey that has no beginning nor end.

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks James. I just thought it would be interesting to be able to go back in time and see relatives again that have since passed on,before they actually did and have conversations with like Einstien etc.....
      Thanks for your comment though, appreciate it!

      1. jacharless profile image77
        jacharlessposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ah, I thought it was time travel in general. My apology.
        Going back through history, or intervals of humanity would be interesting.
        This is one area of quantum that relies heavily on the use of memory and its purpose.
        Energy itself is neither past, present nor future. A thought is not a past thought, it is just a thought. We apply the condition of time and render that energy sequence, which means we can move through "time". But to do so requires removal of our present limited thinking, belief in the ability. I do not think mechanics can help us here.
        I'd liken this to Time Machine v The time Travelers Wife.


        1. moneyfairy profile image61
          moneyfairyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks James.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    I thought there was a article a couple months back about that topic smile they managed to figure out the 'how' but only for a second or two? tongue lol it's online somewhere. I agree, it would be interesting to least be able to 'see' one's past. I wouldn't mind seeing my early ancestors or even just my bio parents smile  lol

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it would be interesting wouldn't it smile  I'll have to google it to see if I can find that article you are talking about. Thanks.

  4. BizGenGirl profile image90
    BizGenGirlposted 9 years ago

    Time travel is definitely possible. We do it all the time, by traveling forward in time. The difficult thing, is making a physical transition backwards trough time, and then staying there to get whatever meaning we were seeking. The actual act of traveling back in time, or even waaay forward in time, is not hard, though the concept is challenging to understand, especially since you need to be physically there and you don't need evidence for everyone to see. Though the 'evidence' is what everybody wants.... sigh.... smile

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks BizGenGirl!!!

  5. tussin profile image57
    tussinposted 9 years ago

    Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.  Is this helping?

  6. eternals3ptember profile image60
    eternals3ptemberposted 9 years ago

    By God, I've done it!

    1. tussin profile image57
      tussinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Whoa, I just did it too.

      1. eternals3ptember profile image60
        eternals3ptemberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Going back in time by about an hour +/- a few minutes.. If all goes well, I'll post

  7. eternals3ptember profile image60
    eternals3ptemberposted 9 years ago

    Well that was fun.. There was two of me for a few minutes there.. Kind of nice how the universe didnt implode or anything.

    1. tussin profile image57
      tussinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't want to blow your mind or anything, but I see three of you. And three of me.  I think 3 parallel universes collided in this thread. I'm scared.  Me and the other Tussins will hold each other until this matter is resolved.

      1. SmartAndFun profile image94
        SmartAndFunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        More Tussins! That thought makes me very, very happy.

        Your Stalker

        1. tussin profile image57
          tussinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          For your safety I will not inform 4th Mrs. Tussin of this matter. In the mean time, I think I found a way to keep all of the Tussins from getting too lonely.

          1. eternals3ptember profile image60
            eternals3ptemberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Haha still love your profile pic, man

      2. eternals3ptember profile image60
        eternals3ptemberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Next on "bad lsd trips": "holy crap there's six of us!" Followed shortly by "er.. I think... I am a pink tree..."

  8. eternals3ptember profile image60
    eternals3ptemberposted 9 years ago

    This will clarify all questions.

  9. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 9 years ago

    According to Stephen Hawking time travel is possible, however a traveler can only move towards the future.

    1. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 9 years agoin reply to this


  10. eternals3ptember profile image60
    eternals3ptemberposted 9 years ago

    On a serious note, time travel is technically possible, at least forward in time.

    Time is things happening. You could measure time in the beats of a heart, the vibrations of an atom, whatever floats your boat (or ticks your clock).
    The fastest thing in our universe is light, by any unit. If you were to approach the speed of light, things would, relative to you, begin to slow down and this would continue until you reached the speed of light, at which time would stop (probably impossible). Of course they don't actually stop, so the end result is that when you slow your speed, you realize that things happened and that you were the one actually slowing down, not in speed, but in time.
    So, just going much faster causes things to slow in comparison just going half the speed of light, but only by your perception. The actual result is that time affects you differently so that you age slower, and thus "travel through time."

    Freakishly, if you travel faster than light, you could travel negatively forward (so backward) but when you slowed your speed everything would accelerate back to the rate it was when you were at the speed of light, although anything that happened below that wouldn't change, so the net result would be traveling to the future.

    At least, that's what I've read.


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