Can people travel the past and future?
I want to know really time travel is possible to moving backward in past, or forward to the future. Is it true people can travel past and future.
If it was possible, then surely someone would have visited us and told us that they have done it? I mean they can travel to any point in time right?
Time is a constant that does not change or move; we, on the other hand constantly move through time, travelling forward in time as it were.
Speeding the forward movement through time, or actually reversing movement through time, at present is classed as impossible, but that is only because no one has figured it out yet!
It is not a reality yet; however, indeed I believe it is possible and on a significantly small scale it has been tested. I have provided some examples...
There are various ways in which a person could "travel into the future" in a significantly limited sense: the person could set things up so that in a small amount of his own subjective time, a large amount of subjective time has passed for other people on Earth. For instance, an observer takes a trip away from the Earth and back at relativistic velocities, with the trip only lasting a few years according to the observer's own clocks, and return to find that thousands of years had passed on Earth. It should be noted, though, that according to relativity there is no objective answer to the question of how much time "really" passed during the trip; it would be equally valid to say that the trip had lasted only a few years or that the trip had lasted thousands of years, depending on the choice of reference frame. This form of "travel into the future" is theoretically allowed (and has been demonstrated at very small time scales) using the following methods:
(1) Velocity-based time dilation under the theory of special relativity, for instance:
Traveling at almost the speed of light to a distant star, then slowing down, turning around, and traveling at almost the speed of light back to Earth.
(2) Gravitational time dilation under the theory of general relativity, for instance:
Inhabiting a hollow, high-mass object;
Inhabiting the space just outside of the event horizon of a black hole or inhabiting an object whose mass or density causes the gravitational time dilation near it to be larger than the time dilation factor on Earth.
Moving into the past from the present is easy. We do it all the time and call it memory. Moving into the future from the present is even easier. Just sit tight.
by And Drewson6 years ago
Is it possible to go back in time?
by Ashleign8 months ago
If time travel were possible, would it be illegal?Would countries, sanction or possibly ban the use of time travel? Would they just tax it? The implications of being able to change something in the past could be...
by Money Fairy5 years ago
I'd love to hear a scientist's view of what they think about time travel.
by Aqeel Saeed8 years ago
if it happens then just move in universe, today in ploto and the other day in other galaxy.
by Sophie5 years ago
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by rafken3 years ago
If time travel becomes possible, do you think that anyone should be allowed to travel to the past?If somebody travelled to the past, they could chage their future, OUR present.
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