The Possibilities of Time Travel

Posted: August 29, 2012 in Time Travel
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Time travel…….  A subject I find extremely interesting; regarding whether or not time travel is something that truly could be possible.  With time travel you could see for yourself things that have happened in the past, things that would happen in the future and you could, if so inclined, possibly alter either the past or the future based on your interactions in the particular time period you visited.

Then there is the Paradox Theory.  For example, what happens if you travel back in time, meet your grandfather, your grandfather is accidently killed thus resulting in the fact that you were never born.  What about parallel universes?  If your grandfather was accidently killed in a parallel universe that would effect your counterpart in that universe but not you as it is a parallel reality.  Or perhaps something that has happened or may happen is already defined and therefore you can only view events  but not change them…….Gives you much to think about.

Time is essentially the interval between two successive events.  In order to travel through time theoretically, one would have to travel close to the speed of light.  We live in a three dimensional world and time travel encompasses a “fourth dimension”.  For example jumping up and down is one dimension, moving left to right or right to left is a second dimension, moving forwards and backwards is a third dimension and space and time would represent the fourth dimension. 

Perhaps time travel can be accomplished through wormholes.  Holes in the fabric of the space time continuum that are in essence connected but which originate at different points in space and at different times in space.  Enter through one end and emerge at the other in a different place and a different time.

Einstein’s theories of General and Special Relativity are the basis for proving that time travel could be possible.  So if it’s possible are you ready to pack your bags and give it a try? 

  1. Tina says:

    Love the photo ! I can’t handle the time zone I’m in – I’d hate to see what would happen if I started hopping around!!

    • rmactsc says:

      Thanks Tina. I find the whole concept of time travel fascinating…….it offers so many possibilities and is always a great discussion topic 🙂

  2. 1stminstrel says:

    This is one subject that I have thought about since grade school….I could sit and talk for hours I think on this subject…nice to see it put to the question on your blog….

    • rmactsc says:

      Feel free to share your thoughts further 1stminstrel. It’s a subject I could spend hours discussing as well. There are so many facets and possibilities to the concept of time travel

  3. 1stminstrel says:

    Reblogged this on dailyoddsandends and commented:
    A subject that has been on my mind for years….rebloged from RMACTSC

  4. Katrice Gavino says:

    I would love to take a walk in the woods and just randomly find a secret time machine. that would be so great. cool post and picture.

  5. Gimme the chance to travel in time and I’d be gone in a flash! 🙂

    • rmactsc says:

      Where would you go europasicewolf? Is there a particular event in time you would want to see?

      • Hmm…my calling is to the distant future but I wouldn’t mind a trip back to Ancient Greece to see the 1st Olympic Games 😉 And a visit to the jousting tournaments of Mediavel times could be fun 🙂 And before disappearing permanently into the future I’d pay a visit to Chernobyl and warn the reactor workers not to make the mistakes they would be going to make to blow the plant up! A “timely” tour of Pripyat BEFORE it becomes an nuke exclusion zone would have been of interest too…cos when I head into the future I sure won’t be coming back to the present!! 🙂

  6. Nearly forgot….Time is an illusion caused by the passage of history…consequently travelling in it could prove….???….and history is an illusion caused by the passage of time…. 😀

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