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Thread: My personal theory on traveling in time

  1. #1 My personal theory on traveling in time 
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    Okay there are a couple parts to my theory. first im not talking about a time travel machine, I'm talking about moving faster then light and how doing this would make you travel backward into the past. this is all saying we can theoretically move faster then light through some kind of imaginary dark matter futuristic space ship.

    I have a scenario where time travel would take place due to the space ship going faster then light. Now in my theory, two space ships are beside eachother talking with a sun shining light on them. One does a faster then light launch to a distance where it would take about 40 seconds to get to at light speed.

    the space ship then turns around and moves left about 50 feet. Now looking back at the other space ship. the light that was reflecting off the ships is about 20 seconds in the past and the light is catchin up to him, and he would see himself talking to the other ship from the past. thus time travel has occured. because in the end time is really just how long something takes to reach our eyes. if u consider everything you see right now current, then that space ship would be current and you would be looking at the past.

    this also would work for moving forward in time as if you looked in the other direction you just met the light coming from the other direction faster.


    This is my theory, i may be missing alot of facts, but im only 17 and don't have alot of depth in science.
    please give me feedback thanks


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    That's quite clever actually and makes sense to me. I'm only 20 but stared about 18 with my time travel ideas. If you can figure out to go faster than light then that would be a real gem. In fact heres an idea to help you, there is no known velocity that spacetime can move, as in the spacetime fabric itself. Move that and you're set for time travel.

    I don't think facts are relevant here, at least in new science, you can use facts to help support your ideas but remember that they exlplain science with a limited perspetive, that is, the present's perspective.

    You have the knowledge that this could happen, now work on actually making this true. To be able to work on them mathematically you'll have to learn all you can about physics and maths that exists today. To do this you'll have to go to college, university etc.

    PS A note to all other people on this forum, this thread is in the philosophical area so I don't expect for people to say his ideas are wrong because it contradicts current science, becasue this idea is philosophical, not scientific. Thus to say contradicitions in science exist would be irrelevant. But go ahead and suggest possibe flaws in his ideas, not that I'm saying he has any. Infact I think his idea is well founded, the idea being that one can travel faster than light. And in such believing this to be true, it's only a matter of time before humankind, perhaps even he, makes it true.


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    thank you. great response i wasn't sure how anyone would react to my ideas.
    im going into gr.12 and am unsure what i wanna do when i grow up.

    but i always fantasized about being a scientist because i find all of this extremely interesting and it's pretty much the only thing i feel i can do, that isn't a waste of existence.

    read my other posts are my ideas really interestin, do u think i could become a scientist?
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    Yes I do. You can become anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    Yes I do. You can become anything.
    lol, mabey.. you don't know until you try. i could always fail
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    Failure can be success though, depedning how you look at it. Always remember to have a positive mental attitude, remember that positivity always prevails.
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    your right. ill try and keep that in mind. my choices in life are between bein an engineer ( i would love figuring out ways to makes things work, and im very creative), scientist (most interesting thing on the planet for me, and would make me feel like my existence was significant), business entrepeneur ( because i like the fact it has limitless opurtunitys, and your as successful as you make yourself)
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    I wrote a story about time travel. The inventor had his machine bolted to the concrete floor in his garage. He knew it didn't go anywhere, nor anywhen. But he could see other places and other times from it by picking up the echoes of the past. He wanted to show the Army that it was a secret weapon because he could go one minute into the past and see where the enemy emplacements were. But they locked him up in a mental hospital and hauled his machine to the scrapyard.

    See, in order to go one second into the past, you have to move past hundreds of thousands of miles of light that started out one second ago. From that distance you could not see anything smaller than the sun. To go a year into the past, you would have to go a lightyear away, and from that time you could hardly see the sun at all, much less the earth.
     

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    In other words your story was internally incosistent.
    You've stated that the machine didn't move, so it could only see the "pasts" that occurred an extremely long distance away.

    Just like a telescope, in fact.
    Except utterly useless for viewing enemy emplacements (with are notorious for being considerably smaller than the Sun).

    On the other hand, you HAVE managed to bring a dead thread to life.
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    No. I said the machine didn't move. It somehow picked up the echoes of the past and allowed the operator to see and hear past events. That was in a mere story. The story ran that the man offered his invention to the Army but he was locked up and his machine destroyed.

    The next paragraph was about the prospects of going past the light that had just left, then seeing it catch up to you. The man had already conceded that we can't go faster than light.

    I take it there is something wrong with resurrecting a dead thread.
     

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    Ah right.
    So you're crap at explaining as well.
    And still inconsistent.
    If the machine didn't move and he could see enemy emplacements one minute in the past does that mean those emplacement were in his machine's room?

    I take it there is something wrong with resurrecting a dead thread.
    You mean you've already forgotten what you were told here?
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    Take a look again at this warning Glenn: "THE SPLIT THEORY !!! " ( PLEASE READ AND GIVE AN

    Please don't do it again. Closed.
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