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Re: Time Travel Is Possible

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Posted by Greg Padilla on September 17, 1998 17:47:21 UTC

: : Time travel is possible. MAtter, Anti-matter connected. Time is relevant.

: Time travel is theoretically possible, but only into the future. When an object is moving : at a very high rate of speed, say 98% the speed of light, then time for that object, relative : to everything else not moving that fast is slowed down significantly. Now we all know that : nothing can travel at the speed of light because all matter turns into energy. However the : difference in how much into the future you could go at speeds very close to that of the speed : of light is tremendous. ie going 99.99% the speed of light and going 99.999% the speed of light : is an enormous difference in terms of how far into the future one might go.

I think you're off-base here. The speed of light is a speed. It's measurable it can be done. One travelling that speed won't become light, or energy. This misconception is similar to the breaking the sound barrier problem. It was theorized that if you broke the sound barrier, you became sound. The actual observation was not too far from the theory. Chuck Yeager's plane emitted a "sonic boom". That is, it appeared to be sound. It acted like a sound wave by the simple fact of it's speed. I theorize that breaking the "light" barrier will have a similar effect as breaking the sound barrier. The plane and pilot may appear as light, or behave as light, but they will infact be the same plane and pilot as before. Except they be famous for breaking the light barrier.

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