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Re: Time Travel Is Possible (not By This Method Though)

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Posted by Justin Walters/">Justin Walters on February 13, 1999 15:10:11 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.

What you must remember, is that all equations are reversible. Upon reaching 98% the speed of light, you will obviously need to slow down when you get wherever you're going. The process of slowing down would reverse the time travel equation, thus returning you to the correct place in time. The only way to travel in time permanently is through a wormhole, and to do this you must find some way to keep the wormhole open or else reduce yourself to elementary particles to prevent the wormhole from closing while you go through it.


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