5 Reasons Why Time Travel Might Just be Possible…

“The Time Machine”, “Star Trek”, “Dr Who”… Time travel has captured our creative imaginations for centuries. But could it really make the quantum leap from fiction to reality??

Traveling through time, what a mind-boggling concept! Surely this is just the stuff of science fiction??

Perhaps not! Here are 5 reasons why time travel might just be possible!


1. Professor Ronald Mallett, from the University of Connecticut is building a real-life time machine! He intends to manipulate past, present and future by twisting space and time into a loop.

2. Time travel has not been proven to be possible but it’s also not been proven to be impossible.

3. If matter could be moved faster than light then, according to special relativity, there would be some inertial frame of reference in which the object was moving backwards in time.

4. Physicists at the University of Koblenz claim to have transmitted photons faster than the speed of light, using a phenomenon known as quantum tunneling.

5. If a cylinder is infinitely long and spins fast enough about its long axis, then a spaceship flying around the cylinder could travel backwards or forwards in time.

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7 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why Time Travel Might Just be Possible…”

  1. This is awesome!! I can’t believe a guy is actually building a real-life time machine, how had I not heard about this before now??

  2. Its a time machine big enough for a drop of water and there is no telling were or when it goes to. I remember hearing somthing about this about a year ago on some educational channel,( science, tlc, etc…) and he said that it would only work when it is on at both ends, here and now,and then and there. Pritty cool if you are a drop of water or a thumb tack!

  3. I do not have no scientific degree in this area, just an enthisiast thinking.
    I do believe Time Travel is achievable and will become proven probably wihtin the next decade.

    My therory is based upon what can go forward , can go backwards.
    Computer data can be maniuplated today to move backwards, forwards, parallel, and side to side.

    The key part of any such type of movement is from Motion, i.e. sound, & light.

    The only thing that stops a physical object is force and the energy used to create that force.

    If the right mathematical expression can be applied, there is no limit on what can be achieved through space and time.

    Physics disbars the concept of backward time capabilities, but if you remember not so long ago, physics couldnt explain why a helicopter can fly.

    For every action, there is a reaction, meaning it can be a positive or negative event no matter what the reaction.

    Why cant the speed of light be reversed. It can if the polarity is reversed as any electrician may tell you that reverse polarity can have dangerous concequences. But imagine if all elements were defined and all unknown variables can be processed ,…then we can truly say we have mastered the impossible.

    What would happen if the Earth axes starting moving backwards…Kind a like the movie superman to reverse the direction of the globe…

    Not only would you have to reverse the direction of the earth..but it seems like you would have to reverse the axes on which the Earth orbits.

    Just a thought,

    Hopefully someone can take this thought and apply it mathematically.

  4. Interesting post. I read Dr. Mallet’s book. It’s pretty good. The concept of time travel has always fascinated me, so I like to write time travel fiction. Not being a physicist, I can’t write something like the professor wrote, but I can have fun with the topic, the possibilities.

  5. I’m not so sure time travel can be accomplished. Back in the early 1970s, a jet flying faster than the speed of sound flew partway around the world with an atomic clock on board. Although only a hundreth of a second difference in time compared to earths normal clocks, this pilot did gradully time travel. The only difference occurred from his clock being slower. I’m not so sure time travel works anything like the waywe think. It’s probably another decade or two before science figures out the time travel complexities. I don’t think time travel will ever be something dramatic like Back to the Future.

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