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#1 11 years ago

First off, I would like to let everyone here know that I appreciate you all, but the topics y'all make cause even my genius brain to grind and eventually hurt. This is furthered by my astigmatism in the left eye, which, in itself, is excruciatingly painful.

Secondly, I want to share some of that pain with you. In my own form. :devil: }> Time travel

Time travel is impossible in this universe. However, I theorize that every instant that passes in this universe creates a new universe in the universe of universes ("megaverse"). By that, I mean that this realm is duplicated every instant, where the duplicates are in suspended animation ("paused"). By breaking free of this realm, i.e., punching through the "bubble" into space outside of space, you could *theoretically* pass into any of the duplicate universes, thus traveling in time, more or less. The primary spark that set this idea aflame was the Stephen King B-movie entitled The Langoliers. In that movie, an airliner full of passengers passed through a hole in the space-time fabric into an alternate dimension where time passed very quickly and everything was utterly empty; food was stale, drinks were flat, matches wouldn't light, sound wouldn't carry, and no conscious things (animals, basically) were present. The only passengers that entered this realm were the ones that were asleep when the realm transition occurred. Those that were awake simply ceased to exist anymore. In the alternate universe, creatures called Langoliers destroyed the entire space-time fabric, and the aircraft flew back through the hole into the future, where they snapped back into the current realm once time caught up with them. So, I think that to pass between universes, you would have to be unconscious, i.e., not able to witness the change taking place. However, you could not travel into the future; as cliched as it sounds, "the future is not written yet". For the future to be written before it happens, the universe would have to be on a linear path through time where EVERYTHING was predetermined. For example; I could choose either to turn the sound up a notch on the stereo, or not to; by turning up the stereo, my memories and those of everything within earshot would be dramatically changed than if I chose not to turn the stereo up. So, there would have to be an infinite amount of future universes, one where I turned up the stereo and one where I didn't. That's only two universes; but add in all the other variables of things in the universe that could change. It wouldn't be practical for that to happen.

Faster than light travel We all know that due to recent studies, it is confirmed to be impossible for anything in this universe to travel faster than light. It would take an infinite amount of energy to move an infinitely small particle an infinitely small fraction of a mile per hour faster than lightspeed. We also know that traveling as fast as light in this universe is equally impossible, because you need an amount of energy roughly twice as much as there was at the beginning of the universe, i.e., the amount of energy there is in the universe at any given time right now. However, I have two theories. 1. Hyperspace- By breaking free of this realm, into the space outside of space, the universe holding within it all other universes, the megaverse, you could theoretically move faster than light, then reenter this universe at a predetermined location. 2. Quantum teleportation- Studies have shown that it is possible to teleport atoms instantly from one point in space to another. By moving entire craft, people, or even planets, you could instantly move from one point in the universe to another. Information about the object to be teleported is scanned, retrieved, and projected into anonymous matter to create a perfect replica of said object. It's similar to a fax machine, as depicted by the illustration in the article below.

Teleportation IBM article.

I HOP TAT UR BRANE HURTZ LIEK MEIN, U COMIEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Translation: I hope that your brain hurts like mine, you communists!)




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#2 11 years ago

The government already knows this and are halfway done developing this technology Where do u think all that cure for cancer money is really going




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#3 11 years ago
nanobot_swarm;3825305The government already uses this and are halfway done developing this technology Where do u think all that cure for cancer money is really going

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#4 11 years ago

Actually, they can teleport the cancerous cells out of your body nowadays.

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Well, it's either have your *insert cancer-afflicted piece of anatomy here* rot to pieces or have a big hole in spacetime there, your decision...




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#5 11 years ago

Two words: John Titor. I'm super serial, guys.




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#6 11 years ago

Jon Titor is dead. I killed him and had sex with his wife next tuesday.

j/k

Anyhoo...

FTL drive is not possible. Whether it will be in the future depends on if our science and Mathematics advance.

I do support theory of Stargates and wormholes, basically a subspace tunnel linking two points.




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#7 11 years ago

I just thought of something else to support this; the Large Hadron Collider.

LHC_Homepage Large Hadron Collider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One of their primary objectives is to create miniature black holes to try and find the fifth dimension. Check it out; extremely interesting.




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#8 11 years ago

phawksy;3825282First off, I would like to let everyone here know that I appreciate you all, but the topics y'all make cause even my genius brain to grind and eventually hurt. This is furthered by my astigmatism in the left eye, which, in itself, is excruciatingly painful.

Secondly, I want to share some of that pain with you. In my own form. :devil: }> [/quote]

Erm, pain? What? (Also, modest, aren't you)...

phawksy;3825282 Time travel

Time travel is impossible in this universe. However, I theorize that every instant that passes in this universe creates a new universe in the universe of universes ("megaverse"). By that, I mean that this realm is duplicated every instant, where the duplicates are in suspended animation ("paused"). By breaking free of this realm, i.e., punching through the "bubble" into space outside of space, you could *theoretically* pass into any of the duplicate universes, thus traveling in time, more or less. The primary spark that set this idea aflame was the Stephen King B-movie entitled The Langoliers. In that movie, an airliner full of passengers passed through a hole in the space-time fabric into an alternate dimension where time passed very quickly and everything was utterly empty; food was stale, drinks were flat, matches wouldn't light, sound wouldn't carry, and no conscious things (animals, basically) were present. The only passengers that entered this realm were the ones that were asleep when the realm transition occurred. Those that were awake simply ceased to exist anymore. In the alternate universe, creatures called Langoliers destroyed the entire space-time fabric, and the aircraft flew back through the hole into the future, where they snapped back into the current realm once time caught up with them. So, I think that to pass between universes, you would have to be unconscious, i.e., not able to witness the change taking place. However, you could not travel into the future; as cliched as it sounds, "the future is not written yet". For the future to be written before it happens, the universe would have to be on a linear path through time where EVERYTHING was predetermined. For example; I could choose either to turn the sound up a notch on the stereo, or not to; by turning up the stereo, my memories and those of everything within earshot would be dramatically changed than if I chose not to turn the stereo up. So, there would have to be an infinite amount of future universes, one where I turned up the stereo and one where I didn't. That's only two universes; but add in all the other variables of things in the universe that could change. It wouldn't be practical for that to happen.

Exactly how do you travel between universes? Furthermore, is this duplication idea of yours based on any mathematics or anything? I think that, if other universes exist, the only way you could get to them would be through a singularity. In other words, you wouldn't be able to observe what's on the other side easily.

[quote=phawksy;3825282]Faster than light travel We all know that due to recent studies, it is confirmed to be impossible for anything in this universe to travel faster than light. It would take an infinite amount of energy to move an infinitely small particle an infinitely small fraction of a mile per hour faster than lightspeed. We also know that traveling as fast as light in this universe is equally impossible, because you need an amount of energy roughly twice as much as there was at the beginning of the universe, i.e., the amount of energy there is in the universe at any given time right now. However, I have two theories. 1. Hyperspace- By breaking free of this realm, into the space outside of space, the universe holding within it all other universes, the megaverse, you could theoretically move faster than light, then reenter this universe at a predetermined location. 2. Quantum teleportation- Studies have shown that it is possible to teleport atoms instantly from one point in space to another. By moving entire craft, people, or even planets, you could instantly move from one point in the universe to another. Information about the object to be teleported is scanned, retrieved, and projected into anonymous matter to create a perfect replica of said object. It's similar to a fax machine, as depicted by the illustration in the article below.

Faster than light travel is also limited by relativity. At light speed, no time passes on the object traveling and it's mass is zero. So even if you were to travel in some sort of "hyperspace" you couldn't go faster than light. This also means that time travel into the past is impossible - you'd need to go faster than light to go backwards.

As for teleportation, I doubt it would work. Any person would be disintegrated, and you'd need to bring them back to life after the teleportation. Besides, we aren't any where near this as you might think.




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#9 11 years ago

How do you know we arent going back in time?




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#10 11 years ago

You could have named the thread Theoretical Physics. You're not very enthusiastic about time travel. It's theorized that anything is possible, maybe not tomorrow or the next day for us, but still possible. Heres some other Theoretical Physics that I think about all the time: Teleportion (huge one), Alternet reality, portals/worm holes, super humans (eg...make fire out of you hand:)), mind control, there are some others I can't remember right now.

P.S. Teleportion is possible, they've done tests: Teleportation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia