posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 03:12 AM
Time is one of the hardest things to explain since it's only now that we have finally begun to understand it. One way to put it is like others have
said, a 4th dimension. To me, I would just consider it whole other property all together since the three dimensions define shape, while this one
defines activity. Basically, if we were to follow the 3d concept, there would be no animation, or nothing literally happening at all. Add time and you
have what we see today. Basically, in order for existance, both time and matter must co-exist otherwise there's nothing.
There are many theories about how time works and how we can travel through it. A concept that is on the grow is the use of Black Holes as well as the
String Theory (the smallest particals in space, fragments from the Big Bang that have the strength of a black hole or even greater). The reason to use
these forces is because they alter time by theory. Since they have so much energy, and are obsorbing light at that speed, it is believed that they can
hold the key through moving fast foward through time.
To go back in time would be more difficult as we would have to figure a way to alter the black hole to have negative energy, thus going backwards. I
don't see that working out that way however, as the power of a black hole going reverse is probably equal to that of a star exploding.
They'll eventually figure out a way however, as black holes are not as dangerous as they seem.
They last for short lengths of time and do not grow as the singularity (it's center point) stays as such, a singularity. Now here's the news about
this and time travel in the near future. They have finally created somewhat of singularities from particle colliders and thus have already
acknowledged microscopic black holes, but they only last a split second and are gone. This is the groundwork towards time travel in our future. Untill
they can finally successfully manipulate a Black Hole and learn how to use it, we may never know if Time Travel is possible within our lifetimes.
Honestly, I believe that the technology will exist, but may be more far off in the future where one wouldn't come back this far without compromising
his own existance. All he has to do is interfere in the event of one life and a chainreaction can occur to which he might not have ever made the time
trip in the first place. If that happens, for whatever reason he made that trip, it would all be worthless and time itself will change in where he
might be at a BBQ on weekend afternoon. That's the true reason why we don't have time travelers revealing themselves as the whole goal when going in
the past is to make sure that everything happens the same way as it did in their life so contact with people and objects is probably a huge no no,
even for the elite in power.
Here comes a weird paradox that got me thinking. What if the time traveler went back and killed himself, thus he wouldn't exist. The problem occurs
at the point which he kills his younger self. If he were to have died right then, then he would've never grown up to make the trip back and never
would've been able to kill himself or even more, for the weapon to even be in existance neither and without there, the wounds couldn't of ever
occurred. Now that the whole incident never occurred, he'll end up living to do the trip to kill himself and this creates an infinite loop of events
that'll never end, like a computer program freezing up when trying to process conflicting information.
The only ways around that is that he does successfully kill himself. Say, he slits the throat and stabs away a few times, even cut the head off. He
will still remain intact, without a scar and this is because the traveler had come into a dimension that is the exact same, but different now that he
is there. When he returns to the future, he would have to return to his original dimension in order to return to his reality. If he doesn't and
remains in the same dimension, but in the future, he'll end up in a whole different world, one where he had been killed as a child and noone knows of
If that is possible, time travel can be a lot more complicated then many have thought. I believe that the fourth dimension is time and that the four
dimensions put together create existance. I also believe that there must be multiple existances in order to nullify the paradoxes involved with time
travel. If not, then time travel can actually exists without ever being known, forsay travelling to this time period alters the course of history and
the technology is never made. We would never have any knowledge of what happened and continue to live our daily lives.