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Astrophysicist Says He Knows How to Build a Time Machine!

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posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 02:08 AM
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Physicist Ron Mallett has been working on theories about time travel for decades, in the course of which he has embarked on his own personal journey - a quest to build a machine capable of visiting the past. He's still a long way from his destination -- some would argue he'll never get there. He thinks one day he probably will.


Astrophysicist Ron Mallett believes he’s found a way to travel back in time — theoretically.

The tenured University of Connecticut physics professor recently told CNN that he’s written a scientific equation that could serve as the foundation for an actual time machine. He’s even built a prototype device to illustrate a key component of his theory — though Mallett’s peers remain unconvinced that his time machine will ever come to fruition.

To understand Mallett’s machine, you need to know the basics of Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity, which states that time accelerates or decelerates depending on the speed at which an object is moving.

But while most physicists accept that skipping forward in time in that way is probably possible, time traveling to the past is a whole other issue — and one Mallett thinks he could solve using lasers.



Mallett with his key equation, which he says proves time travel is possible......



According to Mallett, by twisting time into a loop, one could travel from the future back to the past, and then back to the future. Like a wormhole, a sort of tunnel with two openings. But if one goes back or forward in time, wouldn't one have entered another timeline and thus can never hope to come back to the same point? Well, let's leave that to Mallet to sort out!


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posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 02:20 AM
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I like this line of thinking. It just resonates with me. Whether or not it ever pans out, it is out of the box thinking, often mocked by others in the field, that does lead to new things.

Good article.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:11 AM
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Well he should build it then, I been following him for many years now in the hopes he would.
Starting to feel he just like to be known as the time travel man, and profit of that.

He should start the project I am sure there are enough of people that is going to pay for a device like that.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:29 AM
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a reply to: OrionHunterX

There are several solutions to Einsteinian equations that allow for closed time-like curves. These have been known about for decades.

Although most of these are tiny, they could be nested or chained.

If you were to find a natural circumstantial loop, or chain of them, that has always existed (say a fast spinning micro singularity/singularities), then the one might travel to any time in the past, especially if you are only sending something ultra low mass, like information.

Mallett seems to be assuming that his machine must be man made and therefore one could only send information back to the point where it was switched on.

I don't think time travel is impossible and it may even turn out to be trivial.

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posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:41 AM
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I saw this guy on the Science Channel over a decade ago and he had this porotype made already. I bet it is already made. I don't get why he is getting attention again.

He said back then that is machine could on work when the machine was on or something. Like if he turned it on in 2005 then that is the furthest it could send information to the past.

Very cool



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:01 AM
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a reply to: OrionHunterX

Then BRING it don't SING it i say.

That way we can send a few trusted souls back and alter the direction that humanity took on more issues than i can care to mention.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:06 AM
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a reply to: OrionHunterX

If he knew how to build one, he would have done so; instead he looks for attention...maybe tenure, new book, who knows.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:08 AM
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Mallet said he became obsessed with time travel after watching the Star Trek episode "The City On The Edge Forever". It's considered the most critically acclaimed episode and deals with the consequences of traveling back in time.

Due to Mallet's father dying at a young age, the episode made him feel that maybe there was a way to go back in time and save his father.

The original script however dealt with something far more complex; unwillingness to sacrifice someone one loves to save everyone else. Kirk was suppose to be unable to make that sacrifice but Gene Roddenberry changed the script to reflect his vision of saving the many by the few.

The change led to much conflict with the original script writer Harlan Ellison. It infuriated him to the point he did not want his name associated with the script so he used the name Cordwainer Bird. He always used that name whenever he felt his work had been compromised.

As for Mallet, other scientists have shot holes in his theories on time travel. So far they have been correct.




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posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:56 AM
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There is.(theoretically)
First , one must create a self-sustaining black hole
Then , one must spin up said black hole to the speed of light and hopefully create a wormhole.
But that takes an infinite amount of energy and still may not work.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 08:07 AM
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I would think the energy requirements would be infinite, thus what would be the pathway for the energy even if it could be generated. How about a stone tunnel lined with mica, like the one in Mexico at the temple of the sun, if memory serves.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 08:33 AM
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a reply to: OrionHunterX

No. You forego that outcome by traveling there in the first place.

If you enter a.new.space-time, from this one, you prove that things can be exchanged between the two, including tracking, weapons,.or vehicles.

Also, there is no solid consensus on time machine construction, nor practical application.

With the way we believe our world.functions, a time machine is also a gravity machine, as well as an engine.

Be surprised that more industries aren't working on it.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 08:54 AM
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Just need one flux capacitor and the energy supply equivalent to the sun’s output for an entire year to send a person back in time to the past second...



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 08:54 AM
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Although his idea has some holes in it I do think it is a very interesting thought. If his ideas do pan out (even partially) it could be revolutionary in the time travel field. Even if it failed there would be much to learn from it. Time travel could be something mundane as one member stated, perhaps there was a way the ancient people knew how to time travel or maybe just sent information through time. If the universe is expanding faster then the speed of light maybe some answers lay in that.....something to ponder



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 08:58 AM
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originally posted by: Archivalist
a reply to: OrionHunterX

No. You forego that outcome by traveling there in the first place.

If you enter a.new.space-time, from this one, you prove that things can be exchanged between the two, including tracking, weapons,.or vehicles.

Also, there is no solid consensus on time machine construction, nor practical application.

With the way we believe our world.functions, a time machine is also a gravity machine, as well as an engine.

Be surprised that more industries aren't working on it.


the first person to build a time machine is the first dead man across the finish line. Governments will not allow a individual this kind of power.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: yuppa

Get a load of this guy though.
Implying an individual can't do it.
Implying that the government would be adequately able to protect a time machine.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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Did he come to this vision after hitting his head on a sink while attempting to hang a clock?


Someone should get this reference.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 10:21 AM
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I am not convinced time travel is possible in the way everyone imagines it is possible. Being able to get in a machine and go back in time to interact with people and change events.

If everyone is able to travel back in time, then there is no future.... this is the conundrum. Our present is defined by our past. Some may argue there are different time lines or worlds but I have not seen any proof of that. I miss the show Sliders by the way...

In some ways we experience time travel because the light that allows us to see stars is actually really old. When we see a star, we are looking at something as it may appeared say 100,000 years ago or however many light years it is away as that is how long it took that light to reach us so the object could be seen.

Maybe if there is a way to harness light and turn it into a data so that it recreates a reflection of it's source you could kind of play back a scene from the past kind of like a recording.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: OrionHunterX

It will never work.

I hate saying that but it simply isn't possible. What has been done cannot be undone.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: OrionHunterX

There are several solutions to Einsteinian equations that allow for closed time-like curves. These have been known about for decades.

Although most of these are tiny, they could be nested or chained.

If you were to find a natural circumstantial loop, or chain of them, that has always existed (say a fast spinning micro singularity/singularities), then the one might travel to any time in the past, especially if you are only sending something ultra low mass, like information.

Mallett seems to be assuming that his machine must be man made and therefore one could only send information back to the point where it was switched on.

I don't think time travel is impossible and it may even turn out to be trivial.


Tipler's time machine

Here's one and probably the most well known.




posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:59 PM
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Haven't time travel been theoretically possible for a long time now ?

The problem is with the amount of energy needed. Something like turning the entire solar system into pure energy.

Well good luck with that



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