posted on May, 3 2006 @ 06:54 PM
Time is a very real thing - it's the change in events, just as length is the change in distance. In that sense, Time is a Physical Dimension, as much
interwined with the other dimensions as the other dimensions are tied to each other.
As for this experiment, I can't see how you can swirl space with a laser - that doesn't make any sense to me. However, if you COULD swirl space,
then you also swirl time. In theory, you could propel a particle into the future. To you the particle will disappear, and then will reappear later, to
the particle it will disappear and reappear instantly and will notice that everything else has moved around more.
Note, this is a forward-only process, and so you're actually sending information SLOWER than before, but the information will be "newer".
It's like having two security cameras. One camera has a 1 second lag, but shows information that is 10 metres away, while the other camera has a 2
second lag, but shows information that is 5 metres away... if that makes any sense. Perhaps I got it backwards...
The main point is that this invention has no uses, but WOULD prove that time-space is malleable. Technically, this would be malleable in one direct
(forward in time), but something else could create an "upwards" swirl (instead of the downwards swirl) that could send you backward.
And then we start running into causality problems, unless there are multiple possible universes, in which case absolutely no causality problem
actually exists, nor is the law of mass-energy conservation violated... it's just that it would SEEM to be from our perspective