posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 03:38 PM
Time travel, eh? Let's consider plausible hypotheses that remain wholly within the realms of pure speculation...time travel is quite impossible for
First and foremost the only way humans can travel back in time is through imagination, and their rememberances via memory. No way can a person travel
'physically' through time.
In order to consider 'time travel' one has to grasp the significance and reality of time, per se, and seeing as how 'time' has no existential
reality of its own, there is in fact nothing to travel through.
Time is apropos to the observance of 'motion', but more specifically, to motion's duration. Thus, when we are measuring that which we call
'time', we are in fact measuring the duration of an 'event' which we observe by its motion. If there were no events, time would not be a factor.
An event can be considered to be a motion of occurrence (a terminology I coined to represent the observance of an event), and a motion of
occcurrence can be anything from a electron jump to the spin of the Milky Way, and all motions in between.
Time is nothing more than the quale of perceiving events (motions of occurrences), and we assimilate these observances (perceptions) into our
memory. Memory plays a vital and important role in our perception of time, for events occur in such a way that their startings and finishings overlap
each other in non-linear ways. However, because we are able to recall each prior event to one that is almost at completion, or one that has just
begun, we are able to assimilate into memory the perceiving of more than one motion of occurrence, and it is this attribute that out of which arises
the quale of time. We are in fact perceiving more than one motion of occurrence each having its own length of duration, and thus we perceive from this
a linearity of duration which arises in us as a quale of time.
Through stimuli, we are brought into a condition/state of consciousness, and such stimuli are in fact, motions of occurrences...events, thus, although
Einstien regarded space and time as interlinked, time (or rather the quale of time) is more interlinked to consciousness. The usefulness to linking
time to space is simply a matter of understanding that events occur in spatial vectors, and thus mathematically, duration extends within spatiality,
and is altered only when the event itself is acted upon by some other event...such as a particle colliding with another particle, or if some such
particle is perturbed by some radiating force. In all instances, duration is variable, both in length and speed, equally variable, therefore, is our
quale of time by which we measure duration.
Now, with regard to time travel. Supposing I wanted to go back a week and revisit myself on some particular day, doing some particular thing, such as
reading a book or listening to some music? Currently, the only way I can do this is through recall out of memory. I cannot physically go back to that
day and converse with myself, or re-read the book or re-listen to the music as I did. The vectors I created and moved in on that particular day are no
longer extant, they no longer remain fixed in the ether, all the molecules and atoms and particles that were in certain positions at that time are no
longer in those positions and I cannot in any way re-fix them to those positions. I cannot rewind everything back to as they were on that day, as if I
were re-winding some film reel. As much as I might like to, I cannot pop out of the present and into the past, my motion is always arrowed forward
towards the future, especially from mine own relative perspective. Time travel will always remain a 'physical' impossibility.