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posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 02:57 AM
According to the calculation, at the speed of light, when time is zero, time stood still, however, if an object manages to travel faster than the speed of light at twice the speed, time goes backwards as indicated by the negative value. Imagine a car which slows down to a stop. You can’t slow it down anymore. However, the car can go in reverse to go back where it started.

If an object were to come back to precisely where it started, you will see twin objects. Let’s call these two, Twin A and Twin B, where Twin A is the original, and Twin B is the time traveler, who was Twin A.

Now, Twin B decided to stay. However, Twin A, the original must travel at the correct timing without disturbances. While Twin A is traveling at 2x the speed of light to come back where it started, we will now see 3 of them. Let us call this Twin A, Twin C the time traveler. You now have,

Twin A, the original,
Twin B, the time traveler, and
Twin C who was twin A, the time traveler.

Now, Twin A, the original must travel at the correct timing without disturbances. While Twin A is traveling at 2x the speed of light to come back where it started, we will see 4 of them. Let us call this Twin A, Twin D the time traveler. You now have

Twin A, the original,
Twin B, the time traveler,
Twin C, the time traveler, and
Twin D, who was Twin A, the time traveler.

All of them watched Twin A moving instantly at 2x the speed of light and all of them watched themselves multiplying at infinity instantly at the same time frame. It can only stop if Twin A decides to stop, but it is impossible to stop Twin A the original because there will not be enough time to stop Twin A from moving forward. He is not even aware of it till he comes back to where he started.

All it takes is for Twin A the original to travel 2x the speed of light, come back precisely and accurately to the zillionth of a second at the time Twin A the original, traveled. There won’t be enough time to relay the information to it. Twin A will not be even aware at all of all of his duplicates until he comes back to where it started. In this scenario, it will go for infinity.

[edit on 3/22/2008 by amitheone]

posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 03:25 AM
what if communication between the twins could be done via quantum communication?
assuming this is a human time traveler, I see your point, but if there is a difference between consciousness and the body(separate entities so to speak) , does the consciousness also get transported in time, or does it just come unstuck and then able to perceive all of the Twins locations, actions, and intension's?

Imagine that, you would probably just have to go through the motions once, and after that you would just have to think about traveling in time to do it, knowing that you can follow through with it(practice makes perfect?), so long as the intension is true, and your dimensional catalyst is readily available.

maybe the consciousness has to get to point B before the body does?

posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 04:13 PM
You're making the assumption that we would use the same equations for objects traveling at or near the speed of light that we would use for those traveling faster than light. Note that at normal velocities, we can use the Newtonian equations to add and subtract velocities, but that these are only approximations of the equation used for relativistic velocities. For all we know, that equation could be another approximation of an equation that can describe velocities that are greater than c. We don't really have the faintest idea what would happen if we traveled faster than light.

posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 09:21 AM

hmmm.................... i don't really buy into this. if as you say, that time would go backwards if we travelled at 2*c. and that we will ultimately end up back where we started, then what would be the point of trying to achieve these speeds, we wouldn't get very far!
i believe that if we could instantaneously reach 2c, then after a second we could stop, look back and see ourselves depart. this is called a causality violation which is why many believe faster that light speed travel is impossible. i believe it may be and that causality violations may not be as big a problem as many think they would be.
however, this is all a long way off. we still havent managed to travel at c let alone twice that fast.

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