posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 02:57 AM
I watched that science channel documentary as well. Astronomers believe that since the light we are currently seeing from many of the stars is just
the light from a dead star finally reaching our point in space and passing by. It is thought by those that study the origin of the cosmos that the
further into space we focus, the further back into time we see, eventually seeing to a point in space that is an echo of the very first moment after
the Big Bang.
Your theory sounds loosely based on the Quantum, String Theory. I find String Theory fascinating, as it studies the gravitational forces from the the
forces that pull us down on Earth to the devastating and extreme possibilities of Black Holes.
In film, time travel is portrayed as reliant on some form of particle acceleration, from Superman flying backwards to change the rotation of the
Earth, or HG Wells' Time Machine which used an external particle acceleration to step out of time until a destination was reached. Of course, the
varient is the Tardis (Doctor Who) which did not use an accelerator, rather it harnessed the power of a black hole to shift out of phase in its
current time frame and back in at the destination time.
All of these theories, of course, have come about because no one actually yet knows how to create such a powerful manipulation of time.
I can see the possibilities of the rope theory, whereby the traversing would be like stopping in one spot, tying two rope points together, then
stepping forward into the new time frame. However, without a predetermined end point, it would be impossible for travel into the future, because the
rope is only past and present, being created in the "now" by the choices that make up the strands.
As to the bubble theory, it has some merit, but I dont like it. It basically is the analogy from the Bible that "all things come to pass", or a
common warning that "what comes around, goes around" and that is just not very encouraging, since it essentially states that life is predetermined
to be repeated. Perhaps that is a good basis for reincarnation, but not a good basis when you think that going back into the past means going back
into the future all the while never leaving the present.
Here is my personal favorite. Since spacetime is nothing like the constant time we are used to, the very action of passing through space opens the
options for passing through time. Normal travel in normal space in normal (earth) time would only be the present moving forward. However, faster
than light acceleration could be the tipping point that breaks open the fabrics of space and allows for travel into infinite points of spacetime.
While Einstein did include faster than light travel in Relativity, I think there is still hope that some day FTL particles like Tachyons can be
harnessed to produce a method by which the time warp can be achieved.
Currently, beyond the wild theories that exist about time and the traversing of it back and lateral, the hardest thing to overcome would be the fact
that no current human would likely survive the trip.
Black holes crush beyond the atom sublevels and faster than light travel would tear at a person in such an unimaginable show of force, that there
would be nothing left. Provided it could happen and one could survive it, there would be little more that could be done other than research.
Remember that a time paradox will eliminate any sense of a planned event in the first place and an accidental encounter could very well change all
life as we know it.
I will remain skeptically hopeful about this for my entire life. I highly doubt that dream of reality will ever come true though.