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In 1975 Carol Allie of the University of Maryland synchronized two atomic clocks and placed one on a plane and flew it around for several hours and left the other on Earth. When the airborne clock was returned to Earth, she compared its time with the one that hadn't moved and found that time had moved a fraction of a second more slowly for the clock on board the plane.
Originally posted by Bleys
A discussion of this experiment in a Physics class seriously messed with my head. I still can't fathom that time is anything but a constant.
Originally posted by juji999
Brute force is great for karate chops and cracking passwords, but it seems like a silly notion to think that if we go as fast as we can that we will travel back in time. Unless you believe time is a product of motion.
I think that it’s an old way of thinking and that if we were to get a ship up to the speed of light, we would be crushed like grapes.
If Einstein is right, time is a variable and is related to reality itself. If this is in fact so, why not just alter the variable, and instantly travel to the exact time of ones choosing, with out being crushed like a grape.
This seems as far fetched as building a big ship that can fly faster than light, but in many ways it seems like it might be more feasible.
O yeah, I forgot most of our scientists are sheep and keep following the same dreams of the ones that thought the same silly notion before them. For example, why are we still using oil, when Tesla pointed out the possibility that one might be able to pull free energy from anywhere, in the 1890’s.
But, this is just my opinion. I could be wrong.
Light's speed is constant, the closer to it you move, the slower time must go for light's speed to remain constant. Thus, faster motion = slower time. It's too bad that you feel this is a silly notion, but I'm sure you aren't smarter than the rest of the earth.
Thanks for the input. We would be. Doesn't mean the theory isn't real, just that we can't undergo personal testing too safely.
Oh yeah, we'd love to do that. While we're at it, we'll just alter the variable known as gravity. We'll alter the variable known as 'potential energy', and known as 'the universe' too. The perception of time is dependant on other measures, it is a variable in that it may be altered to conform to the conditions surrounding it. We cannot just BAM and alter time, we must creat the conditions, which takes a massive amount of speed or a massive amount of gravity.
quote: This seems as far fetched as building a big ship that can fly faster than light, but in many ways it seems like it might be more feasible.
>> Many ways like? Hm? You didn't mention any!
Yes, that's something that Tesla 'apparently' managed. Funny thing is though, Scientists don't just ignore such things. Such things have to be fabricated by lifeless morons promoting 'free energy' when they don't understand the first bit of a thing known today as 'science'. Thus, they explain (as confusingly as possible) that their hairbrain, (and stupid) ideas
It would seem so, but you're entitled to think what you wish, it matters not.