posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 11:42 PM
This.... is going to have to be tested by other experimental setups and platforms, for obvious reasons.
There are many factors involved, here - not the least of which centers around the peculiar nature of special relativity.
Many of our concepts intrinsically link space and time - an archaic philosophy that has, in my opinion, required a fundamental restructuring since the
explosion of research into subatomic particles and cosmological phenomena.
Causal violations simply don't pass the common-sense check. It's like trying to divide your income by zero and produce infinite money for yourself
- it looks plausible on paper, but doesn't really have a real-world operand. The same goes for some kind of faster-than-light phenomena - a causal
violation can happen on paper, but not in reality (unless you are somehow shifting through parallel universes - supposing such a thing is possible...
in which case, you're in virgin territory with no real rules to apply, you're just along for the ride). Causal violations only take place when you
take the concept of micro-time and apply it to macro-time.
To illustrate - objects near the edge of the solar system are -aging- at a different rate than an object in a close orbit about the sun. They are not
traveling "into the future" any more than we are traveling into the past relative to them. Things simply take place at a slower pace, here.
Thus, we can look at velocity, gravity, mass, and the respective relationships of the three to all be entropic in nature, as opposed to temporal.
This greatly simplifies the concepts of relativity and creates a much cleaner alignment with quantum mechanics. It also pretty much makes the concept
of time travel and causality violations moot - as they simply cannot happen. There are universal maxima and minima in place that preclude a quantum
description of the macroscopic universe and adopts a "turn-based" physics model.
In such a model - information and reality become synonymous and time is merely a function of possible states the next and previous turns can
encompass. Innumerable as they may be - each one represents a distinct and unique possibility. "Time" is merely our progressive experience through
Sit and think on that one for a while - and Philosophy takes on a whole new importance...