posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 12:56 PM
Ok here is my theory...it's kind of hard to put into writing.
You can't go back in time but I believe in the perception of time travel...does that make sense, lol? Anyways this is purely hypothetical but here are
my thoughts on how time travel works. Let's say we discover the ability to travel at the speed of light or faster than light (FTL). We decide we can
travel to a newly discovered which is 4.3 light years away. Those on the spaceship going FTL our "time" slows down so in essence we'll say 1 light
year (for those on Earth) equals 2 weeks to those on the ship. Here on Earth to us not travelling at the speed of light it would take them 4.3 years 1
way to get to their destination. So the round trip would take 9 years to us on Earth but to those on the spaceship going FTL it would be only be 4
months of lost time. Example:
On the space ship are Harry - 30 years old and Frank - 5 year old son. He leaves behind his wife who is also 30 and his other twin daughter Fran who
Frank & Harry leave Jan 1 2012 and are back (according to their time) in April the same year but really 9 years have passed so it is Jan 1 2021.
His wife is now 39 while Harry has aged only 4 months
His daughter has grown to be 14 while Frank is still 5.
In this scenario you could truly say that Harry & Frank have traveled forward in time.
edit on 31-10-2012 by HawkeyeNation because: (no reason given)