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Originally posted by JayDub113
reply to post by Blarneystoner
I whole-heartedly believe that we will one day achieve faster than light communication utilizing this very principle. I admit I read it in a sci-fi novel but I think it's sound science. I also don't think it could be used to communicate with the past or future, only an instantaneous connection to it's entangled twin.
I also don't think it could be used to communicate with the past or future, only an instantaneous connection to it's entangled twin
Of course time flows in only one direction... that much is completely obvious to me. However that does not mean time travel is impossible.
All matter that exists right now to create our present is mostly the same matter that existed in the past. So if you left the present to visit the past, there would be no matter to view because it is stuck in the future. So, in order to ever travel back in time to see the world as it was in the past, you would have to take the entire world with you in your time machine.
Originally posted by Uberdavo
This may be completely off topic but... I have been thinking for a long time now about this. If the universe is expanding, could you stop your motion and let it travel past you?
You most likely couldn't return to where you had started but it would be a good way to travel long distances into our universe.
Originally posted by theyrout2getus
I'm not claiming to really know about the subject, but, if matter having opposite properties was the only obstacle to overcome then you would just need to include a device that reverses your properties at the moment you began travel. then the effect of the "time travel matter property reversal" would actually reverse you right back to normal. Easy huh? lol
Originally posted by Uberdavo
reply to post by adjensen
Well ya wouldn't do it standing in your lounge room lol. I should have been more clear, if you could be inside a device or ship of some kind that was already out in space. don't really understand this but it appears it is expanding quite fast curious.astro.cornell.edu...
Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
.....and entropy does not move in reverse.....
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
See, I'm thinking the reason for the discovery with the mesons is that our reality is constructed of subatomic particles all moving in synchronization. There's lots of different ways to disrupt the motion, but most of it happens at a broad enough level that you're messing with the compounds. The actual physical structure itself, at the most basic level, is free to react naturally.
Originally posted by Sublimecraft
reply to post by Maxmars
I had to Google "arrow of time" and "B-mesons" - this paradox of "time" is now more confusing than ever.
Obviously there are some pretty bright minds whom have already contributed to this thread - I am not one of them and quite frankly am out of my depth here.
But, my grandfather, God rest his soul, always talked about the following little paradox with me and it, to this day, still keeps me guessing - what is "time"......
An arrow is fired from point A and arrives at point B some time later – a certain distance away from point A.
In order for it to travel that distance, it must first travel half that distance. In order for it to travel that “half” distance, it must first travel half of that half distance. Mathematically, the arrow must travel through an infinite number of half distances. Therefore the arrow never reaches point B. But we the observer witness it landing at point B.
Today on ATS was a post about doppelgangers and persons arriving in a place before they arrived in that place - as confirmed by witnesses. There is also the phenomena of "time slips" - covered quite well by Jenny Randles in her book "Encyclopedia of the Unexplained".
What the hell is actually going on here - is "time" what I look at on my watch - celestial navigation and the use of GMT would suggest a linear philosophy works - but that is based on me - the observer.
I could use some clarity about what "time" is - the more I read, the more it seems we are in a holographic matrix or something - kept together like sheep in a paddock.
I'm confused - that bloody arrow never reaching point B gets to me!
edit on 20-11-2012 by Sublimecraft because: (no reason given)