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Top British Physicist: Time Travel to the Future Possible



British physics superstar Professor Brian Cox has gone on the record to say that time travel ispossible. Unfortunately, there’s a huge caveat to his claim: if you were able to achieve this feat, you’d only be able to travel into the future never to return. Why? Traveling into the past is impossible. Possibly.

The idea of mono-directional time travel is a slap in the face for most science fiction storylines,but fortunately for Marty McFly there’s no risk of accidentally sleeping with his mother from 1955 in this scenario. However, zooming around on hovering skateboards in the future is totally plausible. Maybe.

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Cox pointed out this little trick of physics at a speech at the British Science Festival while discussing the merits of Doctor Who’s TARDIS, but it probably isn’t news to anyone with a basic knowledge of how Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity works. Although the UK national press seems to think otherwise.

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Obscure American Novelist: Time Travel to the Future...


Happening now, at a rate (subject to Lorenzian Compression) of one second per second.

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More power...

We need more power Igor!!! lmao


Been there

Done that.

I have been traveling into the future for over 66 years. I almost didn't make it out of 1970 though.

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Speed Limits

Yes, but can you explain to me why the speed varies so much?

Why do summer vacations last a really long time when you're six, and fly by when you're 16? Why did certain classes drag?

How is it that a parent and a child can experience the same year at a different speed? It really messes up the math. For example:

Parent: lifetime 50 years = 100%
Parent: lifetime 30 years = 100%
Child: lifetime 10 years = 100%
Child: lifetime 5 years = 100%
Child: lifetime 1 year = 100%

One thing is clear: time is very fluid.

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Time travel is for people who are good at math.

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We've known this for like 100

We've known this for like 100 years.

Ah, Brian Cox(not to be

Ah, Brian Cox(not to be confused with the Actor, XD). I first heard about him from his commentary on Sunshine(which he was the 'scientific adviser' for).

But yeah, I've known Time Travel 'forward' was possible for ages, it's been well known around for a while. Problem is, currently it's not like what you think. It's not a 'machine' that jumps millennia into some Dystopian society of the future, it's 'relative' and only fractions of a second at small scale....

Still, interesting stuff.

I like how in interviews, you can tell Brian is 'obsessed'(in a good way), often going way off course to answer a question precisely and in detail, even when he's on a less than 'scientific' show(Conan O'brien).

I got a 'D' in math...

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Time travel to the future is possible....

in the future! ;) and time travel to the past may be possible...

in the distant future! :)

it makes my head spin in the present!

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possibly a way back?

So if this method works in forward travel perhaps when you get there this other method will bring you home. Possibly... :)
"This paper discusses the quantum mechanics of closed timelike curves (CTC) and of other potential methods for time travel. We analyze a specific proposal for such quantum time travel, the quantum description of CTCs based on post-selected teleportation (P-CTCs). We compare the theory of P-CTCs to previously proposed quantum theories of time travel: the theory is physically inequivalent to Deutsch's theory of CTCs, but it is consistent with path-integral approaches (which are the best suited for analyzing quantum field theory in curved spacetime). We derive the dynamical equations that a chronology-respecting system interacting with a CTC will experience. We discuss the possibility of time travel in the absence of general relativistic closed timelike curves, and investigate the implications of P-CTCs for enhancing the power of computation."

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