This has got to be one of the coolest articles EVER written:
The basic gist of the article is that two Russian scientists are claiming that a giant atom-smasher being built near Geneva could create the conditions where it might be possible to travel backwards or forwards in time.
Officially known as the “Large Hadron Collider” or “This is the Coolest Technology Ever,” the technology could create tiny wormholes that would allow a limited form of time travel. Now, scientists generally believe that if traveling back in time is possible, you could theoretically ONLY travel back as far as the point in time when the time travel machine was first invented. (Honestly, I have no clue why this is. If any scientist stumbles on this blog, please clue me in!)
This, I guess, would rule out any possibility of traveling back to see Jesus, Moses, or other great moments in history.
An article in New Scientist suggests that 2008 could be the “zero year” for time travel. I guess if time travelers start showing up, we’ll know if this is true. 😉 (But would they tell us who they were?)
The article adds: “if the LHC became a time machine by accident, the device would exist only at the sub-atomic level” (thus people couldn’t travel). This of course begs the question, how would 2008 be the “zero year” if no one could actually TRAVEL here? Zero year for an atom to show up?
Oh boy oh boy. :-/
Some naysayers claim that time travel really isn’t possible. They also claim we could never travel faster than the speed of light. Unfortunately in science, people historically exist in a “box” of thinking until someone steps outside the box and proves the impossible possible. So when someone says, “There’s no way that could happen!,” it should be taken as a challenge to make it real.
One way scientists try to fix the paradox of time travel is by saying there are many parallel universes, and if something is changed in history, it’s a “different” universe’s history, not ours. This idea of “multiverses” is supported by certain subatomic particles that have been shown, at the very smallest levels, to wink “in and out” of existence. Since matter can’t just “disappear,” it’s proposed that these particles wink in and out between universes.
And this concludes today’s lesson: Star Trek 101.
The moral of the post: Time travel would be really really cool.
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