Stop Trying to Make Time Travel Happen. It's NEVER Going to Happen

Tech and Science News: Stop Trying to Make Time Travel Happen. It's NEVER Going to Happen

Eeeeeh, Mean Girls quotes. If you've been waiting for science to confirm that we can travel back into the past if we try hard and believe in ourselves, think again! They may have just confirmed that time travel is impossible. THANKS, science.

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  • sky_r_rose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    yeah but i dont care much for time travel, i would much rather goto a different world line where that universe developed later then are universe, creating the illusion of time travel without all that annoying paradox jazz.

  • JawshRawk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I'm weird :|

    1 year ago

    You're telling me the Back To The Future didn't really happen?!

  • Balarush FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kneel.

    1 year ago

    Basically, time travel is impossible because it causes paradoxes, which cannot happen. Nature abhors a paradox.

  • jmb83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Eh, I'm still going with my theory on impossible stuff with science, that the impossible is just the possible that has yet to occur. Hell, if I remember the Chuck Yaeger biography I read as a kid, some scientists had thought that the speed of sound couldn't be broken in level flight, which was proven false. There are many other examples like a computer from the early years that took up nearly a whole building having less processing power than one now that can be held in your hands.

    Most of these scientists that declare things as impossible aren't going to be alive long enough to see what new advancements come and are only basing their theories on the information available to them at this time, so I take their theories with a grain of salt.

  • pwners4u FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    scientists have already said you can't travel back in time, however going forward in time is a possibility you just have to find a way to go faster than light

    • Moonlight15 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold AllAboardTheLocusPocus

      1 year ago

      Yeah but in that form, it's not really time travel in a sense, more like your perception of time is different. You'd be going at a different pace than the spinning of the Earth.
      It's kind of like the extreme equivalent of waking up and saying "i'll sleep for another 5 minutes", you pass out and it feels like 5 minutes but it's actually been an hour when you wake up again.

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Diciendo esas mamadas...

    1 year ago

    But, video games let us go back to checkpoints and save and do-overs. They wouldn't lie to us!


    Time is not a sidewalk. You can't walk back and forth along it. Using a 4th dimension to represent time for calculations is one thing, but the actual application of time is one-way only. This didn't require a lot of thinking to conclude.


    ... and one more thing: Does the theory of some inaccessible dimension where time's going in the opposite direction affect us? Will it ever become applicable? Nope. So, let's just keep moving forward, then. Yes?


    As I stated not too long ago, there are only two things that we can do with the past: learn or forget. Learning from the past is the closest that we will get to time travel.


    In a similar vein regarding determinism of time flowing in both directions, we must err to free will regardless if the universe is universally deterministic. If we hold everyone accountable for their actions but we're really deterministic, holding people accountable is all part of the determined future -- no harm, no foul. Erring the other way -- making excuses for what free-willed people do for the sake of determinism instead of holding them accountable -- can be catastrophic.

  • AnotherSpencer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    And I just finished Erased too. Dammit, time travel stories are my favorite.

  • WyattWilsonwilko FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wyatt Wilko

    1 year ago

    This really matters to me, because I love the theory of time travel.

  • St0ner1995 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold curl -sL bit.ly/rt-hi|sh

    1 year ago

    RUINED

  • Kevin_01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Sponsor

    1 year ago

    From the explanation in the video, it sounded like "my compass is pointing north. Therefore, I can't go south." While time is technically linear (insert Caboose's counter-argument here), and goes forward, you can also calculate a previous value on a linear equation.


    I haven't done mathematics in a long time, don't throw rocks at me.

  • JJHatchet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold J.J. Hatchet

    1 year ago

    Time does not exist. To travel back in time, you would have to make every particle in the universe travel in reverse.

  • Audemus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I don't think so Kerry

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      olook it dat gif

  • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This is new news? I thought it was already common sense that there was always more matter than antimatter. There were billions of times more matter and antimatter than there is now before the big bang. The collision of all this matter and antimatter resulted in the big bang and all the matter and antimatter in the universe now is just the leftovers. If there was the same amount of antimatter, then we would not have even close to the amount of matter in our universe that we do. Things like weird matter are probably mutated matter resulted from the displayed energy as a result of the big bang. I won't pretend to know anything about weird matter or anti weird matter though. That stuff is crazy.


    Finally, of course time travel isn't possible. There are only way it could occur is by transcending the speed of light, which, by it's very definition, is impossible. The speed of light is speed limit of our universe. The only way to transcend it is by warping space, which isn't real time travel, it's just a distortion (ie teleportation, which, in true practice, has no tangible effect on time, only relative time. Also, teleportation through distortion is most likely impossible to harness with any stability and then you have the whole Star Trek clone-transportation debate, etc.)

    • Cherry92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      For reverse time travel you would have to exceed the speed of light, but to travel faster forward (for we all time travel non stop, just forward, at a set rate, hence time "flow.") you only need to get near the speed of light, so theoretically possible.

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      We aren't traveling at fixed rate, though. It is different for everyone based on various factors, just by small amount. I also don't deny that it is theoretically possible to slow time progression around yourself, but it also not practical as a human being, because we are made of so many particals with weak bonds.


      Finally, why the fuck was I neg-modded again? There was no reason for that unless you disagree with my logic, in which case, vocalize it like Cherry92 did at least, please!