Time Travel and Computing
Link - Publicated works
Tachyons, Time Travel, and Divine Omniscience (time travel and GOD)
Time Travel - Fact or Fiction?
HG Wells - The Time Machine
* Doctor Who
British Home of Doctor Who
* Quantum Leap
* Star Trek
Part 1: Doctor Who and the Tardis
Doctor Who, as many fans already know is a british science fiction show that
began well over 25 years ago.
The time-traveling Doctor, (whose true name is yet a mystery), originated from
another time and planet called Gallifrey (sp). For reasons I cant recall, he got
basically annoyed with the time travelers of his home world and stole the Tardis
(stands for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space) and ran off to find adventure where he may.
The Tardis is shaped like a 20th century police calling box, but the inside is
larger than it appears do to some odd diminensinal tweaking. It has the ability
to go anywhere in the space-time continuim, and sometimes has even traveled outside
such, though in the early episodes the travels were almost totally at random.
Part 2: The Time Machine by HG Wells
Good older story that deals with time travel, though it does not dwell overly much on the how-to or
any scientific basic behind the time travel machine, it still was an early work of wonderful
imiganation that got many others started ont the possibility of time-travel. The Time-Traveler
in the story ventured far into the future where it seems man had broken itself into two distinct races,
neither a very good hope for the future at all.
Part 3: Back to the future
And now on to the more Scientific Side of Time Travel
Part 1: Tachyons
There are also particles called "tachyons" which, if they exist, have the unique property that they travel faster than the speed of light, which means
that they travel backwards through time. This opens up the interesting possibility of actually sending messages to our ancesters. As I say, nobody
really knows if they exist yet, because no particle detector has yet detected one, but I really hope they do.
Part 2: Worm Holes
Another method of travelling through time is with the use of 'wormholes'. The concept of a wormhole was first suggested by Albert Einstein and
they have since been theoretically proven to exist. A wormhole is basically a 'tunnel' through hyperspace (the multi-dimentional space-time
continuum). They can be used to travel anywhere in the universe instantaneously. In order to understand how they can be used to travel through
time, it is important to understand a little about Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
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