Through the film Interstellar, average sized brains were made aware of the concept of wormholes and the fifth dimension. But how many of us still learned the reality of the unknown. Today, I’m going to share some myths and reality of the Time Travel.
First, before I begin, Time Travel is real. This is no crap, at least in theories. Many adventurers all over the world are working to deduce something from earlier and scientists are doing equations to solve the mystery. Many theories exist and many theorems are proved, largely famous wormholes, however, tops most among those speculations. To stay clear of any confusions: it is a wormhole, not warm-hole (that would be a tragic wordplay if so was its true spelling/meaning).
For our time is very shadow that passeth away; and after our end there is no returning: for it is fast sealed, so that no man cometh again.-Wisdom of Solomon 2:5
Lee, a fictional character from the only fiction I ever wrote: Demon with Emotions, is a time traveler. He is over 500 years old yet decided to live in his 40 years self. That book is not a science fiction but more of a fantasy apart from the methods he used to travel time. Does he use wormholes? Hell no. Wormholes are practically non-existent. They are so tiny, even a bacteria cell has to squeeze its ass to get through.
In 2009, the famous and extremely talented physicist (who by the way, can kick any ass) invited our descendants to a dinner party. He concluded from his philosophies that one can not travel to the past.
Although he didn’t say that directly, or maybe he did but in that invitation, he conveyed his message with a little bit of irony. Well, the man got a sense of humor. The invitation was meant to people from the generation where the time machine is real and he proved that that time: would not exist.
We can travel to the future if we are very, really very fast as told by Sir Hawk himself in this article.
Why Time Travel is not Possible
If you run with the speed of light, that is 3 lakhs meters every second (no, you can never run that fast) then you will break what we noobs call time-space continuum. In actual, that is not time-space continuum but we are noobs after all.
Run that fast and you will skip a second. Run that fast for hours, and you will skip some extra minutes. And even if you manage to build some kind of freak particle accelerator of some kind and all that flux capacitor crap, this is just a theory and it can be wrong. There are still many laws and forces that we’re not aware of. And thus time traveling is not possible.
So that’s one theory of time travel and it is one-way. You cannot travel to the past.
The one of the most controversial philosophy on time travel till date is called the grandfather paradox.
The Grandfather Paradox:
In the early 1950s or so, a statement that blew minds of many sci-fi enthusiasts was the Grandfather paradox.
See, when something that many of us cannot understand just because we all are not Sherlock, many of us denies of its existence. This deniability brings up the best quality of a modern human being: resistance.
We resist anything new because we’re afraid of anything that might affect our habitat and that’s natural. This resistance raises some of the most valid arguments which otherwise would never occur to us.
Grandfather Paradox was a statement pictured by Robert Heinlein.
This is actually a quite amusing assumption and if we think about it, It is quite reasonable.
A baby girl is mysteriously dropped off in an orphanage without any note. She grew there and after she turned 18, falls in love with a drifter. He impregnates her and leaves. During delivery, the doctors find that the woman has the female as well as male genitalia. To save her life, they transform her into a man. The Same night, “his” baby gets kidnapped.
Rejected and hated by the society, our guy starts drinking and drifting, moving places.
One night, after several years, in some pub, he meets this bartender and pours all his lifetime sad story in front of him. The bartender resolves a revenge and takes him to the past on his time machine.
After reaching the past, this guy falls in love with a beautiful young woman. Then after one night, she gets pregnant. Freaked out, our guy leaves her in the dark.
Bartender then forwards time for nine month and kidnaps that woman’s baby from the hospital and drops her in an orphanage 18 years earlier.
Got mind spinning?
According to the grandfather paradox, if time travel to the past is possible, a person can be his own partner, child, parent, uncle and that will break any physical law that we’ve ever discovered.
Sir Hawk simplified this paradox into something called the “mad scientist paradox” which if you’re interested can read in his article. He also explained other means of time travel like orbiting a giant black hole and running like DC superheroes around the globe.
Why Time Travel is not only possible but true
Ok, now this is interesting. Even after all the “resistance” and the facts proving time-travel is false, I’m here, telling you that it’s not only possible: but true.
The answer is simple: Multiverse.
Yes, the answer is one word. Although Hawks explained very well why time travel to the past is not possible, my belief is somewhat different. I usually don’t shout that loud, people might think I’m a nutjob, but to be honest, I’m a nutjob.
Multiverse is far greater than our imagination and it is the only (as far as we know of) scenario that passes the law of physics: by introducing and raising quantum physics to a new level.
I’ll be easy on words. Do you remember yourself 5 years ago? Do you remember what your dreams were?
This might look way less sciency but believe me, there exist a version of you that is lot different than you in a different universe. I believe, every fraction of a second, a new universe gets created. A new universe for each one of us. millions of billions universe every second and there are infinite universes out there.
When you break into space-time continuum, you are not only skipping some distance or time. You are skipping a whole universe.
If you travel to the past, you travel to the past in a different universe, creating a different timeline, resulting in a different universe probably in a different multiverse.
If you read comics, you’ll understand this fact.
Time travel is possible, time travel is true. Aren’t we traveling through time every second we live? think about it.
If you still are a bit confused or amazed, let me know in the comments.
Read more on the grandfather paradox.