In this post I wanted to change it up a bit and pose a bit of a different question. This post is dedicated to Voices of the Future.
Is Time Travel Possible?
Science says that time travel is possible, but probably not in the way you’re thinking. What do I mean? Let me explain!
The short answer is yes, time travel is possible. You are doing it right now. Hurting into the future at the impressive rate of one second per second. You are pretty much always moving through time at the same speed, whether you are watching TV, watching paint dry, or wishing you had more hours to visit with a friend from out of town.
BUT this isn’t the kind of time travel that has captivated countless science fiction writers, or spurred a genre so extensive that Wikipedia lists over 400 titles of “Movies about TIme Travel”.
Althoug many people are fascinated by the idea of changing the past or seeing the future before it’s due, no person has ever demonstrated the kind of back-and-forth time travel seen in science fiction, or proposed a method of sending a person through significant periods of time that wouldn’t destroy them on the way.
“The best evidence we that time travel is not possible, and never will be, is that we have not been invaded by hordes of tourists from the future.”Stephen Hawking- Books ‘Black Holes and Baby Universes’
Time is an illusion that moves relative to an observer. An observer traveling near the spead of light will experience time, with all its aftereffects (boredom, aging, etc.) much more slowly than an observer at rest.Albert Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity
This theory is why astronaut Scott Kelly aged ever so slightly less over the course of a year in orbit than his twin brother who stayed on Earth.
There are other theories out there but for the most part time travel remains the domain of an ever-growing array of science fiction books, movies, television shows, comics, video games and more.
SO, I ASK YOU…DO YOU THINK TIME TRAVEL WILL EVER BE POSSIBLE?