Bill and Ted, Marty McFly, those guys in the hot tub; time travel seems to belong in the world of fiction, but here are some ideas that might make it a reality in 10 mind-bending theories about time travel.
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MessageToEagle.com – If a person told you he has visited the past or future, you would probably not believe him.
If the same person revealed to you that he is a regular time traveler, you would most likely never talk to him again.
The subject of time travel is considered to be just as fascinating as contradicting. “How can we solve time travel paradoxes? Is faster than light travel really possible?” These are just some of the scientists have been asking themselves while scratching their heads.
People’s interest in the possibility of time travel started a long time.
H.G. Wells book The Time Machine, one of the earliest works of science fiction and the progenitor of the “time travel” opened the way to many more publications and interest in the topic spread quickly. Both the public and some elements of the scientific community began to ponder if time travel made any sense at all.
If traveling back in time is possible at all, it should in theory be only possible to travel back to the point when the first time machine was created and so this would mean that time travelers from the future would be able to visit us, many scientists speculated. . . . Read Complete Report
From millennium-skipping Victorians to phone booth-hopping teenagers, the term time travel often summons our most fantastic visions of what it means to move through the fourth dimension. But of course you don’t need a time machine or a fancy wormhole to jaunt through the years. . . . read complete article
First published Thu Feb 17, 2000; substantive revision Wed Dec 23, 2009
Time travel has been a staple of science fiction. With the advent of general relativity it has been entertained by serious physicists. But, especially in the philosophy literature, there have been arguments that time travel is inherently paradoxical. The most famous paradox is the grandfather paradox: you travel back in time and kill your grandfather, thereby preventing your own existence. To avoid inconsistency some circumstance will have to occur which makes you fail in this attempt to kill your grandfather. Doesn’t this require some implausible constraint on otherwise unrelated circumstances? We examine such worries in the context of modern physics. . . . read complete report
With a brilliant idea and equations based on Einstein’s relativity theories, Ronald Mallett from the University of Connecticut has devised an experiment to observe a time traveling neutron in a circulating light beam. While his team still needs funding for the project, Mallett calculates that the possibility of time travel using this method could be verified within a decade. . . . Read complete report
One of mankind’s greatest dreams is the development of a time machine. The argument as to whether it is even possible to go forward or back in time is an age old argument. This BBC special is probably as close as any of us will ever be able to make the trip. The concept, the photography and special effects in this documentary is extraordinary. I give it 5 stars. * * * * *. . . . editor
Is this lady caught during the filming of the opening of the 1928 Charlie Chaplin film “The Circus” at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood really speaking on a cell phone? Did the camera operator actually accidentally catch a quick shot of a time traveler? Judge for yourself. Comments welcome . . . EDITOR
It’s not just the best thing to happen to movie titles since Snakes on a Plane; the new comedy Hot Tub Time Machine (opening Friday, March 26) is also the latest in a long line of time travel movies, stretching back from at least the 1940s into (we presume) the distant future.
The new film depicts a group of friends who are transported back to 1986 from the present day, thanks to their special hot tub. (We’re still not sure how the physics work, exactly.) Here, the time travel is played for laughs, but in other time travel movies — typically, science-fiction films — the aim might be to scare, thrill, or provoke deep thought.
Of course, such films are not always successful. Below, we look at the best and worst movies featuring time travel, starting with the good. . . . continue to lists
Buy classic 1960 H.G. Wells “The Time Machine” movie HERE