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Alcubierre warp drive as time machine.

  1. Nov 15, 2012 #1
    Hi.

    I heard it's possible to use an "Alcubierre warp drive" as a time machine, if they existed. But how, precisely, would that work?
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2012 #2

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    It would normally be called a "causality violation".
    In general, travelling faster than light suggests the possibility of setting one up.
    Read through: http://www.physicsguy.com/ftl/html/FTL_intro.html
    Alcubierre drives would certainly offer the opportunity to experiment in time travel ... though I would anticipate that, should the Universe allow FTL under some special conditions, those same conditions would prevent such a violation somehow.
     
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