I suppose this would be a philosophical view of time... Time is a dimension of matter as opposed to a changing or flowing entity. Nothing can exist outside of the present in real terms, which encompasses the immediate sum of existence and is always now. As time does not flow or change, however, concepts such as past and future events do not exist. In abstract logic only, the past has had an effect on the present which in turn creates future probabilities. What the observer sees as the flow of time is really only a change in position relative to some other change in position. As a dimension, however, the present by definition can be represented as a range of possible values. The apparent contradiction of an existence with no past or future is the fact that an object moving near the speed of light ages at a slower rate when compared to a stationary object. Another rationalization of this effect is that the time dimensional value of each object can be influenced by their respective velocities. Take an example of two stationary objects in close proximity. At this point, each may have an equivalent time dimensional value equal to some arbitrary number. Apply the argument above and the faster object will begin to age at a slower rate. As the present has no single value, however, what is occurring is not time travel as described above but rather the divergence of each object’s time dimensional value. As the two objects return to close proximity, each again appears to an observer to be in the present although with noticeable differences, proof of a range of possible time dimensional values. This concept is analogous to altering the length of a steel rod by changing its temperature. The connectivity of matter is revealed in this dimensional view of time. There is little difference between establishing a standard of length which can be applied anywhere in the universe and an object's time dimensional value. In other words, events occurring at separate locations are inexorably linked by the immediate present, just as the length of two rods may be certainly equivalent. An explanation of why matter can neither exceed the speed of light nor cease all movement could be this aspect of matter. Accelerating an object past the speed of light, however, may be no different than heating the steel rod past its melting point. Time travel may in fact be no more than a change in state much like this example.