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Time machine

  1. Nov 10, 2012 #1
    if i want to create a time machine ..., so what kind of knowledge that i should have to make the nearest possible..?
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  3. Nov 10, 2012 #2
    Quantum Mechanics should suffice.
  4. Nov 11, 2012 #3


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    There is no known way to create a time machine, so you can pretty much do whatever you like. Better still may be to ignore HOW the machine works and simply say that it works.
  5. Nov 11, 2012 #4
    Yeah. Just say quantum entanglement. Or Doug Adam's Infinite Improbability Drive.
  6. Nov 11, 2012 #5
    come on...! just thought for fun... , time connect with space ..so maybe black hole , worm hole, would help..
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    The fact that you thought that does not make it so. Things get wonky at the quantum level but there is no evidence that this could ever lead to a time machine for macro objects. As has been suggested, just SAY that it works (since in reality, it doesn't) ... this is science FICTION, after all.
  8. Nov 11, 2012 #7
    I have heard of a dissertation which discusses the purtubations in space time as two black orbit each other, slowly falling inwards towards each other. There is, at some point during this process, a path through space time that will take a traveller to a point in time before they begun the path. This dissertation was mentioned by DeGrasse in one of his popular lectures.
  9. Nov 11, 2012 #8
    Just run a quantum tunnel through the dark energy foam, then simply power it with Hawkins radiation. This should lead to the production of Cheddarcheeseite particles to make the whole process practical on a macro level.

    A simplified version may be to simply mention the wibbley wobbley space time thingy and press on from there :)
  10. Nov 11, 2012 #9
    LPV, your forgetting that first you need to recalibrate the heisenberg compensators to adjust for phase variance in the positronic decompiler. Otherwise your tensor field will overload with tachyon bursts coming out of all the spinning higgs dosimeters.
  11. Nov 11, 2012 #10
    I have gone right off dosimeters since that umm err incident with the Titanic
  12. Nov 12, 2012 #11
    You'll first need to construct your machine. Any design and material should do. You'll be traveling at the minimum of 18.5 miles per second, however, so keep this in mind. (The machine will also need to support your mass at this speed)

    Watch "The Time Machine", "Back to the Future", "The Terminator", or "Napoleon Dynamite" for examples of working time machines.

    Prepare for your voyage into the unknown, drink plenty of fluids, and say goodbye to your loved ones. Remember, everyone around you will have aged once you reach your destination.

    Now sit down, close your eyes, take a deep breath and count to three.




    Now slowly open your eyes. Congratulations my dearest friend, you have traveled 3 seconds into the future!
  13. Nov 12, 2012 #12


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    If you wanted something relatively closer to real science than science fiction you could use the creation of two wormholes, have one moved away at a significant fraction of light speed for a time and then bring it back and you'd have a variant of a Roman ring.
  14. Nov 18, 2012 #13
    There's no way to make it nowadays.
  15. Nov 18, 2012 #14
    Which means there will never be a way of making one.
  16. Nov 18, 2012 #15


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    To be fair some speculative time travel devices like the Roman ring I linked above would only be able to send travellers forward and back by a set increment and never before their creation.
  17. Nov 26, 2012 #16
    Also the earth moves so to travel time you would only be able to do it by years and well planned out calculations otherwise you would end up in space or in a house, rock.
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