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Is time travel possible?

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Is time travel possible?
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I happen to believe we live in a multiverse and are crossing over timelines frequently. Is it possible, I think from the comments above that they are stating even on a scientific level it can theoretically be done. Certainly, on a conceptual level, it can be done because we have it covered in movies and books.

There are a couple of good examples above for literal time travel, back in time on a plane, moving through forward time as you continue your day. What about when you sit in a movie and it is two hours of your time, but two weeks of movie time? Does this count?

I do alot of dream work, and in those spaces, I have ended up in places where certain members of my family had never been born. Some, haven't died, yet. Very weird to have a conversation trying to convince someone they died, when they are obviously very much alive. I have been younger, older, male, female, other worldly type of creatures, as I said, I think this is a multiverse. I think we can consciously shift spaces whenever we choose, its just that many of us only shift if there is a significant impact to our lives.

If you can conceive of it, it can be achieved. The argument with the Grandfather scenario, is eliminated when you consider our vision of reality in terms of multiple versions...so in one version, you kill your grandfather and were never born, but in another version, you are very much born and the killing never took place, maybe even the time travel never took place. If we are all parts of the same whole then we are encountering ourselves and our many faces all the time, throughout any time and space. The only reason we lock into one possible version of reality is because, until present time, our minds had not been capable of conceiving the beast of reality with multiple heads. I think today it can, if you even take the fact that you can now pop a TV on and get 4 channels playing on the same screen at one time. You are essentially, tapped into, 4 different version of reality in that moment...5 if you count the observer.

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No, I don't believe time travel is possible. We are only beginning to understand the properties of time as part of the universe -- indeed, we don't even know yet if it is a physical aspect that could actually be traversed, even hypothetically. What seems to be clear thus far, as our understanding grows, is that time isn't the linear line of progression represented by man's perception of the passing of events. That's a purely human conceptualization.

We DO know that time is affected by gravitational and inertial fields (and even then, it's only dilated (slowed relative to other reference points), which seems to have no practical implications for time travel). And ONLY the presence of mass can create either of these phenomena. Light, no matter how powerful, cannot. Which makes me skeptical of Dr. Mallet's hypothesis.

From what I understand of Dr. Mallet's idea, he believes he can somehow "loop" time with lasers, which can conceivably allow some sort of transfer of information back in time from the future to the point where the laser was switched on (and not before). Of course, if he someday proves this is possible, I'll be one of the first to cheer him on. But until then, I'll remain a skeptic.

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The short answer to your question is YES because you like me have experienced time travel every day of your life. Let me explain. When you get out of your bed in the morning you may look at the clock and see the time is (say) 0636.

You go into bathroom and have a shower (well some people do) then dress then have breakfast then proceed to your place of work by bus where you arrive at 08.55. So from getting out of bed to arrival at work on that day you have travelled 2 hours 19 minutes into the future. so yes you have proved time travel is possible. Indeed everybody currently on Mybestanswer also time travels every day.,

But what appears not to be possible is to time travel into the past and then time travel back to where you were. Because if you could, you encounter what is called the "grandfather paradox". Because if you travelled back in time to long before you were born and encountered your grandfather, that is the father of your father, and you killed him before your father had been conceived that would mean you could not exist.

The grandfather paradox surely proves that time travel into the past is just not possible. .

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Well think about how 50 years ago, they had no idea that today we would have a phone that could fit in our pockets that had access to the internet, a calculator, calender, calling others, texting others, games, camera and so much more, so anything is possible.
I think it is possible in a way, and I think if there has ever been someone who did time travel then some sort of authority had to go back and correct the problem so may have "forgot" about it. But I don't really see something like that they would let the public use.
But at the same time I don't think it will ever be possible because if it has then someone will eventually get access to it that shouldn't and do a lot of damage and well, there hasn't been any damage done. Well, not as big as human extinction.

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Scientifically it is possible to travel into the future if we had the ability to travel at the speed of light.

Traveling at the speed of light time would slow for the person traveling while it would be going by normally for the rest of us.

When the metaphoric time ship stopped the passenger would have aged less than the surrounding people making the passenger appear in the future.

However outside of superman spinning around the earth so fast that the earth started to spin the other way in order to reverse time to save Louis Lane from the rocks caving in on her car I would say traveling back in time is impossible.

Thank you for your question.

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This is just for fun but I think as you are crossing time zones you are basically "Time Traveling". When you cross PST into MST you move ahead 1 hr, so if you leave PST at 12PM the instant you cross into MST it would be 1PM that would be traveling forward in time. It would appear then if you stood on the Time zone line you could jump back and forth over the line and go 1 hr into the future and then back 1hr into the past. Again this is just a joke theory :))

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According to Dr. Ronald Mallet, a physics professor at the University of Connecticut, the answer is yes. He has come up with a device that seems to scientifically work based on using lasers. It is not yet built, due to funding.

If it works, he'll be able to travel forward in time, but only back in time to the time the machine was turned on.

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I dont think so. Time travel may be something impossible and who can do that? I have seen time travel in action only in movies and since movies are made by people, i hope so not. I think too that time travel is for fun than being real.

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