This is a new version from the submitted article by myself 14857 of rec.arts.sf.science Subject: Time Travel, is it spatial relocation? The title of this document is: Time Machines and the Universal co-ordinate system.
Please note: I have posted and email several people with material that is contained within this documentation during 1995. The first draft was produced in May 1995 and the final draft was completed on 21st of November 1995.
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Keywords: magnetohydrodynamics; sonoluminescence; magnetic containment fields; spatial-theory; cosmic strings; wormholes; time-travel; quantum tunneling.
The purpose of this document is to delve further into the issues that I discussed within my posting, 14857 of rec.arts.sf.science, Subject: Time Travel, is it spatial relocation? This new documentation is an expanded version of that material with additional information.
The document’s purpose is two fold. It is to focus discussion onto some of the areas of space-time, in particular relativity theory. Its second purpose is to discuss some of the possible different forms of time-travel as discussed within the science community and by science-fiction writers. Its main focus will capitulate into a discussion of a theoretical model of SIGDM ™ technology.
It should be noted that this documentation is science-fiction based, and is not intended to be taken seriously. However, the ideas within here cannot be ruled out, until they can be either proved or disproved. There are no bounds to human imagination. Is the construction of a time-machine just wild hypothetical theory that scientists and science-fiction writers discuss?
1. In order to set the foundations for this discussion, I shall start by first probing into the murky areas of what we perceive time to be.
“Knowledge is dangerous in the hands of fools, as for those who would use it could destroy entire worlds”, (Krakston, 2663).
In order to set the foundations for this discussion, I shall start by first probing into the murky areas of what we perceive time to be. The definition of time is not an easy concept to grasp. Time has been speculated about since before the dawn of the first civilisations. Examples of cultures past which used tools to measure the equinox can still be found in southern England at Stone-Henge, additionally similar types of “technology” have been used amongst many other cultures across history; including countries such as: Ireland, Norway, Central Africa, South America, etc… The notion of time has stuck into conscious perception and rules our very lives, which have become based upon a modernist industrial based economic society. I shall discuss in a future paper the development of science’s culture, links with science’s application with science-fiction and its foundations.
However, my concerns for this discussion are not so much to do with how the brain perceives what we call “time”, but rather its physical attributes that cause a direct effect within the cosmos.
Within the last 450 years, theories have been developed about the universe that have turned religion onto its head and have herald a new religious order, “science”. Within recorded history, these theories notably started with Nicolaus Copernicus, and moved onto Galileo Galilei, through to Newton, Einstein, Heisenberg, Shernberge, de Selby, Zorac, Dayno, (circa 2684). At the very core of their discoveries, each have postulated a theory, which has made a significant impact upon the way that time is perceived; not all agree with the proposed theories. However, no matter how much we speculate on space-time’s raw constituency, space-time as a physical entity will not change. Our understandings and perceptions of its functions may alter as we gather more information – but will we necessarily learn from this?
So, what is this substance of time? Is it part of a fabric of space, intrinsically interwoven to bring order to a chaotic existence? (Einstein’s theory). Is it all about us, and matter moves within it, through its space? (Plenums’s theorem). Or is it a “movable feast” belonging to a multidimensional facade that cat-cradles all fibres of the universe? (Sommer’s theory).
One thing is for certain, time is a definite structure, with substance that effects the very known Universe that we exist within. But if we exist in time, and we can physically measure changes, then do we travel through time? Indeed we do, in one direction, forwards, forever ageing at a human defined rate, whose measurements are based upon the Earth’s rotation and orbit of its star. But we do not “feel” time as we can feel three of the other known dimensions of space. We know of the physical presence of space by looking at real-world objects, such as boxes. They have length, depth and breadth; also called Length, Width and Height (LxWxH). These dimensions are tangible. The temporal dimension is experienced in a different manner and measured by things such as age or atomic decay in atoms, etc..
According to Einstein’s Space-time geometry, movement in the three tangible dimensions of LxWxH, are coupled to another dimension, that of time (t); hence they produce the four dimensional space-time. Others have looked at Einstein’s work and produced other theories, such as Minkowski, who further expanded upon the relationship between time and the photon, which is represented as a two dimensional drawing called a light-cone diagram. This defines the available space for movement within space-time for matter that travels below the speed of light. Relativity does not preclude the existence of particles which can travel faster than light, but they do stipulate that any such particles, can never travel slower than the speed of light. Well, that’s all fine and dandy, but what does this all have to do with time-travel. I shall endeavour to explain. Continue reading “Time Machines and the Universal co-ordinate system”