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210 Responses to The World`s First Time Machine

  1. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2007 at 9:37 pm
    Link: The World`s First Time Machine - What once was fantasy will soon be fact.
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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2007 at 9:52 pm
    wow just Wow!
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    bigking444 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:23 am
    its not gonna happennnnn
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:29 am
    I understood all that, and honestly it was the biggest crock I`ve heard. They never actually said what they have discovered that would give them home that time travel would ever be possible on any level. They just showed some pictures of lasers and math formulas while talking about theories of space and time that had nothing to do with what they were showing.
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    iAMzach Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:40 am
    yea i was kinda waiting for them like actualy show me something...not just talk my ear off. whatev...if they invented time machines im sure we would see them coming to the past. then again...THAT COULD EXPLAIN UFOS. *note sarcasam*
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    rpm2004 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:40 am
    Now I want to be a theoretical physicist.
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    acdc_rocks91 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:43 am
    dude, dimension just f*cks my brain up
    but on-topic, AWESOME DUDE!!
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    crazymagemia Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:48 am
    i dont like it when people call things fake just because they cant understand or comprehend it. you dont KNOW this is fake, equally we dont KNOW it is real. does it matter? if it does happen we`re all gonna be dead by then anyway. and would we really want people messing around with time? things happen for a reason. i dont want someone going back an fakking it all up.

    but.....still......WOW.

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    I_like_quiz Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:55 am
    Agreed with iAMzach. Then again, what if they are, but... uh... they`re just invisible? Yeah, and uh, can`t really tell when they`re there.
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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:58 am
    So, he goes back into the past and saves his father ... then the young boy would have no motivation to build a time machine so he wouldn`t build it, but if he doesn`t build it then he doesn`t go to the past, so his father dies... So, he goes back into the past and saves his father ... then the young boy would have no motivation to build a time machine so he wouldn`t build it, but if he doesn`t build it then he doesn`t go to the past, so his father dies... So, he goes back into the past and saves his father ... then the young boy would have no motivation to build a time machine so he wouldn`t build it, but if he doesn`t build it then he doesn`t go to the past, so his father dies... So, he goes back into the past and saves his father ... then the young boy would have no motivation to build a time machine so he wouldn`t build it, but if he doesn`t build it then he doesn`t go to the past, so his father dies... So, he goes back into the past and saves his father ...
  11. Profile photo of Brokenbones
    Brokenbones Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:04 am
    I DARE one of you to say "Photoshopped". That`ll all I ever see anymore.
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:08 am
    Photoshopped
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    Brokenbones Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:09 am
    Invalok

    Time is funny that way huh? What happens needs to happen in order for things to happen the way they happen.

    As a result, time may only move forward, we just have to find out how to do so.

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    Brokenbones Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:09 am
    >_> Bastard
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:14 am
    Well while the theories sound as close to right as anything I know of there are a few things to note.
    1) like you guys said, change the past, change the future
    2) he`s a prof. at the U. of CT....is anyone else not wowed by this?
    3) Most of the theories he was talking about dealing with the 2D world are right out of the book "Flatland"

    guess we`ll have to wait n see...

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    Lawviz Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:15 am
    But if you change the past...and you return to the "altered future"...you wouldn`t be in the world you lived in when you decided to time travel back. The unaltered world is lost forever...if there are 3 layers of paper...each is it`s own dimension, and you travelled from D1 to D2 and alter D2, when you go back to "D1" it would be changed because of your time travel actions. This altered future is D3. If you killed yourself in D2 past, you still exist because your being is linked to D1 and D3. Even though D2 lost connection with your being doesn`t mean you cease to exist.
  17. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:18 am
    haha sorry, you dared me. and yeah, messing with time would be pretty sketchy. Imagine a plot hole in the real world, with no author to fill in the gap . Except for that big invisable hand in the sky. It could make things interesting.


    Interesting being like a divided by zero time loop drathole no-one can escape from or even know exists. WITH a paper clip through it. All ending(OR BEGINNING?!?) with an inbred creationism theory. Wait....

  18. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:21 am
    The video stopped halfway through. Is anyone else having problems with youTube today?
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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:22 am
    If you ask me, I`d say just follow this philosophy of life:

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

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    thebob19 Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:26 am
    No there is and never will be time travel.. the only way to really travel back in time is turn your clock back that is the only way to do it. I couldn`t watch all of this cause to me it is complete bs!
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    vthings Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:26 am
    The confusion of what the guy is doing is probably more due to the editors of the TV program. His theory uses frame-dragging, part of the theory of general relativity that states a spinning object drags space and time around itself.

    The idea is to use circular lasers that generate a gravitation field to create frame-dragging and then dropping a particle in it to get caught in the drag which will allow it to travel back in time. That seems to be the gist of it, more info here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Mall...

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    imcoolyeah Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:40 am
    why do we need to bend space and time anyway?
  23. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:50 am
    So by that theory to travel back in time a person would have to spin around in circles at the speed of light. Then get sucked into the resulting black hole that really has nothing to stop it once its been created and just proceeds to plant the present into the past. This makes reaching to future harder as you have to hop over the time-gap left where the present used to be. or it just makes the past the present and the present the future, but the present cant be the future if its happening right now. So the future doesn`t exist anymore, and since the present is still back in the past we`ve eliminated that as well. What`s left? The past. But the past is history, and history is something that was done a while back. So that gone too. I think were screwed
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:02 am
    Every post in this thread has blown my mind...
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    ScrtNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:24 am
    so how exactly are they going to test that a subatomic particle is now in the past? or better yet couldnt they just make up their mind today and say "I`m going to look right here, right now and something will appear." if nothing happens they might as well just give up and quit spending money because they couldnt send it in the future.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:25 am
    See, the time-space continuum is like a series of tubes...
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:37 am
    I`ve always thought that time travel, for humans at least, would never be possible. Or else we`d have heard about them a long time ago.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:38 am
    Time dosent exist. When you realize this, you realize that travling around in something that dosent exist, well, cant happen.
  29. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:48 am
    time is the interval between two events, so yes it exists. But its only an idea, no matter how hard scientists want to travel through it. It would be like trying to ride on the back of faith or pull hope, kicking and screaming, through a door that leads to atlantis whilst giving shintoism the finger and expecting it to be offended.
    And as soon as they open that portal, Chrono will hop out and slice the neck of everyone around, screaming something or other about a Lavos character.
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    mikallang Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:03 am
    too many paradoxes to count on how this might not actually work...and if it does you actually think theyre going to let you average joe schmo use it? not likely. in the end, at least with people, everything becomes a weapon O.o
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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:10 am
    >:O
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    FLB Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:15 am
    see, stuff like this just explodes my mind, I cant really get a grip onit.
    yeah, it wud be cool if a time machine was invented, but like a few of you have said, what wud happen when you went back in time, and changed something, and then the world that you left wud have changed as well.
    you cud seriously mess up alot of things.
    maybe this is something that shouldn`t be delt with?
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    lucid676 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:35 am
    There is an amazing interview about this guy done by this american life at thislife.org. It covers how he tried to make a time machine out of vacuum tubes when he was a kid.
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    MrEman Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:42 am
    fu|<tards
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    tyrnt Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:42 am
    It has been basically said already but basically if he goes back in time to save his father he would have never invented the time machine so the whole time-line would altered.
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:46 am
    If RUKidding`s logic holds any water, he was closer back then than he is now. Which really only creates another time paradox, if you think about it. drat maybe he succeeded back then but found out what he is doing now will just create a huge asplosion that will knock the earth off its orbit and kill everyone, and disgusted, came back to stop himself. But right as he was about not do the thing he is doing now, someone was rude to him and his already fragile psyche was shattered and now he is just a raving, world demolishing lunatic, minus the raving part. Or plus it. makes the whole story more interesting i think.
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    Giltrap Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:48 am
    "if it does happen we`re all gonna be dead by then anyway" We`ll be alive in "2007" so people in "3007" (or whenever) could come back and see us alive. So would we really be dead?
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 6:01 am
    wow lots of writting in these comments
    im just gonna point out its not real. hah. u morons
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 6:10 am
    writting?
    I fear for your safety around cabinet corners. "u" moron.
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    Sheng Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 6:40 am
    Time is a measurement of motion. Its very simple to go back in time. All you have to do is to reverse the exact motion of every single particle in this (universe including yourself)and you`ll be back in time.
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    maples Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 6:42 am
    wow the comments have completely dumped the vid out the window
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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 7:48 am
    It`s funny, I submitted this thing yesterday also.
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:11 am
    I half-expected him to outline his equations and the schematics of his machine, but I suppose the show felt the audience was too low-brow to understand any of it. Maybe he has a website or some articles?
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    Morphplx Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:18 am
    100% PHOTOSHOPPED
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    great_blaise Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:26 am
    THESE PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID!!!! SURE THEY HAVE SMARTS BUT WHEN IT COMES TO COMMON SENSE THEY HAVE NONE!!!! TIME IS SUCH A COMPLEX THING TO MESS WITH. IF THEY DO MANAGE TO TIME TRAVEL IT WILL NO DOUBTEDLY COME BACK AND BITE US IN THE ASS!!! IT ONLY TAKES ONCE! ONE SCREW UP AND TIME WILL BE MESSED UP FOREVER. *calming down now* If we do somehow manage to time travel, the only reason to do it, would be to observe. We should NOT... I repeat, NOT... CHANGE ANYTHING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!!
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:30 am
    CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL
    (ass)
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:31 am
    Never gonna happpen... If we could build a time machine, I think we would`ve already traveled back in time, so WE would know because the people of the future would be here.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:36 am
    Einstein proved you cant travel through time lolololz
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    Gh4z Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:41 am
    Unless they are forbidden to use in the future, Weh_Pooh. But they don`t have to because the terminator is coming here and kill this guy! whoot? Or... this guy dies before he invents it, and the people who continue this project will be slain by a robot.

    Nah seriously, I find this pretty interesting. It goes beyond my logic, but he explains that with a paperclip, so who am I to say this isn`t gonna work :P And most of the comments above are useless, kthnx.

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    Roduku Male 50-59
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:47 am
    ScrtNinja said: "so how exactly are they going to test that a subatomic particle is now in the past? "

    I wondered the same thing. The only way I can think of is to watch their rotating time vortex ( or whatever it is) and see if anything unusual shows up. But, how will they know what it is they`re looking for? I suppose they could decide now what particle they are going to try to send in the future and look for that. Then again, if they`re watching for something to show up, who is going to send it? Very confusing.

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    Fayth Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 9:42 am
    Hasn`t he read enough science-fiction? He can`t go back and save his father! It`ll mess up the space-time continuum! Read The Time Machine, or watch the movie. It`ll explain it.
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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2007 at 9:43 am
    It`s already happened: JOHN TITOR

    OK, so it was an elaborate hoax, but fun to read. This guy had photos of his time machine, photos of bent lasers beams, on and on.

    But the theory of "worldlines" is fascinating. It eliminates paradoxes usually associated with time travel. I`m not a physicist, so i may sound like an idiot, but whatever. read about it. it`s cool.

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    Necrotism Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:07 am
    Time travel into the past is impossible, but you can "time travel" into the future if you were to reach a speed close to that of the speed of light. (Nothing besides light can travel light speed.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilati...

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    Andyl Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:27 am
    I`ve heard something like that worldline theory before. In fact, it was so obvious I kinda figured it out beforehand. Because changing the past changes the probabilities of certain things, you head down a slightly different route which ends up being drastically different over time.

    It`s like that quantum theory that states that every single possible outcome happens in a different universe. Which means that if you go back and change something, you can`t get back to the same future that you came from, because you`d basically be in the wrong universe, as that never happened in your original one. Meh, it`s confusing...but the bottom line is that they won`t be able to do it.

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    tbid2 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:29 am
    But a piece of paper is still three-dimensional.. /shrug, I get what he`s talking about but its not going to work.
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    Qpax Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:36 am
    I love the way they cite Einstein, then go on to say `we`ve known for a long time that time travel is possible`. Which contradicts what Einstein believed himself, if I`m not mistaken.

    Even if we can travel through time, we can`t change it - unless you change it off its course and TO what we know as history.

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    adidaz3223 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:48 am
    Why hasn`t anyone said the obvious? If he succeeds at time travel he would already know because he would have sent himself information from the future on how to actually build the time machine. He wouldn`t be wasting all this time thinking up formulas and such.
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    JAXLEY Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:48 am
    BUT if he went back in time (which is always going to be impossible anyway but lets say he did) then saved his dad, he wouldn`t exist in that time anymore and would die because if his dad was alive then he would never need to build a time machine in the first place.

    =waste of time and effort.

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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:59 am
    I think we can all agree that whatever the outcome(OR OUTCAME?!?) of his experiments, time will be broken. And some diety will smite him for his roosteriness. "Mess with my time again, jackass. I`ll not let you forget to remember that this may or may not have happened sometime in the past, present or future ever again, and on the off chance that i am wrong your penis(or lack of) will disappear!", said the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:15 am
    "Nothing besides light can travel light speed."

    Light is an electromagnetic wave that happens to be visible to us. There are plenty of other such waves that travel just as fast but the speed of light seems to be the limit.

    It`s been theorised that there are plenty of particles that travel faster than light but they can`t go slower. In that case, light speed isn`t so much a speed limit as a barrier between the fast lane and the slow lane.

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    bobbyo Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:34 am
    my favorite episode form the simpsons is when homer travels in the past and keeps drating things up.

    time travel is already possible but not through mechanics and only to observe , not affect.

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    Miakoda282 Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:36 am
    This is just, quite simply, messing with my mind. As I was watching the video watching him explain 2D and 3D with a paperclip stuck into a piece of paper, I tried, I really tried to understand, but it just made me more confused than ever.

    Let me know when there is a fully working time machine for sale at my local Wal-Mart. Make sure it is simple... "Enter date you wish to travel to then press the green button." When that happens, let me know.

    Past that, I give up.

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    christy409 Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:44 am
    here`s the deal if someone spent years of their life trying to make a time machine and succeeded they would then go back in time to tell themself how to make a time machine sooner or at least leave a note because of the whole you can`t meet yourself thing so if he`s spent years working on it i dont think he will succeed
  64. Profile photo of Davetatev2
    Davetatev2 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:56 am
    It`s true. If time travell was possible we`d already have it. Think about it.
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    bobbyo Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:01 pm
    actually, you can meet yourself. That was what he was saying with the folded paper and th epaper clip. You can be in two places at once, in theory.
    think of it in terms of the fourth dimension being eternity. There is no beginning or end in eternity, there is no time in eternity. If you believe in an eternal afterlife then in order fo ryou to exist in eternity you must have no beginning in end. Those that believe in eternity must believe that they have always been, because you cannot have a beginning in eternity. Eternity is outside finite time. In fact, from eternity the physical time bound dimension would look like a long line into which you could enter at any time of history. Also, if you believe in eternal life adn that youwill be in eternity then you must believe that you already do exist in eternity simultaneously with your existence within time. So you are already eternal, your consciousness exists outside of time already.
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    Nadoona Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    I don`t think time travel is possible. Time isn`t a materialistic thing for people/objects to travel through.

    Because -for example- if you went to the past and killed your mum, then you wouldn`t be born because your mum is dead, which means that you never existed, which means that you didn`t really kill your mum (because you were never there to begin with) which also means that your mum gave birth to you and so on and forth, hence you get stuck in an infinite loop.

    And also like iamzach said, if time travel were possible, we`d find them coming to their past (our present)

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    beternal Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    Not to mention that a defined space now will not be accessible in the future or the past... What I`m saying is that if you could vanish out of existance for just one second and come back to the exact point you left from, you`d be floating in space as the Earth would have gone many miles on in its orbit around the sun. Same thing with a particle... sure, IF they manage to send it back or forwards in time, they can only make it return at a pre-defined location which will most likely not exist
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    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:09 pm
    Everyone knows that only Christopher Loyd can time travel. Micheal J. lost his ability with the shakes.
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    for_serious? Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:16 pm
    Couldn`t he had just gotten a psychologist to work through his grief?
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    natep1098 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:22 pm
    Ok:

    Time travel theories 101:

    1) there is more than one time line, see back to the future where a new world exists to stabilize the timeline. However, that`s `the` timeline, according to the observer. The other timeline still exists, but you don`t see it anymore. (Allowing him to rescue his father)

    2) The alien argument does not work for time-travel or aliens `if it`s possible, we`d observe it`. How do you know that it hasn`t been used on this demension already? You don`t, and the only way I could see time-travel resolving would be to NOT be accessable to the general public, or too many demensions would spring up.

    3) the laser light show brings to mind "Closed time circles", in which time travel IS possible, but on a very limited scale.

    Sorry for being a jerk.

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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    (The orginal poster)

    I attended a lecture of Ronald Mallett - the man in the video at my college.

    As it turns out, time travel has ALREADY been achieved by 1/2 a second.

    Also, it should be during our lifetime that a time machine will be invented.

    Understand this, say, hypothetically, the time machine was invented today. In 100 years the furthest one can go into the past is 28/February/2007 - today`s date. Only from the time the machine is turned on.

    Time is flexible. One theory that Ronald is working on has to do with rotating black holes (which not even light can escape).

    He is also using Einstein`s theories to reach his goal of man`s ultimate machine.

    http://www.physics.uconn.edu/~mallett/ma...

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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    Toward the end of the book, it becomes apparent that the time machine Mallett envisions will not enable him to see his father again. The time machine will only point us toward the future, and we would only be able to travel back to the time the machine was first turned on, and no further.

    "I would not be able to use my time machine to see my father," Mallett writes.

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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    Mind blowing. I was kinda waiting for Bumblecock to say `this works, i do it in my lab all the time`.
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    sprink99 Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    I think he`s wasting his time.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 1:08 pm
    Doctor who eat your heart out.
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    Kinga750 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 1:31 pm
    Even if time travel was possible, I would be opposed to using it. The moral and philosophical ramifications are simply too complex to warrant technology of that power.
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    STARTSOMETIN Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:13 pm
    It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly`s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.

    - Chaos Theory

    Theirs your answer to time travel

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    STARTSOMETIN Male 18-29
    561 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    ^^^ for those who dont understand that

    The smallest change in the past can have a HUGE impact in the future for better for worse or both

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    EdwinMango Female 13-17
    221 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    Wait, but if time travel was possible wouldn`t we already know? Wouldn`t the people from the future come and say they made it and tell us how? When they where talking about demensions were they saying time was on different demsions, because it can`t be because the future people would have gone back in time already to stop wars and stuff, unless everyone gets really hateful in the future. But I don`t know if he said that, he probably didn`t. I`m babbling sorry.
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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 2:23 pm
    Wow... that would be amazing
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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 2:25 pm
    However... if he saved his Dad`s life, he wouldn`t have to build a time machine in the first place so this link wouldn`t exist and then I wouldn`t be commenting... so really there isn`t any point in commenting?
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    super_wombat Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:29 pm
    haha o dear, u americans are dumb, sorry but it has to be said
  83. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:36 pm
    i dont understand how you could manipulate time when it doesnt physically exist. its just quantified by people
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    Andyl Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    "It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly`s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world."

    And coincidentally, such an action could also prevent it. And this has been mentioned.

    And read at least some of the earlier comments, people! You`d then see that a load of other people have said your stupid paradox or "we should already know" theory. And you`ll also see the more logical replies people made. And read what Bekll said on page 3.

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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    Everyone dissing this man`s qualifications need to step back and appriciate the wonderful irony they bring into the world every letter of the post!
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    B_SilveR Male 18-29
    85 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 2:46 pm
    if timetravel was ever going to be possible, then we would always have known.. just think, don`t you think that if in the future timetravel was possible someone would have gone past in time to do things like stopping terrorist attacks ecc ecc? plus, they would go bvack in time to steal precious treasures from distruction.. plus, how bout the paradoxes?? if this guy is going to save his father from death with the time machine, he`ll never make one, thus making his father dying, thus making him making a timemachine ecc ecc.. travvelling in the future is possible thanks to speed.. but timetravel in the past is never, nor will ever be possible!!
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    B_SilveR Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:48 pm
    oh wow, i didnt read any posts because i was expecting nonsense ecc ecc, but i just found out that i wrote exactly what EdwinMango did XDXD srry man
  88. Profile photo of blue_mess
    blue_mess Male 13-17
    315 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 3:12 pm
    Wow, sounds cool! Hopefully this guy`s plans will go ahead and work - could be big bucks! lol
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    wales4eva Male 13-17
    572 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 3:12 pm
    i wanted to see something happen not just him talking and talking.
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    penguinpie Male 18-29
    119 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 3:18 pm
    if we ever came up with time travel wouldn`t we know already since our future would have traveled back in time and said hello to us?
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    Spaminator Male 18-29
    87 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    Did any of you guys who just say "Nope time travel can`t happen" actually watch it? To answer the "Wouldn`t we go back in time to stop terrorists" question, some people believe the past can`t be altered. Haha, i think i saw it on The Twilight Zone. Someone went back in time to kill Hitler and his gun jammed.
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    kevinmiller0 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    The paper and paperclip evidence is compelling, not to mention referencing a movie. Wow, I`m excited!
  93. Profile photo of tbid2
    tbid2 Male 18-29
    49 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 3:51 pm
    But anyone can time travel.. go sleep in a bed and you`ll awake several hours in the future! I do this in my lab all the time.
    Oh, we`re talking about going BACK in time, hmm-- nope, won`t happen.
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    mjfoxman Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:56 pm
    its impossible. just nonsense science fiction that will never come true
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:01 pm
    Well, time travel would explain how religion came about.

    "Look at me! The waters are parting!"

    *fiddles with futuristic device*

    "Look! Its working! Now you will accept me as your god and do whatever I tell you to for the rest of my life!"

    Just a theory.

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    superbutts Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:06 pm
    TIME TRAVEL ISNT POSSIBLE.
    have fun with trying though.
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    scar104 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:06 pm
    This is just a baby step. It`s like sending a dog into space. We don`t know what`s gonna happen if we send back a human. This technology needs to advance more before it can live up to all your expectations. Be patient.
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    primetime101 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    I dont know whether it works or if it does whether its the right thing to do. But if nothing bad can happen I WANNA GO
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    gabcab Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    There is a theory that there is a universe for every possible way an atom can react to another. If this is the case, going back into the future would no cause any damage to our world, only affect the world the time traveler is traveling in.
    I dont know if it`s true, but who knows!
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    Izzy67 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    Actually, Invalok, If he were to go back in time and save his father, then all would be well from then on. However we wouldn`t have the gift of time travel.


    What you said was true for killing your own grandfather. PARADOX.

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    iansquall Female 18-29
    601 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    *wipes bits of my brain off of the monitor*

    Wait, if the whole point of this guy`s mission to build a time machine is to go back and see his father, and time machines probably won`t be around for a WHILE, he`ll be dead. How`s he gonna go back in time to save his father? (probably not the entire point, I know, but he seemed so intent on doing that and it confused me)

    On the time traveling theory itself... my philosophy teacher said something about the past not adversely having any effect on the future even if you go back and change things. I don`t remember (and I hate myself for forgetting this) what he used to back up his argument, but it was a reaally good point.

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    RachelAngie Female 18-29
    165 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    A Sound of Thunder, anyone?
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    Wyrenth Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:46 pm
    *looks at all the paradox doomsayers* Or modifying a past event might just create a new "piece of paper" (or plane of existence) that is relative to the particle that was modified.

    Which would imply that every particle has its own personal plane of existence; how they overlap to form a stable mass is still a bit beyond me though. I`m no scientist. :)

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    flarg Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:09 pm
    couldn`t you seriously fuc k up the world? i mean what if you like stopped WW2 then what, huh!?
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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    READ THIS PLEASE

    If a time machine were created, one CANNOT go further into the past than when the machine was turned on.

    Meaning... no stopping Hitler, no stopping wars from the 20th century back, etc.

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    kid-avenger Male 13-17
    220 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 5:15 pm
    god made time for one reason SO WE DONT GO BACK but anyways i hope it happens so i can go back and chng my life and on top that makes sense
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    Many of you have expressed extreme skeptisism over this topic with absolutely zero willingness to look up the information for yourself. The FACT of the matter is, none of this information is new... not even close. The fact that most of you dismiss this stuff so easily just because you cannot wrap it around your tiny little selfish brains is no surprise.

    A person wrote a novella (I believe in the 40`s or 60`s) called "Flatland" that puts the whole "paper" thing into perspective for you. Read it. Then read a book called "Hyperspace" so you can get all the concepts included the 10 or so dimensions of space and time. The author does a great job breaking it down Barney-Style for you morons out there.
    For the record, I do not believe Time Travel will happen, but only because of paradoxical reasons, or the possibility that significant time travel will negate our reality.
    We can prove most things on paper, but every system has entropy in real life.

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    mike52 Male 50-59
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:17 pm
    I would set the controls for Aug 15, 16 and 17 1969. I;m going to woodstock, man. Can everyone say groovy.
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    ilikeggs485 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    seems perfectly logical to me. to test the subatomic partical, they set up the laser time machine now. then say all of the sudden subatomic particals appear in the machine. these particals are from maybe 2 weeks in the furter where their futer selves put subatomic particals into. Not sure if you under stood that but time IS a VERY cofusing this to most people. I think about alot from time to time and work out my confusion. PLUS i`v seen the full version of this clip on discovery channel a while ago.
  110. Profile photo of Andyl
    Andyl Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:27 pm
    iansquall, if you had read the comments then you`d have seen that he realises that it`s impossible. But why give up your life`s work just like that? Discovering time travel is still really amazing and being the guy to discover it...that`s just not something you throw away.

    I hate it that people don`t read previous comments. If you think you`re cool coming up with your grandfather paradox, then read the comments about different a different timeline offshooting from there. That grandfather you just killed isn`t your own, it`s the grandfather of your parallel self.

    So iansquall, your philosophy teacher may have argued that the future we`re in now cannot be altered because any alterations would occur on a seperate timeline, and thus not affecting us.

    Anyway, I`m wasting my time. Soon there`ll be another influx of people piping up about the grandfather paradox. Sigh.

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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    first, his analogy with the 2D/3D thing isnt quite the same... the piece of paper isnt moving in quite in a line... one point in time is like a "point" in the 4th dimension. a line in the 4th dimension is basicly just everything existing for a certain amount of time. the 4th dimension is theoretically the first dimension... one line. the FIFTH dimension however, is like the second... it is not just a line of time, but a line that can bend/branch off in more than one direction. a cirlce is just a curved line, right? in the same way, a line of time can bend to form circles and "trees".
    the 6th dimension is like the 3rd, in that its basically a bend in the previous demension... you can bend a square to form a tube shape... you can bend the 5th dimension, or a bend/branch in time, to form a new "object". you can only travel in a straight line in the fourth dimension, you would have to enter the fifth in order to go anthign otehr than a straight line.
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    http://www.tenthdimension.com/medialinks...
    acctually, this is a great video explaining how the dimensions relate to eachother.
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    bubblebubb Female 18-29
    339 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 5:34 pm
    Call me crazy, but i think all this is very possible

    People going into the past would screw up the future yada yada ya... but think about it.. when we get to the point where humans can travel back, surely there`d be some super tight massive rules in using it to prevent anyone from the future from being seen

    *shify eyes* The people from the future could be watching us right now o.O *shudder*

    Also, that guy never said he wanted to go back and save his dad! He just said when he was a boy he desperately wanted to see his dad again, he`s a proffesor of physics now, he would know its not possible to save him

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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    No, SuperWombat, people who are prejudice are dumb and quite ignorant.
    And I must say, I`m enjoying the comments far more than the actual post.
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    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:42 pm
    For one, time is only re;evant so you can`t travel into something that essentially doesn`t exist... That`s why time travel never has, and never will be invented.
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    SlippySanta Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    I didn`t bother reading five pages of comments, so if what I`ve said has already been said, sorry.

    I learned in physics last year that traveling into the future is possible if you go faster than the speed of light (which I`m not sure if that`s possible or not) but you`ll still live the same amount of years relative to yourself, it`s just everyone not going the speed of light will be moving a lot faster relative to you. However, if time travel to the past was ever invented, even if there were strict rules not to make yourself seen, don`t you think at one point time machines will be on the black market and some joker will go to like the American Revolution or something and streak around? But we`ve never seen that happen so I don`t think it`s gonna happen.

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    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
    449 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 6:08 pm
    One day they will be doing an expirement and eveything will disappear..
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    kickass9 Male 13-17
    177 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 6:15 pm
    bllsh%t
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 6:18 pm
    wouldnt depend on it.
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    hootie12 Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 6:41 pm
    If it did end up working, imagin how touched the father would be. His son did the impossible just to see him.
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    archanos Male 13-17
    158 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 6:59 pm
    if he saw his father, then why didn`t he see his future self (when he was a kid) talking to his dad?
  122. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4397 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 6:59 pm
    fool!!! if you change the past, you can change the future!!!
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    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
    1343 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 7:06 pm
    Snake! You can`t do that! The future will be changed! You`ll create a time paradox!!
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    Victor_Watts Male 18-29
    188 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 7:24 pm
    If time travel were possible, somebody from the future would have arrived by now.
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    omggilyy Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 7:38 pm
    =O
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    ldsmaverick7 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 7:39 pm
    Yay!!! Now Uncle Rico can go back to 1982 and take state, go pro, etc...
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    Fishfood123 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 7:50 pm
    I would kill Hitler, and save JFK. Also, pass that test
  128. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 7:58 pm
    that is soooooo awesome
  129. Profile photo of nissanxterra
    nissanxterra Male 18-29
    425 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 8:07 pm
    That would kick ass to be able to go back in time. But I don`t think it`ll ever happen.
  130. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
    604 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 8:25 pm
    What if he does build it? He steps into the laser, gets brought back in time, does what he needs to do, then what? The laser wasn`t built back then so he has no way of going back.
  131. Profile photo of Seraphian
    Seraphian Female 18-29
    21 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 8:39 pm
    As to the people talking about time parodoxes: if you look deeply enough into the physics, then you realize that a paradox can`t occur, because you`re not creating a loop as such, you`re creating branching timelines from your actions, we think.

    Maybe this is a little bit out there for asking on this forum, but does anyone have an idea how a laser is supposed to create this gravitational vortex they`re talking about? I`m not a doctor of physics, but it would seem to me that if gravitational whirlpools are as easy as setting up a loop of laser light then contragravity, the problem of absolute zero and time travel should be readily obvious already...

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    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 9:09 pm
    i like the whole thereory, just so i can imput my opinion. I think that time isnt linear, it goes slower at some parts faster at others, depending your state of mind, so find a way to go back, you wont know how to go to where you want to be. Also, i think, you would have no effect in the past, you might try to do something and its like you are not even there, thats just my theory, just stuff i think about when im about to go to sleep :\
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:24 pm
    anyone call that number yet?
  134. Profile photo of toonmi2002
    toonmi2002 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:28 pm
    Umm Sting and loop(the last thing he mention)
    sounds like Quantum Leap
  135. Profile photo of talon0325
    talon0325 Male 40-49
    382 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:34 pm
    If there was a way for people to travel from the future, they would have to have a portable machine because we sure as hell have no way for them to get back. Yet. And whats to say this guy isn`t from the future and invented this to get the heck outta here? I myself wouldn`t mind going back on a one way trip with some winning lottery numbers, and take some risks I should have taken when I was younger. But then again not like the pepsi commercial
  136. Profile photo of shizzaster
    shizzaster Male 13-17
    1866 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:38 pm
    I can`t wait till he fails...
  137. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:42 pm
    Guy goes back to past > Saves father > Father survives well past today > Guy has no motivation to create Time Machine > Osht.
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    n3wb13 Female 70 & Over
    8 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:42 pm
    Whoa..
  139. Profile photo of thewabbit
    thewabbit Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 9:44 pm
    that`s all well and good, but they don`t seem to have any method of measuring how far it`ll send the particles, and if time is in a loop, and the future is infinite, then the guy will end up floating in a white tunnel filled with clocks.
  140. Profile photo of thesupreme1
    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
    148 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:46 pm
    I have a time machine!

    My memories take me to the Past.
    My dreams to the Future.
    I`m in the present.
    (I love that quote even if it ain`t exact)
    Guess what NO paradoxes...

  141. Profile photo of liniarc
    liniarc Male 18-29
    238 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:47 pm
    how does he know if it goes to the past? mabey it went to the future...
  142. Profile photo of ghoulie11
    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
    359 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:48 pm
    if Eintstein was correct about the laser ring that if you make a loop it creat a loop in time and space it would unlock more then just time travel it would unlock hyperspace which in turn would unlock long distance space travel letting the human race get to diffrent planets and stars.
    Or it could cause a black hole (again one of Einsteins theory`s) and it would destroy the solar system.

    So either way Einstein is correct about something

  143. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:53 pm
    you`ve got to be kidding me
  144. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 10:00 pm
    that is such a load of crap. the words and the pictures didn`t match squat, they were just talking about crap.
  145. Profile photo of GrnFantasic
    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
    602 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 10:19 pm
    Uh, when he put the paperclip through the paper I had a problem with that. When the paper clip left the paper, would that create a rip in time, which would inadvertently destroy everything as we know it? Like the hole in the paper?
  146. Profile photo of rocker_chic2
    rocker_chic2 Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:24 pm
    Am I the only one who sees what a stupid, and completely selfish idea this is? One man wants to go back in time so he can see his dad. He`s so smart, but what he hasn`t considered is that if he does, in fact, learn how to go back in time, and does, and changes one thing in his life, everyone else in the world`s life could be different. If his dad lived, he could meet someone who knows someone, and they`ll get together, and something will happen and someone will get murdered, and that someone knows someone who knows you, it gets on the news, you freak out, etc, etc. There is a whole chain of events that could happen if one man decides to change one thing. Imaging the chaos that would ensue if EVERYONE decided they wanted to change something. Personally, I like my life the way it is, and I don`t want someone else to screw it up. So sorry, no thanks, no way. Idiots.
  147. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:31 pm
    Doesn`t matter. At the end, the perceived protagonist will destroy the machine while uplifting 80s music, or possibly a very melodic inspirational rap song, plays in the background. If it works out really well, the world will see how it ends in 2-8 years. It`ll be funny as we keep getting little snippets through all sorts of invisible mediums broadcast into our mass communication devices. Only to find out that he was the bad guy all along. Brick shatting will ensue.
  148. Profile photo of DoA2K
    DoA2K Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:33 pm
    I actually know this theory and it is possible.

    According to relativity as you approach the speed of light time slows down eventually stopping all together when you reach light speed. Once you pass light speed time then starts to reverse.

    The problem is the laws of physics state that nothing can go faster than light.

    This is where the lasers come in.

  149. Profile photo of DoA2K
    DoA2K Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:34 pm
    The column of intense laser light has the same effect as a rotating black hole. It drags space around with it thus creating a column of space spinning at near light speed. The sub atomic partical would then be fired into the column also at near light speed.

    Within the spinning area of space the partical never passes light speed and so laws of physics are preserved, but the combined velocity of both the partical and the space it`s travelling through, relative to the rest of the universe, will actually be far greater than that of light causing the partical to travel back in time.

  150. Profile photo of DoA2K
    DoA2K Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:34 pm
    As for paradoxes. These couldn`t happen as you could never travel back to a point before the machine was switched on as the spinning space would no longer exist. Hence why he can`t send himself instructions on how to build the machine.
  151. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:44 pm
    The funny thing is, the earth spins as it rotates around the sun, which could be spinning around some other body. The entire universe is expanding. Its all a very crooked deal that means nothing might ever really pass by the same point in space twice. Or is this "particle" that is "fired" into this "black hole" equipped with a homing device to locate exactly where this "time machine" was at "located" the time it is being sent to?
  152. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 10:47 pm
    And how the hell could it reach that point in space after the initial time travel expedition? A secondary black hole created solely for the purpose of its teleportation to its targets time-modifed location?
  153. Profile photo of tbid2
    tbid2 Male 18-29
    49 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 10:48 pm
    The earth rotates about its axis, and the earth rotates around the sun, the sun rotates around the galactic center, the galaxy is moving about the universe, the universe is moving around/about (what? if the universe is a term for all that exists then what is it expanding into?)?? How fast are we really moving then =P
  154. Profile photo of Victor_Watts
    Victor_Watts Male 18-29
    188 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 11:14 pm
    this video is total crap that presents nothing revolutionary, why the high rating?

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    v_wilkes85
    246 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 11:27 pm
    If he really invented a time machine, his father would be alive today. Just think about it.
  156. Profile photo of MagicMoose
    MagicMoose Male 13-17
    623 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 11:29 pm
    that spinny time space thing actually made sense
  157. Profile photo of bwahbwah
    bwahbwah Male 13-17
    982 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 11:33 pm
    Just think.
    at least we`re attempting to get somewhere.
    Regardless of whether he`s making progress or not, he`s giving one hell of an effort.
    The world needs more people like this.
  158. Profile photo of ninjamuffinx
    ninjamuffinx Female 13-17
    33 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 11:45 pm
    this clip was taken from a show on televison, so obviously he couldnt explain his whole plan in the six-some minutes shown here.

    spacetime confuses/intrigues me, and i`d love to see time travel become possible someday =]

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    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
    388 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 11:55 pm
    booooo
    time travel is a load of BS
    his efforts are in vain.
    he needs to get over his dads death, it happens
  160. Profile photo of quack_stud
    quack_stud Male 13-17
    439 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 12:02 am
    i have a time machine, its called a clock
  161. Profile photo of JuanKerr
    JuanKerr Male 30-39
    12 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 12:56 am
    Time travel into the future exists and is easy to do. All you gotta do is just STAND THERE!!! and soon you`ll be in the future in no time!
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    MisterNo Male 18-29
    51 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 12:59 am
    i think if that dude keeps fuwking with that machine, he will create a black hole and get us all sucked in...just think about it, really think about it, the only possible outcome is a black hole...
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    philitup23 Male 18-29
    468 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 1:19 am
    there will never be a time machine because stuff like 9/11, pearl harbor, both world wars, etc. happened and i would think that those are some things to go back and prevent from happening
  164. Profile photo of kirby_rules
    kirby_rules Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2007 at 1:47 am
    Umm... I know how to travel either forward or backwards in time. If you want to go into the past, walk west, and future, east. Cuz time is late to the west and early in the east. Pretty clever huh? Well anyway, yea. I doubt ill live to see the day I can go back... Just go back. Ahhhh.. That would be so cool. But a person can dream, cant he?... CANT HE?!?!?!
  165. Profile photo of BABYWENDY
    BABYWENDY Female 18-29
    152 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 2:25 am
    Did anyone call that number? I wanna know what they say. That`s some crazy sh it.
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    Ouzii Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2007 at 2:34 am
    They fail.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2007 at 4:35 am
    "If RUKidding`s logic holds any water, he was closer back then than he is now. Which really only creates another time paradox, if you think about it."

    HylianNinja: I presented logic? Um, I think you may have confused me with somebody else.

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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2007 at 5:04 am
    R_U_Kidding
    Male, 18-29, Canada
    1474 Posts Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:25:42 AM
    See, the time-space continuum is like a series of tubes...

    Offlinelucid676
    Male, 18-29, Western US
    5 Posts Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:35:28 AM
    There is an amazing interview about this guy done by this american life at thislife.org. It covers how he tried to make a time machine out of vacuum tubes when he was a kid.

    Then mine followed his. So however nonsensical, your post became relevent.

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    engruls06 Female 18-29
    401 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 5:22 am
    NOt wow at all....all we need is some retard to send something or one back in time and drat everything up to the point where we dont exist because of something that they made happen. People need to leave certain poo alone. The world is not interesting if everything is discovered! We need mystery! ARRG~!
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    matrixie Female 18-29
    718 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 7:44 am
    yea, right, sure, hmm, yea you do that. not going to happen and in the remote chance it does, well, lets just say we`re all screwed if you think about it.
  171. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2007 at 7:47 am
    "So however nonsensical, your post became relevent."

    Uh-huh. :-/ I was jokingly referring to the US Senator who called the Internet a `series of tubes.` As for what lucid676 said...I`m not sure it connects at all.

    Either you`re reading too much into what I said, or I`m reading too much into what you`re saying.

  172. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 7:54 am
    i made a joke post about a crazy scientist who attempted to travel through time with vacuum tubes and used your post as evidence and we are both reading too much into this. Fear not, i didn`t accuse you of being overly insightful. I would never be so rude to a stranger.
  173. Profile photo of Dodo-
    Dodo- Male 18-29
    144 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 8:59 am
    Blablablablablablablablablablablablablabla okay?

    bla.

    here`s an example of someone who will never succeed in his dream.

    did i mention blabla.

    There is only NOW in the objectivity of the universe, time is just a tool. Yes if you could keep up with or outspeed the speed of light u could see past images. but thats not diffirent from television.

    I`m glad i dont have to pay tax for that pointless instrument.

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    alikabul Male 18-29
    696 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 9:34 am
    Kinda cool if he makes a machine, yell out "EUREKA!!!", turn it on... and we all fall into a black hole!
  175. Profile photo of bubba_gum
    bubba_gum Male 13-17
    278 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    time is somthing man created, time does not exist. and if he will send somthig back into time, wouldn`t we already know about it?
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    toonmi2002 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 1:43 pm
    idk but it could be like it goes into another dimension just like this one. so its possible that we have sent something but we really don`t know it. something like Back to the Future where Marty knows that the mall was called "twin pine mall" but if you recall he ran over one of the pine trees so when he went back it was called "lone pine mall"
  177. Profile photo of roller_03
    roller_03 Male 18-29
    40 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    Technically, don`t time machines already exist? Isn`t everything a time machine since we are all moving through time? Also, using the clip comparison of the paper and the paperclip, how can we expect, as pieces of paper, to exist in or move ourselves into the 4th dimension? Just as he was saying that the paper can`t understand what is going on with the paperclip, how can we say that we then understand what is going to happen with the 4th dimension when we are in the 3rd? Rules might exist that we can not fathom or even begin to understand.
  178. Profile photo of LaurensK90
    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    I wonder if he thought of this: If he would succeed in making a time machine, and travel back in time to save his fathers life, why didn`t his father live longer? Or, if his father had lived, he wouldn`t have gotten the motivation of building a time machine in the first place. So there`s your first paradox.

    bubba_gum- you`re an idiot

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    MastaFryGuy Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2007 at 4:40 pm
    But if we went back already wouldn`t it of already happened so anybody going back in time would of happened already and been seen. If like he said it`s just one time-line like a rope. Anything he would of done has happened, so basically i guess it never happens but it could still be real just, noone has come back... that`s my 2 cents.
  180. Profile photo of LaurensK90
    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 5:00 pm
    roller_03- everyone is continually moving through the 4th dimension as time passes. time is in that aspect one-dimensional, a time-line. time travelling is moving across that line (forward, backward) in an irregular way
  181. Profile photo of sgman77
    sgman77 Male 13-17
    42 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    if you think about it, it puts us in danger just for his dumb dad. what if he does go back in time. that could screw up the whole universe and we could be never born. too risky i would say... for everyone. i hope he doesnt make it
  182. Profile photo of LaurensK90
    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    Like I said in my first post here, he didn`t make it :-P but you`re right, time travelling is dangerous buisness
  183. Profile photo of gonadsonfire
    gonadsonfire Male 13-17
    579 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 6:18 pm
    just so you know, he said that you can`t go past the time you turn it on, so he and everyone else CAN`T go to any time past the time it was turned on. so, if it was turned on may 3rd 2009, thats as far back as you go.
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    xxtwist3dxx Female 13-17
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    March 1, 2007 at 6:35 pm
    This is only a small section of the entire program, which I watched a few months ago. It`s pretty interesting.
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    rach46 Female 13-17
    161 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 6:35 pm
    that was retarded. period.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 7:06 pm
    How would he prove that his particles went back in time anyway?
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    RodneyJason Male 18-29
    170 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 7:15 pm
    Full Story

    This is the link to the full story which this was taken from.

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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 7:20 pm
    MAYBE HE CAN SET IT UP IN A BADASS DELOREAN..
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    Perseus Female 18-29
    222 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 7:28 pm
    Why would you want to go back in time honestly? I have a hard enough time trying to grasp what in the hell happens in the present let alone the past.
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    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 8:34 pm
    I`m 14 and I could do a better job of explaining the dimensions 2, 3, 4, and on through 10.
    He did explain his technique well though, and the concept of folding through dimensions.

    But the best way to warp through time would be the sixth, not the fourth. The fourth dimension is simply, time. You can travel through the fourth dimension if you fold it in to a loop yes, but you`d be in the sixth dimension if you were properly folding into different periods of your life.

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    gunnardavis Male 18-29
    6 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 9:00 pm
    i have my doubts but itd be cool
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    gunnardavis Male 18-29
    6 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    i could keep jimi hendrix and janis joplin and john lennon from dying..yay
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    gunnardavis Male 18-29
    6 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 9:07 pm
    i have my doubts but itd be cool
  194. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2007 at 9:48 pm
    boring and would never work. too many paradoxes
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    bwahbwah Male 13-17
    982 posts
    March 1, 2007 at 10:52 pm
    "Why would you want to go back in time honestly? I have a hard enough time trying to grasp what in the hell happens in the present let alone the past."

    Quoted for truth.

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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    March 2, 2007 at 12:35 am
    that is flippin` amazing!!! but how are they gonna find the particle they send back?
  197. Profile photo of CheeseManiac
    CheeseManiac Female 18-29
    24 posts
    March 2, 2007 at 2:25 am
    honestly, the concept of time travel scares me a little. I mean if someone could control the past then they would control the future. I think what I`m trying to say is what if someone erased the past and controlled the peoples thoughts and actions with propaganda and whatnot, 1984 would come true but then again it could without time travel.. just in case some of you are wondering 1984 is a book written by George Orwell. forgive me sometimes I just talk too much haha...
  198. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    March 2, 2007 at 5:58 am
    wow that was quite something.

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    Lazorfish Male 13-17
    738 posts
    March 2, 2007 at 1:02 pm
    I like how he demonstrated the dimensions.
  200. Profile photo of monktoast
    monktoast Male 18-29
    263 posts
    March 2, 2007 at 2:22 pm
    their fundamental theory is flawed, that time is a dimension that can be bent.
    Also, you can`t go into the future, because there is not a single piece of proof that we are living our lives out in an infinite manner. This is what would be needed for time travel.

  201. Profile photo of roller_03
    roller_03 Male 18-29
    40 posts
    March 2, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    All I was saying is that a time machine is probably not the best term to use. It is not like someone is creating or destroying time, they are just finding ways to work around it. The fact that humans sense and understand time, which makes us the creators of it, means that we are time machines. Something that moves through or around time would be better labelled a time travel machine.
  202. Profile photo of roller_03
    roller_03 Male 18-29
    40 posts
    March 2, 2007 at 5:39 pm
    And I am using the term "create" very loosely.
  203. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    March 3, 2007 at 5:19 am
    I mix thyme into my pasta sauce, it adds a wonderful flavour.

    Why yes, I have stopped taking this seriously, why do you ask?

  204. Profile photo of Mbirdgurl
    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    March 4, 2007 at 2:40 pm
    I`m definelty all for it!
  205. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    March 7, 2007 at 11:25 pm
    I just met my future self who came from later and told me to post this. I`ll ellaborate when I know more.
  206. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    March 7, 2007 at 11:35 pm
    ^^ YAY IT WORKED ^^
    Time traveling DOES exist. My future self just arrived from the future and brought a portable time machine along. Because even if I`d tell me how to make it, we don`t have the technology to build it. And I couldn`t post it when I invented it (in the future) because at that time IAB didn`t exist anymore.
    So if you excuse me, I`ll now use my brand-new Time Machine® to go to the past and tell myself to post my previous post, to preserve continuity.
  207. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    952 posts
    March 9, 2007 at 7:55 pm
    It`s possible, and it probably will happen. If you disagree that is because you are a narrow-minded non-nice individual with a rotten avacado for brains.
  208. Profile photo of bwhite12
    bwhite12 Female 18-29
    35 posts
    June 14, 2007 at 10:23 pm
    It`s pratically impossible. If you go back to the past, to change even one thing can set things off. Even if you went back in time to yesterday, you can change what your past self does, there fore changing what you do today. If you go to tommorow (future)you might find out that someone died and then you try and fix it but might get your self killed, not allowing you to go back to the past. Both will cause a paradox, because you cannot be two places at once and you cannot influence what you in the past did or what you are going to do.
  209. Profile photo of punkmastermc
    punkmastermc Male 13-17
    8 posts
    March 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    umm if time travel will have been made possible in the future then why hasnt somone from the future gone to the present which is their past and tell us they made a time machine in the future. lol try saying that fast and understanding it at the same time!!!:P
  210. Profile photo of bakeybake
    bakeybake Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2010 at 9:18 am
    a) he succeeds and travels back in time in our timeline. which is foobar because we would already know about it. b)he travels back in time and the multiverse theory aplies. he splits the time line in two in which case we can basicly assume he dies because we have no way of proving hes alive. his cals are right IN THEORY. but remember theory isnt everything. we used to think we were the center of the universe. the point is unless he stayed 100% hidden this is not possible in our concievable timeline. if he succeeds and goes to the future however thats another story. but remember if he went to the past. and for some reason managed to change the timeline then of course the entire build up would not be so and we would already have the ability to travel through time. and seeing as im here typing this now. he hasnt done that. space/time is a duality. 0% space = 100%time. traveling at 80% of max possible speed (light) 20% time. 110% light speed = -10% time.

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