Although Einstein’s theory seems to make time travel difficult, some researchers have proposed other solutions that may allow time to jump. These alternative theories have an important flaw: As far as scientists know, it is impossible for a person to survive the gravitational and pulling forces required for every solution.
The Theory of Infinite Cylinders
Astronomer Frank Tipler proposed a mechanism (sometimes called Tipler’s Cylinder) that can draw matter 10 times the mass of the sun into a very long but dense cylinder. The Anderson Institute, a time travel research organization, described the cylinder as “a black hole passing through a spaghetti factory.”
According to the Anderson Institute, after rotating the black hole pasta billions of revolutions per minute, nearby spacecraft can follow a very precise spiral around the cylinder and return to it in a “closed, time-like curve.” past. The main problem with
is that for the Tipler cylinder to become a reality, the cylinder must be infinitely long or made of some unknown substance. At least for the foreseeable future, endless interstellar pasta is out of reach.
Amos Ori, a theoretical physicist at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, proposed a time machine model made of curved space-time: a doughnut-shaped void surrounded by a sphere of normal matter.
“The machine itself is time and space,” Ori told Live Science. “If we were to create a distorted area like this in space and let the timeline close by itself, it could bring future generations back to our time.”
has some warnings about Ori’s time machine. First of all, the past visitors cannot travel to the era before the invention and construction of the time donut. Second, and most importantly, the invention and construction of this machine will depend on our ability to manipulate the gravitational field at will; This feat may be theoretically possible, but it is certainly beyond our direct ability.
Time Travel in Science Fiction
Dr.’s time machine is the TARDIS, which represents the relative dimensions of time and space. Dr.
‘s time machine is the TARDIS, which represents time and relative dimensions in space. (Image source: BBCAmerica)
Time travel has long held an important place in novels. Lisa Yaszek, a science fiction studies professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, told Live Science that in the ancient Sanskrit epic “Mahabharata” compiled around 400 BC. C., humans dream of warping time.
Each travel novel has created its own time-space version, bypassing one or more obstacles and scientific paradoxes to meet the plot requirements.
Some people agree with research and physics, such as the 2014 film Interstellar directed by Christopher Nolan. In the film, a character played by Matthew McConaughey spends several hours on a planet orbiting a supermassive black hole, but due to time dilation, observers on Earth see these times as decades.
Others take a more whimsical approach, such as the TV series “Doctor Who”. The protagonist of the series is an alien “time lord” doctor, who travels in a spaceship similar to a British police blue box. “People think,” explained the doctor on the show, “time is a rigorous process from cause and effect to result, but in fact, from a non-linear and non-subjective perspective, it is more like a big ball than shake time. it’s long. ”
Long-standing franchises, such as the “Star Trek” movies and television series, and comic worlds such as DC and Marvel Comics, take up the idea of time travel again and again.
The following is an incomplete (and highly subjective) list of influential or famous time travel novels:
Books on time travel:
Rip Van Winkle (Cornelius S. Van Winkle, 1819), Washington Irving
A Christmas Carol (Chapman & Hall, 1843) by Charles Dickens
The Time Machine (William Heinemann, 1895) by HG Wells
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur`s Court (Charles L. Webster and Co., 1889) by Mark Twain
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Pan Books, 1980) by Douglas Adams
A Tale of Time City (Methuen, 1987) by Diana Wynn Jones
The Outlander Series (Delacorte Press ), 1991 now) Diana Gabaldon
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Bloomsbury / Scholastic, 1999) JK Rowling
Time Thief (Doubleday, 2001) by Terry Pratchett
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Azkadam03 Niffenegger
All You Need to Kill (Shueisha, 2004) by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Time Travel Movie:
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Time Bandit (1981)
Future Terminator 8444 Return Series (1985, 1989, 1990)
Star Trek IV: Journey Home (1986)
Bill and Ted’s Great Adventure (1989)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Galaxy Exploration (1999)
Butterfly Effect (1989)
Butterfly Effect 3 30 (2004)
Lakeside Villa (2006)
Meeting Robinson (2007)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Midnight Paris (2011)
XMen: The Days Tomorrow (2014)
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) 4442 Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
in 2014 Doctor Strange (2016)
Wrinkles of Time (2018)
The Last Shark Tornado: It’s Time (2018)
The Avengers: The End War (2019)
Palm Springs (2018) Justice League (2021)
Tomorrow’s War (2021)
Time Travel TV:
Doctor Who (1963 now)
Twilight (1959-1964) (multiple episodes)
Star Trek (multiple series, Multiple episodes) 444 Samurai Jack (20012004)
Phil of the Future (20042006)
Steins; Gate (2011)
Outlander (2014 to present)
Loki (2021 to present)
Time travel games:
Chrono Trigger (1995)
Kingdom Hearts (2002-2005)
Kingdom Hearts Prince (2002-2014 Time and Space Hearts) (2003)