Is Time Travel Possible? Thoughts from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking…

[amprotect=nonmember]The film footage showing what appears to be a woman on a cell phone from Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 movie, The Circus, is causing a lot of people to ask questions about the possibility of time travel.

So, is time travel possible?  We’re taking a look at a few experts from the past and present to see what they have to say:

Albert Einstein:

In his “special theory of relativity”, Einstein showed how time changes with motion.  Since time is relative to the speed that one is traveling, there cannot be a fixed time for the entire universe.

Other experts, like theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, host of the Science Channel’s,  Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible argues that there is a loophole in Einstein’s equation that allows for time travel.

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[amprotect=nonmember]The film footage showing what appears to be a woman on a cell phone from Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 movie, The Circus, is causing a lot of people to ask questions about the possibility of time travel.

So, is time travel possible?  We’re taking a look at a few experts from the past and present to see what they have to say:

Albert Einstein:

In his “special theory of relativity”, Einstein showed how time changes with motion.  Since time is relative to the speed that one is traveling, there cannot be a fixed time for the entire universe.

Other experts, like theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, host of the Science Channel’s,  Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible argues that there is a loophole in Einstein’s equation that allows for time travel.

Michio Kaku:

In Einstein’s equation, time is a river. It speeds up, meanders, and slows down. The new wrinkle, is that it can have whirlpools and fork into two rivers. So, if the river of time can be bent into a pretzel, create whirlpools and fork into two rivers, then time travel cannot be ruled out.”

Kaku says that even if time travel was possible, you would not be able to alter your own past, it would essentially be a version of yourself that you intersect with to change their life.

In my own understanding, the issue is not only with time travel itself, but alternate realities and dimensions.   

Kaku claims the biggest obstacle to creating a time machine is something to stabilize the wormhole.  ” To stabilize a wormhole, you have to have something called negative matter. Negative matter would cheat the gateway open and make sure it doesn’t close on you as you walk through the gateway. Now, we’ve never seen negative matter before, but if it does exist, if we can find negative matter, it would be the key element in a time machine.”

But Kaku also says the energy required to both create a wormhole and wrap time would be tremendous and out of our technological reach.. for now.

Stephen Hawking:

Hawking believes that Einstein’s theories of relativity will one day be obsolete- but he does believe time travel is possible.  Hawking says that at some point in the future, space travel will be so fast, that one day on a spaceship could equate to one year on Earth.  Because of this, Hawking believes that time travel will only  be possible moving forward, so unfortunately, no Back to the Future moments under this theory.[/amprotect]

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About Christianne Klein
Christianne Klein is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning television host and former national anchor and correspondent for ABC News. A certified Reiki Master, Christianne began her own journey into health and spiritual healing when she was injured in an on the job accident in 2005. See Christianne's full bio under "About Christianne Klein".

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