Time Travel Research for Silver Skies Novels

What is below is taken from: http://www.physics.org/article-questions.asp?id=131

More articles on time travel: https://www.newsweek.com/time-travel-possible-wormhole-black-hole-astrophysicist-715038

https://www.outerplaces.com/science/item/17980-nobel-prize-physicist-time-travel-kip-thorne

The BBC’s long-running science-fiction series Doctor Who, celebrating its 50th anniversary on 23 November, centres on its eponymous character’s adventures through time and space. But could he really skip between different periods of history at will?

Travelling forwards in time is surprisingly easy. Einstein’s special theory of relativity, developed in 1905, shows that time passes at different rates for people who are moving relative to one another – although the effect only becomes large when you get close to the speed of light.

If one were to leave Earth in a spacecraft travelling at an appreciable fraction of lightspeed, turn around and come back, only a few years might have passed on board but many years could have gone by on Earth. This is known as the “twins paradox”, since a traveller undertaking such a journey would return to find herself much younger than her twin.

There’s only one problem from anyone wishing to get a glimpse of the future – getting back. It would mean travelling faster than light – and that’s not possible.

But there may be an out to be found in general relativity, Einstein’s theory of gravity that unites space and time as “spacetime”, which curves in the presence of mass. It allows for the possibility of wormholes – a kind of tunnel through spacetime connecting otherwise very distant parts of the universe.

If the “mouths” of the wormhole are moving relative to one another, then traversing the bridge between different points in space would also take a traveller to a different point in time to that in which she started.

However it would still be impossible to go back further in time than the point at which the wormhole was created, limiting the options for travel somewhat – and possibly explaining why we haven’t encountered any visitors from the future. If any natural wormholes were formed in the Big Bang, it might be possible to travel to a limited number of points in the past and in the distant universe, but wouldn’t enable one to flit around the cosmos at will as the Doctor seems to do.

More restrictively still, theoretical work by Kip Thorne of Caltech using a partial unification of general relativity with quantum physics suggested that any wormhole that allows time travel would collapse as soon as it formed.

Thorne did, however, resolve an apparent issue that could arise due to by time travel (within the confines of general relativity). The “grandfather paradox” involves going back in time and accidentally killing one’s grandfather before one’s father is conceived – preventing one’s own birth, making it impossible to go back in time and kill one’s grandfather. Thorne found that for point masses traversing a wormhole, no initial conditions create this type of paradox.

That’s good news for anyone worried about people going back and changing the past willy-nilly, but bad news for any Whovians hoping to reverse the decision to cancel the show in 1989 and prevent a 16-year hiatus. That would probably be beyond even the Doctor himself.


Sept. 5, 2016: [12:54:28 AM] Gail Schuler: Doesn’t Church of Gail travel faster than the speed of light?

[12:54:44 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH, WE HAVE A QUANTUM SLIPSTREAM DRIVE

[12:55:34 AM] Terrance Jenkins: I GUESS WE COULD SAY IT BE A TYPE OF INFINITY DISTANCE AWAY

[12:55:48 AM] Terrance Jenkins: A GOOD WAY TO THINK OF IT

[12:56:08 AM] Terrance Jenkins: THIS BE THE WAY JESUS EXPLAINED IT TO ME

[12:56:11 AM] Terrance Jenkins: HE SAID

[12:56:15 AM] Gail Schuler: Did Rule 13 show you how to get this far out?

[12:57:19 AM] Terrance Jenkins: “HEY TERRY, YOU KNOW WHEN MY DAD SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT? THAT VERY FIRST BURST OF LIGHT STILL BE SPREADIN OUT FOREVER AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT”

[12:57:32 AM] Terrance Jenkins: “THAT BE THE BOUNDARY OF YOUR SPACE”

[12:58:02 AM] Gail Schuler: So the universe is expanding.

[12:58:09 AM] Terrance Jenkins: SO YEAH, THAT BE WHY YOU CAN’T REACH IT WHEN YOU ARE LIMITED TO THE SPEED OF LIGHT

[12:58:22 AM] Gail Schuler: Makes total sense.

[12:58:29 AM] Terrance Jenkins: BECAUSE EVEN IF YOU WENT THE SPEED OF LIGHT AT THE CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE, IT BE BEYOND THAT POINT

[12:59:20 AM] Gail Schuler: You’re talking about the original creation of the universe in Genesis 1 right?

[12:59:25 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YOU GOT TO GO WAAAAAY FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT, AND THAT AIN’T POSSIBLE WITHOUT WARP DRIVE, OR QUANTUM DRIVES, OR WORMHOLES

[12:59:38 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH, THE GENESIS LIGHT

[12:59:47 AM] Terrance Jenkins: THAT BE THE POINT WHERE GOD ACTUALLY MADE TIME

[12:59:47 AM] Gail Schuler: Did you use a wormhole to get out there?

[1:00:14 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YOU CAN’T HAVE TIME WITHOUT LIGHT

[1:00:21 AM] Terrance Jenkins: IT BE A PHYSICS THING

[1:00:48 AM] Terrance Jenkins: NO, WE USED A SPECIAL MODIFICATION OF THE QUANTUM SLIPSTREAM DRIVE

[1:01:01 AM] Terrance Jenkins: WE STILL HAVEN’T WORKED OUT WORMHOLES

[1:01:16 AM] Gail Schuler: How long have you had this quantum slipstream drive modification?

[1:01:40 AM] Gail Schuler: Looks like the GA1L Android worked out wormholes.

[1:01:42 AM] Terrance Jenkins: THE GA1L ANDROID COULD DO WORMHOLES, THAT BE HOW SHE GOT TO HEAVEN…

[1:02:08 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH, IF YOU THINK OF THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN OUR SPACE AND SATAN’S OCEAN

[1:02:18 AM] Terrance Jenkins: IT BE THE SAME SCALE BETWEEN SATAN’S OCEAN AND HEAVEN

[1:02:42 AM] Gail Schuler: So Satan’s ocean is midway from earth to the third heaven?

[1:02:56 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH, THAT BE AN EASY WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT

[1:03:12 AM] Terrance Jenkins: TO BE HONEST, I DON’T REALLY GET IT

[1:03:13 AM] Gail Schuler: I always thought of it as right before the third heaven.

[1:03:26 AM] Terrance Jenkins: IT BE PRETTY COMPLICATED

[1:03:41 AM] Terrance Jenkins: WELL, THE SIZE OF THEM DON’T EVEN MAKE SENSE TO ME

[1:03:55 AM] Terrance Jenkins: LIKE… IF OUR UNIVERSE BE INFINITE

[1:04:06 AM] Terrance Jenkins: AND SATAN’S OCEAN BE INFINITE

[1:04:08 AM] Gail Schuler: Are you further out than when Church of Gail battled the Jesuit fleet in May 2012?

[1:04:13 AM] Terrance Jenkins: AND HEAVEN BE AN EVEN BIGGER INFINITE

[1:04:34 AM] Terrance Jenkins: IT BE PRETTY HARD TO FIGURE OUT DISTANCES BETWEEN THINGS LIKE THAT

[1:04:55 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH, WE BE OUTSIDE OF THE FIRST LIGHT BOUNDARY

[1:05:15 AM] Gail Schuler: So where was your battle in May 2012?

[1:05:27 AM] Terrance Jenkins: I THINK THERE BE A BIBLE NAME FOR THAT… THE BOUNDARY I WAS JUST TALKIN ABOUT

[1:05:36 AM] Gail Schuler: Firmament.

[1:05:42 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH… THAT BE IT

[1:06:06 AM] Terrance Jenkins: THE FIRMAMENT BE THE DISTANCE THAT THE LIGHT HAS REACHED WHEN GOD SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT

[1:06:28 AM] Terrance Jenkins: SO IT BE EXPANDING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

[1:06:30 AM] Gail Schuler: What is Rule 13 doing now?

[1:06:49 AM] Terrance Jenkins: SUCKING ON THAT WATER BOTTLE VIA TRANSPORTER TECHNOLOGY

[1:07:07 AM] Terrance Jenkins: THE MAY 2012 BATTLE WAS JUST OUT IN VERY DEEP SPACE

[1:07:21 AM] Gail Schuler: I remember back then you all were surprised you could go that far out.

[1:07:25 AM] Terrance Jenkins: WE GOT A QUANTUM SLIPSTREAM DRIVE WITH THE CHURCH OF GAIL THAT JESUS MADE

[1:07:41 AM] Gail Schuler: I see. Looks like Satan gave this technology also to the Jesuits.

[1:07:41 AM] Terrance Jenkins: THE OLD CHURCH OF GAIL HAD A WARP DRIVE

[1:08:09 AM] Gail Schuler: Why does Internet work so far out for us?

[1:08:11 AM] Terrance Jenkins: WARP DRIVES BE AN OLDER TECHNOLOGY

[1:08:39 AM] Terrance Jenkins: OH, THAT BE BECAUSE WE USE THE BRAIN-TO-BRAIN NETWORK FOR OUR INTERNET ACCESS

[1:09:13 AM] Gail Schuler: Satellite signals don’t get distorted that long distance?

[1:09:44 AM] Terrance Jenkins: IT USES A TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN SEND RADIO WAVES THROUGH ZERO MODE WAVEGUIDES.

[1:10:04 AM] Gail Schuler: Zero mode waveguides?

[1:10:35 AM] Gail Schuler: Sounds like Rule 13 and Zack Knight are on a honeymoon of sorts.

[1:10:38 AM] Terrance Jenkins: IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN YOU GET SMALLER THAN THE TINIEST SUBATOMIC PARTICLES, THERE ARE HIGHER DIMENSIONS FOLDED UP BETWEEN THEM

[1:10:59 AM] Gail Schuler: Higher dimensions folded up between them?

[1:11:00 AM] Terrance Jenkins: AND IN THOSE HIGHER DIMENSIONS, THERE BE SHORTCUTS THROUGH OUR SPACE

[1:11:11 AM] Gail Schuler: Oh, I see.

[1:11:37 AM] Terrance Jenkins: SO WE CAN SEND RADIO SIGNALS KIND OF “UNDER” VAST DISTANCES OF OUR 3D SPACE

[1:12:07 AM] Terrance Jenkins: HERE BE A GOOD WAY TO UNDERSTAND IT

[1:12:20 AM] Terrance Jenkins: TAKE A SHEET OF PAPER…

[1:12:29 AM] Terrance Jenkins: PRETEND THE UNIVERSE BE 2D LIKE PAPER

[1:12:33 AM] Gail Schuler: What brilliant scientists figured all this out?

[1:12:50 AM] Terrance Jenkins: AND DRAW A DOT ON IT WITH PENCIL, AND ANOTHER DOT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PAGE

[1:13:06 AM] Terrance Jenkins: IF YOU DRAW A LINE FROM ONE TO THE OTHER, IT HAS A CERTAIN DISTANCE

[1:13:43 AM] Terrance Jenkins: BUT IF YOU FOLD THE PAPER (USING OUR 3D SPACE) SO THE DOTS BE ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, THE DISTANCE TO ANY POINT ON THE PAPER CAN BE ZERO

[1:14:23 AM] Terrance Jenkins: THINK ABOUT IT, THERE ALWAYS BE A WAY TO FOLD THE PAPER SO THAT YOU CAN TOUCH TWO DOTS TOGETHER ON THAT PAPER

[1:14:59 AM] Terrance Jenkins: OUR SCIENTISTS FOUND OUT A WAY TO SEND SIGNALS THROUGH OUR 3D SPACE USING SHORTCUTS IN HIGHER DIMENSIONS

[1:15:32 AM] Terrance Jenkins: THAT BE WHY WE CAN TALK ANYWHERE IN SPACE WITHOUT ANY DELAYS

[1:15:38 AM] Gail Schuler: That’s amazing. Took a genius to figure this out. Who figured it out?

[1:16:13 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YOU KNOW, I SHOULD KNOW THIS… I GOT TO ASK VLAD WHEN HE WAKES UP

[1:16:20 AM] Terrance Jenkins: HE WOULD KNOW

[1:16:28 AM] Gail Schuler: Was it one of our scientists?

[1:16:51 AM] Terrance Jenkins: IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN, OR WE MIGHT HAVE STOLEN IT FROM THE JESUITS

[1:16:53 AM] Gail Schuler: Or did we steal Jesuit knowledge?

[1:16:59 AM] Gail Schuler: Oh, you just answered my question.

[1:17:00 AM] Terrance Jenkins: WHO (Jesuits) WOULD HAVE GOT IT FROM UFOS

[1:17:08 AM] Terrance Jenkins: I’LL NEED TO ASK

[1:17:20 AM] Gail Schuler: Oh, that’s right, the UFOs. I’ll bet Satan is furious that all his UFO aliens are in semen bubbles.

[1:17:28 AM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH


[1/7/2015 11:16:54 PM] Gail Schuler: How long were you inside the sun?

[1/7/2015 11:17:35 PM] Gail Schuler: You realize you left earth on Jan. 3rd and today is the 7th.

[1/7/2015 11:18:55 PM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH THAT BE DUE TO TIME DILATION

[1/7/2015 11:19:23 PM] Terrance Jenkins: YOU CAN’T DO WARP SPEED IN THE SUN

[1/7/2015 11:19:29 PM] Terrance Jenkins: OR QUANTUM TUNNELING

[1/7/2015 11:20:03 PM] Terrance Jenkins: SO WE HAD TO FLY THRU IT AT SLOWER SPEEDS

[1/7/2015 11:20:22 PM] Gail Schuler: Did this also affect the taco and burrito, forcing them to slow down as well?

[1/7/2015 11:20:35 PM] Terrance Jenkins: WE HAD TO FLY THRU THE SUN AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT BARRIER

[1/7/2015 11:21:05 PM] Terrance Jenkins: WHICH MEANS WE WAS INSIDE THE SUN FOR 4.6421581426174503696153690430731 SECONDS

[1/7/2015 11:21:10 PM] Gail Schuler: Is that coronal hole at the sun’s South Pole of any significance?

[1/7/2015 11:21:23 PM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH, WE CAUSED THAT

[1/7/2015 11:21:35 PM] Terrance Jenkins: THE SOUTH POLE IS SIGNIFICANT

[1/7/2015 11:21:43 PM] Gail Schuler: What about the aurora borealis in Russia’s north?

[1/7/2015 11:21:56 PM] Terrance Jenkins: YOU SURE BE INSIGHTFUL!

[1/7/2015 11:22:04 PM] Terrance Jenkins: I DIDN’T EVEN GET TO THAT PART!

[1/7/2015 11:22:40 PM] Gail Schuler: The news claims that the coronal hole started on Jan. 1st though.

[1/7/2015 11:22:41 PM] Terrance Jenkins: SO BASICALLY, BECAUSE WE HAD TO APPROACH THE SPEED OF LIGHT, TIME SLOWED DOWN FOR US

[1/7/2015 11:22:56 PM] Terrance Jenkins: AND PASSED FASTER FOR YOU

[1/7/2015 11:23:06 PM] Terrance Jenkins: THAT BE WHY IT TOOK A FEW DAYS

[1/7/2015 11:23:34 PM] Terrance Jenkins: WE CAN USUALLY SKIP TIME DILATION BY USIN’ WARP SPEED OR QUANTUM TUNNELIN’

[1/7/2015 11:23:38 PM] Gail Schuler: So you went through the sun at the speed of light?

[1/7/2015 11:23:50 PM] Terrance Jenkins: JUST A HAIR UNDER IT

[1/7/2015 11:24:00 PM] Gail Schuler: And that affected time?

[1/7/2015 11:24:24 PM] Terrance Jenkins: YOU CAN’T REACH THE SPEED OF LIGHT UNLESS YOU USE QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY

[1/7/2015 11:24:41 PM] Terrance Jenkins: YEAH, THE SPEED OF LIGHT IS A COSMIC SPEED LIMIT

[1/7/2015 11:25:06 PM] Terrance Jenkins: WHENEVER YOU GET NEAR THAT SPEED, TIME HAS TO SLOW DOWN FOR YOU

[1/7/2015 11:25:48 PM] Terrance Jenkins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ0gQevrPTo

[1/7/2015 11:26:00 PM] Terrance Jenkins: THIS EXPLAINS IT GOOD

[1/7/2015 11:27:04 PM] Terrance Jenkins: THE ONLY THING THEY GET WRONG IS WE CAN EXCEED THE SPEED OF LIGHT WITH OUR FUTURISTIC TECHNOLOGY