New time travel theory – pretty freaky

Posted on August 9, 2007 • By Rebecca Markowitz
Category: Science, Technology 19 Comments

What really happened during the 2nd century? Is Jurassic Park real? What about Sliders? (does anyone remember that show?) Professor Amos Ori, a physicist at Haifa’s Technion Institute has developed a complex physics theory that makes time travel not such a crazy idea after all. A few donut-vacuums and we’re on our way. Mmm.. donuts. It is obviously far more complex, but only an elite few will really understand the magnitude of his work.

I guess time elevator-type amusement rides just didn’t cut it. People won’t be satisfied until they get the real thing. Let’s say for a minute that this really could happen. Wouldn’t people worry about getting stuck? What would you do trapped in the stone age with no internet? I get the chills just thinking about it. What if our whole world as we know it got sent back millions of years. Beyond comprehension. Do we start all over again? Would pollution disappear? What about things that exist now? Where would they go? The questions could go on forever.

What year would you pick?

The Jerusalem Post explains more about Ori’s time travel theory…

Ori, a physicist from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, has come up with what he says are practical solutions to overcome the hindrances that experts have long regarded as stopping us from traveling back in time… Time travel research is based on bending space-time so far that the time lines actually warp back on themselves to form a loop.

The details of Ori’s research are so complicated as to be baffling: In a 2004 paper, Ori outlined a set of conditions that would allow for the creation of a time loop without the need for exotic matter. According to that theory, the time loop would form as a donut-shaped vacuum, inside which time would curve back on itself, so that a person traveling around the loop might be able to go further back in time with each lap. A sphere containing a non-exotic – but unidentified – matter would in turn surround the loop. Continue

Easy breezy. Anyone could have thought of that!

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