‘I could see the past, present and future all at the same time.’ — Nikola Tesla
In 2018, we have seen people claiming to be from the future, some even went so far that they even met their younger selves. The very idea that we could travel back and forward in time has always been in the imagination of millions on Earth. However, is time travel even a possibility?
Time travelling just like in Dr. Who, The Time Machine and other fictional stories may actually turn out to be a reality. In a new study, a scientist has developed a model for a viable time machine. A very important mile stone that would use the math and physics to make such a machine. Ben Tippett, from the University of British Columbia in Canada, has not only created the formula but also describes the very method of how the time travel would be.
Ben Tippett said:
“People think of time travel as something as fiction. And we tend to think it’s not possible because we don’t actually do it. But, mathematically, it is possible,”
To create a new mathematical formula, Ben had to consider the four dimensions as space, time continuum where all directions are connected. Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicted that the space-time around Earth would be not only warped but also twisted by the planet’s rotation. Based on this theory, Ben believes that the curvature of space-time accounts for the curved orbits of the planets.
Gravity Probe B showing that the theory predicting that space time around Earth would also be twisted by the planet’s rotation. Credit: NASA
In the study Ben stated that the planets and stars would move in straight line on a “flat” or incurved, space-time. And space-time geometry would become curved in vicinity of a massive star, making the trajectories of nearby planets to follow the curvature and bend around the star.
Ben also said:
“The time direction of the space-time surface also shows curvature. There is evidence showing the closer to a black hole we get, time moves slower.
My model of a time machine uses the curved space-time to bend time into a circle for the passengers, not in a straight line. That circle takes us back in time.”
Although, not proven 100% to be true we can argue that time travel is a lot more a possibility now than fiction, so let’s take a look of some of the time traveller stories of 2018.
One of the most talked story of 2018 is perhaps the whistle blowing time traveller who claimed to be from the future and showing a photo to prove it.
The unnamed traveller claims the photo got distorted when returning from the future. ApexTV
In this interesting video, the time traveller face is blurred out while meeting with a reporter at an undisclosed location where he reveals information about new technology, important events and what awaits humanity in the year 6000.
He goes on to say in a distorted voice and claims to have been part of a secret government program that sends people forward in time in the late 1900s.
Apparently, in the future with the help of new technology and advancement in medicine, todays life will seem primitive’, and humanity will live in peace on Earth under an AI overlord.
Within all the rambling speech he takes out a photo of a future unnamed city to prove his statement. To our disappointment, the photo is too blurred and damaged to make out anything at all.
“I know a lot of you are going to find my story extremely hard to believe and I don’t blame you and if I was watching somebody claim these same things I myself would most likely not believe them.
It is not my intention to deceive anybody, I simply want to spread a message about the future of humanity and where the world is heading.”
Take a Look at the Video and Decide For Yourselves.
After this video went viral, a torrent of new travellers was immediately unleashed, including a gentlemen named ‘Alexander Smith’ whom also had a photo that he claimed was taken in the year 2118. Right after this a younger man named ‘Noah’ took it to a new level by submitting to a polygraph test to prove he was telling the truth of his time travels. But, the video of him taking a lie detector was never shown making his story a lot less valid if not a hoax.
New stories of ‘time travellers continued to multiply in the following months. In March alone 3 gentleman came forward and all claimed to be from the same future. Named Trios, they said the future would be disastrous for mankind. In another video two time travellers, who actually claimed to be the same person but just from different futures were featured by some alternative media networks.
Well, just as things could not get any more interesting, a Slovenian “time traveller” came forward who actually had a device which could be used in the future. Viewers hoping to see something like the famous Dr Who time machine were disappointed to see something like a gut of an old pc computer wired up together. In another case, a 911 call made headlines that featured a woman discovering that her dead husband was not only alive that he came back from the future to be with her.
We may not know why so many “time travellers” all came forward in the same year, oddly enough this mystery was never explained by any one of them and will remain unanswered. We suspect that if not in all cases the main reason was simply to get more YouTube viewers, because all of these “time traveller” videos became very popular. Having stated this, we truly hope just maybe just some of these time travellers are actually telling the truth and in the future we can say that 2018 was the year we learned that time travelling was possible.
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