Time Travel by Virtual Reality

Ever since Einstein showed it was theoretically possible, the quest to travel through time has drawn eccentric amateurs and brilliant scientists in almost equal numbers. The amateurs include Aage Nost, who demonstrates his time machine in front of the cameras. The professionals include the likes of Professor Frank Tipler of Tulane University. His time machine sounds good – but it would weigh half the mass of the galaxy.

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17 Responses

  1. ann says:

    very interesting…amazing if one day family histories are captured like this…(and scary too)!!

  2. shapeshift says:

    I know… This really blew my mind when i first came across it. I used to think about this, when the Web first kicked in, but for scientists to think about the possibility of it seriously is quite another thing. In many ways it is not just the technology to arrive at any possibility but the thought of it that paves the way. I guess movies like The Matrix has brought the idea into the mainstream so that scientists can think about the possibility of it without being perceived as insane…:~)

  3. ann says:

    yes, this blew my mind as well… it also reminded me of the matrix, as well as the older movie total recall, where people had implanted memories to travel and take vacations…just as folks find the net so addicting, just imagine if folks could exist in some kind of fantasy virtual world…hehe, like I’ve said before…this type of possibility makes me torn between unplugging and going to live in some beach hut somewhere and curious to see how all this plays out… :-)

  4. shapeshift says:

    Yes, although it may be the same thing… the best way to unplug may be to enter a beach simulation… Maybe there’s too many people to have a secluded beach getaway or the world is so polluted that the virtual is better than the real, but they are saying we may be in a simulation already so maybe we better get to fixing this simulation so we can still have beach vacations in the near future…:~)

  5. Ann says:

    hehe…if i’m in a simulation already i need to change channels.. ;-P I’ll meet you over in ‘beachworld’…

  6. shapeshift says:

    Ha ha… I am not much of a beach person, I’ll take the Exploring Egypt as Indiana Jones simulation, please.

  7. Ann says:

    hehe…too funny, watch out for the snakes! does this mean i can do the treking in the Himalayas simulation without any training??

  8. shapeshift says:

    Well, it depends… unfortunately the simulation that we are in is inefficient, we do need to train and be in fairly good shape to undertake such a task. Although I would love to have the option of downloading a super conditioning package, it may ultimately be “better” for us to be in a simulation where we need to work out or else we would!

  9. ann says:

    hehe…so true!

  10. Redroom Studios says:

    alright, these guys need to be locked up. This eternal debate about what is reality is nonsense. We have a “consentual” or rational reality infront of our eyes, yet so many of us are disastisfied with what it presents us. Deal with it… dont try to escape.

  11. shapeshift says:

    I imagine the eternal debate about reality has always been part of human experience. Without that curiosity, we could never grow. It maybe that the people who think outside the box are most satisfied and appreciative of the present.

  12. frank says:

    I could easily tell this wan’t reality-the audio is badly out of synch with the video. Watch the people’s lips as they’re speaking. LOL

  13. shapeshift says:

    That’s funny… anyhow… I did a search and it seems someone has uploaded a complete and higher quality version… so I made the change…

  14. Kurt says:

    But it still wouldn’t be real.

  15. shapeshift says:

    That’s part of the point. But the other part is the question, “What is Real?”

  16. I think that the question of ‘What’s outside our reality?’ is important when discussing virtual reality. But the point is that through virtual reality, you are less effected by environmental factors making it possible to do things such that you can’t do in reality…Such as time travel for instance…Have you ever played on a virtual reality computer game which involves time travel, and you can fall into loop holes, and jump into different periods, etc?

  17. shapeshift says:

    No, I have stayed away from games because I think I would get hooked and will not easily get out back into our regular reality.

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