Clock slowing and time travel

Much has been written about time travel based on relativity theory.  Thoughts of traveling near the speed of light for a year and returning to Earth where decades or centuries have passed is intriguing.  Equally fascinating is the notion of traveling into the past where we could change history (e.g. making sure that Hitler had little impact on Earth).

In the qm view, traveling back in time is one of the many imaginary byproducts of the illusion of constant light speed, c.  The video below explains why the idea of people traveling near the speed of light is probably unrealistic.  It shows why the rates of atomic clocks and other physical processes depend on the velocities of the processes through the quantum medium and on the locations of the processes relative to large concentrations of mass/energy.  It shows that significantly slowing the aging process of clocks or people is difficult and unrealistic.

The event horizons and singularities of the black holes of relativity theory do not exist in the qm view.  The qm view indicates that huge concentrations of very dense mass/energy will accumulate via gravitational attraction, but the massive systems will always emit low-energy radiation and always affect the frequencies, speeds, and paths of the energy quanta moving through the quantum medium in their vicinities.

Length: 15 min.


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