Is time travelling and teleporting the same?
April 9, 2013 12:36pm CST
Tele porting is a complete transport of a body from one place to another at same time and time travelling is also the same thing but it only occurs at a different time (past or future). Does that mean if we achieve teleporting we can achieve time travelling or vice-versa?
9 Apr 13
Interesting thought. Time traveling, as you know, is travel through time. Time is considered to be the 4th dimension, so traveling through it would require the ability to travel in 4D. Teleporting is traveling instantly to another location in three dimensions. This is traveling through a lower dimension than time travel would require, so it is a bit different. However, according to Einstein's theory of relativity, the faster we move, the slower time goes, and if we somehow reached the speed of light, we would see time essentially stop. (This of course is not proven, but the math is there, and it is very complicated and mind numbing). Therefore, if we could instantly travel to any location, we would essentially be moving faster than the speed of light and this might allow us to manipulate time into a sort of time travel. Very confusing, but according to this idea, if you figured out teleportation, you could use it as time travel as well.