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wolfgangmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 09:56 AM
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17. geek alert
In theory, if such a term can be applies to fiction, the star trek folks do not experience for time dialation because the warp fields employed actually reach outside our universe (to a multiverse?) and thus the ships are outside our universe, sort of.

OK, so it's not a theory. Stop picking on fiction as if it should have to conform to some silly old Einstein thingy. Ahem. Snort.
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  -How to actually time travel (if you had a fast enough space craft). mistertrickster  Aug-25-09 12:28 PM   #0 
  - The satellites in space actually go slower, not faster, through time  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-25-09 12:33 PM   #1 
  - Nope, it is the strength of the gravitational potential.  Salviati   Aug-25-09 12:46 PM   #4 
  - Actually, I believe the difference between using relativity for GPS and not using it is relatively  thereismore   Aug-25-09 02:03 PM   #9 
     - But a tiny fraction of a second would translate to several meters of distance  Salviati   Aug-26-09 09:39 AM   #13 
  - You are partly correct as I understand it (I am far from expert in this area)  mistertrickster   Aug-25-09 03:49 PM   #11 
  - You're referring to the Special Theory of Relativity  pyoom   Aug-26-09 09:41 AM   #14 
  - That would work for any black hole  PVnRT   Aug-25-09 12:36 PM   #2 
  - I think I read once  Ratty   Aug-25-09 12:37 PM   #3 
  - ...  Javaman   Aug-25-09 01:53 PM   #7 
  - You can figure out how much time dilation takes place...  Birthmark   Aug-25-09 01:00 PM   #5 
  - Well, if you do, just don't forget you galoshes! nt  Javaman   Aug-25-09 01:51 PM   #6 
  - This has been known since 1915. You can travel through time, but only in the forward direction. nt  thereismore   Aug-25-09 02:01 PM   #8 
  - Well, if there are such things as wormholes ...  Ratty   Aug-25-09 02:44 PM   #10 
     - seems like the wormhole would get tangled up around Mars and Venus  Moochy   Aug-26-09 09:44 AM   #15 
  - You don't need a blackhole just a substantially fast ship.  Statistical   Aug-25-09 04:10 PM   #12 
  - Forward time travel is the "easy" kind of time travel.  Silent3   Aug-26-09 09:52 AM   #16 
  - geek alert  wolfgangmo   Aug-26-09 09:56 AM   #17 
  - Warp drive = Alcubierre drive?  Ratty   Aug-27-09 01:05 PM   #18 
  - Welcome to the early twentieth century.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-27-09 01:08 PM   #19 
 

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