“Time Travel is Likely to Happen in Our Lifetime!” 2A publication of Sankoré Institutewww.sankoreinstitute.org
Now if this news has you reeling from the effects of shock and awe, try to gain your composure,because I’ve got more shocking news. The person taking the lead on time travel research is anAfrican American physicist on faculty at the University of Connecticut by the name of Dr.Ronald Mallet. I know it sounds fantastic, but let me reiterate, “Yes there are a few Black physicists and we have found one. Yes he is a tenured, full professor at a
university.And yes, he has developed and patented a blueprint for a time travel machine.How does it Work?
I knew you would ask that.
Well basically, the time machine uses a ring laser to “stir” space andtime. By so doing the ring laser creates closed time-like curves.
“What is a closed time-likecurve?”
I knew you would ask that too. The best way I know to explain it is to say that a closedtime-like curve is a worldline that is closed. And, before you ask, a worldline is the path that anobject takes through four dimensions of spacetime. We can visualize the path that an object (saya baseball) travels through three dimensions. To understand a worldline try to imagine thatbaseball traveling through three dimensional space and the fourth dimension that is time. If myexplanation of the physics is poor, Dr. Mallett gives a great explanation complete with visuals athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZpPecBX_ioandhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7vpw4AH8QQ&feature=related.What is more important for us is not the physics of how it works, but the practical aspects of itsoperation. Can we travel back to junior high school and live that period of our lives with moredignity? Can we travel back to senior high school and make better college choices? Can wetravel back to our college days and make better relationship choices? “No, no, no.” The answerto these questions is, “No!” Dr. Mallett’s time machine only enables travel back to the point intime wherein the machine is turned on. In addition, Dr. Mallett’s time machine will not betransporting people anytime soon. Among other problems with transporting people are theenergy demands that would be required. What is more likely is that Dr. Mallett’s machine will beused to transmit subatomic particles and…
.How will it be used?Well first let me give you the
. Imagine this; the CIA obtains an operative version of Dr.Mallett’s time machine on April 4, 2010. Assume they turn it on this date as well so that it canbegin creating closed time-like curves. On September 11, 2010, terrorists fly commercialairplanes into the World Trade Center. On September 12, 2010, government officials send amessage back in time to August 11, 2010, with instructions that will allow the terror attack to beaverted. That sounds good. Doesn’t it? Think of all the catastrophes that could be prevented.Think of all the “lives that could be saved.” Doesn’t that sound terribly cliché? Anyway…How might it be abused?Now I’ve got to give you the
. Imagine this; it’s July 5, 2010, and an upper level CIAoperative sees a wonderful villa in Spokane that he and his wife would like to purchase. (Do theyhave villas in Spokane)? At any rate, his CIA salary won’t cut it. So he sends a message back toJune 5, 2010, with instructions on which lottery numbers to play in 7 states for the next 30 days.What harm could come from taking this small liberty? Does this sound unlikely? Well then,imagine a CEO of a major company who sends a message back to himself with instructions of