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Stephen Hawking: Time Travel Is Possible in the Future

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: astronomy, concept, discovery, physics, stephen hawking, time travel, science, scientists, space )

- 3175 days ago -
"I do believe in time travel. Time travel to the future. Time flows like a river and it seems as if each of us is carried relentlessly along by time's current. But time is like a river in another way. It flows at different speeds in different places ...


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Kaye S (45)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 4:49 pm

Mehdi H (27)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 5:40 pm
noted. thanks

Terry King (113)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 5:45 pm
This gives me a headache!

beba h (89)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 5:53 pm
I am watching the TV series called the 4400 which explores time travel in the future---I think it is absolutely possible --

Past Member (0)
Monday September 13, 2010, 8:35 am

Rebecca T (1)
Monday September 13, 2010, 8:56 am
I've seen this topic discussed on the Science Channel, and absolutely believe in its possibility. Thinking about such things (along with parallel universes, wormholes, etc.) is exciting, and makes you realize how insignificant we really are. If only everyone would consider this and put things into proper perspective...

Gary C (5)
Monday September 13, 2010, 9:09 am
noted thankyou...

Marj C (4)
Monday September 13, 2010, 12:00 pm
Well, there goes my trip back to 1986 and buying 1,000 shares of Micrsoft! And I was so looking forward to being a millionaire tonight.

Suzanne L (3)
Monday September 13, 2010, 12:37 pm
I love this idea............

josie batlles (44)
Monday September 13, 2010, 12:56 pm
Quite exciting concept! I wish we could also travel backwards..then I could recreate times gone by with family and friends that have passed away...
Thank you very much for sharing x

Monday September 13, 2010, 12:59 pm
I think it's possible.

Gloria H (88)
Monday September 13, 2010, 1:41 pm
Maybe time travel is possible, but we won't be physically visible and not able to scoop up those Microsoft shares, or any of the comic books our mothers tossed out years ago. Sniff.
Who knows...maybe we are being observed right now by our descendants who are either shaking their heads or laughing their asses off at us.

Krasimira B (175)
Monday September 13, 2010, 2:14 pm
Very interesting article.

Philip Davis (0)
Monday September 13, 2010, 2:24 pm
Very interesting article.

Shirley H (49)
Monday September 13, 2010, 2:30 pm
I can believe that.
Shirley H.

moggy w (119)
Monday September 13, 2010, 2:50 pm
Anything he writes is fascinating. I wish I could understand more of it. He has put a lot of time and thought in it,so there has to be something to it all. It's a bit easier to understand on television, where they can use graphics to illustrate the concept. It's nice that someone so brilliant is sharing our earth,and his ideas, with us.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 13, 2010, 3:18 pm
That would be

Little A (33)
Monday September 13, 2010, 4:02 pm
Like we don't time travel every day...

Earthlings thinks they know what time is but is nothing more than a figment of our imagination.
Time is relative and we (day) dream all the time, memories encompass all of our life, throughout life.
Time also changes constantly, new calendars, adjusting time, axis that tilt, moon that distances itself, pleasure versus boring...who knows what more changes time?
Time travel as pictured in The Time Machine, Back to the Future, will never happen.

Guess, this man needs billions to fund another ridiculous plan and stay in the picture?

Dawnmarie Perez (17)
Monday September 13, 2010, 4:13 pm
I believe very much that this IS POSSIBLE, there working on it now, 20 yrs from now we will be in a very different place, the advances will be incredible, i also beleive that there will be "andriods" the look exactly like us, and well also be able to "take a vaction" anywhere we want in the world, like a holigram "on star trek" and and traveling will be a simple thing of "transporting" from A TO B...and i also beleive that "physical aging" will be a thing of the past, we will be able to alter "our bodies and faces" just imagine!!! but most people have a close mind, and dont beleive in anything they cant see or experience first hand!!! But time will tell!!!

SusanNoMailPls D (30)
Monday September 13, 2010, 4:54 pm
Yes, I feel that this would be possible...Thanks Noted and shared.

Michelle Matthews (287)
Monday September 13, 2010, 4:55 pm
Rebecca T., I agree with you - it is exciting. Hearth Solitude, I don't think Hawking needs billions at all. He joined the Perimiter Institute in Canada this year (founded and financed by RIM (Research In Motion/Blackberry)founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie). He is well looked after not only on a personal financial level but also regarding any research he intends to undertake.

Sylvie M (46)
Monday September 13, 2010, 4:56 pm
Fascinating article! I read it thoroughly,because time travel has always been my favourite theme in fiction, in both literature and movies, from HG Wells' to Marty McFly's adventures. It's just too bad that even the Great Stephen Hawking Himself (caps intentional, this man has the greatest brain since good ol' Albert E.) says that travelling in the past is impossible... There goes my old obsession for Quantum Leap type stories (in which the hero goes back in time to correct situations which once went wrong).... but never mind, even if going back to meet my great-great-great-great-(.....) Ethiopian grandmother Lucy, there's something which shall always remain possible: dreams and imagination.
Aah, and those words "quantum foam" - and there's some people who think there's no poetry in science ?

Michelle Matthews (287)
Monday September 13, 2010, 4:57 pm
Sorry, I also meant to apologize for putting this in the US government section - I have no idea how that happened.

Gabriela Domene Lopez (5)
Monday September 13, 2010, 4:57 pm
Interesting to say the least...

Thomas Retterbush (6)
Monday September 13, 2010, 5:33 pm
Anything is possible. Considering that time is an abstract phenomena invented by people, time travel may someday be invented by people too.

Monica D (580)
Monday September 13, 2010, 7:34 pm
Thank you!

William K (308)
Monday September 13, 2010, 9:20 pm
Interesting stuff.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday September 13, 2010, 9:27 pm
Noted, thanks.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Monday September 13, 2010, 9:54 pm
I day dream a lot - so I am sometimes on another planet too!

Monday September 13, 2010, 10:24 pm
Thanks for the article.

Sumit jamadar (9)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 12:24 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 12:40 am
Not in three dimensions. In no time. And then calculating the tomatoes, the numbers are not very good, when actually applied. I could.
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Tuesday September 14, 2010, 12:54 am
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William M (2)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 1:18 am
You can't catagorically dismiss his arguments! so lets keep our minds open to the possibility!

Tuesday September 14, 2010, 5:54 am
LIKE this idea:) Interesting article, thank you!

Kit B (276)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 6:07 am
I read this a couple of weeks ago, and still wonder if this is not wish fulfillment. Yet, with time and study many things are possible in science. Hawking has discussed this one before as have others, but we don't yet know what time travel means. Would someone "go" to the past or future or would we be observing it through a TV -like devise, many things to consider.

Edward M (8)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 6:47 am
But who would really want to, and for what reason? You could not change the sequence of events to date, as you would only be an impartial observer.

Debra Van Way (12)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 7:16 am
If we could travel to the future we could see if we managed to correct what we have done to our planet's environment. Noted and thanks.

Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 7:16 am
I think it would be very interesting it humanity were to have altruistic aspirations about it---however, even the best of intentions can lead to the worst of pitfalls, so while I believe many things are possible, probably, etc...I think there is a reason that we don't figure it out---it would have drastic implications to history and the future as do know or will know them.

Carole D (35)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 7:40 am
Anything is possible. We don't really know. Very interesting.

Lidia E F (8)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 9:11 am
Time travel is not new to the alien beings aka star people that are in space.They have been doing it for thousands of years.According to many so called experts,they are working along side our gov and teaching them technology for the military and other things.Although how can one time travel to the past if it is just done and over with.

Pamela Wetzel (4)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 12:19 pm
Even if this was possible, given our human tendancies, this would only result in turmoil. Whether the intentions were well meant or greed influenced! Things happen for a reason and should never be altered for any reason.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 1:18 pm
As long as we have conservatives in office, we will never know. Kinda like the stem cell debate, isn't it?

Manuel Duarte (1005)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 1:20 pm
Very interesting article,thanks!

Rebecca T (1)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 2:19 pm
It's so fascinating to consider, but I don't think time travel would have real implications until we've managed to reach near-light speed. Astronauts who have spent time in space have aged a mere fraction of a second less than the rest of us, but if they were able to travel at almost the speed of light and travel lightyears away from Earth, they could potentially return to this planet having aged only a few years comparable to a few hundred for Earthlings (or hundreds/thousands depending on the distance traveled). Wouldn't it be incredible to travel back to this planet after the absence of our own species, and see what other species (that we miraculously didn't manage to decimate with our greed and ignorance) have evolved and come to "dominate"? It would be incredible to see which animals from the sea make it to land and what adaptations take place... once again. The octopus is quite ingenious. Ah, so exciting!

Len Forster (12)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 5:00 pm
It may even be possible now, but we'll never know. In the future, I think that this will prove to be very true. Einstein developed this idea years ago, and he hasn't been wrong yet.

Evelina Zaharieva (9)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 11:34 pm
Interesting. I've had such ideas in the past, and I still believe time travel is possible.

Marie Therese H (10)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 3:52 am
Haven't we learned yet that nothing is impossible? There is always a possibility to make the impossible, possible. Humans have proved that over and over again and they will keep proving it.

As for claiming that he just wants to spend millions to stay in the picture, or calling any plan of his ridiculous,
Me thinks it's a case of very sour grapes!!!

M B (62)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 5:12 am
I'm waiting that Star Trek gets real, I believe in the future and in time traveling.

Ludger W (65)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 6:07 am
Future is a nice long time. *lol*

Mark S (0)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 11:22 am
Very interesting article, thanks for posting it. But would anyone be willing to go into the future with a one-ticket?

Elisabeth T (0)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 12:12 pm
This is very interesting, thanks so much....

homero morales (3)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 12:21 pm
interesting article

Justin R (0)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 8:38 am
Once upon a time humans thought flying to the moon as impossible. I am open minded to the possibility. But like everyting else, it comes with a two-edged sword.

Gina Nichols (4)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 9:14 am
"a wrinkle in time" . . . I always knew this was true :D

Cesar Vazquez (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 9:27 pm
I've always thought everything is possible in the universe, we still don't have all the answers to everything. I like the idea of bending the laws of space-time and be able to find a way to go to the past or to the future :D
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