At the British Science Festival in Birmingham on September 10, famed physicist Brian Cox shared his theory that time-traveling forward may be simpler than we thought. However, you may run into a few obstacles traveling back in time.
As you and I already know, time slows down when you travel at the speed of light. For example, if you were flying from London to New York, your clock would tick a tiny bit slower than the actual time on the ground.
According to Professor Cox, “If you go fast your clock runs slow relative to people who are still. As you approach the speed of light your clock runs so slow that you could come back 10,000 years in the future.”
So, all we basically need to do is build a Tardis that travels faster than the speed of light and time-traveling forward basically will sort its way out. Who knows? Maybe one already exists now that we know Area 51 is an actual place.
However, according to Brian Cox’s speech, we still need to figure out a method of traveling back in time. As of now, the only “logical” answer is through a wormhole and we all know how rampant wormholes are in our everyday lives, right? I mean, I’m typing this from a wormhole right now. No big deal.
Dr. Brian Cox will share his ideas in a speech filmed at the Royal Institution to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of ‘Doctor Who.’ If you get BBC One, you’ll be able to watch this speech on November 23 before the airing of “Day of the Doctor”. Do you think you’ll watch? Let us know!
Source: The Telegraph