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The Time Machine - Not Entirely Impossible
A young Iranian inventor has claimed that he has built a time machine. Hold on though. This time machine will not enable him to travel in time, not literally anyway, but instead Ali Razeqi claims that his machine will actually print out a report that will detail an individual's future. The machine will perform this function by using complex algorithms.
Razeqi claims that his machine can fit quite easily into a personal computer case and has the potential to predict event with great accuracy for at least the next five to eight years of an individual's life. So this particular time machine will not enable you to travel in time but can actually tell you what time holds for you in the years to come.
The idea does sound intriguing although it hasn't really been taken that seriously yet. Experts and physicists claim that the idea does not hold any true potential. They claim that there are several misconceptions with the entire concept of time travel. For one, a time machine can only go back as far as the time when it was invented and not to any time in the past. We've all seen Michael J. Fox do it in Back to the Future but this can never happen in reality.
Also, even if you are able to go into the past, you can't change anything. Two events cannot happen and not happen at the same time in the same universe. There is no way a time traveler can change the past. So yes, all of you hoping to be the next Dr. Who, think again. It’s not happening. Unless we have a breakthrough invention in the near future that can change these theories.
There is no problem however with going into the future. In principle at least. The theory is that if one travels close to the speed of light, time slows down for someone is space as compared to someone on Earth. Another possibility is if one orbits very close to a black hole. The possibility of traveling into the future is also possible if one keeps in mind Einstein's theory of relativity.
Whatever the case may be, there is no doubt that time travel is an extremely fascinating concept. Whether it’s going into the future that spikes up your interest or going back into the past that you find appealing, a time machine, if it ever becomes a reality, will be a tremendous invention. By that I mean a time machine that actually takes you back and forth in time. Just like any science enthusiast, I believe that nothing is impossible and there might be a time when an inventor comes up with this new idea that would be the very thing time machines have always needed to become functional.
So don’t give up on Doctor Who this easily. Fiction is only fiction till it becomes a reality. Stephen Hawking believes time travel. Hawking has been one of the biggest supporters of the concept of time travel despite the fact that many distinguished scientists believe that it is utterly impossible. Hawking again does not believe in anything being impossible. He feels that there is still a possibility that we could open up a portal in the past or find a shortcut into the future. He believes that there is always a chance that one day, man is able to use the laws of nature and master time.
According to Stephen Hawking, "Time travel was once considered scientific heresy. I used to avoid talking about it for fear of being labeled a crank. But these days I'm not so cautious. In fact, I'm more like the people who built Stonehenge. I'm obsessed by time. If I had a time machine I'd visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens. Perhaps I'd even travel to the end of the universe to find out how our whole cosmic story ends.” There is no saying he might actually end up doing just that.