An introduction to the concept of Time Travel, to the past and the future. Its paradoxes explored and expanded to their impossible consequences. The book includes a collection of eight speculative tales illustrating why it either cannot work, or it’s far too dangerous to even try it.
Most scientists today seem to agree that Time is still a mystery. Also some of the things we do know about it now must seem weird , if not crazy, to the uninformed. For example, it’s a fact that a clock runs faster upstairs than it does downstairs, and a lot faster if you put it up in an Earth Satellite. However, the hard part to accept is the fact that it’s time itself that changes, not the clock. That statement may seem confusing, but atomic clocks on earth and in space have proved it. Our Global Positioning Satellite systems wouldn’t give us accurate ground positions if the effect was not adjusted for in the calculations.
This fascinating book explores most of the paradoxes that would occur when time traveling e.g. What would happen to you now, if you had a fatal accident while visiting the past. How about returning slightly earlier many times and bringing back something valuable many times over? How about getting Shakespeare to save time by giving him a copy of his collected works? How about going to the bank with the same dollar bill, and finding everyone in the queue is you too!
The quirky tales illustrating the author’s conclusions include:
Time to Survive – The perils of short term travel.
Testing Time – Some trips might be unexpected.
Timely Encounter – How to escape justice..?
Tomorrow the World – If only you could go back..!
Long Term Future – A safer way to proceed, maybe?
It’s Twisting Time – With a replication machine.
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