Did you know that there was a study conducted to see if someone from the future was here in our present time? Astrophysicists Robert Nemiroff and Teresa Wilson at Michigan Technology University did just that, and published their findings in 2014. They figured that if someone from the future traveled back to our time, there may be trace evidence.
Such a time-traveler may have done Internet searches of future events. The search dates would have been prior to the events and would stand out that way. Enough of them traced to one user would reveal a pattern of advanced knowledge.
After exhausting their funds, the results of that study remained inconclusive. Nonetheless, I believe time travel has probably already happened. I don’t know if humans have traveled through time, but I do believe communication through time at least by computers is already occurring.
Physicists today are proving this is theoretically possible. I believe that future thinkers, possibly aided by quantum computers and artificial intelligence, will easily refine the theories and put them in action.
Dr. Ron Mallett, a theoretical physicist at the University of Connecticut, has shown that ring lasers can mimic the effect a black hole has on gravity. It is thus possible to twist spacetime and send simple messages (using binary code) back in time. Though it is theoretically possible, the theory hasn’t yet been experimentally tested.
Physicists recognize that wormholes could also create time-loops. But Stephen Hawking thinks if humans could create such a time-loop, the process of creating it could be disastrous. A side-effect would be vacuum fluctuations that would severely disrupt particles and smite the creator. Trying to communicate with the past could create a so-called “Hawking Bomb.”
While the theories may have flaws, they illustrate that today’s scientists have made progress toward understanding how to send messages through time. There’s every reason to believe that momentum will continue and further advances in knowledge will solidify our understanding of time travel.
University of Washington physicist John Cramer hypothesized that quantum entanglement could traverse time.
Two electrons from the same molecule are entangled, meaning when they are separated by vast distances they remain connected. We see this connection when we measure one electron and see an instantaneous effect on the other electron (in quantum physics, measuring a particle has a sort of physical impact on the particle).
It’s what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” Einstein had a problem with it, because it seemed to defy his theory that nothing could move faster than the speed of light. It seems the electrons are able to “communicate” with each other—send a message so to speak—faster than the speed of light.
Cramer thought this entanglement might even be used to communicate back in time.
He tried to send one half of an entangled pair through fiber optic cable. When that half reached the end of the cable, a machine would measure it, and that would trigger an effect on the other half that remained behind.
The cause-effect relationship here is that the half that reaches the end of the cable has an effect on the half that remains behind. However, if the half that remains behind shows an effect before the measurement on the other end, the effect would come before the cause.
Cramer’s experiments so far have not proven this is possible and he’s always been skeptical about the theory himself. But quantum physics has long tantalized scientists with the possibility of traversing time and causality.
The law of causality simply means that any event must have a cause and the cause must happen before the event.
Communication through time, however, would violate causality.
As an example, I often use a glass of milk: I drop a glass of milk, it falls to the floor and breaks, spilling the milk. You see and hear it fall from the cause of me dropping it in the first place. You could never see it break before I dropped it because time as we experience it occurs from past to future.
This is called the arrow of time or “Eddington’s Arrow,” named after Sir Arthur Eddington who coined the phrase in 1927. It drops, falls to the floor, it breaks, and then you see it. It’s all one straight line from the past to the future.
But many paranormal phenomena, like supernatural abilities many throughout history have claimed to possess, are based on violating these laws. Extrasensory perception (ESP), telekinesis, precognition, and many other psi abilities do just that.
The famous psychic Edgar Cayce claimed to leave his body to retrieve information from the Akashic Record, which goes by many other names. Some call it the Astral Planes, The Book of Life, universal consciousness, collective consciousness, et cetera. It is what some believe makes psychic abilities possible.
According to the Akashic Records theory, information has no time or distance barrier. Non-local or universal information resides outside of the mind where it is always available and can be tuned into like a radio.
Many scientists reject all of these claims as fake or pseudoscience. For people like Cayce, Nostradamus, and others, alternative explanations like trickery, fraud, and coincidence are the usual suspects.
But as we continue to explore the possibilities of traversing time, and of going beyond our spacetime dimension completely—as some believe entanglement does—we may find psi phenomena have more of a scientific basis than previously thought.
Such explorations open up not only communication possibilities, but also quantum computing possibilities. This means computers from the future may already be communicating with one another back through the Internet and back through time.
So, the original study at Michigan Technology may have been ahead of its time, or behind its time, or something that we may figure out or already have and don’t know it yet, or whatever.
Robert Torres (a.k.a. Bobby T) is the author of “Sin Thesis.” He is also a singer, songwriter, artist, and freelance magazine contributor. He invites readers to share their thoughts with him at email@example.com.
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