How Time Travel Works?!?!

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

~ Benjamin Franklin

I swear that it seems Mother Nature is determined to drag me screaming and kicking into alignment with that old “early to bed, early to rise” thing. Lately, it seems that I’m lucky if I can stay awake long enough to watch my late local news and then I’m up again with the sun the next morning. I wish I could write it off to getting older, but I know that I was still doing all-nighters just a couple of months ago!

Now I was already planning to post this funny “time travel” video I’d bookmarked awhile back before reading Rincewind’s Good morning, really?? post, but when I read that Ben Franklin quote he included in it, and thought that if I woke up and read my name in the obituaries I’d start looking for the time machine that brought me there, it kind of felt like the Hand of Providence was telling me it was about damned time!

Anyway, you can’t have read as many science fiction novels as I have without coming across at least a few mind bending “time travel” scenarios. Among my favorites are James P. Hogan’s Thrice Upon a Time and Robert A. Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love, which were both well written and targeted towards the more discerning reader. However, the “time travel” scenarios that most people see are in movies and TV shows, where the focus is much more on entertainment than on a look at the actual science behind the theories.

Which brings us to this mind boggling little beauty:

Better Fasten Your Seat Belts For This One Folks!

“How Time Travel Works” – Background and Clip Credits

I want ice water.

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6 thoughts on “How Time Travel Works?!?!

  1. Excellent, Mak. Very enjoyable. The scenes in the clip are uplifting for the most part, but I have to admit my concept of time-travel has been permanently skewed by Stephen King’s novel, “11/22/63″, a mind-bending and altogether pragmatic thought experiment on the subject.

  2. Ah nice to have inspired you to time bend a post for us. Liked that video a lot. Heinleins book is just amazing while I have never even heard about James P Hogan but that shall be sorted soon. Off to the book shops tomorrow to locate that one. Thanks for the tip..

    • Thank my friend, I’m glad you liked it. I’ve been a Heinlein fan since I was a kid, but the Hogan novel was actually suggested to me by friend who thought I might like to read a time travel scenario that had some actual science behind it. I think you’d like it! :D

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