Thoughts & Ideas

Theoretically, time travel is possible, in a read-only state

3 November, 2012 (12:00) | Thoughts & Ideas

Look, I’m not some super educated person, and I’ll never claim to be.  It’s very possibly, and probably likely, everyone already knows this, but this just dawned on me the other day.  I’m not even going to bother researching it further because 1)I’m sure it’s there and 2) I won’t understand what they’re talking about it to confirm if it really does exist.

Here’s my idea.  Read-only time travel is possible once we develop:

1) a powerful camera (or more than 1) in space aimed at earth traveling away faster than the speed of light

2) Wireless data transfer speeds from lens back to us faster than the speed of light.
We just need to go faster than the speed of light to “catch up” to the light from the past and then be able to send those images back.  It’s the same principle as some of the stars in the sky already being gone, but it’s just taken that long for the light of those stars to reach us.  If we sent the camera out at a speed faster than the speed of light, it would be outpacing all the light being sent out into space from earth.

As long as the lens is strong enough, we could send out access point satellites after it to relay the data back to earth.  If we sent of a bunch of these cameras as different angles, we’d be able to take the data and reconstruct 3D space of the video captured.  We could very well watch history unfold (after an initial folding) infront of our eyes.

The other awesome thing to think about is, the data isn’t going anywhere.  Well, I guess technically, it is GOING away from the earth, but it should all still be there.  It’s like God has been synchronous data backups since the dawn of time and all we need to do is to develop the technology to restore the archives.