Not only have scientists explored the possibilities to travel in time, for centuries has the human race wrapped their head around this concept which, according to world famous scientist Albert Einstein is in fact achievable.
Tales of time travel have existed for centuries. No matter where we decide to look, eventually we will find written or oral legends that suggest traveling in time had been achieved.
There are numerous ancient legends that detail how some people got lost in time, thousands of years ago.
One example of time travel can be found in the ancient text of the Mahabharata, believed to have been written sometime during the eighth century BC. In this ancient text, the ancient King Raivata is described as going to heaven in order to meet with the creator God Brahma, only to come back to Earth hundreds of years in the future.
Similar accounts can be found if we take a look at the Quran. There we find details of a group of people, who in 250 AD sought to the persecution, and withdrew, under the guidance of God, to a cave where God made them sleep. They woke up 309 years later.
Countless accounts of time travel can be found in ancient records kept by ancient civilizations, but tales of time travel have apparently become extremely popular in today’s society, and scientists say there is a way we could really move in time. Image Credit: Shutterstock.
However, the two examples mentioned above are considered as legends or myths.
In today’s modern society, similar accounts of time travel can be found all over the internet.
Not long ago, a man posted a video online saying that he was a time traveler who came from the year 2028.
The video broadcasted by the channel paranormal Elite introduces us to Noah, who claims that he had risked his life to come back in time, in order to warn the people that such technology does exist.
In the controversial video, the alleged time traveler says:
“I am not attempting to deceive anyone, my sole objective is to prove to you that time travel exists and that I, myself, am a time traveler.
“First of all, time travel became possible in the year 2003, it is only used by top-secret organizations. The ability to time travel will not be released to the public until 2028.”
The man is only known as Noah, and supposedly suffers from anorexia and depression because of time travel says that: “In 2028, the organizations will admit that time travel is real and then it will be open to the public.
“In 2021, there will be a really popular device, almost like a Google Glass, that will look like a normal pair of glasses, but will have the processing power of today’s desktop computers.
“The problem is that the President of the United States of America after the 2020 election will be Donald Trump.
“I can say this with 100 percent certainty. I know many of you will not believe me, but what I say is the truth.”
But, time travel only exists in ancient legends and in Hollywood, right?
Not according to a physics and math professor Brian Greene, from the Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival who says:
“Albert Einstein showed that if you go out into space and travel near the speed of light, and you turn around, and you come back, your clock will be ticking off time more slowly. So, when you step off it’s going to be the future on planet Earth. You will have time traveled into the future.”
“He also showed that if you hang out near a nice strong source of gravity — a neutron star, a black hole — and you kind of get right near the edge of that object, time also for you would slow down real slow relative to everybody else.
We could travel in time through wormholes, argue scientists. Image Credit: Shutterstock
“And therefore, when you come back to Earth, for instance, it’ll again be far into the future.”
Professor Greene suggests that wormholes are another option for time travel. Inside wormholes, space and time are wrapped, producing portals that tact as ‘shortcuts’ through space.
“It’s a bridge, if you will, from one location space to another. It’s kind of a tunnel that gives you a shortcut to go from here to here.
“Now Einstein discovered this in 1935 but it was subsequently realised that if you manipulate the openings of a wormhole — put one near a black hole or take one on a high-speed journey — then time of the two openings of this wormhole tunnel will not take off at the same rate, so that you will no longer just go from one location in space to another, if you go through this tunnel — through this wormhole — you’ll go from one moment in time to a different moment in time.
“Go one way, you’ll travel to the past, the other way, travel to the future.”