Thanks to PW, JP, Lin, TeeHee and others for your support also the Moderator in providing the complicated mathematics as well as her support.
I see PW has opened a new time door through the space/time continuum. Great stuff.
Sorry I’ve been gone for some time. I’ve been on a big journey in time and space, learning a lot.
As the reader may know, time travel is expensive. As one travels back in time the chronological distance and the adjustment distance in space, are both proportional to the square of the energy required. Hence the time period travelled back is proportional to energy to the fourth power. there are ways around the cost, I shall come onto those later.
Travel back in time is deemed impossible based on Einstein’s general relativity equation E = MC2. Any mass or body travelling at the speed of light has infinite mass.the only way to travel faster than light is the object to have zero mass or negative mass. It can be mathematically shown that antimatter particles have negative mass relative to matter.
Therefore if one could produce objects in antimatter, the speed of these would be negative, i.e. backwards in time (what Science fiction writers refer to as warp speed).
Anti-matter and matter cannot survive in a universe of matter without some form of shielding. An anti-matter container was produced in the year 2341. In that decade a full range of time travel machines were developed The indiscriminate use of these machines before the World Government, intervened (to late) led to a near infinite number of probability worlds coming into existence and hence total anarchy. So new anti-exit pods had to be designed and the old destroyed.
How I managed to obtain one of the new style time machines, is another story, which currently I can’t recollect, suffice to say the deal I made has effectively opened the door for the Black Market and to all who want to experience time travel. They don’t need cash, merely imagination and humour.
Seated in the new pod, I set the date I had chosen, 330 BC and the exact time and space coordinates for where I wanted, then waited for the atom charge reversal magnetrons to turn time backwards and the gravity warp compensators to prevent obliteration. Adjustment and exact setting of the space time continuum equaliser was achieved by massively complicated algorithms that only computer power can construct.
With everything in place, I initiated the start programme. Within seconds the view from the pod had gone and replaced by the blackness of space; this in turn changed to a translucent white. There was no sense of movement. With a million space/time hops to make, the long journey back in time would take nearly two hours. I settled back and waited, feeling slightly nervous about the new software.
The computer screen on the console flickered and then indicated that we were at the exact place and time. The end part of any time journey is the most critical, as the software has to guide the Pod back to Earth standard forward time, create a void where not a single atom exists and manoeuvre the Pod into that void.
This done the screen showed operations complete. I initiated the "merge into" sequence. Within seconds and still in my Pod which had filled the void created. I was watching Plato talking to an assembled group of powerful of Athenians It was for real, not recorded or acted but the actual event as it was happening, with the viewed having no awareness of me viewing. My translator worked well. He was pontificating his Theory of Forms. After fifteen minutes or so I was bored with the theory and the man. Yet my purpose to the journey had not been fulfilled. I so wanted to establish why Plato had destroyed (it is said burn’t) all the works of the Atomist, Democritus. hence stunting the growth of science and technology for at least a thousand years. Plato you Prat! I shouted but it was fruitless he couldn’t of course hear me. To prevent the creation of alternative probability worlds the new BC time pods will not allow travellers out to change the course of the chosen history. I decide enough was enough and set the co-ordinates for home.
Return must be initiated at exact point of arrival so an initial manoeuvre to get the pod back to that exact time and space coordinate within a hundredth of a nano second is necessary. That done I put the time reversal system into operation and after two hours was back in my own time and still with bloody PD. and suffering with blinding headaches.The only clue as to the immense journey I had undertaken was the combusted residue of a few trillion atoms that some guy called Mike found
My next trip will be less ambitious. I’m planning travel to eighteenth century Scotland to observe what Charles Edward Stuart, the pretender was really like. I shall travel to the shore and await his arrival back from exile. There are mixed views in the history books. (Who said all history is bunk?)
I have other journeys planned with PW, JP, Mike and TeeHee as long she doesn’t find a way of getting out of the pod, and into the past, which the old design of Pods allowed. Any one else is welcomed to join us. Or hire a time pod and make your own journey. All one needs is imagination, as the level of imagination is inversely proportional to the cost. So for many of you the cost will be near to zero. It’s also very therapeutic, stimulates our minds and takes us away, albeit temporary from the bastard Parkinson.
Good luck on your travels. the future and the past await you. What is reality but a series of illusions?