The Time Travel Page of James M Deem

 

Albert Einstein & Time Travel

In his Theory of Relativity, Einstein proposed--and later proved--that time and space cannot be separated. Therefore, a time traveler must really be a time-and-space traveler. 

Imagine, as writer John Gribbin did in his book Timewarps, that a time traveler decides to go half a year backward in time to the same location. He steps into a time machine, adjusts the controls to the right day and time, activates the machine, makes the trip, and steps out of the machine. 

Where will the time traveler find himself?

Gribbin answers the question by saying that the time traveler will step into "empty space--since six months ago the Earth was on the other side of the Sun in its year-long orbit! A time machine must also be a space machine if our hero is to get anywhere he wants."

H. G. Wells's time machine never considers the relationship of space to time travel either.

 

TIME TRAVEL STORIES AT jamesmdeem.com

Time Travel Story 1 (Precognition: The Aberfan Disaster)

Time Travel Story 2 (Retrocognition: A Drowning)

Time Travel Story 3 (The Underground Railroad)

You can also visit the Titanic Page for other time travel stories.

 

 

 

 

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