Thursday, November 18, 2010

Spacetime Cloak May Make Time Travel Possible

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke

New research suggests that a "spacetime cloak" may make time travel possible.
A 'spacetime cloak' may be straight out of science fiction, but some day it might permit time travel or change history. A 'cloaked' individual could, for instance, travel from one place to another while appearing to vanish and appear instantaneously in a new location.

The device would speed up and slow down light to give the illusion that events have just not happened, according to the Journal of Optics. For instance, a scientifically-savvy thief with access to technology could open a safe, empty its contents, and escape right under the watchful eye of a surveillance camera, reports the Daily Mail. Read more

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