Punch through the light barrier, enter imaginary spacetime, select your quantum phase coordinate, and punch back into the real spacetime universe of your choice — all without moving an inch. That is the theoretical recipe for time travel discussed in this research note.
The trick would be in generating a local gravitational potential that cancels out the ambient potential generated by all masses in the universe. Time then stops and turns imaginary. Conventional theories require intense gravitational force fields to bend spacetime, employing massive cylinders rotating at high speeds or else traversal around the event horizon of a black hole. These methods are clumsy, dangerous, and technologically unfeasible. However, through knowledge of the relation between electromagnetism and gravity, time travel can be achieved more easily than conventional methods.
General Relativity has an equation showing how the gravitational potential determines time dilation:
where `T =`dilated time, `c =`speed of light, and `phi =` gravitational potential. As you can see, the lower the gravitational potential, the greater the time dilation. Upon crossing a critical value, `phi` causes `T` to become zero and then imaginary. This value may be called the portal condition:
This value happens to be opposite the ambient gravitational potential of the universe. The latter can be calculated by applying the standard formula for gravitational potential to the entire universe, assuming for simplicity uniform mass density distributed spherically from the point of measurement:
`G =` gravitational constant, `rho =` average density of universe, `R =` radius of universe. While this value is negative by convention, it should be deemed positive because the mass is distributed around the point of measurement instead of beneath it. This way, the negative potential near a mass subtracts from the positive ambient value. The total gravitational potential at any point is then the sum of ambient and local gravitational potentials.
Given this perspective, the time dilation equation of General Relativity shows that gravitational potential sets the time rate. When its total value at some location equals `c^2`/`2`, time flows normally there, and when it falls to zero time stops. So it is by creating a negative potential strong enough to locally cancel that of the entire universe that one can stop time and leave the universe to enter imaginary space.
Usually the method for accomplishing this involves intense gravitational sources like black holes or large rotating masses. The problem is that the first is incredibly dangerous as the forces of gravity alone would rip one to shreds, and the latter is near impossible to engineer. But if one can artificially create a gravitational potential using electromagnetic fields, then both of these problems would be solved.
Gravity force fields arise from gradients, or changes in value over distance, of the gravitational potential:
That objects fall down when released on earth is due to each vertical height having a different gravitational potential value. If this value were uniform instead, there would be no force of gravity, just force-free potential. So what we need is this:
Since `phi` rather than `bb g` determines the time rate, by creating in a local volume of space an artificially uniform gravitational potential, the time rate inside can be controlled without objects therein experiencing any additional gravitational forces. In this way, one can have the spacetime-bending effects of black holes without the associated dangerous forces.
The next question is how to generate the gravitational potential. Consider the following postulate: Gravitational potential is identically a divergence in the vector potential. I believe there is overwhelming empirical evidence in the anomalies of physics to support this, especially among fringe inventors who unwittingly have made use of this principle.
The vector potential is the fundamental field from which electric and magnetic fields arise, magnetic originating with its curl (swirl) and electric through its change over time. The property of divergence elegantly completes the triad, so that electric, magnetic, and gravitational potential fields arise from the time-derivative, curl, and divergence of the vector potential, respectively. For gravity:
Here, `beta` is a constant of proportionality yet to be measured through experiment. This equation is the key that allows one to engineer spacetime using electromagnetic potential fields, which is within the reach of modern technology. Whatever generates a divergent vector potential will modify the time rate: rotating magnetic fields, spherical electrodes given asymmetrically pulsed high voltage signals, radially oriented railguns fired simultaneously, charged plasma implosions, spherically radial electric currents, symmetrically converging electromagnetic waves, phase conjugation of standing electromagnetic waves in resonant cavities to cancel the electric and/or magnetic components, and so on.
If any of these methods can be scaled up to produce a gravitational potential strong enough to meet the portal condition, then they can punch through spacetime and allow access to hyperspace. Hyperspace, timespace, imaginary space, and null stasis are equivalent terms. What happens when one enters a portal?
Besides time dilation, another relativistic effect is length contraction. This follows from the bending of space-time. Normally it is velocity near the speed of light that creates a shrinking of the traveler as perceived by a relatively stationary observer. But that shrinking only happens in the direction of travel. Mathematically it can be shown that linear velocity through the ambient gravitational potential creates a local change in that potential. Traveling at the speed of light would create a potential equal and opposite the ambient potential, and thus the portal condition is met. Only problem is that mass increases to infinity and further acceleration is difficult at relativistic speeds. But fast travel is not necessary. Rather, space itself can be compressed locally.
The change in locally experienced gravitational potential by a moving observer consequently alters his time rate and contracts length in the direction of travel. Why only in that direction? Well, although gravitational potential is a scalar quantity, it is a manifestation of the spacetime metric which itself deals with multiple dimensions of space, and that manifestation changes in value only in the direction of travel.
In a stationary portal where a uniform gravitational potential exists, the length contraction can happen in all three dimensions, not just one. So a feature of portals is that they cause scale contraction. A person entering it will appear to lose one or more dimensions as these contract to zero.
When time slows down, the universe around the portal traveler appears to move more quickly. And when time stop, one would instantly face the end of the universe if there were one. It would be like being thrown against the windshield of eternity. But all this happens so quickly that hyperspace is reached almost instantaneously. Nevertheless, if linear time is really a loop, then crossing zero time and entering hyperspace would mean exiting from that loop. From there, other loops would become open to exploration. These would be parallel timelines.
Hyperspatial navigation is tricky business because whereas usual navigation within spacetime takes place within a “real” environment where “real” objects can push off against other “real” objects and thereby move around, hyperspace is an “imaginary” or perhaps “complex” environment. This is where Relativity leaves off and quantum physics steps in.
When time is reduced to zero, there is no longer a difference between cause and effect. Rather these exist as a single state from start to finish, simultaneous and overlapping, like a movie reel. These are causal or deterministic sequences, meaning sequences where cause leads to a predictable effect without any deviations or surprises inbetween. Prior to the start of these, and after the beginning, are quantum choice points. These are nondeterministic events whereby consciousness alone chooses from a multiple set of “movie reels” which one to play. This choice is signified in quantum mechanics as “quantum phase” which is a particular angle of alignment, or a position along, the quantum wave function. Unlike particles, which exist as tangible things in a single universe, a wave function is the collection of this particle’s possible states as existing in parallel universes. When consciousness observes a wave function, it automatically selects from the wave a single phase to lock onto and turn into an tangible possibility to experience.
In the paper “Quantum Theory Looks at Time Travel”, Greenberger and Svozil worked out the mathematics of feedback loops between present and future choice points, whereby the future can affect what happens nondeterministically in the present. In the paper, the authors made use of the standard time evolution operator:
This operator determines how a wave function changes over time into the future. Also given was a backwards time operator to signify the future-to-past feedback effect:
An arbitrary quantum phase `varphi` was tacked onto this equation to see how the future and past interacted under various alignments between them. When `varphi` is zero, there is no phase difference between the past and future, meaning these are part of the same linear universe, the same deterministic sequence. That means a time traveler could interact causally, tangibly, with his past but only in a way that ends up creating the very future he came from. The authors ended the paper just shy of pondering the possibilities of nonzero phases, saying fuzzier time travel might be possible. That is obvious from what we know about hyperdimensional manipulation by fourth density negative entities; they do not usually have full quantum phase lock upon us unless we give it to them, therefore their means of manipulation are not always tangible, unlike say a third density aggressor who in already sharing our collective physical reality has an easier time violating freewill.
Anyway, the time evolution operators show what happens when one breaks the light barrier or meets the portal condition:
In hyperspace, there being no difference between `t_1` and `t_2` makes the first term in the exponent become zero, and all that is left is `varphi`. The point is that in hyperspace where linear time does not exist, where cause and deterministic effect are the same thing, where three dimensional space does not exist either, it is only quantum phase that remains as the useable coordinate. There is no spatial distance between events in hyperspace, only quantum phase difference between parallel spacetime-sequences. And since consciousness selects phase, consciousness must be the navigator of hyperspace.
In other words, once one goes “through the looking glass” and emerges into imaginary space, it is consciousness — perhaps through focused thought or some advanced radionic targeting — that locks onto the new quantum phase, which determines the new universe to emerge into. There may be technological methods of assisting this process, say some device that can record conscious energy and anchor a particular set of quantum phases.