Scientists Now Believe it a Strong Possibility for Time Travel


Scientists Now Believe it a Strong Possibility for Time Travel


Who here hasn’t, at least once, thought about going back in time and right a previous wrong, or fulfil a past regret. We’ll if this is a good idea, or not, scientists at Griffith University’s Center for Quantum Dynamics and at the University of California have come to the conclusion that it actually make scientific sense for time travel to be possible.

They’re calling this new the “Many Interacting Worlds Theory.” Its name is quite self-explanatory, isn’t it? The logic behind is that there are parallel universes where every conceivable outcome occurs and these different universes can communicate with each other. Basically, every time you make a decision, there is another you out there in an alternate universe, who took another decision than you did here. If this is true, then basically anything that you want in life, you can and will achieve; if not in this universe, then in another. So, why not make it in this one, right?

Anyway, the theory goes even further in that you could. theoretically, time travel to these other places and meet yourself as you would’ve been. There are, of course, an infinity of other universes where you wouldn’t exist at all, based on the past events that took place before your birth. But nevertheless, equally as many universes would exist where you are alive, but totally different, or as similar as one different decision, no matter how small.

“The idea of parallel universes in quantum mechanics has been around since 1957,” says Professor Wiseman.

Professor Howard Wiseman, Director of Griffith University's Centre for Quantum Dynamics. Credit: Griffith University
Professor Howard Wiseman, Director of Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics. Credit: Griffith University

“In the well-known “Many-Worlds Interpretation”, each universe branches into a bunch of new universes every time a quantum measurement is made. All possibilities are therefore realised – in some universes the dinosaur-killing asteroid missed Earth. In others, Australia was colonised by the Portuguese.

“But critics question the reality of these other universes, since they do not influence our universe at all. On this score, our “Many Interacting Worlds” approach is completely different, as its name implies.”

He proposes that all quantum phenomena stem from a universal force of “repulsion” governing all of these many worlds, in that those more similar, and thus closer, bump into each other and then are pushed back, making them more dissimilar.

If this is the case, there could be a possibility for testing if there are other universes out there or not.

“The beauty of our approach is that if there is just one world our theory reduces to Newtonian mechanics, while if there is a gigantic number of worlds it reproduces quantum mechanics,” he says.

“In between it predicts something new that is neither Newton’s theory nor quantum theory.

“We also believe that, in providing a new mental picture of quantum effects, it will be useful in planning experiments to test and exploit quantum phenomena.”