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Name: Marc
Status: other
Age: 30s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 1999 


Question:
You know this may not be the kind of questions you get usually but I hope you may help me. Earth is point B with no reference in x(time) and y(space). If we could location of the original big bang that should give us a reference point which we could then use to find all other points in the universe. Thus to travel to point C we would "simply" create a triangle in space and time with A(center), B(earth), and C. By somehow folding the triangle so B and C were over the same spot wouldn't it be possible at some point to theoretically create a wormhole which could almost instantly transport someone from B to C? Is there any potential in this pet theory??


Replies:
As soon as you specify how one is to fold space so that the triangle apeces touch, yes.

Grayce


The television show, Nova, presented a very thorough discussion of this topic, with lots of interesting comments from the guys you'd expect, like Kip Thorne, John Wheeler, Stephen Hawking, and Carl Sagan. You can probably get the videotape from your local library.

According to those guys, yeah, it may be theoretically possible, though nobody appears to have any clue how the folding might practically be done, and the amount of energy apparently required to maintain a wormhole of useful diameter is difficult even to grasp mentally. Lacking a working theory of quantum gravity, they were extrapolating current physics into an area they knew it couldn't handle, so their guesses and calculations could be completely wrong.

In short, who knows?

Tim Mooney



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