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Time is a very complex science Venturing even further into the unknown time travel is one of the most controversial concepts in physics With so many possibilities and very few proven facts understanding time and the endless opportunities opened up by this understanding is a great asset to any curious mindTo begin to understand time travel one must first understand time A quote from a British television character sums up time rather well when he says People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect but actually from a non-linear non-subjective point of view time is more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff IMDB 1 In other words time is not as well defined as one might thinkAlbert Einstein and his Special Theory of Relativity conjectured that time is relative to how fast one object moves in relation to another Howell Par 3 Now this little tidbit is only noticeable close to the speed of light c which is 000000003335640952 meters per second or 186282 miles per second Hawking 13 This speed is also known as the cosmic or universal speed limit This is found in Einsteins General Theory of Relativity Hawking 12 His famous equation Emc2 energymass times the speed of light squared says that the faster something goes the heavier it gets consequently the more energy it requires to go faster Hawking 12 Thus at the speed of light when the moving object would have a length of zero and an infinite mass it would take an infinite amount of energy to go fasterHowell Par 2 Since humans dont possess the technology to create or harness infinite energy surpassing the speed of light is temporarily impossible This is one major problem with time travel One more basic fundamental of time must be understood Time must not be thought merely of as minutes days or years Time must be thought of as movement through
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