For years now, I've studied time, That's not to say I fully understand the subject, But, Forgive my language For years now popular science has been slow jacking us with the idea of time travel. One moment it's possible, The next moment it's not, Then six months later a physicist posts a thesis about how it's once again possible. under the right conditions with technology that we don't yet or may never possess. According to current physical theory, is it possible for a human being to travel through time? My thing is this, I ask those who are scientific among us to consider for just a moment. We could argue back and forth all day about the expansion rate of the universe, Oh God though, Please don't, I hate those pointless exercises in dick measuring. Look, The universe is expanding pretty fast. Like, something like 72 something kilometers per second per megaparsec And that's the short bus slow kids to school speed, Others speculate that the universe expansion is well beyond the speed of light. And, To be fair, By their estimates, It is, But, The 72 megaparsec guys and the FTL guys are measuring different principals. Either way, FTL travel Is and would be possible if we had metamaterials that could redistribute the exponential cumulative energy brought about by FTL acceleration. So, look, My theory is, Any craft, Not just the UFO you are imagining right now, But any craft that could travel fast enough to escape their star system, And travel to ours would have to achieve speeds greater than the Hubble constant, "The expansion rate of the universe" A craft traveling at that speed would have its effects on time Via the relativistic model. Because the faster we travel, or accelerate, The denser the mass becomes, Displacing its gravity, And therefore it's time. Which direction does that time displace you may ask? Forward or backward? I hear you asking just so you can correct me when I will most certainly be wrong. Well, Time for the accelerated object seems to slow down. The nonaccelerated objects it passes by are experiencing time at a much faster rate. So How could this be useful to a Craft? Because, That Craft, has time slowed down, It has, In fact, Much more time to react, to pull that impossible aerial maneuver that should be physically impossible to do, Because to them, They aren't moving as fast as we perceive them to be moving. To those guys in the craft, They may be moving at 55 Mph like an old lady going to church on Sunday. But to us with our dilation to them, It seems like that old lady is hitting warp 7 breaking physics all the way to Sunday school. I think when Ufo's dematerialize or just disappear, That they really aren't moving that fast. I think they are displacing themselves in time using Time dilation. It took us a long time to get to here, I'm sorry you had to read about slow jackings and Old church ladies, But, Look, You've read less interesting stuff today... What do you think, Do you believe a being capable of building a craft that can get here from another star system would be capable of mastering Time dilation in such a way as this? It is my sincerest hope that you leave this thread with a deep appreciation for the intricacies of the nature of time and a true disdain for slow jacking old ladies. SP.