time travel and hawkings regarding the cern
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So, ever optimistic, he moves on to consider black holes. If even light can't emerge from a black hole, then time, as we know it, would be slowed. Yet just as he begins to excite, he throws in his doubts: "It's pretty dangerous. It's a long way away and it doesn't even take us very far into the future."
Let's focus, he says on building a time machine that will fly into the future. Yes, let's. And his hope is stimulated by the experiments in the Large Hadron Collider beneath the French-Swiss border.
It's all about speed, he believes. So the CERN experiments bring a true hope. Your spaceship might be a large version of one of the tiny particles that are being hurtled around the collider: "They can only get to 99.99 percent of the limit. When that happens, they too start to travel in time. We know this because of some extremely short-lived particles, called pi-mesons. Ordinarily, they disintegrate after just 25 billionths of a second. But when they are accelerated to near-light speed they last 30 times longer."
The near-light speed he is referring to is just under the "cosmic speed limit" of 186,000 miles per second. The conclusion, then, for all you who wish to dedicate yourselves to the cause of time travel is to build a very, very large spaceship that can go, say, 185,000 miles per second. "It really is that simple," says Hawking.
Hawking doesn't suggest specific materials from which your time machine should be made, but he is clear that it would have to hold a huge amount of fuel, so that, though it would start slowly, it would speed up to such an extent that it would zoom along at just under that cosmic speed limit.
Personally, I find the mind contortions involved in thinking about these things more taxing than living with lice. However, it seems to me that perhaps your best option, should you want to be the first human to take his lover to Neptune on a very fast spaceship, is to have some children pretty quick: Spaceship construction seems quite a time-consuming and long-labored process. You might not finish in, as it were, time. If you have some kids now, they will surely be able to carry on your good work.
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Who WOULD OF THOUGHT???
Those thinking apparently even if many call them crazy the truth proves itself out.