I frequently wonder the degree that our methods of measuring time are, generally speaking, known to be impacted by G-forces impacts the degree we believe that gravity can warp time. That’s actually part of the reason behind my radioactive half-life idea.

]]>Now, as to using FTL starship to time travel. Gravity would have to be recognized as much as the fabric of space is. Since the argument is about time travel, time is to be considered as a variable and thus removed from the space-time continuum.

There is or has to be a central point to the universe, which should coincide with the big bang theory as the x, y, z set of three dimensional space’s point of origin. Since matter was set in motion from that point in time since said explosion, and since matter can not be created, nor destroyed from that universal set, then the gravitational function should also be able to be a mapped on a similar three dimensional function parallel to the same three dimensions of the universe. Let’s call this the gx, gy, gz form of 3-g representation of a gravitational map of the universe that should be a function of gravity on the 3-d universe. And perhaps ,also a multiplier to represent the effects of a gravity well upon the three dimensional space.

Time could then be a function of both entropy and universal death since, through perception of time by humans, it could not have occurred since the universe came into being. What with time having been measured and even correlated to an atom’s fluctuations according to NIST and possibly even a human invention. But while being a human concept, it was conceived through constant monitoring of the Universe both at large and terrestrial observations.

Could it not be considered that while time could be viewed as a river, freely flowing, it could also be mapped to the known 3-d and 3-g coordinates of the universe? But upon taking Heisenburg’s principle, we can not accurately measure all of the possible parts of so vast an equation, but only infer that one may invariably follow the others? So that if the time component, if variable, was changed. Then that change should also have a predictable effect of reasonably finding the coinciding 3-d & 3-g points to be the same?

Of course, this is suggesting that the universal effects of gravity are constantly effected along the entire scale as both a universal whole down to the corresponding gravity wells of a planetary solar system as well?

]]>Saying that time has been warped might be inaccurate. But because of relativity a clock in orbit will appear to tick faster than a clock on the ground. An observer next to each clock will each see their own clock as ticking at a rate of 1 second per second. But the observer in orbit will see the clock on the ground as ticking at a rate slower than 1 second per second and the observer on the ground will see the clock in orbit as ticking at a rate faster than 1 second per second.

I believe actual distortion of spacetime requires something like the White-Juday warp-field interferometer where they seemed to be able to generate a field that reduced the time it took a laser to travel from its emitter to a detector.

]]>Because clocks don’t *measure* time.