Do you believe in time travel? What if you could go back in time or move through time to the future, what would you do? This is the concept known as time travel.
According to Wikipedia, Time travel is the concept of movement between certain points in time, analogous to movement between different points in space by an object or a person, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine.
It is a widely recognized concept in philosophy and fiction. For centuries human beings have pondered the possibility of traveling to the future and back to the past. Personally, if I had a chance to go through time I would probably visit the much desired dinosaur era and also check out all the history facts that our high school teachers taught us, of course to the future I would skip to that part where man is immortal (cyborgs) and has conquered the galaxy that’s if it even ever happens that way.
There are a number of myths and stories about people that claim to have actually traveled through time. One of the most profound cases is that of Senior Royal Air force commander Sir Robert Victor Goddard who claimed to have had a time slip.
In 1935, Goddard flew over what had been the RAF station Drem in Scotland on his way from Edinburgh to Andover, England. The Drem station was no longer in use. After demilitarization efforts following the First World War; it had mostly been left to its own devices. Indeed, that’s what Goddard said he saw as he flew over it; a largely abandoned airfield.
On his return trip, though, things got weird. He followed the same route he had on the way there, but during the flight, he got waylaid by a storm. As he struggled to regain control of his plane, however, he spotted the Drem airfield through a break in the clouds and when he got closer to it, the bad weather suddenly dissipated. But the airfield wasn’t abandoned this time.
It was busy, with several planes on the runway and mechanics scurrying about. Within seconds, though, the storm reappeared, and Goddard had to fight to keep his plane aloft again. He managed to get home safely. Where things get weird was in 1939, the Drem airfield was brought back to life with airplanes using the field for take off. Did he have a glimpse into the future of the airfield? No one knows for sure.
Millions of dollars to this day have been put to discovering a workable and practical theory of time travel, however, scientists have to overcome some of the hard to crack paradoxes (a concept that contradicts itself) of time travel, one of them includes the grandfather paradox, which simply states that if a person travels to the past and kill his grandfather how then will they have existed in the first place.
Time travel is a concept that humanity hopes to crack someday. I can’t wait to become a time traveler!