Time travel just got (theoretically) easier…

…thanks to work by “noted time-travel theorist” Professor Amos Ori:

Ori’s theory is actually a set of mathematical equations describing hypothetical conditions that, if established, could lead to the formation of a time machine, technically known as “closed time-like curves.”

Alas, his theories don’t allow us to go back and visit, say, the Battle of Waterloo:

“If the proper initial conditions were achieved, the time machine would evolve on its own without any further intervention,” says Ori, of the Technion Faculty of Physics. “It can be likened to shooting a ship with a cannon. Once the cannon is aimed properly and fired, the cannonball hits the ship on its own, driven solely by the laws of physics.”

“The machine is space time itself,” he explains. “If we were to create an area with a warp like this in space that would enable time lines to close on themselves, it might enable future generations to return to visit our time. We, however, could not return to previous ages because our predecessors did not create this infrastructure for us.”

Cool, nonetheless.

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