My Working (well, Closer Than Anyone Else's I Think) Time-Machine

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Introduction: My Working (well, Closer Than Anyone Else's I Think) Time-Machine

This is , well, not exactly an instructable as i am not implying that I or anyone else is going to / has / or will soon build one and yes , some of it is based on theorey. I have tried to make it as technical as possible though . And also it is just a sort of box with all the bits in so as long as whatever it is has ram-jets attached (i'll explain later) it is compatible .

See what you think . REMEMBER - Just a bit of fun, does not need constructive critiscism just your opinion .

Below: Marty McFly with the Flux Capacitor.

As for the physics and theories... this isnt some smartass A-level student. I am 14. When i thought this up i was 11. I have deliberately kept it unchanged. Keep it in mind as you look.

Step 1: The Theory - What I Can't Prove.

Right. This is the stuff that msut be taken for granted.

Imagine a void, something like the concept of the space-time vortex in Dr. Who. A place outisde space and time. It would be a tube shape but would be cyclical - keep going round . So a doughnut shape. Ever heard the old time-travel theorey? Get a black hole, bend it in a doughnut , put a tube in the middle and run down at the speed of light? Well this also uses doughnuts - the shape concentrates forces in the centre. In my theorey, these concentrated forces made the univeres inside and around it, especially inside. The idea is that you can go from place/time to place/time by going into the void, going to a 'window' (the other side of the void) to another part of reality and then break out again. There is no matter or antimatter in the void. But you/matter is attracted to othermatter/the universe , so... getting out is easy. Getting in ... hard. To do so you must break a hole in the wall of the void, a hole in space and time. As the matter and nothingness repell the leak seals instantly after.

Below : Picture of black hole with something that scientists have noticed but don't know what it is around it.

Now to break a hole in spacetime you will need 2 things. To go very fast, nearing the speed of light where time starts to bend. And to react matter with antimatter. Now 2 problems occur . Man has never gone so fast and there is no antimatter around - it instantly reacts with matter. You can't make a container for it - it will react with the matter of the container. So you have to make the antimatter yourself.

To solve the problems of breaking through spacetime see the next step.

Step 2: The Time-Engine ... the Equivalent of the Flux Capacitor

Now this is a diagram made on MS Paint. The numbers are colour coded like the substances - those are not their actual colours, but this should make them clearer. They go left to right - outside to inside also.

1. Diamond. The strongest naturally occuring substance in existence.

2.ACNR (Aggregated Carbon NanoRods). Diamonds that have been made 10 times as strong by scientists using extra pressure and heat. Scrathes a diamond easy , way over 10 on Mohs Sacle.

3. (Black background for '3' is to make it clearer) Steel. Good old steel.

4.Polycarbonate. Carbon that has been chemically treated in a special way to... in fact i can't remeber what it is. But it's very strong and unreactive sort of plastic-y stuff.

5.'Tit-Tant' alloy. This is an alloy that contains mixtures of titanium, tungsten and tantalum. TITanium-TANTalum. These metals are very strong, unreactive, uncorrosive (same thing), and have extremely high melting temperatures. Tungsten is used in light bulbs, tantalum in skull plates and titanium in ... great stuff. The only metal to survive on Venus for some time when we put it there.

6. Heavy duty electric cabling. To carry several gigawatts of electricity.

7. Carbon. The most straightforward element - in a sense. Hydrogen technically but you know what i mean.

Now, matter consists of positive protons and nuetral nuetrons orbited by negative elctrons - antimatter is the opposite. I thought that maybe with huge amounts of electricity, you could reverse the atom's charge and make it into antimatter. The reason that all these practically indestructible things are there is to cushion the explosion and to slow the reaction - even though they are matter, they are still unreactive and strong matter.

This rips a hole in space. I hope.

Step 3: Ripping a Hole in Time - Ram Jets.

I'd like you to meet my good friend , the SR-71. Put together by Lockheed. But you'll know it by a different name; it goes by the title of 'Blackbird'It went at Mach3 in test runs and is the fastest plane on earth. Built in the '60s. Look at the engines.

They are ram-jets. A special kind of jet engine. The jet engine in it gets you up to a certain speed but after that, when it's going flat out, only 20% of the thrust is being produced by the engines. The other 80% comes from the air - how? From a certain speed, air is simply pusched towards the combustion chamber by the massive intakes and ignited. The faster you go, the more air you intake, so you go faster, so you intake more air so you go faster... You get the idea. It can go at phenomenal speeds.

The fastest way to go on earth ... you get the picture.Or use it in space. If you want to use it in space, then you could use a solar sail. In fact, probably best to use in space - an antimatter explosion could do untold damage. How these work. You get a sheet of reflective heat-resistant material and strap it to a satellite. Photons and their energy from the Sun constantly push against it as they reflect, and they can go to 1/10th the speed of light or 18,628.2397 miles per second - see Wikipedia. Spacecraft re-entry is the fastest moving humans but thats ony about the the same no. of miles per HOUR not second.

Step 4: That's All, Folks !

So that's it. You go very fast and make the antimatter . You go into the void and out again into the right part of reality. Think what you want of it.

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yes!! make time travel I need to fix stuff :|

You can contain antimatter. You just need a magnetic containment ring. Just ask Fermilab. Also, you can travel (one way) into the future just by using the time dilation effect that happens when you approach the speed of light. By the way, I am also 14.

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Also time travel would be impossible because since you only can travel forward in time you would get there but since the time hasn't happened yet your body wouldn't be there so as soon as you travel you would disintegrate or something(because your atoms{what you and everything is made off} wouldn't exist there so that = death!)If you get what I mean.

You know how in all the movies like Back to the Future how they go into the future. To my very limited knowledge (in fact, none of this is based on fact, pure common sense and speculation) going forward in time would be impossible because, simply, there is no future. This may not be true but I also thought it up when I was 11. The future is nothing until it becomes the present. Therefore, you would always only be able to travel to the past and, after this, you would have to stay there for the rest of your life. This is a factor overlooked by naive people who try to make time machines out of a cordboard box and a Sharpie or people who actually know what they are doing. This will also complicate matters even further because you will need multiple time machines, and if it costs billions of dollars, too bad. This will make time travel usefull in lots of situations, but only able to be used at a dire situation. Time travel is a long way away, but hopefully most of the kinks will have been worked out. But even after that, remember: NO GOING TO THE FUTURE!

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My time machine works.

I want a time machine too! I just need it for....like a second! I have to go back, and knock myself unconscious just before my first wedding! Drag myself to the machine, and travel to today to leave myself a note to remind me that I must tell you that I want a time machine too! Oh....wait.....LOL

Sorry, only goes forward.

if it olny goes forward how are you here to prove it hmm..... what year did you come from?

i bet he wrote that when he was in the future cuz this would be from the past so he could read it from the future

If it only goes forward, does that mean once to travel to the future, you can't return to this time? Well, what a dumb question...of course that's what it means. Well, at least I tried.

but then because of the paradox you'd have to kill yourself

It's huge. Like, HUGE!

It would cost about 2000$, and I am not offering refunds.
The *technoligy* behind it is classified, all I tell you is you can only go forward, and no coming back.

Can't even spell technology right. Wow i wouldn't trust him to make me a time machine. (here is an example " year 3000 please" destination set. approaching year 1,000,000,000 "NO! NO! NO!") Boom your dead

I think it's funny because you still don't get it.

i know its a joke....(now. hey, who said that? see? i can be funny but um......... oh &^%@ im still in the parenthaceses) (lol) (look im 11 6th gread just started like a week ago and normally i get all A's except for last year. lets just say two of the teachers where &^#@%) (when will this end) (one said your son is disorginized....but then coulden't find my grades. lol.) see all the things in the paraentices all the jokes lol

haha, no, my idea for a time machine would work perfectly. It only goes into the future, if you try to go too far into the future it might kill you, and it's really cheap to build.

no because the future has not been made but what i said before is complacted because your from the future it has alredy been made in the space time continueum (look kids its the new time machine if you try to go too far into the future it might kill you, and it's really cheap to build,and its fun to commit suiside free of pain buy it today for only 1,999.95 (and you call that cheap 3,000,000,000 pounds of crack would be cheaper (by the dozen) id know cuz i play gta china town (well, used to. sold it for...lets not get off topic here. but really i sold it for ps2 i had 10,000,000,000 dollars because of cheats all of the best guns (cheat again) and every house and the best cars (the f1 was awesome) (did i mention i had a tank cuz i did) completed all of the mini missions (like the crazy woman that was going to die) last but not least got all the wa to the x-zen missions after getting the statues)