Why Did Albert Einstein Believe In Time Travel and How Is Speed Is a Kind of Time Machine?

According to Albert Einstein time travel is possible, but you can only travel forward in time.

If a spaceship is traveling at the speed of light, time slows down for the spaceship and its passengers.

Space travelers who travel to the nearest star system and return to Earth at this speed might have a few years pass by on the ship’s calendar, but when they return to Earth they will find that a century has passed.

They will have traveled forward in time.

According to Einstein, even time is relative; the only constant is the speed of light.

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1 thought on “Why Did Albert Einstein Believe In Time Travel and How Is Speed Is a Kind of Time Machine?”

  1. I thought it was the opposite… because time is relative, as an object travels faster, the things around it slow down comparatively. If the original object goes fast enough, then everything else goes backwards in time. Or am I completely wrong?
    It seems to me, that if I went forward in time (by whatever means available) then the opposite could be argued – that I had actually not gone forward at all, but everyone else had gone back, leaving me surrounded by the future.
    y’know, if that makes sense at al…

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