Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

(I thought I posted this yesterday, but either it disappeared or time for me skipped a beat.)

I was thinking about a statement I made in a previous post here. I said, "if the past does not exist, the technology for a time machine does not exist".

Conversely, only if the past does exist, does the technology for a time machine exist.

Now, in quantum mechanics, all elementary particles are quantized as discrete units. Electrons, protons, photons, etc. And because we understand mathematically how these particles behave we are able to manipulate them

For example, the technology of a radio transmitter manipulates electrons. Laser technology manipulates photons.

Now, the hypothetical quantum particle of time is the chronon. If we could mathematically understand the properties of the chronon and the laws it obeys we could theoretically develop a technology to manipulate them.

The hypothetical quantum particle of space is the spacion, and the same applies. If we understood the spacion and its behavior, we could theoretically develop a technology to manipulate them..

The properties of these two particles must be interrelated. We cannot just manipulate time independently of space. Just traveling in time by itself is meaningless, and traveling only in space is also meaningless. Time and space are covariant. If we travel in time we must correspondingly be traveling in space. The two cannot be separated.

Saying, “I’ll meet you at twelve o’clock” is meaningless unless I specify the place we will meet. If I say, “I’ll met you on the corner of Fifth and Main St.”, that also is meaningless unless I specify the time I’ll be there.

Every moment in time has its corresponding location in space and every location in space has its corresponding moment in time.

So, in the hypothetical mathematical description of these elementary particles, both the chronon and the spacion would be described together in one set of equations. A description of either particle independently would be incomplete. Neither quantum particle could be described without a corresponding description of the other particle.

If we could accomplish discovering the nature of these quantum particles of time and space, I think we could develop a technology to manipulate them. This technology would be our time machine.

As I stated above, if the technology for space-time travel exists, then all space and time must exist, past, present and future.

Just my conjecture.