# a question about time travel

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has there ever been a person to believe in "math travel" maybe simmilar to time travel? just wondering, as im trying to think of alternative methods.

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What do you exactly mean by math travel?

Could you please elaborate on the subject?

Until later becomes now

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ruthless,

ditto

Why don't you expand on your idea so that we are on the same page.

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well, this is my thought: time is a form of measurement. people believe in time travel. math is also a form of measurement,so i was just wondering if folks thought the same way about math. may sound stupid, but just something on my mind.

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Ah, math is a form of equalivence. E-MC^2 = 0.

It is about relating truths given to be by mathematical symbols that are used, even if it is Calculus and formed in a few months from a genius like Isaac Newton. Those truths or axioms are thought of as being the only truths the math can prove. In other words, 4 does not equal 5. 2 + 2 does equal 4. It is a Set of symbols used but zero had to be invented to mean nothing or not any thing or the equalivence of having 'nothing'. In other words, if you have 2 oranges and you give them both to someone as food, then you end up having no oranges when you are done and zero is the term used to indicate that.

Time is a measurement, so far, because it is thought of being that way, but since you are alive, all of us are "Time Travelers" in the sense that every time the Earth makes an orbit around the Sun, we all say that we became a year older and according to the current Calendar that is in use, which all is a standard that is used to give it a meaning, but actually a year is related to where the stars are at since they are very far away and take many many many more years to move to where anyone can state that they did move, and those stars do. In 500,000 years Acturus will no longer be a star in our skys at night. It will take that long to move, and with the naked eye we will no longer be able to look up and see it.

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"Ah, math is a form of equalivence. E-MC^2 = 0"

im sorry, i dont really understand. could you maybe dumb it down for me a bit :)

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ruthless,

Ah, I see where you're going - or at least I think that I "get it." ;)

Math is the language of science. In general, with a proper math statement, you can reduce a thousand word description of a concept into a few symbols seperated by some sort of equivalence (or inequivalence) symbol. It's more concise than verbal communication.

But we can "travel" by math...at least in the virtual world. We do that every time we fire up our PC. The computer has millions of physical components. Without some math processing in the form of software you can get the machine to do one hardwired task at a time. Add the software and you can perform millions of operations simultaneously and allow the computer to do what we regularly observe it to be doing. It can take us on a virtual journey and as both software and hardware improve the journey can be made more realistic.

So I think that the answer to your question is a qualified yes.

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wonder if anyone thinks of time travel the same way as the "math travel?"