Quantum Time Machine Lets You Travel to the Past Without Fear of Grandfather Paradox


Mon, Jul 26th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Looking to build a time machine but nervous about the classic grandfather paradox, aka the Marty McFly conundrum, aka the idea that you might unwittingly do something that causes you to never exist in the first place? An MIT professor and a few of his quantum quoting buddies have published a theory that allows for time travel while circumventing the grandfather paradox. All you need is a quantum teleportation device and a precise understanding of the idea of postselection -- Flux Capacitor optional.



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