Time Travel Theory

I noticed that most of the theories about time travel involve the “what”s of the events. Well, I feel like explaining the “how” of the time travel and the FDW. If you remember, when Locke watched the orientation film at the Orchid, Dr. Chang mentioned that the Island’s unique properties created a large Casmir effect, and hidden nearby was a vast quantity of exotic matter. In physics, the Casmir effect is a quantum mechanical phenomena that creates negative energy. Exotic matter is another name for negative matter, stuff that weighs less than zero. Now, most theoretical physicists, such as Stephen Hawking, believe that the laws of physics prohibit time travel in all regions except those that contain a large enough quantity of negative matter or energy. According to most time travel theories in mainstream physics, to travel through time you must have large quantities of both negative and positive matter or energy. We already know that the Island has a significant quantity of electromagnetic energy, not to mention the standard electromagnetic and gravitational energy that all matter possesses. However, the energies can’t cause time travel just by sitting there. They must be manipulated to make at least a part of space travel near or past the speed of light, depending on whether you want to go to the future or past. My idea is that the FDW is a kind of stirring device. It mechanically pushes a huge machine to stir up the exotic and normal matter in such a way to bend time around the Island. Tell me what you think!

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Mixen Dixon

Hey, I'm Mixen Dixon. I'm a somewhat nerdy teenager, being very enthusiastic about theoretical physics and computers (check me out on LOST is one of my favorite shows. I love to figure out scientific explanations of things that occur in LOST, which is why Daniel Faraday was my fav. character until he died. Too bad.

2 thoughts on “Time Travel Theory

  1. Great idea. I’ve seen some things similar to this on other sites and subscribe to the idea that the FDW pushes a large amount of exotic matter when turned. This is what causes the island to move through space/time, when the island was skipping the wheel was off it’s axis so it was constantly stirring this exotic matter causing the island to jump through space/time.

  2. Mixen Dixon, there are so many elements in Lost, that point to varying phenomena, and the Casimir Effect is one of them.

    To fully understand all of this phenomena, calls for examining each reference that has been mentioned, as it pertains to the specific occurrences.

    Having said that, I believe the Casimir Effect, was the pre-cursor to us seeing the actual ‘time flashes’ on ‘the island’, and how people can be in one time frame, and also exist in another.

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