You know this may not be the kind of questions you get
usually but I hope you may help me. Earth is point B with no reference
in x(time) and y(space). If we could location of the original big bang
that should give us a reference point which we could then use to find all
other points in the universe. Thus to travel to point C we would
"simply" create a triangle in space and time with A(center), B(earth),
and C. By somehow folding the triangle so B and C were over the same
spot wouldn't it be possible at some point to theoretically create a
wormhole which could almost instantly transport someone from B to C? Is
there any potential in this pet theory??
As soon as you specify how one is to fold space so that the triangle
apeces touch, yes.
The television show, Nova, presented a very thorough discussion of this
topic, with lots of interesting comments from the guys you'd expect, like
Kip Thorne, John Wheeler, Stephen Hawking, and Carl Sagan. You can probably
get the videotape from your local library.
According to those guys, yeah, it may be theoretically possible, though nobody
appears to have any clue how the folding might practically be done, and the
amount of energy apparently required to maintain a wormhole of useful diameter
is difficult even to grasp mentally. Lacking a working theory of quantum
gravity, they were extrapolating current physics into an area they knew
it couldn't handle, so their guesses and calculations could be completely
In short, who knows?
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