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3 Simple Ways to Time Travel (& 3 Complicated Ones)

December 2, 2019

Time travel can be complicated – and complicating,
so let’s ignore all the paradoxical stuff and talk about a few simple ways that you
can time travel without leaving your home. First, 1) Do nothing – you’re already traveling through
time! I mean, here you are – fifteen seconds into the future since the start of this video!
Easy, huh? The point is, we’re all always traveling forwards through time. But that’s
boring time travel. What’s interesting is time travel relative to other people. To do
that… 2) Start walking, and you’ll travel through
time relative to someone standing still! We’ve known for over a century that time and space
are really just two components of a single “spacetime”, and the faster you move, the
slower time will pass for you. If you take a walk around the block, you’ll be 3 femtoseconds
younger than your friend who stayed home. Except, in order to walk around the block,
you had to… 3) Stand up. You’re now further from the Earth,
and so gravity is a tiny bit weaker for you. Which means you’ve traveled through time relative
to your friend who’s sitting down. That’s right, more gravity makes time slow down,
too. If you stand up for a minute your feet will have aged 10 femtoseconds less than your
head. On the other hand, GPS satellites high in orbit experience less of earth’s gravity
and thus travel noticeably faster through time than we do, which is why their clocks
are calibrated to run slow. But maybe you want to time travel more than
a few femtoseconds. Get ready for your head to start spinning – I mean, the universe. 4) Because if the whole universe were spinning
really fast, general relativity predicts there would be time-loops all over the place. Moving
along one of these loops, you’d always feel like you were moving forwards in time, but
overall you’d loop around and travel back to a time and place in your own past. It’s
a little like how you can keep moving forwards on the Earth, but Earth’s curvature brings
you back to where you started. Unfortunately, our universe isn’t spinning.
Maybe it would be easier to build… 5) An infinitely long, super-dense spinning
cylinder, which would also curve space-time enough to create a time-loop. The problem,
of course, is how do you build something that’s infinite in size? Maybe you could just make
it really really really big? MmmNo. If you tried to squeeze this time machine into finite
space, you’d need negative energy – something nobody knows how to create – to make it work.
Otherwise you’d end up with a black hole. Wait, but what if instead of a black hole,
we… 6) Built a wormhole? Wormholes are hypothetical
(but not physically impossible) bridges through space-time, shortcuts that can instantaneously
connect two different places and times in our universe. If you had a wormhole you might
be able to use it to travel into the past or the future. The problem is that no-one knows how to build
a wormhole. Or, once you’ve built it, how to keep it from collapsing: as Sean Carroll
has eloquently written, “keeping wormholes open requires a form of negative energies.
Nobody knows how to make negative energies, although they occasionally slap the name “exotic
matter” on the concept and pretend it might exist.” Well that’s too bad… but as consolation,
welcome to the future! Almost three minutes have passed since the beginning of this video,
and we have personal jet-packs now!

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  • Reply dhiraj fafal November 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    me bhi din se bohosh mene esha dekha he ki wards bol nahi sakata…. time treval

  • Reply Ewan Skinner November 21, 2018 at 12:31 am

    In my classroom at school in 5th grade me had a time machine that was a closet. It worked like this if you go in it for 5 seconds you would go out and you would be five seconds into the future.

  • Reply Tom Ackermann November 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    I travel regularly and I found the perfect gagets for me

  • Reply Natalie Wong November 27, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    why gravity has a impact on time?

  • Reply SET A LIGHT November 28, 2018 at 9:49 am

    welcome to the future

  • Reply winkipinky November 30, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Chronologically speaking, I just traveled through 3.13 minutes of utter crap on YouTube

  • Reply Virgie Tapucar December 6, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Sleeping can make u time travel

  • Reply Jecrenerth December 12, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Scientist have been able to manipulate quantum fields to produce objects with negative mass/ exotic matter, as negative mass means negative gravity = negative energy, sooo……… yay we can make the wery long "stick" in the universe and time travel! (i mean they only made it as far as making negative mass electrons and stuff but whatever)

  • Reply Chenchen Zhang December 16, 2018 at 12:40 am

    I watched the video with 2x play speed~ yeah~ I time traveled back for 1.5 minutes~

  • Reply Aye Aung December 26, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I went to the future

  • Reply bruh December 28, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Thought I'd check out the video in order to satisfy my Steins;Gate hype, I don't think I'm hyped anymore

  • Reply xForex December 31, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Simple and complicated dont go together

  • Reply Easy Go Life January 2, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Easy. set your date to 2050. Congratulation, you now in 2050.

  • Reply B1SQ1T January 6, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    It’s been 15 seconds since I started watching this video thafuq?!

  • Reply Himanshu Vaish January 8, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Running makes you younger.

  • Reply Juab Perez January 10, 2019 at 2:45 am

    I hate this kind of video in which a a person with an annoying voice keeps drawing things as he or she explains…. it is very distracting

  • Reply Hamaa7 January 11, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Do any of you also get brainwashed by youtubes negative commemts?

  • Reply Michael Owino January 13, 2019 at 4:31 am


  • Reply Tibor Dobi January 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Come on guys, gravity speeds time up! Lie on the floor while watching YouTube!

  • Reply J.D Hamm January 18, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    I want to time travel like foreal not this bogus crap

  • Reply Pete Darius January 22, 2019 at 11:27 am

    If you were frozen and brought back to life, let's say 100 years from now, wouldn't that be time traveling? Of course it would be in one direction only.

  • Reply Top Notch January 28, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Should be how to waste time by listening to a VW commercial thx pal

  • Reply Justinas Kelmelis January 30, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    no,no,no … why you just dont press l on a computer or duoble tap right on mobile

  • Reply Toyinjoiiiuu Jack February 14, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Men I have a new friend he is ido ido idiot

  • Reply Ilan Smolders February 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    People with crictism create negative energy 😉

  • Reply Splash!? February 17, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I like how this video is exactly pie long.

  • Reply Nagato the destory fo evil February 24, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    You see time traveling through the future is an illusion as your moveing fast but time for everyone dosen't change but it is possible to go see fast you go to another dimension which may seem like you travled thought time but you didn't it's just another dimension.

  • Reply Agata Malecka February 26, 2019 at 12:29 am

    I live on the 3 floor for first 13 years of my life I lived on 12th floor that makes me about 2 mints younger??? LOL

  • Reply NhojGaming March 6, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I'm gonna raise my kids upside down so their brains are more developed than anybody else's.

  • Reply LOL Science March 17, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    The way he pronounced Volkswagen… sorry I’m German, I can’t!!! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply M.A. R March 18, 2019 at 12:09 am

    How to time travel:
    Do nothing
    Stand up

    How to time travel COOL!
    Spin the universe
    Build infinite spinning cylinder
    Build a wormhole

  • Reply Teddy Mene March 31, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    So peoples who like to sleep live 3 weeks more

  • Reply Charles Clarke April 1, 2019 at 1:44 am

    I could be that there is only the present, no past or future is considered. Thats could mean that the present could alter the past. This could mean that matter is a probability wave until the past of the particle becomes determined in the present. Until then, there is just a sea of possible outcomes or a wave like behaviour. Once worked out, the wave like behaviour should disappear. This should affect the past as well as the present. The position and the velocity of an object cannot both be measured exactly, at the same time. The velocity is just the direction of the probability wave, all possible outcomes but the position causes the probability wave to become a single point or result. There is no way to tell the velocity and position at the same time because of this. It should be one or the other but not both.

    In this way there is no past or future that you could travel too. The future and past is just the present. The past present and the future present. The universe does not consider the past in its present and the only way to get to the future is wait until the present reaches it. Thats tonights brain fart over for now.

  • Reply -LaGAiming - April 3, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Just drill a hole in a worm. Problem solved!

  • Reply Nabiil Cabdullahi April 4, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I traveld 3 hour in the furter

  • Reply Avery Logsdon April 16, 2019 at 3:19 am

    If you put the universe in a tube………. you shouldn't put the universe in a tube

  • Reply 谭锐齐 May 10, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Press J to go back 10 secs on your computer

  • Reply Aviel Yamin May 13, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    in short, pilots live longer?

  • Reply Mạnh Cường Hà May 17, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    1234567890000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.Travel at the speed of light

  • Reply Mạnh Cường Hà May 17, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    i post 2 comments at once

  • Reply weiner store May 24, 2019 at 3:44 am

    had to take adderall

  • Reply Rodney’s World May 27, 2019 at 2:28 am

    So if I sprint for my entire life I will be younger than my lazy other possible self.

    WIAT IF THE MULTIVERSE EXISTED THAn I would be younger than my doppelgänger. That’s so cool

  • Reply brylleee May 29, 2019 at 7:24 am


    scientists: its negative energy

  • Reply Vishnu Sai June 3, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I hit the like button when I saw the first 15 seconds itself

  • Reply Elijah Cohen June 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

    If we can take a picture of a black hole can we take a picture of a wormhole?

  • Reply Titan Hyperion June 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    You know I was stuck in this time of video cause of your annoying voice lol as it seem like it took forever for this stupid video to end 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂.

  • Reply Titan Hyperion June 14, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    So in order to become immortal all I have to do is to keep on running and I'll even surpass time itself lmao🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 wow what a genius you are😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

  • Reply oHMy God July 4, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    i think my hand is 0.1 seconds older than the rest of my body.

  • Reply Matthew Martin July 7, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    click gear, set playback speed to 1.5 to time travel faster

  • Reply SACHIN SUNDARESAN July 8, 2019 at 10:31 am

    This video was supported by Volkswagen? hmmmmmm……

  • Reply Avatar Raptor July 8, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    1:54 a circle?

  • Reply Chrono-Glitch WaterLily July 9, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Number 1 is my only accomplishment in life so far

  • Reply Zach K July 9, 2019 at 7:12 pm


  • Reply Victor Silva Carmona July 10, 2019 at 12:30 am

    To begin with, not why you move means that time passes slower since the seated person is on the same planet and it "rotates" at a constant speed, causing both of them to have the same reaction to time. The aging of the cells is according to the age that each one has. At the speed of the light that is in the vacuum of 3,108m / s according to Einstein's relative time stops, without time, not distance and without distance there is no movement, since according to the current laws of physics none of these variables exist without the other. If time stops you do not stop aging because your natural BIOLOGICAL organism follows its natural aging process. Time does not exist, it is the creation of the human.

  • Reply Kaldrin July 10, 2019 at 11:29 am

    But the universe spinning relative to what ?

  • Reply Flames July 10, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Close your eyes, count to 5 and then open them. You now traveled into the future and have no friends

  • Reply Ankit Gupta July 10, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Time slows down when you are moving, so driving 24 thousands miles will keep your car 5 nanoseconds younger

  • Reply Nathan Meng July 10, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    I like to think sleeping can telport u a few hours into the future

  • Reply Jakesto July 11, 2019 at 1:55 am


  • Reply Anvil Evolved July 11, 2019 at 4:02 am

    So I can make my younger younger than the rest of my body for absolutely no reason.

  • Reply GamingWithZach July 11, 2019 at 8:37 pm


  • Reply Yann July 11, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Ah yes, exactly my type of five year old content at 3 am in my feed

  • Reply James Hales July 12, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Didn’t watch the vid just clicked to comment: if there are simple ways to time travel then why aren’t we doing it?

  • Reply MainConMan YT July 12, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Bro let me just get up and walk
    Edit: it worked

  • Reply Kuba Tutak July 12, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Another way: internet
    5 mins = 1 hour

  • Reply Steptimus Heap July 12, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Haha it's 3 minutes 14 seconds. Haha

  • Reply Chinmay Giridhar July 13, 2019 at 6:02 am

    I feel bad for the actual theoretical physicists who will see this

  • Reply Vikash Rāj July 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    The first method will take you to the future instantly!

  • Reply FiguraCinque July 13, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    If i rewind the video i will go back in time?

  • Reply Gabriel Swanson July 13, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    1:25 "Dormammu, I've come to bargain"

  • Reply Tree3 July 14, 2019 at 12:46 am

    1. Make up your own timescale so that 1 second is 1 year

  • Reply theguywiththecoolprofilepicture July 14, 2019 at 5:47 am

    no no no, time isn't moving faster, but the speed in which events occur changes, due to variable densities of space, you move slower in thicker water. the faster you travel through water the harder it becomes, movement is slowed.

  • Reply Humans Are Retarded Creatures July 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Well yes but no

  • Reply Subhaan Ahsan July 14, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    ASAP science

  • Reply HighExpectation HighDissapointment July 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    2:46 oh that’s kinda coo… this was 2013. Oh, I see.

  • Reply HighExpectation HighDissapointment July 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    2:46 oh that’s kinda coo… this was 2013.

  • Reply Aniket Jhariya July 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    "Simple". Really.😒😒😒😒😒

  • Reply Madhurendra Kishor July 15, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    A wrinkle in time will create twinkle in unverse find meaning

  • Reply Carly Taylor July 16, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Boys, it's time to build a wormhole


  • Reply Samuel Ramos July 16, 2019 at 2:21 am

    After area 51, I'll just use my time machine.

  • Reply David Henderson July 16, 2019 at 8:37 am

    1) A man steps into his time machine, sets it for one month in the future, and the whole thing disappears. A month later the machine reappears, the man inside is dead, dehydrated and starved, with long hair and nails.
    2) A man sets his time machine for one month in the future, and disappears. A month later the machine reappears, out in outer space, in the exact location the earth was when he disappeared.
    Any questions?

  • Reply ShadowComentary July 16, 2019 at 10:18 am

    wait. is a dejavu a time loop?

  • Reply Marcel Telang July 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm


  • Reply Anand G July 19, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Instructions not clear, being eaten by dinosaurs.

  • Reply Just Cause July 31, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Time travel is when it's 7:00 am, you close the eyes for half a yoctosecond, and it's 11:30 pm

  • Reply Zbigniew Kurant August 14, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Anyone noticed the lenght of this video = pi?

  • Reply Leenarp August 17, 2019 at 3:58 am

    10 seconds ago this was the future.

  • Reply JAYStudiosMC August 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Wow it really did work y the hecc did no one tell me about this video

  • Reply Tahsin Shabab August 26, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Guys guys, all we need to do to time travel is to just make a time machine! Simple

  • Reply Supertyp September 9, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Thats not correct with the walking. Because your friend who stays at home is still moving, we all are moving with the whole earth around the sun and the sun around the milkyway and the milkyway towards Andromeda and so on, so it depends in which direction you walk how fast you actually move through space-time.

  • Reply Icalasari September 13, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Wait, how do we know the universe isn't spinning? According to our perspective, we'd be spinning with it thus making it seem still. And if it's significantly bigger than the observable section, then for all we know, going far out enough would allow us to start going, "…Oh so it's spinning"

  • Reply Lord man September 21, 2019 at 12:55 pm


  • Reply Entity 100011 September 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Set playback speed to 2 to move faster in time

  • Reply Long Âu Gia September 22, 2019 at 7:46 am

    1:05 am
    walks continiously
    Expecting: 1:48 am
    Reality: 1:38 am

  • Reply Eric Lee September 23, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Ah yes, the most boring kind of time travel, which is the one that allows the universe at large to function

  • Reply lolly drumer November 3, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    What a load of rubbish

  • Reply Nitin Bharadwaj November 13, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    So am I talking to the same friend if I’m technically traveling through time?

  • Reply Zivko x November 16, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Sleeping is the best time travel

  • Reply the god 12341 November 27, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    We supposed to be in the 4th dimensional space time continuum but the lines won't let us get there and that's just the beginning of the side effects that happens when we drain like for just the 7 principles of like is the only things keeping us alive here not in the reality we now and that just on 69 and we live only to give power to the outer being of this planet and that's why we need more people to power the aliens batteries that give them power outside of what we know and it's not a constant continuum it's reality we can't see and this is call ceionlrenmonicplical Ism which effect everything that we know and see touch hear and feel ect…

  • Reply bonniedog December 2, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Just sleep.

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