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: The rules haven't changed much since Einstein. Ultimately Whether it's wormholes or warp drives, time travel requires you to go 186,000 miles per second. Dan Vasser
: The speed of light. Elliot Langley
: That's the rub because, so far, nothing has demonstrated an ability to do that. Dan Vasser
: What about tachyons? Elliot Langley
: Theoretical particles never proven to exist. Dan Vasser
: So, time travel's impossible. Elliot Langley
: No, just not proven. Five hundred years ago, we knew Pluto didn't exist. Five years ago, we knew it was a planet. Now, we know it's not. Did Pluto change? No. Did our understanding of Pluto? Yes.
: Are you finding that other people are interested in your work? Dan Vassar
: As a matter of fact, yes. Elliot Langley
: Men with guns always wanna control the men with ideas. Dan Vassar
: Is that why you left that think tank? Thurn-Tippit, was it? Elliot Langley
: Yes. The Patriot Act made my research at Thurn accessible to the government. They rationalized that in a time of war, they needed access to anything that could help defeat terrorism. Dan Vassar
: Defeat terrorism? What are you working on? Something the FBI might be interested in? Elliot Langley
: Just don't tell anyone about your book. Even a novelist has to worry about losing intellectual property, hmm?
: Tachyons? Are you sure you're not trying to build a time machine? Dan Vasser
: Well, you got me.