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ENT601-50 Week 5 Reflection- Wormholes and Time Travel

For my Entrepreneurial Innovation 601-50 class, I chose the book titled "Hyperspace", by Michio Kaku. “A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, And The 10th Dimension.” This book is about the theory of hyperspace. I wanted to talk a little bit about wormholes and time travel on this week's reflection. What are wormholes? Wormholes are a structure linking different points in time, based on complex equations by Albert Einstein. Einstein believes that time travel is real. Do you?

Here is a 2-dimensinoal view of a worm hole. Imagine a piece of a paper folded in half, and this can illustrate the theory of an Einstein-Rosen Bridge. Two points are at opposite ends of the sheet, and can bend like space and time. A metaphorical wormhole can be made by stabbing a pen through the two points. This wormhole

creates a shortcut to travel to the other plane. Here's another example. Imagine tiny flatworms living on the surface of a large apple. Their apple-world, is flat and two dimensional, like themselves. One flatworm, named Columbus, believes that Appleworld is infinite and curved somehow, in a third dimension. His worm friends thought he was crazy for believing Appleword could be bent in some unseen dimension. The tapeworm, Columbus, goes on a difficult and long journey over the horizon, and discovers that the world is actually curved in the unseen third dimension. He finds another way to travel between distant points on the apple: That's by burrowing into the apple, he can carve a tunnel, that connects shortcuts to far away places. These tunnels reduce the time and discomfort of a long journey, and these were named wormholes. It demonstrates the shortest path between two points. It is NOT necessarily a straight line as we've been taught, but a wormhole.



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