A device allowing the rider to move freely in the temporal dimension, just as we ordinarily do in the two physical dimensions normal to gravity. (Read
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|"Was wells the first one to describe time as the 4th dimension?
"There are really four dimensions,three which we call the three planes of Space, and a fourth, Time.""|
(jim 6/17/2009 10:40:07 PM )
|"That's a pretty good question. I think that the basic idea had already been explored by mathematicians like Lagrange in the late 18th century. However, it wasn't until 1908 that Minkowski published the definitive mathematical work on spacetime - at relativistic speeds, the three dimensions of space and then time cannot be considered apart from each other."|
(Bill Christensen 6/18/2009 6:59:31 PM )
|"However, Wells was not actually the first to explore the concept of a time vehicle.
Spanish author, Enrique Gaspar, wrote in 1881 a play titled Anacronopete featuring one such vehicle that was republished in 1887 as a novel.
And, in France, Eugene Mouton wrote more or less around the same time L'historioscope which was a short story featuring an invention that allowed people to see the past as through a TV. "|
(Mundungus 11/11/2012 7:43:17 AM )
|"Thanks for pointing these references out. I'll add them soon."|
(Bill Christensen 11/11/2012 11:01:40 AM )
|"Okay, it took a while, but the reference to El Anacronopete has been added!"|
(Bill Christensen 2/10/2013 11:33:50 AM )
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