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"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein

When Albert Einstein gave us his general relativity equation,  E = mc2 he opened the possibility that time travel could be real. He theorized that time was simply a variable, and time could slow down and speed up, depending on your gravitational field or when you're traveling at high speeds. We all know you can't travel faster than the speed of light (299,792,458 meters per second), but if you could travel near the speed of light, time would begin to slow for you in relation to things around you – and voila! you're in the future!

So if you like to daydream about a world where time travel is a common occurrence (like me), here are some films you might enjoy:

Planet of the Apes (1968 - Rated G)

In the near future an astronaut lands on a strange planet and finds himself in a situation where apes rule the land and humans are slaves.
Back to the Future (1985 - Rated PG)

Teenager Marty McFly helps his scientist friend test his time machine, and finds himself in the past where he must unite his parents or his future doesn't exits.
 
Star Trek

The science fiction series Star Trek is notorious for using time travel as a plot device. These feature films won't disappoint: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986 - Rated PG), Star Trek First Contact (1996 - Rated PG-13), Star Trek (2009 Rated PG-13).
The Terminator (1984 - Rated R)

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the robot assassin who travels to the past to kill a woman whose future son will be humanity's last hope in a war against the machines in the future.

Time Bandits (1981 - Rated PG)

This action comedy is about a little boy who's imagination takes him on a wild trip where he travels to various times in history meeting historical characters and trying to find tresure.

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010 - Rated R)

In this comedy, four friends encounter a malfunctioning hot tub (spoiler alert - it's a time machine as well), which takes them back to 1986.

The Butterfly Effect (2004 - Rated R)

In this psychological thriller, a young man has the ability to travel time and relive his life. WIth this power, can he change his life for the better?

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009 - Rated PG-13)

In this romantic drama, a man has the strange genetic disorder which allows him to travel time at random moments. His genetic disorder causes major complications in his marriage.

Twelve Monkeys (1995 - Rated R)

In this science-fiction thriller, a man must travel back in time to save his present world from a devasting disease, by stopping the man who releases the virus which will wipe out humanity.

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Tue, April 16, 2013
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Thu, April 18, 2013
The e=mc² is the specific theory of relativity which has not much to do with Time Travelling. The general theory of relativity is the one including the Theory of a Einstein-Rosen Bridge commonly known as a Wormwhole, the "shortcut" through spacetime.
Kevin - Hannover, Germany
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