It’s strange to think that the same principles that allegedly make time travel possible are the same principles that need to be taken in to account to ensure that vehicle tracking systems work. Whilst the two have very little in common, the fact that time travels at different speeds throughout the universe has to be taken into account when utilizing anything that uses GPS.
Every day governments have to correct the time of satellites out in space due to the fact that time travels at a different rate in space than it does on earth. This means that, were the clocks not changed on a regular basis, the satellites would have no direct correlation with the clocks down here on earth.
Whilst the effects on vehicle tracking systems might only be negligible, other satellite-based operations may be more dramatically affected as, without a constant time, trying to synchronise anything between earth and a satellite would be almost impossible.
So, whilst knowledge of this time discrepancy is important to keep fleet vehicle tracking and the like working affectively, what does it really mean for time travel? Well, the discovery that time travels faster in space, allows us to understand that time travels slower around things with a higher gravity. It also travels slower as you approach the speed of light. This technically means that by building a machine that can travel close to the speed of light or by circling something with a huge gravitational mass, you can effectively slow time and, effectively, this becomes time travel. With the speed of light scenario you could travel forward a hundred years in just one week and see what the future has to hold.
So next time you are using your fleet vehicle tracking facilities, just remember that the technology behind it may hold the key to travelling through time.
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