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CREATING TIME GATESA time gate, or a dimensional portal through the sixth dimension, allows travel between two analogous temporal cycles in different timelines.
In order to create a stable time gate, the following procedures must be followed: First, the time gate must be located in a geologically stable region surrounded by dense solid matter -- e.g., deep inside a cave with solid stone walls. The solid matter surrounding the time gate apparatus must be old enough to have existed in the same position on both sides of the time gate.
This is because the dimension of time is independent of the dimensions of space. For example, say New Jersey is located somewhere between Venus and Mars on a certain date. If a time traveller stepped through a time gate located in New Jersey that led ten years into the past, would he emerge in New Jersey ten years earlier, or would he appear at a point in space somewhere between Venus and Mars, or would he appear in that part of the universe where the constantly moving Solar system was located ten years ago? All points in space are relative to one another and are constantly changing over time, so a time gate cannot be built in just any empty space; it must be linked to specific protons and atoms, which have their own mass, gravity, and space that they occupy. The properties of a proton do not change over time, so space at the subatomic level is constant and stable over long periods of time. (This is the protonic continuity principle, first postulated by Dr. Walter Reffick in the late Twenty-first Century.)
Once a suitably stable environment has been located, the time gate may be constructed as follows: A tachyon accelerator is positioned so that it can emit a steady tachyon stream onto a super-dense gravitic lens, which will focus the tachyon field into a single point in space that is surrounded by stable matter. (Tachyons are three-dimensional particles that occupy the second, fourth, and sixth dimensions, out of phase with normal space-time; while first proposed theoretically in the mid-Twentieth Century, they were actually not discovered until a century later due to their unique dimensional properties.)
The matter surrounding the gravitic lens should be carved out in such a way as to create a stable gravitational field around the time gate that will allow both sides of the time gate to exist at the same location relative to the surrounding matter (i.e., the same place in two different time periods).
The gravitic lens is composed of a super-dense artificial material that is bombarded by a graviton stream from a graviton accelerator, which is placed at a ninety-degree angle from the tachyon accelerator, so that the tachyon and graviton streams intersect at the center of the gravitic lens. (Gravitons are three-dimensional particles that occupy the fifth, seventh, and ninth dimensions, sharing many properties with photons, but in a different dimensional phase; so, unlike photons, gravitons can pass through solid matter.) The gravitic lens must remain supercooled close to absolute zero, so that atomic motion is at a minimum, which is necessary to maintain a stable tachyon stream.
The gravitic lens is used to refract the tachyon stream along the sixth-dimensional axis; the degree of refraction determines through how many temporal cycles the time gate will extend into the past.
The intensity, or frequency, of the tachyon stream determines the diameter of the time gate. A time gate aperture that is several meters across would require millions of times more energy to keep open than would a time gate open at only the atomic level.
Once created, the time gate will appear as a distortion around the matter onto which it is projected, in roughly a two-dimensional circular plane. The gravitational and dimensional stresses may create an optical refractory effect, creating a swirling rainbow pattern around the perimeter of the gateway. The center of the aperture will appear to recede inward, an optical illusion created by the sixth-dimensional refraction of the tachyon stream.
After the time gate is created, and the diameter and degree of sixth-dimensional displacement are selected, the time traveller may enter the aperture through the side opposite the tachyon accelerator (i.e., the tachyon accelerator and gravitic lens would be located behind the time gate). In the past timeline, the time traveller would emerge on the opposite side of the plane of the time gate, where the gravitic lens is located in his future.
Time travel, however, is not as simple as stepping through a doorway. The gateway aperture must be projected onto a plane of solid matter, and it would be extremely difficult to find a natural arrangement of stable protonic matter in a two-dimensional plane thin enough to step through. It is thus necessary for the time travellers to use cutting machinery to bore through the solid matter inside of which the time gateway has already been opened.
Since the trans-dimensional time gate effect encompasses a thickness of about ten atomic diameters in both timelines, a hole can be cut through the matter on one side of the time gate in the future timeline, and straight through the matter on the other side of the time gate in the past timeline, but the plane of continuous protonic matter onto which the time gate is projected will have contiguous matter supporting it in both timelines, albeit from opposite sides of the sixth-dimensional gateway (see illustration below).
Suffice to say, building a stable sixth-dimensional time gate requires years of geological surveying and excavation.
USING TIME GATES|
Once the tachyon/graviton apparatus is constructed and a working time gate is created, the operator may use it to traverse the sixth dimension into a past temporal cycle. (The time gate cannot be opened into the future, for reasons discussed in Navigating Parallel Timelines; however, once a time gate has been opened into the past, traffic may flow in either direction through the gate as long as it is open.)
There are certain limitations that should be observed while using a sixth-dimensional time gate. There is a point in the past at which the matter onto which the time gateway is projected will not have existed in its present state. For example, even the stone walls of the deepest cavern on Earth had to be created at some point in Earth's geologic history, so the practical limitations of any time gate on Earth would be less than a billion years into the past. To go farther back in time, a time gate would have to be constructed within a much more ancient and more geologically stable area, such as the Moon, Mars, or one of the moons of the outer planets of the Solar system.
Also, time travel should be restricted to points in time before the time gate was constructed. Since the time gate will most likely be in the same location for a period of many years, the possibility exists that time travellers from a future timeline could open a temporal gateway into the location of the time gate apparatus in the past, which could lead to an awkward or embarrassing situation if they confronted themselves in a past timeline. It is always preferable to emerge in the past in a private and secluded location with no witnesses to the time travellers' arrival, so that any temporal divergence can be kept to a minimum, and the time travellers will have the most control over their situation.
A time gate alone will most likely not be sufficient for the effective exploration of the past. A temporal gateway deep inside a cavern would deposit the time traveller into a dark empty cavern in the past, hardly an ideal environment in which to conduct historical and temporal studies. Therefore, a useful tool in addition to the time gate apparatus would be an interspatial teleporter, portable and compact enough to be moved through the time gate into the past timeline.
The interspatial teleporter should be located on an extending platform in front of the time gate, so that it can be extended through the open temporal aperture into the past timeline. Once on the other side of the time gate, the time traveller could use the teleporter to travel to any desired location in that past timeline.
In addition to the teleporter, the time traveller may wish to take a more conventional mode of transportation, such as an automobile or a small aircraft, in which to move around in the past. Of course, the more equipment the time traveller takes into the past, the larger the teleporter and the time gate aperture will have to be, which will require more energy to keep open.
For long-term journeys into the past, the time gate aperture can be reduced in diameter after the time travellers are deposited on the other side; when they wish to return through the gate, they would transmit a signal via a tachyon pulse emitter, which could be detected by the time gate operators on the other side of the temporal aperture, and they would open the gateway to allow the time travellers to pass through it. This would save much energy that would be wasted keeping the temporal aperture open to its full diameter.
A final warning: Once a time gate is closed, the link between the two timelines will be lost forever. Every opening of a time gate, even into the same time period, creates a link to an entirely new and distinct timeline. If a time traveller is on the past side of a time gate when it is closed, the time traveller will be trapped in that past timeline forever.
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