Science fiction has given us many different technological advances, it’s moved society forward in many ways, but there are certain things depicted in these shows and movies that have always been seen as impossible, some because they truly are, others because it’s unimaginable that they could be completed. (infocobuild) From cell phones to computers, space flight to monorails, science fiction stories have captivated people for so long and in such great numbers that as some people grow they start to wonder the “what ifs” of the world, when these children grow up and entire the science field in the real world they start attempting to accomplish these feats while moving forward society through technological advances. (theguardian) Fifty years ago it seemed impossible that one day we could have a small device to carry in our pockets to do math problems, much less having that device also possess the ability to make phone calls, take pictures, film video, and access the as yet unimagined internet. (timetoast) With all of the advances made, one of the most popular things in science fiction has been seen as completely impossible, although the thought of it has had us completely amazed and wondering what we would do if it existed, that being the impossible act of time travel. (theguardian)
While true time travel hasn’t quite been achieved, something monumental has occurred in the realm of what could possibly be considered as time travel on a certain level, wormholes are seen as the possible one way that time travel could exist if it were ever going to be possible. (wikipedia) Wormholes are the most common thread when it comes to science fiction these days and the potential for time travel, although it could just as easily move you not so much in time as into another parallel universe where things are the same, but different than our own universe. (positivefuturist) Wormholes have been tested, but never been able to be kept open long enough to allow anything to pass through, and certainly not a large enough opening to allow a human to enter, until now anyway. (iflscience) The biggest issue was finding a way to keep the wormhole open, using positive energy would attract matter which would wind up closing the opening, as a result scientists at Caltech decided that using Casimir would use negative energy which would allow the wormhole to remain open longer. (phys) The mouth of the hole may stay open longer, but it would still be too small for a person to move through, although they may be able to send a photons through. (dailymail) While it’s not a guarantee that things could evolve this way, it’s the one hope society has for potential time travel, everything has to start somewhere, maybe this is that step.