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Do you think scientists will ever create a wormhole? And if they are able to create a wormhole how will they control it so as to take us places that humans can live comfortably?
Question Date: 2011-03-04
Answer 1:

Almost certainly no, for the following reason: any wormhole that would be able to transport you in space would also transport you in time, because space and time are relative and different dimensions of the same thing. There was an international conference a few years back on time travel - nobody from the future came to visit the conference - which is generally taken as proof (as close to proof as can be in speculative science/engineering) that time travel is either impossible or that we will never discover it. No time travel means no worm holes.

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