China and their state physics lab is insisting they are not helping a private company build, get this, a time-machine.
In a recent statement, The Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of High Energy Physics claims to have no official connection to Ruitai Technology Development Technology and the development of a time machine. They stress that the idea the two are partners is nothing more than false propaganda.
So then, what of this mysterious PowerPoint presentation that has been making a run across the internet? 6Park News En grabbed the presentation before it was taken down and it has quite a bit of information on this potential time machine. Part of that includes a mention of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of High Energy Physics. Per 6Park News, “The device can distort time and space, control the flow rate of time, break through the barrier of time and space, and can be widely used for time travel, interstellar voyage, life extension, etc. The project plans to select a location in China, and lease an area of about 16 acres to build a scientific experiment base. It is expected that the device will be able to successfully shuttle the space-time experiment 7-12 months after the funds are in place.”
Also, according to this PowerPoint, on top of it claiming to have cooperation with a research and development team from the Chinese Academy, Nobel Laureate Gao Kun has “recognized and praised” the time machine device, as well as three other esteemed scientists, Academician Li Jing, Zhao Guangheng, and Academician Niu Shuqiang of the American Academy of Sciences.
As for the mention of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of High Energy Physics, they were forced to release a statement of deniability in order to distance themselves from the time machine project. “The “Space-time Tunnel Generation Experimental Device” project in this business plan has reached a preliminary cooperation agreement with a research and development team composed of well-known experts and academicians of the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is not true that our institute and the “Shanxi Ruitai Technology” mentioned in the article Development Technology Co., Ltd. and its personnel have not had any contact or cooperation, and our firm will not bear any legal responsibility for any losses caused by its false propaganda.”
But with many things China-related, things can get a little kooky. The first being that Ruitai Technology has only been in existence since December 31, 2020. Now that’s not saying a start to this possible time machine contraption didn’t begin some time ago. Another kooky tidbit coming from this PowerPoint leak is the fact that Nobel Laureate Gao Kun does not exist. Hmmm. Neither do the other three esteemed scientists listed.
Want to get even kookier with this time-travel, time machine notion? Ruitai has even denied involvement, blaming a financing platform, Tourongjie, for mistakenly creating the presentation.
If all this were to take place, Ruitai was looking to raise close to $31 million for 16 acres in China to begin time travel experimentation with the first time machine trip expected within the stated 7–12-month timeframe. The project was conservatively estimated to be worth over $838.2 billion.
Who knows what’s real or fabrication when it comes to China and time machines? Of course, the notion of time travel has been popular in science fiction over the years. H.G. Wells made it famous with his novella The Time Machine and it has been popular in movies too. But in reality, the notion of a true, real-life time machine may be too hard to fathom. Could you imagine the consequences of having power such as that at your fingertips?