22nd February 2008 - 08:03 PM
QUOTE (Squeeze+Feb 22 2008, 10:34 AM)
but it didn't go into any depth.
Well of course not.
1) Most of the audience wouldn't understand the physics.
2) The producers probably didn't understand the physics.
3) The Audience understanding the physics has no bearing on the plot, indeed, in some respects you could argue that it's counter productive.
4) It's a SciFi movie, not a physics documentary, the idea is to entertain, not educate. Thanks to Star Trek, Stargate, Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, Sliders, and I'm sure others, most people 'know' that "Wormholes are predicted by physics" and "Wormholes can be used to get between here and there quickly".
22nd February 2008 - 08:44 PM
I'm gonna see that movie tomorrow with a friend. It's good that it doesn't go into any detail - when producers try to do that, they just end up spouting complete and utter nonsense.
5th March 2008 - 05:12 PM
I got to see "Jumper". I liked it alot. My take is that they traveled using the electromagnetic field. My reason is that a wormhole that close to the earth might cause too much trouble on earth. When Hayden Jumped he did not land in other galaxies or at other times or dimensions so I figure he used the safer short distance travel of the electromagnetic fields.
It was only hinted at in the movie, but I think you were supposed to think that Hayden's character was a genius like Einstein that was brought up in the wrong environment so it only showed up in his natural ability to Jump around the world. The film kept panning on the picture of Einstein in Hayden's room. You were supposed to connect the two.
1st April 2008 - 06:48 PM
I am now looking at Quantum Mechanics. This is interesting. Particles enjoy the uncertainty principle. Electrons, Quarks and Strings have the fun of being real life "Jumpers" They even have "Obi-Wans" like Gluon's and Gravitons that try to stop them from "Jumping" So the "Paladins" exist in the world of the very small.
In the movie Jumper Hayden Christensen gets to live the life of a particle or an electron. Too bad no one can find away to "Jump" larger objects or people like portrayed in this film.
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Here is a picture of Hayden Christensen in mid-jump. Here Hayden gets to enjoy the life of a particle.
2nd April 2008 - 01:25 AM
They use the dimples on the Time-Space "plane" ....
The Theory, well, from the book of Introduction to Time and Space .. for idiots :
Dimples: the thing called MASS ... A term 21st-century-science using to describe the "rim" of those dimples
When and if they get closer to it, they will find it as a Time-space curving to a "vertical Time-space" ... in fact ... a whole new Dimension(s).... a different but still continuation of their present one, so to speak.
The universe is a big set of dimples ... we are a close pack of dimples.... moving into and out to others.
These are words from "A" jumper.
17th August 2008 - 03:45 AM
I found this interview with Hayden Christensen and the director of the movie "Jumper." They are explaining the physics theory behind it. I thought people here would find it interesting.http://s270.photobucket.com/albums/jj95/TV...t=JumperMIT.flv
18th August 2008 - 07:22 PM
Thank you for putting up that interview. I could not find it. I like that interview. I wish they put it on the extras with the DVD.