How Scientist Ronald Mallett is Building a Time Machine (And Why)
My whole reason for being interested in time travel has to do with my father. My father was the center of my life—to me, he almost seemed like Superman, larger than life. Unfortunately what we didn't know was that he had a very weak heart, and he was a two pack a day smoker. He died, totally unexpectedly, of a massive heart attack when he was only 33 and I was 10. It crushed me. It really destroyed my world, it turned it inside out, and I was inconsolable. But one of the gifts he left me with was this gift of reading. I loved reading science fiction, and since my mother had her own problems to deal with, I was left on my own, to do that...[When I read] H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, even when I saw the cover, I knew that this might be the answer.
In his well-attended keynotes, Ronald Mallett peppers his mind-blowing scientific findings with his personal story, showing audiences just how far dedication to a dream and scientific know-how can take you.