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How does a flux capacitor actually work? Based on the mathematical meaning of "flux," one would assume that the device is a storage container for some substance that passes perpendicular to a region....one would further assume this would be the stream of time as it passes through one specific location...but how is this time stored in a capacitor, and how is this stored time used as a fuel source to travel THROUGH time? One could guess that at 88 miles per hour, the flux of time over a small period of time is SO great that the device reaches some sort of self-sustaining critical mass....Thus perhaps this critical mass creates some sort of singularity that allows for time travel....but even this is mainly conjecture....so, my main question is, how does it work?
Sincerely, Emmett Brown Jr.,"
NO: We have to look at the flux capacitor as a problem as a whole. My question for you is why do you want to go back in time so bad? You've broken down this flux capacitor into its very basic components, trying to solve a problem. Is this a normal thing for you? Must you break down everything until you find the answer? Some things you need to step back, and see it all as one problem. The answer to your question is simple. It doesn't work, your father is insane and that's why he was committed. That is, unless you're a different Brown Jr., and you're so interested in time travel. But let's go back to my question. Why do you want to go back in time? I have a feeling that your father was keeping busy quite a lot, as inventors normally are. But with no mother to raise you, how did you spend your time? It must have been a lonely childhood, and I think you're missing that quality time with your Father. I think trying to figure out how the flux capacitor works is just a way for you to try and go back and see a glimpse of Dr. Brown as he was as a young man, a proper father figure.
I say move forward. Do you have a kid? Maybe it's time to stop getting your head so wrapped up in time travel, and spend time with your kid, or you may just end up like your father. Or maybe you don't have a family. Maybe it's time to start one.
Don't look back. The past is what made you the way you are. Look forward, the future is still a mystery, and only you can solve that one.