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Time Travel...Your Thoughts
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not only that, imagine the temperature and pressure you'll reach going at that speed
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In my opinion it is impossible an i want it to remain impossible
If time travel was possible that would be really bad and might/will be abused.
the future is better left unknown and the past should remaind the way it is regarless of how much we want ot change it.
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Impossibl and I stand by my statement, ok if time travel was possible then why is it that we have'nt seen any time travellers by now, and what happens if we change our past, if there were parallel universes then time travel would be possible and the only way that we know we can time travel is by beating the speed of light and we are not going to do that anytime soon.
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but if you go back in time time will know you went back so if you change any thing it was going to happen
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But that wouldnt neccessary affect you if you travel to a parralle universe and kill yourself there. Sometimes physics just sounds like fiction the more I get into paralled universe and the string theory the more I think to myself wtf there is not a single shred of evidence to support it but they still have the threory.
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The physics of time travel: http://www.mkaku.org/article_timetravel.htm

logain, Stephen hawking pointed out the same thing: "He even claimed he had “empirical” evidence against it. If time travel existed, he said, then we would have been visited by tourists from the future."

Perhaps this gets to my point about the future being created. The past was created, thus there is the present, and the future is yet to come (hopefully). Why would one possibly expect advanced beings to come from a place-time that has not yet come? The future does not exist like the present does, nor exist like the past has. Hawking now believes time travel is possible, according to that article.
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I like the video mauz. Im about 12 minutes into it.

Wow, thats amazing Mauz. The odds to us even being real are billions to 1!
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Oh how tempting it is to believe it's possible =D! The idea of time travel makes the idea of being a quantum physicist really tempting too (though I don't enjoy physics near enough to actually do it). The book Time Line by Michael Crichton definitely makes it sound scientifically possible, but in the end there are still kinks to be worked out. I really liked the book so if you like the time travel idea you should read it ^^.

If I had the ability to go back in time I think it'd be a bad thing XD. I'd want stop all sorts of horrible things from happen, and either make things worse or make it so people couldn't learn from those mistakes. So, if I could choose I'd go to the future!
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I'd want to go back and verify the worlds religions, starting with that goof ball jew from nazreth.

I'd like to check out the future, as distant as possible, to get myself pimped out with future technology (like immunity to AIDS and stuff like that) as well check out all the cool technology and to see were we're headed.

Oh, and I'd do some crap for financial gain, like invest in the right companies at the right time, that sort of thing.

I'd also like to trace my family history as best I can.

I've never taken a physics class in my life so I have no idea whether it's possible or not, the extent of my time travel knowledge involves the flux capacitor.
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I've liked Dr. Michio Kaku's articles, and he was in that doc. I liked to his site above.

Notice how that supposed time traveler in the doc was full of shit. I'm going to run a little experiment, and start calling your avg telephone coil a time coil, and see how ppl act towards me, rofl.

I liked watching that funny guy playing around with a pizza and a toy spaceshuttle, ha.

I like this question: So, why don't we have any time travelers if accelerated time travel into the past is possible? Perhaps its that we do but we don't know, because either the powers that be don't want us to know or that the travelers themselves do not. Or it could be simply that the human race has not gotten to the point of being able to time travel. Either this is because it is physically impossible due to causal loops or whatever else. Or at least not feasible due to the amounts of energy involved. Or they destroyed their ability to (i.e. Fallout) Or they have decided not to time travel.

As I suggested before (The presentest view - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_travel#The_.22presentist.22_view) Its just silly to talk about far future place-times as if they exist. For us some point in the far future has not been created yet, but many people seem to want to talk about the far future as if exists and has been created. Its simply impossible for these people to travel from the future as they don't exist. Most people of the past have died, these are simply not born yet. But for reasons beyond me most modern physicists prefer this: "past, present and future events all coexist in a single spacetime." Anyone is welcome to explain to me how the past and future coexist, if you have a ton of free time...

Didn't they make a move out of timeline? I don't think I've seen it. Anyway I don't particularly like Crichton.

For a good read : http://www.sfu.ca/philosophy/beyond_experience/chap08.htm
His answer to grandfather thingamajig, "there is no possibility, if you travel into the past, of murdering yourself as a child. The very fact that you are here now logically guarantees that no one – neither you nor anyone else – murdered you as a child, for there is no possibility of changing the past. "
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if i could use time traveling... i would bring a psp back into the 80's n sell it for a 500 grand xD
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A good image for grasping a sense of time is radio. For about a century now, Earth has been broadcasting radio waves, electronic signals, out into space. These waves move at a constant speed and have been travelling outward for a long time now. I'm not sure where in space you could go to prove this, but since the broadcast has been moving at a constant rate for all this time, you could potentially intercept that signal if you move faster than it.

Time expands "outward" in a similar manner, and that, if you can move as fast as time, you can "stop time" from your point of view, while the rest of the universe continues on without you. Hence, your time has stopped and everything else's hasn't, and you "move forward" in time (when really you just slow your own time down).

Another example is this little factoid. Say something were to walk up and knock the crap out of the sun, or say it decides to pull a prank and explode or whatever. Due to the speed of light, it would take seven whole minutes for us on Earth to even have a clue that there was anything wrong at all because nothing we know moves that fast. Even if the sun were to disappear, we'd have seven minutes of blissful ignorance. Time scares the crap out of me.

I am really, really against even attempting to travel through time the opposite direction ("backwards"). Ignoring the butterfly effect / killing your own grandpa dangers, lets just hit philosophy. If you go back in time to "fix something", when that timeline comes back to the present, you've eliminated any need to go back in the first place. So say this scientist really goes back in time to save his dad. If he saves his dad, he'll grow up without any need to invent the time machine later in life. DON'T SCREW WITH TIME!

The Youtube video suggests that we should go back in time to prevent disasters. Sorry kids, but if you prevent humanity from being stupid, it won't learn. You can tell your buddy to stay away from a girl because she'll make him miserable, but the damn fool will do it anyway because he doesn't know on his own. Plus as far as saving people? Hello, let us go and speed up overpopulation now, okay?

Time travel, as I see it, will be a lot like Futurama. Fry is an old timer and a burden on the time he has re-entered. With time travel, old crap can end up aging less, but it'll still be crap compared to new stuff. Say your great great great grandfather busted his ass to send you his life savings. Congratulations, you get $50. Or, you think you are smart and you send a thousand barrels of oil fifty years in the future. Nice job, you just made the world use up the oil supply a little bit sooner, who knows what that'll do?

Nothing about time travel can be efficient. You know how much a plane ticket costs, or our space program? You think time travel is gonna be cheap? For now, I conclude with a cruel pun that a just God would smite me for:
When it comes to time travel, don't waste your time.
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Eros wrote:

The physics of time travel: http://www.mkaku.org/article_timetravel.htm

logain, Stephen hawking pointed out the same thing: "He even claimed he had “empirical” evidence against it. If time travel existed, he said, then we would have been visited by tourists from the future."

Perhaps this gets to my point about the future being created. The past was created, thus there is the present, and the future is yet to come (hopefully). Why would one possibly expect advanced beings to come from a place-time that has not yet come? The future does not exist like the present does, nor exist like the past has. Hawking now believes time travel is possible, according to that article.


I love it the way you state it, I thought the same way, you are assuming time to be straight but as Eientien saidit bfor its quite relative and when we say that future is yet to be created it might have already been created bcuz what is present for me right now is the future of me a year ago but yea Hawkings is smrt as hell but he changes his opinions too much
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I actually hated that video, it proved nothing and explained nothing after seeing, so I think you had the same opinion Mauz, all the theories it showed were underground theories by peopel who had no proof to support them, and the part with the guy who wants to travel back in time using his brain waves was hilarious, its a video made to entartain kids
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