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Time Travel...Your Thoughts
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My thoughts on time travel....I will let you know yesterday.
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I read something really interesting quite a while back about a different kind of time travel. It involved travelling at great speeds, and the way that this affects our body's internal clocks. Here was the experiment:

Two Atomic Clocks, the most accurate clocks in the world, were used. One was placed on a SuperSonic Jet and flown around the world. The other was kept at the starting point. When the clock that had been flown around the world was compared to the clock that had remained on the ground, the clock that had been in motion was actually a few seconds off - a few seconds less time had transpired for that clock than the other one.

Now, a few seconds of difference - no big deal, right? But consider how that would affect, say, a round trip space flight that took 60 or 70 years. If travelling fast enough, those few seconds could become years, causing the internal clocks in the passengers bodies to age perhaps only 35 years (purely as an example, without any mathematical equations done or anything) during that 70 year flight. Meanwhile, they'd arrive back on earth to loved ones who have actually aged a full 70 years in what is, to an observer on earth, the same amount of time.

While this isn't the kind of "time travel" you're referring to, I thought it was very interesting nevertheless, and the implications of what it might mean for the future are mind-blowing - what if we could travel twice that fast? 3x that fast? 10x? 100x? Could we, given enough time for massive advancements in technology, eventually travel so fast that our body clocks actually stand still, preventing us from aging altogether? That's all highly speculative stuff of course, but very interesting nevertheless, I thought.
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The original experiment was called the Hafele–Keating experiment and the clocks were off by around 50 nanoseconds I believe. But here's a thought: aren't we all already traveling at pretty fast speeds? Not just the speed of the earth, but also the speed of the sun around the milky way's core and of course the speed of our galaxy itself. We're still not traveling anywhere near the speed of light, but theoretically our bodies are already aging slower than expected. If that's true, wouldn't that also mean that "nonmoving" objects in our universe age the fastest?

Just expanding on your interesting idea
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Because of the rain that seems to never keep falling from the sky, and our rivers that are starting to over flood, I'd like to be in California, or some place warm in the world. Preferably with a beach, and a cool breeze. I don't care what time era. JUST SOME PLACE WARM DAMN IT.

* Edit - Well, I guess I do. Maybe in the 1700s. Where there is less waste in the oceans.
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I really find time travel interesting since there are so many possible theories that make up time travel. While one of the major questions in time travel is the infamous "what happens if you go back in time and kill yourself?" But an even better question is what happens if you go forward in time and kill yourself? If you went back to your present time would you eventually end up being murdered by yourself? What if you killed the self that came to kill you? Now of course that's assuming there's only one dimension, the one we live in.

However it becomes much more interesting if there were multiple dimensions involved. Even more so if the multiple dimensions are correlated with each other. Then again this is all speculation since we have no idea what actually happens in time travel. Just my two cents.
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sumuslegio wrote:

My thoughts on time travel....I will let you know yesterday.


LOL !!!
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If you wanted to change history it would be impossible, mostly because a ton of paradoxes would either prevent it, or else it would be happening... Also the Novikov self-consistency principle states that if time travel were possible, this basically states that you traveling back in time was part of creating history all along, and by you traveling back you did your part in creating the history we know of today. But one interesting concept is the BootStrap paradox this one is confusing, so here is a story: A young physicist receives an old, disintegrating notebook containing information about future events sent by his future self via a time machine; before the book deteriorates so badly as to be unusable, he copies the information in it into a new notebook. Over the years the predictions of the notebook come true, allowing him to become wealthy enough to fund his own research, which results in the development of a time machine, which he uses to send the now old, tattered, disintegrating notebook back to his former self. The notebook is not a paradox (it has an end and a beginning; the beginning where he receives it and the end where he threw it out after he copied the information), but the information is: It's impossible to state where it came from. The professor has transferred the information that he wrote himself, so there was no original information. Very crazy stuff! And also if time travel were possible, why aren't countless futuristic refuges traveling back to our time? You know because they are probably reaching the end of their world, so they'd come back to a more stable time for example back to this current time. But it could all be fixed with The Multi World theory that's a totally different animal and would allow for such time travel expeditions and also in the Multi World Theory everything would be possible. There would even be a super hero version of yourself, but in a different world there would also be a villain copy of you scary stuff!
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And also the faster one travels the slower time gets, so if you drive in your car at all times you'd age slower... But of course it's almost impossible because you'd run out of gas before you'd notice a difference. Traveling at the speed of light would completely stop you from aging, but its impossible for one and also the faster you go the higher your mass becomes, so you'd probably implode on yourself before reaching that speed; unless you have some sort of vessel I imagine
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I love time travel, I think it's such an intriguing concept.
I don't know if it's possible or not (doubt I'll ever know) but I would love to do it.
Personally, I have no interest in traveling to the future (especially to the 22nd century and beyond, who knows what the Earth will look like..or if it'll even still be around). Traveling to the past has been something I've always dreamed about because it's something that we can't know entirely since, well, it's in the past.
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I've always been a pretty big fan of the idea of time travel. Like to believe it's possible or maybe WILL be possible.
I mean come on, science can really go ANYwhere these days, right?

Either way, I'd LOVE to peek at the future, see where we're really GOING down the line. I'd also go deep past just for kicks and giggles.
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I want to go back in time, meet Alexander the Great, and give him medicine for whatever he had (I forgot).

Then.. I just want to watch the rest of history..
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My thoughts on time travel is that it is confusing.
I had to re-watch Steins; Gate three times in order to figure it out.
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