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Your Ideas About Time
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15 / M / A Wall in the Heart
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Posted 3/20/13
What are your theories about the concept of time (timeline[s], parallel multiverses, time loops, time travel, etc.)?
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19 / F / Parallel Mooniverse
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Posted 3/20/13
I think there are several parallel mulitverses in time that are happening everywhere! Cuz i just can't believe that the time I am living now is just all by itself going and going on and on... lol IDK LIFE IS BORING! Parallel universes would be sooo much more fun! You've seen the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya than u must know how AWESOME IT is lol. Time travel would also be added to this C:
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30 / Bite the pillow.
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Time is entropy increasing.
Posted 3/20/13
Ticking ticking ticking
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I think that time is, as the fourth dimension, beyond any single explanation or comparison to anything we know and understand as third dimensional beings, the principal concept of the fourth dimension is essentially an infinitude of third dimensions all filling a higher dimensions, sort of like how a two dimensional surface, a plane (used for graphing), is composed of an infinite amount of one dimensional figures, lines. time's function is comparable to many things, so many that i would rather not bother trying to explain something that i don't yet fully understand.

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Think of time as a change in the lower 3 dimensions. Then think of what happens to the first 4 dimensions when placed in a gravity field. Each new dimension affects all the lower ones.
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Posted 3/21/13
Assuming that Einstein was correct, which at this point I do, going to the ‘future’ is easy. You hop onto a rocketship and accelerate to relativistic speed well away from any mass energy and gravity source. The further you are from the Earth’s gravity the faster relative time will elapse, then when you return, time will have passed much more quickly for everyone else and you are in Earth's future.
That’s the easy answer.

Eventually someone will figure out that time travel has something to do with each moment in time having a specific sub-atomic signature. Then someone will have the foresight to start cataloging those signatures, then another will realize that it is those signatures which are the key to moving back in time only, since future recordings cannot be taken. Of course future travel would be possible, but only relative to the signature of the time in which the traveler exists in the present. Then the problem arises that traveling back in time will change the specific signature of that time, so, the only way would be to tweak your own signature 180 degrees out of sync with that time and piggyback it with a signature in that era. This would theoretically put the traveler in a state where observation is possible but no interaction.
Posted 3/21/13
What's not time?

Imagine a doughnut. Now think of it going into my mouth. Can you see the connection? Probably not, but it sure was tasty.
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34 / M / The Void.
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Time is movement and the measurement of movement. It is the first dimension of the Universe. We are all living from the 1st to 4th dimensions/1st Universal Harmonic of Creation/Reality.
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ursae wrote:
Imagine a doughnut. Now think of it going into my mouth. Can you see the connection? Probably not, but it sure was tasty.

According to Leibniz, time is neither an event nor a thing and cannot be measured or travelled. Every substance contains all predicates that it will ever have: past, present, and future, so the donut has always been a part of ursae’s being.
I’m sorry ursae, I think I grasp the principle, but it seems so abstract and contrary that I really have trouble wrapping my head around it.
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23 / M / Pandemonium
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Posted 3/21/13
I used to think time was a linear thing that could not be bent, and that our timeline is the only one. How ignorant I was...
Though if it IS possible to travel back in time, I am sorely disappointed that there haven't been any time-travelers in our time yet.
Not as far as we know anyways...

I just realized that if there are multiple timelines, then Back to the Future 1 makes no sense... Not that it ever did, what with a deLorean that only travels through time and not space...
Posted 3/21/13
Faster than the speed of light, we'll get to see the past but won't be able to change it. The fascination with time is really pointless if you ask me.
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Traveling backward in time would be highly impractical. You would have to find a way to avoid bringing dangerous viruses back with you, and the only way to do that would be to wear an astronaut's space suit that gets completely sterilized on the outside the exact moment before you travel back in time. It would be very difficult not attracting attention if you're walking around in a space suit, especially if you go back in time more than 40 years.

The reason we'd need to avoid sending viruses back is because you could cause mass die-offs of plants, animals and humans if a virus from the future were to suddenly appear in an environment that no organism is prepared to deal with. All current viruses are progeny of similar-enough viruses that local organism have build defenses against.
Posted 3/22/13
Know so little, assume so much. Humanity.
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25 / M / Pennsylvania, US
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Posted 3/24/13
It's not a straight line so much as a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey...stuff. Would you like a jelly baby?

Really, though, I wouldn't feel confident in making any solid assertions on most of these things. Time travel to the future is pretty easy thanks to relativity; travelling to the past is a bit cloudier in terms of whether it can be done in practice.
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