backwards time travel possible

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by gamelord, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. gamelord Registered Senior Member

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    Okay, it seems like my invention was a bad idea.

    But how then, are we supposed to travel backwards in time?
     
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  3. Q-reeus Valued Senior Member

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    In your dreams or imagination or by watching a believable BS Terminator movie. Or by believing in believable BS science where wormhole time-travel is 'possible in principle'. Yeah, right.
     
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  5. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Going with your airplane idea, I'd say we are not pre-Montgolfier, we are pre-Icarus.
     
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  7. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    As a general feature of the project or prospect, there's a worry here - If the atoms in the molecules currently assembled into "me" are also traveling backwards in time, I'm wary of the consequences. The reactions that assembled them, for one thing, were exothermic - kept me at about 98F. The prospect of suddenly becoming a frozen chunk of rapidly sublimating carbon and hydrogen compounds is not what I had in mind.
     
  8. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    Reversing time is impossible. ☺
     
  9. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    If back-ward's time-travel is possible it would have already happened. All I can think is you must stop time until it overtakes you...
     
  10. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    How would it overtake you if its stopped? Asking for a friend.
     
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  11. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    ...because YOU'VE stopped it. Time continues. Perhaps climbing inside a freezer? Guilty your Honour.
     
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  12. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    We cant travel too far in our current time...try reaching any other star...
    I find time travel speculation tiresome.

    No better than working out how many angels can dance on a pin.
    Alex
     
  13. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    That one's easy. All existing angels can dance on a pin, with room left over!
     
  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Not to put too much strain on an analogy but - just for a moment - consider the temporal dimension as analogous to the spatial dimensions.

    When we want to return to the subway station where we forgot our groceries on the bench, we don't reverse the ground to get back there - we reverse our direction upon the ground, by getting on a vehicle that goes in the opposite direction.

    We don't have to stop the world to ... let it ... overtake ... us (??). The world continues to do its thing while we turn around.

    You don't have to think of time as altogether different from space - they're dimensions - extending in either direction. It just happens that, in the case of time, we can't (naturally) control our rate of motion through it.
     
  15. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Einstein says we can.
     
  16. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    So, you've stopped time. Now you're waiting for it to overtake you. But it's stopped.
     
  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Pretty sure his idea is that you stop yourself in time, and let time overtake you.

    I think he's thinking that history is pacing us, chasing us, and if we slow down it will overtake us.

    But that's not the case. Stopping time for yourself is tantamount to putting yourself in suspended animation. Events will move on without you.
     
  18. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    I am greatly distressed that Deceptagons have not been mentioned in this thread.
     
  19. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Yours was one of the scenarios I reject, yes. Still wondering...
     
  20. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    "Decepticons".
     
  21. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    I didn't know you spelt it like that.
     
  22. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    How is this even possible? It's a TV show, not a radio broadcast. Were you less than 4 when you were watching it?
     
  23. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    I cannot remember! ☺

    If someone TOLD me how to time-travel, or did it for me, it would become invalid. However SHOULD I construct the thinking for myself, would that be me doing it?Developing some concept that will remain forever? That convinces everyone for ALL ETERNITY? Me? I decided that I love my mum. Within the confines of the Oedipol complex, it remains forever. Murder is done, because I love my mum. I then love my mum. And to continue, after my Mother has given birth to my brother, knowing the child is trying to do the same to me, I would raise the child in a certain way...because I loved my mum.

    It's in the Bible, "...later she gave birth to his Brother, Abel."

    "Your eyes will be opened knowing both good and evil."

     
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