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  1. #1 time travel... i think i figured it out 
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    ive been thinking for days about time travel anyone wanna debate/talk about it?


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    this is what i think... i dont think its going to exist in my life time because knowing how curious i am i would have traveled back already... knowing that this hasnt happened yet im curious as to if its realy going ot happen soon i think also if i concentrated hard enough that you could almost get yourself to travel back if you obsess over it because then in the future you would be trying to do everything you can to see what happens wen you travel back so it would be basicaly summoning yourself into the past if you can concentrate hard enough....


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    anyone think differently? please contradict me and give me your opinions
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    also if we have at some point in my life created time travel there is the chance i dont have access to it and it could exist but how would two of the same people exist in one place? its confusing me profusely....
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    also if we have at some point in my life created time travel there is the chance i dont have access to it and it could exist but how would two of the same people exist in one place? its confusing me profusely....
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    You're confusing yourself because time-travel raises the concept of an infinite number of worlds. Infinity does not occur physically - It only exists as a concept in our heads.


    I am 99.999% assured that time-travel is impossible. I mean, where do you even start to build a time-machine? There is no way that we can manipulate time.


    Something like teleportation is more likely, but only pseudo-teleportation. I mean, a machine could scan your body and encode your whole body structure to the molecular level. It then vapourises your body and transmits your body's signature to a far-away place to a machine that creates matter. There it recreates your body exactly as it was before.

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    The way I see it is this. If everyone who ever time travelled went back to a specific event in history, say Christ's crucufixion, then the number of witnesses to that event increase the same. Potentially millions could visit the same event. Don't remember reading about that in any Bible.

    Now each time somebody visited, the event would change forever, no? Therefore every visitation is a new event. Can different versions of the same event exist at the same time? Don't think so. Perhaps if a new timeline was started with each visit then we of the future, of a different timeline, would never hear of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucky
    Infinity does not occur physically - It only exists as a concept in our heads.
    Excellent point, except possibly for the universe as a whole.

    I am 99.999% assured that time-travel is impossible. I mean, where do you even start to build a time-machine? There is no way that we can manipulate time.
    I agree in that I thnk that time travel into the past is not possible. Time travel into the future is not only possible, but unavoidable. Have you heard of the twin paradox? Do you think it valid? If so, this describes differing rates of motion into the future.
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    then theres the idea of practicallity.

    hardly useful if you need to use more energy than you can attain for a small trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucky
    I mean, where do you even start to build a time-machine? There is no way that we can manipulate time.

    Actually, someone in the United States already has a patton out for a time machine. I know this because I had several theories and was wondering what it would take to get one for my idea and was informed that I could not as one already exists. I don't rember every thing about it but I do remember it existing, and I think the time limit on it was supposed to run out this year (but with a time machine there is no time limit)lol.
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    i think... the best way for a time machine is to keep a human in cryo preservation and make it out of it alive...

    that IS possible.. and you'll be like 200 years in the future...

    to go back is impossible... only if you can find a way to survive the next big bang
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    then theres the idea of practicallity.

    hardly useful if you need to use more energy than you can attain for a small trip.
    What does the study of physics have to do with interest in practicality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes
    What does the study of physics have to do with interest in practicality?
    sooner or later we make practical applications of whatever we learn.

    time travel may be possible but not practical. if so then its only possible in a purely theoretical sense.

    physics is not purely theoretical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    sooner or later we make practical applications of whatever we learn.
    I agree that this is a common goal.

    time travel may be possible but not practical. if so then its only possible in a purely theoretical sense.
    I wonder what you consider the notion of time travel to encompass. Time travel into the future is not only possible, but unavoidable. Do you disagree? Furthermore, each of us travels forward in time at a different rate from others. This is an unavoidable corrolary of the twin paradox. Or, do you reject the thinking behind it? I don't understand what you mean when you suggest that if we cannot take practical advantage of time travel into the future then it is not possible except in a theoretical sense. How practical would it be for you to move fractions of a second into someone else's future? Is your lack of perceived practicality a limit to your ability to make it happen?
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    fine just for you i'll rephrase.

    if time travel into the past, as is the popular conception of time travel, is possible but impractical then it remains theoretical, blah blah blah repeat ect.

    happy?
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    you should read stephen hawking's 'brief history of time'. it might answer some of your questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    happy?
    Happier.
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    It has been proven that by simply moving through space one "travels into the future." Special Relativity shows us that the time within any moving body moves slower that that of a stationary body. The only problem with this form of time travel comes when one questions its practicality. One would have to move at a sizeable fraction of the speed of light for there to be a noticable difference in time between two points. But then there would also be a very noticable space difference between those points On a side note, it is from Special Relativity that the "Twin Paradox" arises.
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    go for a really fast run! then you'll find yourself in the future! have fun!
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    I have a very speculative thought on time travel, based on no factual evidence.

    I postulate that someone (or something) in the future breaks the time barrier and causes the creation of the universe.

    Thus the universe is one big paradox, which I think wraps up quite neatly why there is nothing before or after the universe. It also explains how all the matter got here from seemingly nothing.

    Perhaps the big bang is a kind of 'sonic boom' when the time barrier is broken.

    Again, I just made this up, but it sounds pretty good if you ask me
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    What on earth is the time barrier in this theory of yours and how is it broken?
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    It's not a theory - and i have no idea
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