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The World's First Time Machine

Hits: 51586 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Science | Added by: Bekll
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Andyl
Male, 18-29, Europe
 297 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:27:20 PM
iansquall, if you had read the comments then you'd have seen that he realises that it's impossible. But why give up your life's work just like that? Discovering time travel is still really amazing and being the guy to discover it...that's just not something you throw away.

I hate it that people don't read previous comments. If you think you're cool coming up with your grandfather paradox, then read the comments about different a different timeline offshooting from there. That grandfather you just killed isn't your own, it's the grandfather of your parallel self.

So iansquall, your philosophy teacher may have argued that the future we're in now cannot be altered because any alterations would occur on a seperate timeline, and thus not affecting us.

Anyway, I'm wasting my time. Soon there'll be another influx of people piping up about the grandfather paradox. Sigh.


ilikeggs485
Male, 13-17, Western US
 50 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:22:55 PM
seems perfectly logical to me. to test the subatomic partical, they set up the laser time machine now. then say all of the sudden subatomic particals appear in the machine. these particals are from maybe 2 weeks in the furter where their futer selves put subatomic particals into. Not sure if you under stood that but time IS a VERY cofusing this to most people. I think about alot from time to time and work out my confusion. PLUS i'v seen the full version of this clip on discovery channel a while ago.

mike52
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:17:18 PM
I would set the controls for Aug 15, 16 and 17 1969. I;m going to woodstock, man. Can everyone say groovy.

splurbyburbl
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2810 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:16:10 PM
Many of you have expressed extreme skeptisism over this topic with absolutely zero willingness to look up the information for yourself. The FACT of the matter is, none of this information is new... not even close. The fact that most of you dismiss this stuff so easily just because you cannot wrap it around your tiny little selfish brains is no surprise.

A person wrote a novella (I believe in the 40's or 60's) called "Flatland" that puts the whole "paper" thing into perspective for you. Read it. Then read a book called "Hyperspace" so you can get all the concepts included the 10 or so dimensions of space and time. The author does a great job breaking it down Barney-Style for you morons out there.
For the record, I do not believe Time Travel will happen, but only because of paradoxical reasons, or the possibility that significant time travel will negate our reality.
We can prove most things on paper, but every system has entropy in real life.


kid-avenger
Male, 13-17, Canada
 456 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:15:16 PM
god made time for one reason SO WE DONT GO BACK but anyways i hope it happens so i can go back and chng my life and on top that makes sense

Bekll
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1976 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:14:21 PM
READ THIS PLEASE

If a time machine were created, one CANNOT go further into the past than when the machine was turned on.

Meaning... no stopping Hitler, no stopping wars from the 20th century back, etc.


flarg
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 253 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:09:03 PM
couldn't you seriously fuc k up the world? i mean what if you like stopped WW2 then what, huh!?

Wyrenth
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 256 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:46:25 PM
*looks at all the paradox doomsayers* Or modifying a past event might just create a new "piece of paper" (or plane of existence) that is relative to the particle that was modified.

Which would imply that every particle has its own personal plane of existence; how they overlap to form a stable mass is still a bit beyond me though. I'm no scientist. :)


RachelAngie
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 175 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:34:02 PM
A Sound of Thunder, anyone?

iansquall
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1606 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:32:23 PM
*wipes bits of my brain off of the monitor*

Wait, if the whole point of this guy's mission to build a time machine is to go back and see his father, and time machines probably won't be around for a WHILE, he'll be dead. How's he gonna go back in time to save his father? (probably not the entire point, I know, but he seemed so intent on doing that and it confused me)

On the time traveling theory itself... my philosophy teacher said something about the past not adversely having any effect on the future even if you go back and change things. I don't remember (and I hate myself for forgetting this) what he used to back up his argument, but it was a reaally good point.


Izzy67
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 160 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:30:05 PM
Actually, Invalok, If he were to go back in time and save his father, then all would be well from then on. However we wouldn't have the gift of time travel.


What you said was true for killing your own grandfather. PARADOX.


gabcab
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 657 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:21:53 PM
There is a theory that there is a universe for every possible way an atom can react to another. If this is the case, going back into the future would no cause any damage to our world, only affect the world the time traveler is traveling in.
I dont know if it's true, but who knows!

primetime101
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 145 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:14:02 PM
I dont know whether it works or if it does whether its the right thing to do. But if nothing bad can happen I WANNA GO

scar104
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 361 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:06:31 PM
This is just a baby step. It's like sending a dog into space. We don't know what's gonna happen if we send back a human. This technology needs to advance more before it can live up to all your expectations. Be patient.

superbutts
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 96 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:06:15 PM
TIME TRAVEL ISNT POSSIBLE.
have fun with trying though.

catbarf
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1314 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:01:34 PM
Well, time travel would explain how religion came about.

"Look at me! The waters are parting!"

*fiddles with futuristic device*

"Look! Its working! Now you will accept me as your god and do whatever I tell you to for the rest of my life!"

Just a theory.


mjfoxman
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 341 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:56:16 PM
its impossible. just nonsense science fiction that will never come true

tbid2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 49 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:51:00 PM
But anyone can time travel.. go sleep in a bed and you'll awake several hours in the future! I do this in my lab all the time.
Oh, we're talking about going BACK in time, hmm-- nope, won't happen.

kevinmiller0
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 171 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:44:26 PM
The paper and paperclip evidence is compelling, not to mention referencing a movie. Wow, I'm excited!

Spaminator
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 92 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:33:38 PM
Did any of you guys who just say "Nope time travel can't happen" actually watch it? To answer the "Wouldn't we go back in time to stop terrorists" question, some people believe the past can't be altered. Haha, i think i saw it on The Twilight Zone. Someone went back in time to kill Hitler and his gun jammed.

penguinpie
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 109 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:18:30 PM
if we ever came up with time travel wouldn't we know already since our future would have traveled back in time and said hello to us?

wales4eva
Male, 13-17, Europe
 581 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:12:13 PM
i wanted to see something happen not just him talking and talking.

blue_mess
Male, 13-17, Europe
 315 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:12:08 PM
Wow, sounds cool! Hopefully this guy's plans will go ahead and work - could be big bucks! lol

B_SilveR
Male, 18-29, Europe
 85 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:48:43 PM
oh wow, i didnt read any posts because i was expecting nonsense ecc ecc, but i just found out that i wrote exactly what EdwinMango did XDXD srry man

B_SilveR
Male, 18-29, Europe
 85 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:46:21 PM
if timetravel was ever going to be possible, then we would always have known.. just think, don't you think that if in the future timetravel was possible someone would have gone past in time to do things like stopping terrorist attacks ecc ecc? plus, they would go bvack in time to steal precious treasures from distruction.. plus, how bout the paradoxes?? if this guy is going to save his father from death with the time machine, he'll never make one, thus making his father dying, thus making him making a timemachine ecc ecc.. travvelling in the future is possible thanks to speed.. but timetravel in the past is never, nor will ever be possible!!

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