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The World's First Time Machine

Hits: 51587 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Science | Added by: Bekll
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thecranberry
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 728 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:43:30 PM
Everyone dissing this man's qualifications need to step back and appriciate the wonderful irony they bring into the world every letter of the post!

Andyl
Male, 18-29, Europe
 297 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:43:00 PM
"It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world."

And coincidentally, such an action could also prevent it. And this has been mentioned.

And read at least some of the earlier comments, people! You'd then see that a load of other people have said your stupid paradox or "we should already know" theory. And you'll also see the more logical replies people made. And read what Bekll said on page 3.


AKappy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2607 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:36:31 PM
i dont understand how you could manipulate time when it doesnt physically exist. its just quantified by people

super_wombat
Male, 18-29, Europe
 69 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:29:08 PM
haha o dear, u americans are dumb, sorry but it has to be said

gingernut333
Female, 18-29, Europe
 825 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:25:16 PM
However... if he saved his Dad's life, he wouldn't have to build a time machine in the first place so this link wouldn't exist and then I wouldn't be commenting... so really there isn't any point in commenting?

gingernut333
Female, 18-29, Europe
 825 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:23:32 PM
Wow... that would be amazing

EdwinMango
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 221 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:16:28 PM
Wait, but if time travel was possible wouldn't we already know? Wouldn't the people from the future come and say they made it and tell us how? When they where talking about demensions were they saying time was on different demsions, because it can't be because the future people would have gone back in time already to stop wars and stuff, unless everyone gets really hateful in the future. But I don't know if he said that, he probably didn't. I'm babbling sorry.

STARTSOMETIN
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 569 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:16:17 PM
^^^ for those who dont understand that

The smallest change in the past can have a HUGE impact in the future for better for worse or both


STARTSOMETIN
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 569 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:13:58 PM
It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.

- Chaos Theory

Theirs your answer to time travel


Kinga750
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 136 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 1:31:48 PM
Even if time travel was possible, I would be opposed to using it. The moral and philosophical ramifications are simply too complex to warrant technology of that power.

gorgack2000
Male, 13-17, Europe
 4702 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 1:08:41 PM
Doctor who eat your heart out.

sprink99
Male, 30-39, Europe
 397 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:53:48 PM
I think he's wasting his time.

mal_BB
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1224 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:48:16 PM
Mind blowing. I was kinda waiting for Bumblecock to say 'this works, i do it in my lab all the time'.

Bekll
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1976 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:39:05 PM
Toward the end of the book, it becomes apparent that the time machine Mallett envisions will not enable him to see his father again. The time machine will only point us toward the future, and we would only be able to travel back to the time the machine was first turned on, and no further.

"I would not be able to use my time machine to see my father," Mallett writes.


Bekll
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1976 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:29:52 PM
(The orginal poster)

I attended a lecture of Ronald Mallett - the man in the video at my college.

As it turns out, time travel has ALREADY been achieved by 1/2 a second.

Also, it should be during our lifetime that a time machine will be invented.

Understand this, say, hypothetically, the time machine was invented today. In 100 years the furthest one can go into the past is 28/February/2007 - today's date. Only from the time the machine is turned on.

Time is flexible. One theory that Ronald is working on has to do with rotating black holes (which not even light can escape).

He is also using Einstein's theories to reach his goal of man's ultimate machine.

http://www.physics.uconn.edu/~mallett/ma...


natep1098
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 84 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:22:25 PM
Ok:

Time travel theories 101:

1) there is more than one time line, see back to the future where a new world exists to stabilize the timeline. However, that's 'the' timeline, according to the observer. The other timeline still exists, but you don't see it anymore. (Allowing him to rescue his father)

2) The alien argument does not work for time-travel or aliens 'if it's possible, we'd observe it'. How do you know that it hasn't been used on this demension already? You don't, and the only way I could see time-travel resolving would be to NOT be accessable to the general public, or too many demensions would spring up.

3) the laser light show brings to mind "Closed time circles", in which time travel IS possible, but on a very limited scale.

Sorry for being a jerk.


for_serious?
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1462 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:16:00 PM
Couldn't he had just gotten a psychologist to work through his grief?

Mr_Sir
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 581 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:09:42 PM
Everyone knows that only Christopher Loyd can time travel. Micheal J. lost his ability with the shakes.

beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2399 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:08:18 PM
Not to mention that a defined space now will not be accessible in the future or the past... What I'm saying is that if you could vanish out of existance for just one second and come back to the exact point you left from, you'd be floating in space as the Earth would have gone many miles on in its orbit around the sun. Same thing with a particle... sure, IF they manage to send it back or forwards in time, they can only make it return at a pre-defined location which will most likely not exist

Nadoona
Female, 18-29, Africa
 403 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:08:02 PM
I don't think time travel is possible. Time isn't a materialistic thing for people/objects to travel through.

Because -for example- if you went to the past and killed your mum, then you wouldn't be born because your mum is dead, which means that you never existed, which means that you didn't really kill your mum (because you were never there to begin with) which also means that your mum gave birth to you and so on and forth, hence you get stuck in an infinite loop.

And also like iamzach said, if time travel were possible, we'd find them coming to their past (our present)


bobbyo
Male, 18-29, Western US
 319 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:01:39 PM
actually, you can meet yourself. That was what he was saying with the folded paper and th epaper clip. You can be in two places at once, in theory.
think of it in terms of the fourth dimension being eternity. There is no beginning or end in eternity, there is no time in eternity. If you believe in an eternal afterlife then in order fo ryou to exist in eternity you must have no beginning in end. Those that believe in eternity must believe that they have always been, because you cannot have a beginning in eternity. Eternity is outside finite time. In fact, from eternity the physical time bound dimension would look like a long line into which you could enter at any time of history. Also, if you believe in eternal life adn that youwill be in eternity then you must believe that you already do exist in eternity simultaneously with your existence within time. So you are already eternal, your consciousness exists outside of time already.

Davetatev2
Male, 13-17, Europe
 24 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:56:17 AM
It's true. If time travell was possible we'd already have it. Think about it.

christy409
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 58 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:44:02 AM
here's the deal if someone spent years of their life trying to make a time machine and succeeded they would then go back in time to tell themself how to make a time machine sooner or at least leave a note because of the whole you can't meet yourself thing so if he's spent years working on it i dont think he will succeed

Miakoda282
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 47 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:36:41 AM
This is just, quite simply, messing with my mind. As I was watching the video watching him explain 2D and 3D with a paperclip stuck into a piece of paper, I tried, I really tried to understand, but it just made me more confused than ever.

Let me know when there is a fully working time machine for sale at my local Wal-Mart. Make sure it is simple... "Enter date you wish to travel to then press the green button." When that happens, let me know.

Past that, I give up.


bobbyo
Male, 18-29, Western US
 319 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:34:54 AM
my favorite episode form the simpsons is when homer travels in the past and keeps drating things up.

time travel is already possible but not through mechanics and only to observe , not affect.


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