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The World's First Time Machine

Hits: 51584 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Science | Added by: Bekll
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tyrnt
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:42:12 AM
It has been basically said already but basically if he goes back in time to save his father he would have never invented the time machine so the whole time-line would altered.

MrEman
Male, 18-29, Europe
 331 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:42:02 AM
fu|<tards

lucid676
Male, 18-29, Western US
 62 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:35:28 AM
There is an amazing interview about this guy done by this american life at thislife.org. It covers how he tried to make a time machine out of vacuum tubes when he was a kid.

FLB
Female, 18-29, Europe
 1246 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:15:30 AM
see, stuff like this just explodes my mind, I cant really get a grip onit.
yeah, it wud be cool if a time machine was invented, but like a few of you have said, what wud happen when you went back in time, and changed something, and then the world that you left wud have changed as well.
you cud seriously mess up alot of things.
maybe this is something that shouldn't be delt with?

notapervert
Male, 13-17, Asia
 2598 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:10:08 AM
>:O

mikallang
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 615 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:03:04 AM
too many paradoxes to count on how this might not actually work...and if it does you actually think theyre going to let you average joe schmo use it? not likely. in the end, at least with people, everything becomes a weapon O.o

HylianNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1351 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:48:57 AM
time is the interval between two events, so yes it exists. But its only an idea, no matter how hard scientists want to travel through it. It would be like trying to ride on the back of faith or pull hope, kicking and screaming, through a door that leads to atlantis whilst giving shintoism the finger and expecting it to be offended.
And as soon as they open that portal, Chrono will hop out and slice the neck of everyone around, screaming something or other about a Lavos character.

Zerocyde
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3279 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:38:41 AM
Time dosent exist. When you realize this, you realize that travling around in something that dosent exist, well, cant happen.

xelous
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2573 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:37:10 AM
I've always thought that time travel, for humans at least, would never be possible. Or else we'd have heard about them a long time ago.

R_U_Kidding
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4278 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:25:42 AM
See, the time-space continuum is like a series of tubes...

ScrtNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 114 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:24:19 AM
so how exactly are they going to test that a subatomic particle is now in the past? or better yet couldnt they just make up their mind today and say "I'm going to look right here, right now and something will appear." if nothing happens they might as well just give up and quit spending money because they couldnt send it in the future.

B-Hazard
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2981 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:02:23 AM
Every post in this thread has blown my mind...

HylianNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1351 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:50:28 AM
So by that theory to travel back in time a person would have to spin around in circles at the speed of light. Then get sucked into the resulting black hole that really has nothing to stop it once its been created and just proceeds to plant the present into the past. This makes reaching to future harder as you have to hop over the time-gap left where the present used to be. or it just makes the past the present and the present the future, but the present cant be the future if its happening right now. So the future doesn't exist anymore, and since the present is still back in the past we've eliminated that as well. What's left? The past. But the past is history, and history is something that was done a while back. So that gone too. I think were screwed

imcoolyeah
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1682 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:40:28 AM
why do we need to bend space and time anyway?

vthings
Male, 18-29, Western US
 44 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:26:49 AM
The confusion of what the guy is doing is probably more due to the editors of the TV program. His theory uses frame-dragging, part of the theory of general relativity that states a spinning object drags space and time around itself.

The idea is to use circular lasers that generate a gravitation field to create frame-dragging and then dropping a particle in it to get caught in the drag which will allow it to travel back in time. That seems to be the gist of it, more info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Mall...


thebob19
Female, 18-29, Western US
 125 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:26:47 AM
No there is and never will be time travel.. the only way to really travel back in time is turn your clock back that is the only way to do it. I couldn't watch all of this cause to me it is complete bs!

Invalok
Male, 18-29, Western US
 729 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:22:48 AM
If you ask me, I'd say just follow this philosophy of life:

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...


R_U_Kidding
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4278 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:21:03 AM
The video stopped halfway through. Is anyone else having problems with youTube today?

HylianNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1351 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:18:04 AM
haha sorry, you dared me. and yeah, messing with time would be pretty sketchy. Imagine a plot hole in the real world, with no author to fill in the gap . Except for that big invisable hand in the sky. It could make things interesting.


Interesting being like a divided by zero time loop drathole no-one can escape from or even know exists. WITH a paper clip through it. All ending(OR BEGINNING?!?) with an inbred creationism theory. Wait....


Lawviz
Male, 18-29, Canada
 433 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:15:25 AM
But if you change the past...and you return to the "altered future"...you wouldn't be in the world you lived in when you decided to time travel back. The unaltered world is lost forever...if there are 3 layers of paper...each is it's own dimension, and you travelled from D1 to D2 and alter D2, when you go back to "D1" it would be changed because of your time travel actions. This altered future is D3. If you killed yourself in D2 past, you still exist because your being is linked to D1 and D3. Even though D2 lost connection with your being doesn't mean you cease to exist.

Liquidglass
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1111 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:14:13 AM
Well while the theories sound as close to right as anything I know of there are a few things to note.
1) like you guys said, change the past, change the future
2) he's a prof. at the U. of CT....is anyone else not wowed by this?
3) Most of the theories he was talking about dealing with the 2D world are right out of the book "Flatland"

guess we'll have to wait n see...


Brokenbones
Male, 18-29, Western US
 223 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:09:15 AM
>_> Bastard

Brokenbones
Male, 18-29, Western US
 223 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:09:06 AM
Invalok

Time is funny that way huh? What happens needs to happen in order for things to happen the way they happen.

As a result, time may only move forward, we just have to find out how to do so.


HylianNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1351 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:08:55 AM
Photoshopped

Brokenbones
Male, 18-29, Western US
 223 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:04:08 AM
I DARE one of you to say "Photoshopped". That'll all I ever see anymore.

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